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Credit card welcome offers and spending bonuses are a great way to accelerate your miles and points earning and in turn, help you travel the world for less. If you are ready to apply for a new credit card, you can support our site by using one of the links below to reach the application.
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Hot New Cards & Bonuses
These are some of the best new cards and welcome or signup bonuses you can get right now. This section also includes cards we have discussed on the podcast. Some of these offers may be referral or affiliate links. Although we will be sure to provide the best options available to us, as always, make sure that these are the best possible offers for you before applying.
Launching with an amazing offer of 100,000 miles + $200 vacation rental credit after $10,000 in spending in the first 6 months, Venture X packs a set of benefits that makes it a long-term keeper.
With a welcome offer of 60,000 points after $4k spend in the first three months and solid multipliers on spend, the Citi Premier Card is a great long term option.
Even at the current offer of 60,000 points after $4k spend in three months, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is still one of the best cards to start with due to its solid earning and benefits.
Recently discussed on the podcast, the Point Debit Card makes it easy to earn cash back that far outweighs the $99 annual fee, starting with a 10,000 point bonus, worth $100, after spending just $1000 on the card in the first three months.
Although we earn nothing from it, this welcome offer from Resy on the American Express Platinum Card is the best available. 125k MR after $6k spend in 6 months, plus 15x earning at worldwide restaurants makes this a huge offer!!!
The new BILT Rewards program and MasterCard is a game-changer for renters in the US, and they just keep making it better. We’ve discussed the program details on the podcast.
Our Recommended Card Picks
Below you can find what we believe are the best options for your next new credit card. We update this list regularly to account for changes in welcome offers, benefits, and other important factors.
We place these cards in two separate categories due to Chase’s highly restrictive 5/24 rule. Be sure to understand that rule and also check the application rules for each specific bank before applying for any new credit cards.
Chase Cards – Personal and Business (Under 5/24)
Non-Chase Cards – Personal
Top Credit Cards By Category
Many credit cards offer increased earnings based on spending in certain categories or with specific co-branded partners. Some cards are designed specifically for businesses. If you prefer to earn cashback instead of miles or points, there are cards for that too.
The following credit cards are our recommendations for the best currently available choices in each of the listed categories. Clicking on a card will take you to a page with further information and a link to the application.
You may see some cards listed without a link. This means that we do not have an affiliate relationship for these cards.
Click the buttons below to scroll down to each category. Click the underlined category names to be taken to a more expansive list of available cards in that category.
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