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As credit cards compete for consumer business, issuers are offering lucrative sign up bonuses for new account holders. Here are some of the best for 2019.
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
The Capital One® Venture® Rewards card offers new cardholders 50,000 miles when they spend $3,000 within the first three months of opening their account, which equates to $500 in travel. Cardmembers earn 2X miles for every dollar spent, and 10 miles per dollar when hotel stays are booked through hotels.com/venture. Miles never expire, and there are no blackout dates. While there is a $95 annual fee, it is waived in the first year.
Citi Premier℠ Card
The Citi Premier℠ Card offers 50,000 bonus points when cardholders spend $4,000 within the first three months. These points can be redeemed for $625 worth of airfare when booked through the ThankYou Travel Center or $500 in gift cards when redeemed through thankyou.com. Cardmembers get 3X points on travel and gas station purchases, 2X points on dining and entertainment, and one point for all other purchases. The annual fee is $95 but it is waived during the first year.
Wells Fargo Propel American Express®
The Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card offers 30,000 bonus points when new cardholders spend $3,000 within the first three months of opening their account, which is a cash redemption value of $300. In addition to the introductory offer, you can earn 3X points on eating out or ordering in; gas, transit and ride shares; travel; and popular streaming services. All other purchases earn one point per dollar. The card also has a 0% introductory APR for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers (fees apply). Balance transfers must be made within 120 days of opening the account in order to qualify for the introductory rate and fee. After the introductory period, the rate will be 14.74%-27.24% (Variable) APR, depending on your creditworthiness. There is no annual fee for this card.
Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Reward Card
The Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards card offers customers 1.5% cash back on all purchases with no limits. New cardholders receive a $150 cash bonus when they spend $500 on purchases within the first three months of opening the account. Customers get 15 months of interest-free financing on both new purchases and balance transfers, with a 3% balance transfer fee. After the introductory financing period ends, the standard interest rate of 15.74% - 25.74% (Variable) applies. This card only requires the applicant to have a good credit score. There is no annual fee on this card.
Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa® Card
The Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa® Card enables you to earn a $200 cash rewards bonus after spending $1,000 in the first three months. Cardholders will earn an unlimited 1.5% cash rewards on all purchases, and 1.8% cash rewards on qualified mobile wallet purchases, like Apple Pay® or Google PayT, during the first 12 months from account opening. The card also has a 0% introductory APR for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers (fees apply). Balance transfers must be made within 120 days of opening the account in order to qualify for the introductory rate and fee. After the introductory period, the rate will be 16.24%-28.24% (Variable) APR, depending on your creditworthiness. Cardholders also receive up to $600 protection on their cell phone (subject to $25 deductible) against covered damage or theft when their monthly cellular telephone bill is paid with their Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa® Card. The card has no annual fee.
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
The Chase Sapphire Preferred gives new cardholders 50,000 bonus points when they spend $4,000 within the first three months of opening their account. These 50,000 points can be redeemed for $625 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards. Cardholders also earn 5,000 points when an authorized user makes a purchase within the first three months of opening the account. Chase Sapphire cardmembers earn 2X points on travel and dining and one point for every other dollar spent. There are no blackout dates or travel restrictions. There is a $95 annual fee that is waived during year one.