Discover has decided to increase the number of Bonus Miles it offers for new applications of its Miles Card. Starting June 1, 2006, new applicants will receive 12,000 miles after their first qualifying purchase, representing a significant increase from the 5,000 bonus miles previously offered. So, if you were planning to apply for this card, you should wait until next month to do so.
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The folks at FW have spotted this offer:
Found this in 5/21 Orlando Sentinel.
Note that the 0% Intro APR applies only to balance transfers, not purchases. As is usual for Citi offers, there’s no fees associated with your initial balance transfer.
Via FT, when you apply between now and August 31, 2006, you’ll receive a 24,000 point signup bonus instead of the standard 8,000, enough for 3 free nights at more than 1,000 Choice Privileges locations. Frequent travellers will recognize this card as the one affiliated with the Choice Hotels chain, which includes Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and MainStay Suites. Cardholders receive 15 points per dollar spent at these hotels, plus 2 points per dollar on all other purchases.
This offer is only good for today, May 18. When you sign up for the Citi / AAdvantage Mastercard, you’ll earn 25,000 bonus miles after spending $250 or more. There’s no annual fee for the first 12 months and you will also receive a free companion certificate to use on an American Airlines domestic round-trip coach-class ticket with a fare of $299 or more.
Note that this is a marked improvement over this deal since it waives the annual fee and gives you a free companion certificate.
Full details are available at http://www.aadvantage25.com/home.php.
It isn’t the most spectacular signup reward available, but considering the way that movie ticket prices have been skyrocketing, it isn’t bad. Whereas the typical signup for the Univeral Entertainment card gives you one movie ticket after your first purchase, this offer gives you four.
Edit 10/22/2010: This offer is no longer available. For a list of currently available Chase cards, please see this link.
Offer code: Z1E1 Expires 8/15/06
Or call: 1-800-492-2015
Offer was in May 15th US News & World reports. Page #33.
Note that there are three different flavors of this card: 1) the no annual fee version, which is the version offered here, 2) the “Elite Level” version, which offers more points per dollars spent at the cost of a $75 annual fee, and 3) the Business version, which is essentially the same as the “Elite Level” but geared towards businesses.
The rewards structure is unique in that in addition to earning points for your spending on the card, you also earn points for miles flown on tickets purchased with your card. You can find more details on the Premier Pass points program here.
If you’re extra paranoid like me, you’ll have skimmed through the terms and conditions of the online application and noticed that no mention is made of bonus Thank You points, which is what I assume you will receive to exchange for the gift card. So, I would recommend applying over the phone with the offer code to confirm that the deal exists as suggested.
This offer will only appeal to Jets fans, or those who don’t mind being identified as one, as the iPod will be engraved with the Jets logo. As reported by B$:
Get an Apple 1GB iPod Nano with Jets engraving with your first qualifying transaction(s) using your Jets Extra Points™ credit card from MBNA.
To qualify for this offer, your new account must be used to make any combination of purchase or cash advance transactions (including balance transfers) totaling at least $100 within 90 days of the date the account is opened by MBNA (exclusive of transaction fees, if any). Limit one (1) item per new account. Supplies are limited. Allow 8-12 weeks for delivery after qualifying. Offer sponsored by MBNA: we may substitute an item of equal or greater value and we are not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered merchandise. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion.
The direct link to the application for this promo is here.
In case you aren’t familiar with this card already, it offers up to 2% back with no annual fee and no caps. While you also have the opportunity to redeem accrued points for other merchandise, the real value lies in the cash back redemption at the upper tiers:
- 3,500 Points = $25 Cash Rebate
- 6,500 Points = $50 Cash Rebate
- 9,500 Points = $75 Cash Rebate
- 12,500 Points = $100 Cash Rebate
- 20,000 Points = $200 Cash Rebate
- 30,000 Points = $450 Cash Rebate
- 50,000 Points = $1,000 Cash Rebate
As you can see, at 1 point per dollar spent, you can receive 2% cash back once you accumulate 50,000 points. Points do expire after 5 years and since the point exchange values could in theory change at any time, this is probably only attractive for big spenders. As for specifics of this signup offer, as posted on FW:
Call 1.800.807.4293 and apply for the Bank of America Power Rewards Card by July 1, 2006. Make one purchase, within 90 days you will receive instructions by mail for ordering your $25 gift card online or by phone. Gift cards are available for “hundreds of merchandisers including Blockbuster and The Home Depot
In addition to the $25 gift card, this offer also comes with 500 bonus points after the first purchase and 0% on purchases and balance transfers for the first six months. Rate after the six months will be between 11.49% and 20.49% depending on your credit report.
There was also the site www.bankofamerica.com/powerrewardsoffer mentioned in the ad, but it does not seem to work and the CSR said it should be fixed on Monday.
After a hiatus where only a $50 credit was being offered as a signup bonus, an offer for a $100 statement credit is back again when you apply for a new SonyCard and make a purchase. This offer is good until December 31, 2006. Credit goes to BargainShare.
The direct link to this offer is located here.
American Airlines is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its AAdvantage program and this promotion is part of it. As mentioned on FlyerTalk:
- Earn 25,000 Aadvantage miles after $250 in purchases
- Available in both Business and Platinum Select versions.
- Only valid for new accounts
- 1-800-324-3405 for CitiBusiness. Valid through 7/31/06. $75 annual fee.
- 1-800-848-5536 for Platinum Select. Valid through 7/31/06. $85 annual fee.
It’s been pointed out that the value of this offer relative to the offer for 20,000 miles and no annual fee is debatable, since you’re essentially paying $75 for 5,000 miles which is not a great deal.
If you’re interested in applying online or want to see the full terms and conditions, the direct link is here.