Roundup of New Credit Card Welcome Bonuses

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This week a handful of new offers were released and make for some great opportunities to earn a few nice welcome bonuses. It is always ideal to grab a credit card when it is offering a higher than normal welcome bonus and here a a few that are worth considering looking at.

Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature

The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature is now offering 60,000 Hilton HHonors points after spending $1,000 within the first 4 months (EXPIRED OFFER). Another nice perk of this card is that there is no annual fee.

Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature

The offer is slated to go until August 31, 2014, here are the full card details:

  • 60,000 Hilton points after you spend $1,000 in the first 4 months
  • Earn 6 points for every $1 spent at Hilton hotels, 3 points for every $1 spent at supermarkets, drug stores, and gas stations, and 2 points for every $1 spent on everything else
  • Automatic Hilton Silver Elite status which gives you a 15% bonus on earned Hilton points and late check-out
  • You’ll also get a $25 statement credit after spending $200 or more on a National, Alamo, or Enterprise car rental in the first 4 months
  • There is no annual fee

With the card and Silver status you will also be able to fast track to Hilton Gold Elite status after 4 Hilton stays within the first 3 months. Gold status gets you free breakfast and internet.

With 60,000 Hilton points you can get up to 12 free nights at a category 1 hotel or a night at a category 8 hotel. Heres a quick breakdown of how you could use your points:

  • Category 1 = 12 free nights
  • Category 4 = 4 free nights
  • Category 4 = 2 free nights
  • Category 8 = 1 free night

With Hilton silver elite status that comes with the card you’ll also get the perk of a free night when you stay 5 or more nights.

Amex Business Gold Rewards - 50,000 Bonus Points (OFFER EXPIRED)

The Amex Business Gold Rewards has an increased welcome bonus (hat tip: Online Travel Review) of 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months. This offer is set to go until June 2, 2014, so be sure to apply before then if you're planning on it.

This is double the normal offer of 25,000 bonus points with a $2,000 spending requirement. The 50k Membership Rewards points can be transferred to a handful of valuable transfer partners and redeemed for free flights and hotels.

Chase Freedom - 20,000 Ultimate Rewards Points (OFFER EXPIRED)

The Chase Freedom credit card is among the top no annual fee cards to keep in your wallet. Right now you can earn $200 (20,000 Ultimate Rewards points) when you spend $500 within the first 3 months.

You’ll earn 5% back for up to $1,500 of spending on rotating quarterly bonus categories. If you max this out each quarter you will earn 7,500 per quarter, or 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points per year.


One of the best ways to get the most from these points is by also having a premium Ultimate Rewards point earning card such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Bold or Plus business cards. With one of these you can transfer the points earned from the Freedom card to airline and hotel transfer partners that include United and Hyatt.

You can apply for the 20k Chase Freedom offer at a Chase branch or online here. If you do head into the branch remember that you’ll also find the 50k United credit card offer and a waived annual fee offer on the United Club card. Another reminder, the 60,000 Chase Ink Plus and Bold card offer is ending on June 1st.

The Bottom Line

It’s been a month chock full of new credit card offers, which is never a bad thing and the more competition the better for us! There are great offers from every bank at the moment and if you're gearing up to launch another round of applications it may be the month to do it. One other card that is ending at the end of June is the Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard® with 50,000 bonus miles now 35,000 miles. If you are looking for other great offers, you can always find the top card offers on my credit cards page.

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