Holiday Credit Card Miles Offers

By on December 21, 2012

Credit card issuers are releasing some interesting offers that have limited time signup bonuses. While we don’t know how long these will last, if you’re looking to stuff your point wallet this season with a few extra free flights or hotel stays, check out the offers below. We call these holiday credit card offers because this time of year the issuers tend to be a little more generous. We’ll continue to update this page as more offers become available through the end of this quarter.

First on our list is the The US Airways Premier World MasterCard®.  Previously, Barclaycard was offering a 30,000 point bonus after your first purchase. For a limited time, they’ve increased it to 40,000 points after your first purchase. In addition, they will give you 10,000 more points if you transfer a balance within the first 90 days of card membership! This is a great way to earn a massive signup bonus with little effort. This co-branded airline card is also highly recommended because it lets you redeem flights for up to 5,000 points less! Click here to review the terms or apply for the card.

Next up we have the Virgin America Visa® Signature Card. This card stands out right now because for a limited time they’re offering up to 25,000 points for signing up. Earn 20,000 points after your first purchase, plus and additional 5,000 if you transfer a balance within the first 30 days. Earn 3x points on Virgin America purchases and 1x points on all other purchases. Our favorite part about this card is you can get $150 off a companion ticket each year you have this card. This makes traveling with a partner that much easier! Card holders also get no black dates on any reward seat with this card. Ever. You get all of these benefits for a low annual fee of $49. Click here for terms and to apply.

The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is a great option for someone who’s looking for easy access to great airline benefits. Start off your card membership with 30,000 points after you spend $500 in the first three months. This is a very low minimum spend requirement in comparison to other airline credit cards. You’ll earn 2x points on all Delta flights, and 1x points on all other purchases. Check your first bag free AND get priority boarding. Cardholders also get 20% off inflight services like food, beverages and movies. In addition, up to 9 people on your reservation can save $50 on roundtrip Delta flights. Your first year you will have no annual fee. The following year, the fee is $95.

The U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Signature® is offering 15,000 FlexPoints after your first $500 in purchases with the card. Reward travel begins at just 20,000 FlexPoints (roughly a $400 value). You can redeem travel on over 150 different airlines with no black out dates or redemption fees.  3x points earned on charitable donations, 2x for every $1 spent on gas, grocery or airline purchases whichever you spend most on each monthly billing cycle and on most cell phone expenses. 1x poins on everything else. Receive an airline allowance of up to $25 with every award travel ticket to use toward baggage fees, in-flight food or drinks and more. Annual fee waived first year, then a low fee of $49. Click here for terms.

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