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There are two 50,000 point signup bonuses expiring soon. Both offers are much better than ‘normal’ for the cards, so if you’re open to a new Chase card (United) and a new American Express card (Delta) now could be the best time to act.
The spend requirement is just $2000 within 90 days, there’s no fee the first year ($95 thereafter) and the card comes with primary collision damage coverage for rental cars.
You even get an additional 5000 miles for adding an authorized user and making a purchase within the same 90 day period.
Some folks can even get the card with a $50 statement credit — it’s something that Chase is offering through the purchase process of United tickets.
Meanwhile, through September 8 Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card (expired) from American Express offers 50,000 bonus miles after $1,000 in purchases within 3 months and a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within that period as well. The annual fee is $0 the first year then $95.
The Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card (expired) from American Express also offers 50,000 bonus miles (and 15,000 elite qualifying miles) after $1000 spend within 3 months. There’s also a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within that period. The card has a $195 annual fee.
While I’m not a fan of Delta miles generally, or their recent and pending award chart changes, 50,000 miles do have some good uses.
I earn most of my Delta miles via the Suntrust Delta debit card which still gives me 1 mile per dollar. And I recently booked a couple of business class award tickets to Australia (on their partner Virgin Australia when availability was out of this world good).
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