Since credit card offers are constantly changing, I wanted to point out my top 5 offers on a monthly basis (past months: March). Of course this list does not include all offers currently available (you can see a compiled list here), but I wanted to limit it to five and include some newly announced offers along with some offers that are close to expiring:

  • American Express SimplyCash Business Credit Card: Get a $250 statement credit after spending $3,000 within the first three months of card membership – you must be approved by April 28, 2014. No annual fee.
    • Perks: This card rivals the Chase Ink Classic and Cash card where you earn 5% cash back at US office supply stores and wireless phone providers (up to the first $25,000 spend) and 3% cash back on a category of your choice (select one out of seven categories, up to $25,000 spend). With this card you also have access to the American Express OPEN Savings up to 10% back as a statement credit at participating merchants (for example, 10% back at Hertz and 5% back at Hyatt). And since it is an American Express you can take advantage of my favorite promotions – the Amex Sync offers where you can earn statement credits for select purchases.
    • Related Blog Posts: Amex SimplyCash Business Credit Card OfferAmerican Express Open Savings Program; Amex Sync Promotions
    • Application Link: American Express SimplyCash Business Credit Card
  • Chase Ink PlusEarn 50,000 points after $5,000 spend within the first three months. Annual fee waived for the first year then $95/year.
    • Perks: This card is part of the Chase Ultimate Rewards program and points earned can be transferred to many loyalty programs (my favorites being Hyatt, British Airways, and United). One of the best perks of this card is that you get 5x points at office supply stores and on all telecommunication costs (cell phone, internet, etc.). At office supply stores your entire purchase earns the 5x benefit, including gift card purchases! For telecommunications, let’s say you spend $400/month on everything (pretty easy to do for a family, unfortunately!), that will give you 24,000 points a year – or close enough to a domestic plane ticket!
    • Related Blog Posts: Chase Ink PlusChase Ink BoldChase Ultimate Rewards Blog Series
    • Application Link: Chase Ink Plus Application Link
  • The Platinum Card® from American Express40,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months. $450 annual fee a year.
    • Perks: With this card you you can receive up to $200 a year in statement credits for airline incidental fees – this is one of my favorite perks of the card as I feel as though it helps with the $450 annual fee. You also have access to the Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts program, complimentary access to select airport lounges, global entry fee reimbursement, Starwood Gold status, purchase protection, return protection, and the ability to add on up to three additional cardholders for $175. And since it is an American Express you have the opportunity to take advantage of the Amex Sync promotions.
    • Related Blog Posts: New American Express Platinum Card Sign Up Bonus; Getting your $200 Airline Statement Credits; Global Entry Program
    • Application Link: The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN40,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first three months. $450 annual fee a year.
  • AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard: Earn 100,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after spending $10,000 on the card within the first three months. Annual fee of $450 is NOT waived.
    • Perks: This card offer just came out recently and is the best we’ve seen. While the annual fee sounds like a lot, it may be well worth it for many to earn the 100,000 bonus miles. Also, you get a $200 statement credit on purchases within 12 months of account opening, so you can really think of the $450 fee being brought down to $250. You also get Admirals Club membership, which is expensive in itself. . While there are some other perks of the card, those three are unique to this card and most important.
    • Related Blog Post: 100,000 American Bonus Miles with AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard
    • Application Link: AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard

What are some of your favorite offers?

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  • jiffy said,

    Really? Recommending 3 cards each with $450 annual fees? 2 of which only give you 40k membership rewards points??? Certainly not a deal I like…

  • HikerT said,

    If AMEX Plat is so fabulous to warrant pimping 2x in your top 5 then why no mention of the 50K MB Plat offer?

  • dealswelike said,

    @jiffy – as mentioned at the beginning of this post it includes new and soon expiring offers. By no means are these the top 5 end all be all cards.

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