Over the past few weeks there has been a frenzy of new credit card offers released. I haven’t had time to catch up with all of them, so I thought I would rundown all of the recent deals that came out and also some of the cards that are expected to change soon.
Capital One Venture Card 50,000 Points
A few days ago, Capital One increased the welcome bonus for the Venture card to 50,000 Points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months.
The 50,000 Capital One points bonus is nothing to sneeze at and is worth $500 in travel since each point is worth 1 cent in value. Remember that these are fixed-value points so they can’t be transferred to travel partners like Chase’s Ultimate Rewards points or Amex’s Membership Reward points.
Warning: Capital One usually pulls all three credit bureaus during a credit check, whereas most banks only pull one. The bottom line is make sure you decide whether he bonus is worth three hard inquiries to your credit score.
Frontier Airlines World MasterCard 40,000 Miles
Barclays increased the welcome bonus on the The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard to 40,000 miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days.
40,000 Frontier miles is worth two roundtrip flights within the US or one round trip flight to Mexico or Central America.
Frontier miles are valuable for domestic travel and even more so for trips to Alaska because it only costs 20,000 miles round trip. You can get up to $950 worth of flights when you redeem 40k miles for flights to Alaska. The bonus offer is generous for the very low minimum spend in my opinion, but I would not do much daily spending on the card after earning the bonus.
Virgin America Visa Signature Cards Relaunched
Virgin America just relaunched two versions of its Visa Signature credit cards – a standard card with a $49 annual fee and a Premium card with a $149 fee. The bonus on the premium card is 20,000 bonus elevate points after spending $1000 in the first 90 days and the bonus for the standard card is 15,000 elevate points after spending $1000 in the first 90 days.
One of the most exciting parts of this new card is that the Premium card offers no change or cancellation fees on Virgin America flights. This is a huge benefit because you won’t have to pay the $100 fee every time your change or cancel a flight.
Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard 35,000 Miles
Barclays relaunched the Hawaiian Air Personal card and the Hawaiian Air Business card. With both cards you can get 35,000 Hawaiian Air miles after spending $1,000 within the first three months. The $89 annual fee is not waived the first year.
You can transfer Hawaiian miles to Hilton points, so if you’re looking to earn more Hilton points this could be a good option.
US Airways Premier World MasterCard 35,000 Miles
If you’re thinking about grabbing the US Airways Premier World MasterCard you will want to do so before it gets pulled with the coming merger between AA and US Airways. There is no announced date that the card will no longer be available, but the current best offer of 35,000 US Airways miles after the first purchase is a super easy way to earn extra miles. This is a great card to add to a round of applications if you are applying for other cards.