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If you want to earn lots of points, miles, or cash back quickly, the best strategy is to apply for a rewards credit card and earn its welcome bonus. You’ll usually have to meet a minimum spending requirement in a specified time frame (typically a few months), and it’s well worth the effort to unlock a big bonus.
Even better, many top travel rewards cards are currently offering record-high welcome bonuses. Some of these offers are only available for a limited time, so you shouldn’t wait long to apply.
Read Insider’s guide to points and miles valuations to find out what your credit card rewards are worth.
The best credit card welcome offers available now:
Platinum Card® from American Express
60,000 points after your spend at least $5,000 in your first 3 months of account opening (elevated offer)*
The Business Platinum® Card from American Express
75,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 within your first 3 months of account opening (elevated offer)
American Express® Gold Card
60,000 points after you spend at least $4,000 in your first 6 months of account opening (elevated offer)
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express (elevated offer)
American Express® Business Gold Card
American Express® Business Gold Card (elevated offer)
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (elevated offer)
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (elevated offer)
Citi Premier® Card
60,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
60,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening. Plus, new cardholders can earn up to $50 in statement credits toward grocery purchases in the first year.
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