Barclaycard has upped their signup bonus on the Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard to 50,000 points — 20,000 after first purchase and 30,000 more after meeting minimum spend within 90 days.
The card comes with a $79 annual fee, and the points are surprisingly useful (though I recommend that even if you do get the card and collect Miles & More points, that you’re 25% better off earning them via the Starwood American Express than through this card).
Miles & More is a great way to get domestic premium cabin awards on United (35,000 miles roundtrip compared to 50,000 miles in the United MIleage Plus program) and also to get first class awards on Lufthansa and Swiss, given the greater availability afforded to Miles & More members than to the members of their Star Alliance partners.
It’s especially nice that the card is issued by Barclaycard as there’s only but so many Chase cards (and even American Express or Citi cards) that I can get approved for. The only Barclaycard product I currently carry is the US Airways one — and that card may disappear with the American Airlines merger.
The other good card of course is the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® which has a signup bonus worth $440 if redeemed for travel (and ongoing 2.2% rebate towards travel spend).
In any case, the 50,000 mile Lufthansa credit card offer is historically unusual, and certainly something that Lufthansa’s Miles & More members in Europe would be jealous of. Since it’s apparently being viewed as a limited-time offer, if you’re considering it then it could be worth grabbing by the end of the month.
(Note that cards in this post offer credit to me if you’re approved using my links. I try to offer only the best available cards, and most lucrative deals available for those cards. So if you’re aware of better deals than I’ve featured please do let me know! The opinions, analyses, and evaluations here are mine. The content is not provided or commissioned by American Express, by Chase, by Citibank, US Bank, Bank of America, or any other company. They have not reviewed, approved or endorsed what I have to say.)