August Best card offers

August Best Card Offers

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This post is not an exhaustive list, but includes limited time offers that I think are noteworthy this month. I always include best offers available in these links, even if I don’t earn a commission from it.

Not sure where to start? Check out my post on Picking Your First Card to see some basic strategy tips. And makes sure you understand the Chase 5/24 rule!

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    Citi Premier – 80,000 points

    Citi Premier Offer
    Citi Premier – Limited time 80,000 point offer
    • $95 annual fee
    • Thank You Points can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Avianca, Turkish Airways, Choice and more. Points double when transferred to Choice!
    • You can also redeem points through the Citi Travel Portal. 50,000 points = $625 of travel BUT prices seem a bit inflated vs. directly booking with hotels
    • See my full guide to the card here

    Ideas for how to use the points:

    Best Choice Ascend Hotels for Families
    Best family hotels in Europe

    Capital One Venture – 75,000 miles

    Capital One Venture card
    Capital One Venture – Limited time 75,000 mile offer
    • $95 annual fee
    • Miles can be redeemed to erase any travel purchase. 50,000 miles = $500
    • Can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Wyndham, Avianca, Turkish Airways and more
    • Also worth considering the Venture X which has more benefits and the same offer.

    Ideas for how to use the points

    Book Vacation Rental homes with points
    Same uses as Venture X miles, too!

    IHG Premier – 140,000 points + free night

    IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card – see current offers
    • $99 annual fee
    • Reward Night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide (worth 40,000 points)
    • 4th night free when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights
    • Earn 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
    • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
    • Platinum Elite status as long as you remain a Premier card member
    • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card

    Ideas for how to use the points

    Holiday Inn vacation club villas
    Best family hotels in Europe

    United Explorer – up to 70,000 miles

    United Explorer Card
    United Explorer CardEarn up to 70,000 bonus miles
    • $95 annual fee (usually waived the first year)
    • 2 guest passes for the United Club lounge
    • Free checked bag for account holder and one companion on the same reservation
    • Free TSA Precheck or Global Entry credit


    American Express® Gold Card – 90,000 Membership Rewards points

    American Express® Gold Card – 90,000 point offer via referral (not my referral, just the best offer – open incognito)
    • $250 annual fee
    • $120 total annual Uber credits ($10 per month) and $120 total annual restaurant credits (to certain restaurants, $10 per month)
    • 4x earning at restaurants worldwide, including Takeout and Delivery in the U.S.
    • 4x earning at U.S. Supermarkets, on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases

    Business card: AAdvantage Aviator 80,000 miles

    AAdvantage® Aviator® World Elite Business Mastercard® – 80,000 miles offer (non-affiliate link)
    • $99 annual fee
    • First checked bag free for you and 4 companions on eligible bags when traveling on domestic itineraries operated by American Airlines.
    • Preferred boarding

    Business card: Marriott 125,000 point offer

    Marriott Bonvoy Business Card
    American Express Marriott Bonvoy Business card – 125,000 point offer
    • $125 annual fee
    • Provides 1 free night certificate every year on account anniversary (at a hotel up to 35k points)


    Great cards with offers that rarely change

    Capital One Venture X
    Capital One Venture X : Earn 75,000 bonus miles
    • $395 annual fee
    • $300 annual travel credit when booking through Capital One’s portal
    • 10,000 points every year on account anniversary (worth at least $100)
    • Easy airport lounge access for your whole family
    • Miles can be redeemed to erase any travel purchase. 50,000 miles = $500
    • Can be transferred to a variety of partners like Jet Blue, Wyndham, Avianca, Turkish Airways and more

    World of Hyatt card
    World of Hyatt – Learn how to apply
    • $95 annual fee
    • 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
    • Provides 1 free night certificate every year on account anniversary (up to a category 4 hotel)
    • If you spend $15,000 per year on the card you will earn an additional free night certificate

    Chase Freedom Flex
    Chase Freedom Flex – $200 bonus + earn 9x on gas!
    • $0 annual fee
    • Includes cell phone protection if you pay your bill with the card
    • Rotating categories earn 5x total points each quarter
    • Current promotional also offers 5x on gas (up to $6,000 in first year)
    • From July 1-Sept 30, 2022–you earn a total of 9 points per dollar on gas between the sign up promo and the quarterly bonus (up to $1,500 of gas)
    • If you have a Sapphire card, you can transfer the Freedom points to the Sapphire card to get all the airline and hotel transfer benefits!

    Chase Ink Business Cash
    Chase Ink Business Cash® – Learn how to apply
    • $0 annual fee
    • Earn $750 after (75,000 points) you spend $7,500 in 3 months
    • If you have a Sapphire card, you can transfer the Ink points to the Sapphire card to get all the airline and hotel transfer benefits!
    • Earn 5% cash back on the first $25,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores and on internet, cable and phone services eacInh account anniversary year.

    Chase Ink Business Preferred® – Learn how to apply
    • $95 annual fee
    • Earn 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
    • Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services

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