The Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for March

The Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for March

1. Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • A $0 annual fee the first year, then $95
  • Points transfer to Hyatt, United, Southwest, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, IHG Rewards Club, Korean Air, Air France KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Marriott Rewards & Ritz-Carlton. Probably the best all-around credit card, certainly for getting started in the hobby, and with a great signup bonus.
  • Earn 2 points on travel and dining at restaurants.
  • Earn 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases worldwide.
  • Since in general Chase doesn’t approve this card for folks who have signed up for 5 or more new card accounts in the past 24 months, it’s the first card you should apply for.

2. Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card

  • Earn an 80,000 point signup bonus after $5000 spend within 3 months.
  • A roundtrip business class award ticket between the US and Europe.
  • Chase points are super valuable because they transfer directly to a variety of airlines and hotels.
  • Earn 3 points per dollar on travel – airlines, hotels,tolls, rental cars, even Uber
  • Earn 3 points per dollar on shipping and advertising on social media and search engines,
  • Comes with $600 protection against theft or damage when you use it to buy your cell phone.
  • ‘5/24’ applies.

3. British Airways Visa Signature® Card

  • A signup bonus Up to 75,000 Avios
  • Earn 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening.
  • Earn an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you spend $10,000 total on purchases within your first year of account opening for a total of 75,000 bonus Avios.
  • If you spend $30,000 in a calendar year to earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years which can double the value of your Avios on a single redemption for 2 people.
  • Chase’s 5/24 reportedly does not apply.

4. Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

  • Earn 50,000 point signup bonus after $4000 spend within 3 months;
  • Triple points on travel and dining;
  • Priority Pass Select membership with free guests;
  • $300 travel credit make this new Visa Infinite card from Chase with a $450 annual fee the most exciting new entrant of the year.
  • 5/24 applies.

5. United MileagePlus Explorer Card

  • A limited-time offer of 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • Get 5000 more miles adding an authorized user to the account and making a purchase within the same 3 months.
  • 5/24 applies.
  • This offer ends March 15, 2018.
  • No annual fee for the first year, then $95
  • Cardmembers get access to last seat availability when redeeming awards at the MileagePlus Standard Award level
  • MileagePlus elites is that co-brand cardholders are eligible for upgrades on domestic MileagePlus award travel
  • Offers primary collision damage waiver for rental cars
  • No foreign currency transaction fees.
  • Cardholder miles don’t expire as long as the credit card account is open.

Cardholders will get their checked bag & priority boarding benefits even when purchasing basic economy fares –  the boarding benefit allows them to also avoid the ban on full-sized carry ons.

6.Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN

  • 50,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 spend on purchases with the card within your first 3 months of cardmembership.

7. CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®

  • Earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • No annual fee the first year, then $95.
  • Cardmembers receive one free checked bag and preferred boarding on American Airlines flights and a companion ticket after $30,000 in spend each year.
  • 60,000 point offer is gone from both the Citi and Barclaycard personal AAdvantage cards

8.The Platinum Card® from American Express

  • Earn 60,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months with the card.
  • The card with the best benefits. The value proposition here is airline lounges and elite status. It comes with Hilton Gold, Starwood Gold (matches to Marriot Gold) & National Car Rental Executive status. It gets you into Centurion lounges, Delta lounges (when flying Delta), and gives you a Priority Pass card for lounge access.
  • Has a $200 airline fee credit & an Uber credit up to $200
  • Earn 5 points per dollar on purchases made directly with airlines.
  • $550 annual fee card is now metal.

9. Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express 

  • Earn 70,000 bonus miles &10,000 elite qualifying miles after $3000 in purchases within your first 3 months of cardmembership.
  • Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar with Delta & 1 mile per dollar on eligible purchases elsewhere.
  • The card comes with first checked bag free on Delta flights and priority boarding.

10. Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card 

  • Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership and an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend an additional $1,000 with your new Card within your first 6 months –  that’s a 60,000 mile total initial bonus offer.
  • Get a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • No annual fee the first year, then $95.

The strongest value proposition for the card is that people who fly Delta but not enough to earn elite status receive some of the key benefits of that status just for being a cardholder, specifically priority boarding & first checked bag free on every Delta flight.

11. Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

  • Earn 75,000 points after spending $3000 within the first 3 months of cardmembership.
  • Marriott points transfer to Starwood,
  • No annual fee the first year, then $85
  • 5/24 applies.

12. Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

  • Earn 35,000 points after $7,000 in purchases on the new card within the first 3 months
  • No annual fee for the first year, then $95
  • It gives you club lounge access when staying at Sheraton, which is huge it’s effectively like being a Starwood Platinum for the stay since that’s the biggest and most frequent benefit of the status.

13. The Hyatt Credit Card

  • Earn 40,000 points after $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months after account opening.
  • Get 5000 bonus points for adding an authorized user to your account and making a purchase with the card in that same 3 month timeframe
  • Chase’s 5/24 reportedly does not apply.

14. Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • No annual fee the first year, then $95
  • Cardmembers receive one free checked bag and preferred boarding on American Airlines flights.

15. Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

  • Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 3,000 bonus points after your cardmember anniversary, a nice incentive to keep the card.
  • No change fees – use your points even to make a speculative booking.

It’s great to have Southwest points around, even if you book mostly international award tickets.

You might need a domestic flight to get to the city your international award ticket leaves from.

Book the Southwest flight, and if award availability opens up to include a domestic flight on your other ticket, there’s no change fees.

Southwest points are great insurance. They don’t have other fees either like checked bag fees or change fees.

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