People usually carry at least two credit cards with them and in many cases even more than two. Almost each and every credit card company now tries to offer unique and as many benefits as possible in order to keep its clients and to get new ones. The credit card companies often offer extra points that go along with certain hotel chains including lounge access and no foreign transaction fees. Let’s us try and see which are the best offers for credit cards in the summer of 2015? The credit cards that we have picked provide not only huge sign-up bonuses, but also various extras that come handy when planning a trip.
1. Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. It comes with a bonus of 40 000 points when purchases worth 4000 USD are made in the first three months from the ownership of the card. Then, another 5000 bonus points are possible if a second cardholder is added and a purchase is made in the next three months. Among the other benefits that the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card offers are double points on dining and travel, no fees on foreign transactions, auto rental insurance, option for transferring points to 11 travel partners including but not limited to United, Southwest, British Airways, Hyatt and Marriott. There is also an option to triple the points earned on the first Friday of the month. The card comes with an annual fee of 95 USD for the first year.
2.Citi ThankYou Premier Card. That credit card guarantees a bonus of 50 000ThankYou points if the holder spends 3000 USD during the first three months from possessing the card. The additional bonuses include 3 points earned per one dollar spent on travel and gas and 2 points earned per each dollar spent on entertainment and dining. Citi ThankYou Premier Card is in partnership with 12 transfer partners, which include Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, and Hilton HHonors. The card uses new technologies and applies no foreign transaction fees. The annual fee for using the card is 95 USD for the first year.
3. American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. This card offers a bonus of 25 000 reward points for the members once they spend 2000 USD on purchases using the card in the first three months. Some of the credit card holders also get sign-up bonuses of 50 000 points using the CardMatch Tool. The benefits here include tripling of the credit card points spend on flights that are booked directly with the airlines and double points on groceries and gas, as well as one point per each dollar spent on other purchases. Since the beginning of June the AmEx card also offers double points on dining. That card comes with an annual fee of 175 USD, which is waived for the first year.