The best limited-time credit card promotions
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We love credit card promotions because earning lucrative welcome offers is the quickest way to earn free travel. So, we’ve put together the best limited-time credit offers on this page.
We take note when the credit card companies have special promotions so you don’t miss out on their most generous offers. Check out our list for travel credit cards, airline credit cards and business credit cards.
Summary of the best credit card promotions
- CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®: Best for earning American Airlines miles
- United Club℠ Infinite Card: Best for earning United miles
The information for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum card has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
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Top credit card promotions of May 2020
You’ll earn a bonus of 70,000 American Airlines miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first four months of opening the card.
Benefits and perks
This card earns 2x American Airlines miles on eligible American Airlines purchases and at telecommunications merchants, cable and satellite providers, car rental merchants and gas stations. You’ll earn 1x on all other purchases.
The card also gives you perks on American Airlines flights, including the first checked bag free for you and up to four companions, preferred boarding (Group 5), and no foreign transaction fees. You will also earn 25% back on eligible inflight purchases, including Wi-Fi. If you spend $30,000 or more on the card every cardmember year and renew your account (account must remain open at least 45 days after account anniversary), you’ll earn a $99 domestic economy companion certificate, which allows you to bring a guest on an eligible American Airlines flight for only $99 plus taxes.
$99, waived the first 12 months.
The CitiBusiness AAdvantage card is an excellent business credit card with an easy-to-earn introductory bonus. You’ve got four months to meet the minimum spending requirement for the bonus, which averages $1,000 a month in spending – not bad at all. With the annual fee waived for the first year, there’s nothing to lose by applying if you qualify for business credit cards. This card gets you savings on certain award flights because you will have access to AA Reduced Mileage Awards. This business card also won’t add to your Chase 5/24 count.
Here’s our review of the CitiBusiness AAdvantage card.
Through May 18, 2020, the United Club Infinite card comes with a 100,000-mile bonus after you spend $5,000 in the first three months of account opening. That’s generally enough for at least two round-trip flights within the U.S., and more than enough for a round-trip flight to fun destinations like Peru or Hawaii.
With this card, you get:
- 4 miles per dollar on United purchases
- 2 miles per dollar on dining
- 2 miles per dollar on all other travel
- 1 mile per dollar spent everywhere else
This card comes with a United Club membership (worth up to $650). If you enjoy United Airlines lounges and their free food and drinks when you fly, this is a great card to have. With the membership, you can access United Clubs and Star Alliance lounges. Plus, you can bring two guests for free (or one adult and dependent children under 21 years of age) to a United Club or one guest to a Star Alliance lounge.
Note that United Airlines lounge access restrictions state that you need to be flying United Airlines or one of its partners the same day to gain entry to United Clubs.
You’ll also get perks like first and second bags checked free when you pay for your ticket with the card (save up to $280 per round-trip flight), priority check-in and boarding and, of course, more access to available award seats.
This card has a $525 annual fee, which is not waived the first year. However, the savings from the checked baggage benefit and United Club membership can more than offset the annual fee if you fly United often.
The only glaring advantage this card has over the United℠ Explorer Card is the United Club lounge access. There are other goodies but they’re not useful to everyone. A United Club membership costs more than you’ll pay for this card’s annual fee, so opening this card is a way to get United Club access at a discount.
You’ll find our review of the United Club Infinite card here.
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