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There was a targeted offer in October to earn up to 65,000 Cathay Pacific miles with the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature® Card. If you didn’t get an email or letter about it, check again because new offers were sent out this week!
This matches the highest offer there’s ever been for the card. If you’re over 5/24 and looking for an easy card to add to your wallet, you might consider applying.
With 65,000 Cathay Pacific miles, you can fly round-trip in coach to Asia, or one-way in Cathay Pacific’s ultra-fancy Business Class seat! These flights can easily cost $1,000s, so this is a good deal if you have a plan for the sign-up bonus.
And if earning Cathay Pacific miles is your thing, you can use the following cards to effectively earn 1.5 Cathay Pacific miles per $1 spent:
- Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
- Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card
- Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business
- Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business
That’s a great rate for non-bonus spending!
I’ll share more about this deal!
Earn Up to 65,000 Cathay Pacific Miles With a New Targeted Offer
The terms are slightly different this time around. Though the minimum spending is the same as October’s offer and still matches that best-ever offer.
If you were targeted to apply for the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature® Card via email or snail mail, you can earn:
- 40,000 Cathay Pacific miles after spending $2,000 within the first 90 days
- Additional 25,000 Cathay Pacific miles and spending another $3,000 within the first 6 months
That’s $5,000 in total spending, which is reasonable considering how much time you have to complete it.
You’ll also get:
- 2 Cathay Pacific miles per $1 spent on Cathay Pacific and in-flight purchases
- 1.5 Cathay Pacific miles per $1 spent on dining
- 1.5 Cathay Pacific miles per $1 spent on purchases outside of the US
- 1 Cathay Pacific mile on all other purchases
There’s a $95 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees. The normal bonus is 40,000 Cathay Pacific miles, so this is a big jump for those who were targeted!
I would NOT recommend this card if you’re starting out with miles & points. But if you’re over 5/24 or locked out of deals with banks like AMEX, Chase, or Citi, this deal is worth considering.
Synchrony Bank issues the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature® Card and doesn’t have as many strict application rules. I’d personally hold out for a best-ever offer like this one. So if you were invited to apply, it’s worth consideration.
Keep the Miles Flowing With Capital One Cards
The Capital One Venture, Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card, Capital One Spark Miles for Business, and Capital One Spark Miles Select for Business cards all earn 2X Capital One miles per $1 spent on purchases.
And you can transfer Capital One Miles to Cathay Pacific at a 2:1.5 ratio. Which means you’ll earn 1.5 Cathay Pacific miles per $1 spent. That’s the same or better earning rate as the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature® Card. If you like earning transferrable miles, consider any of these cards to keep your account topped-up.
Remember, Capital One has 13 other transfer partners. And you can redeem your miles toward purchases at a rate of 1 cent each, so they’re versatile.
Cathay Pacific is also a direct 1:1 transfer partner with AMEX Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou points.
You Can Still Fly Cathay Pacific With Other Miles
For example, you can earn up to 50,000 American Airlines miles after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements with the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard right now (40,000 miles after making $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months, plus, 10,000 miles after making a total of $6,000 in purchases in first 12 months of account opening).
And small business owners can earn 70,000 American Airlines miles after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 4 months of account opening with a limited-time offer on the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard, which is enough to fly in Cathay Pacific Business Class one-way to Asia.
That’ll get you started toward your own award trip. Here’s how team member Jasmin used American Airlines to treat her family to a Business Class trip, including flights on Cathay Pacific!
Let us know if you plan to take advantage of this deal!