Plan More Travel with 60,000 Points from New Card Offers

 

We’ve got six more weeks of winter coming, so why not bundle up inside and do something productive—like plan some travel to a warmer climate? We’ve got just the thing to help you: two new credit card offers that will boost your mileage up to 60,000 points. Earn 50,000 miles with a new limited time offer on the United MileagePlus® Explorer card from Chase, and 10,000 American Membership Rewards points with The Blue for Business® Credit Card from our partner American Express.

Learn more about these fresh off the press offers:

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

Get 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months your account is open. You’ll also get great benefits for travel on United including priority boarding, your first bag checked free when you buy your ticket on your United card, 2 annual United Club passes, and 2 miles per dollar on all United purchases.  We also like that as long as you have the Explorer card your United miles never expire, and you’re guaranteed a standard award ticket on any flight (no black outs!)

The annual fee of $95 is not waived for the first year, but in our opinion, the value of the 50,000 mile sign up bonus you’ll get after meeting the minimum spend and the other travel benefits you’ll be able to take advantage of far outweigh the cost! Plus United miles are incredibly value for partner awards on 24 Star Alliance airlines globally. If you’ve also got the Chase Sapphire Preferred or another card which earns Ultimate Rewards points, you can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points to United to use them together with points you’re earning on this card–giving you lots of award travel flexibility! Learn more and apply.

Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express

 

Offer Expired: Earn 10,000 Membership Rewards® points after making your first purchase on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, you’ll get 10X points at U.S. restaurants for the first six months, on up to $2,000 in purchases. This card also gives you 2x Membership Rewards points on everything you buy up to $50,000 in the first year that you have the card.

This double point benefit along with the 10x dining bonus makes this card a powerhouse for earning Membership Rewards points. This card never has an annual fee, and there is no minimum spend on this card–you will receive the signup bonus after making your first purchase within the first 3 months.  We also really like that this no-annual-fee card earns Membership Rewards points-as most comparable cards that fall into this category often earn cash back or travel credits.  We also find that this card works well for our clients who want to keep a Membership Rewards account active without paying a annual fee.  And of course, there’s the fact that Membership Rewards points also add up to lots of travel flexibility across many different partner airlines and hotel groups.

Looking for something different? Check out our list of hot cards for February, and stay warm!

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