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The AARP card from Chase doubles its sign-up bonus to $200

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The AARP card from Chase has doubled its cash back bonus for a limited time. The new offer pays $200 when you apply for the card by Aug. 25, 2017 and spend $500 in the first three months. In addition to the $200 bonus, the AARP card from Chase offers cash back rewards on popular, everyday purchases, including:

  • 3 percent cash back at restaurants
  • 3 percent cash back at gas stations
  • 1 percent cash back on all other purchases

Cash back can be redeemed as a statement credit or deposited directly into your checking or savings account in increments of $20. You can also redeem rewards for gift cards, travel or a redemption code that can be used to join or renew AARP membership. There are no caps on the amount of rewards you earn, and rewards do not expire as long as your account remains open.

Additional card benefits include:

  • Giving back – For each restaurant purchase you make, 10 cents will be donated to support AARP’s Drive to End Hunger, up to $1 million in 2017.
  • Purchase protection – New purchases are covered for 120 days against damage or theft, up to $500 per claim and $50,000 per account.
  • Extended warranty – Eligible warranties of three years or less are extended by one year.
  • Zero liability protection – You will not be responsible for fraudulent charges made using your card or account information.

A great card for road trippers

With the limited-time bonus offer, this is a great time to check out the Chase AARP card. The 3 percent cash back rate on gas and dining is high for a card with no annual fee, making it a good choice for domestic travelers who spend a lot of time on the road, as well as those who dine out frequently.

Unfortunately, the card does charge a 3 percent fee for foreign transactions. If your travel plans mostly include trips outside of the U.S., you are better off searching for a travel card with no foreign transaction fee.

Comparing cards with $200 bonuses

The AARP card’s $200 offer is on the high side of the range of cash back card sign-up bonuses, which mostly fall between $100 and $150. For example, the Blue Cash Preferred card offers $150 back after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months, while the Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited cards offer $150 back after spending $500 in the first three months.

However, $200 offers are becoming more popular. The Barclaycard CashForward World Mastercard upped its sign-up bonus to $200 earlier this year, and Wells Fargo launched the Cash Wise Visa with a $200 sign-up bonus in April 2017.

Take a look at the chart below to see how these cards stack up against each other.

Chase is offering a $200 sign-up bonus on their no annual fee AARP credit card. You do not need to be a member in order to be approved for the card.

$200 bonus cash back after you spend $500 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

This card earns cashback in the following ways:

  • 3% cash back rewards on purchases at restaurants.
  • 3% cashback rewards on purchases at gas stations.
  • 1% cash back rewards on all other purchases.

Here is how the cash back is earned and tracked:

Your Cash Back rewards are tracked as points in this program. Each penny in Cash Back rewards earned is equal to 1 point. Your points can be redeemed for cash back or any of the other redemption opportunities provided through Chase. A minimum of 2,000 points is needed to redeem for cash back.

This offer has been added to the Best Signup Offers page. You can find the direct link there.

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19 Comments on "$200 Sign-Up Bonus & 3X Categories with the AARP Credit Card from Chase"

Does anyone know if the “points” earned can be combined with other UR points such as Chase Sapphire Preferred – similar to how Freedom points work? Thanks.

They are not Ultimate Rewards points, so they can’t be combined with any other UR points you have.

Hmm so they call it points but it’s only redeemable for cash?

Yeah pretty much. Each point is worth $.01 towards cash.

Tough age requirement on this AARP card. Sorry 18 year olds in AL and NE.

“You must be at least 18 years old to qualify (19 in AL and NE). An applicant, if married, may apply for a separate account.”

Shawn, I received this offer the other day in snail mail. Do you have indepth analysis/thoughts on this offer? I understand it’s a good bonus and the catagories are interesting for everyday spend.

However this is a cashback card with no annual fee and not a points card where you could possibly leverage a higher return on specific loyalty program rewards. I am interested in hearing/reading your thoughts about cash vs. points options going into the new year. Do you think cashback is the way ahead for the near future?

Thanks in advance for anything you can add.

is this offer targeted to certain people? I can not find where to apply.

The link to the offer is on our Best Signup Offers page.

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Best Current Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses & Offers For March, 2018

A list of the best current credit card sign up bonuses & offers for March, 2018. We update this page on a daily basis with any new deals and include all bonuses (we don’t use any credit card affiliate links so we can remain unbiased unlike other sites).

Given how popular our best bank account bonus page is, I thought I’d try my hand at something similar for credit card bonuses. This page will be updated regularly, so feel free to bookmark it and share it on social media/forums (I’ll also add it to the header under credit cards to make it easily accessible). Keep in mind we do not use credit card affiliate links, so this is an unbiased list.

A few final thoughts before we get to this list:

  • There will be a random amount of entries on this list at any one time dependent on how many cards I currently think are worth signing up for.
  • I’ll be taking into account whether a bonus is at it’s highest level ever or not (mostly because I don’t think an offer is truly the best if it regularly goes up to a higher level or I suspect it’ll go to a higher level in the near future).
  • I won’t be taking into account special application rules (e.g Chase 5/24 rule or American Express once per lifetime rule), but I will mention them clearly.
  • If there is a card that is popular and I haven’t included, I’ll put it under “Not On The List” and explain my reasons why.

Keep in mind that having a clear goal will help you decide what the best cards for you are! If you don’t want to travel and just want to earn cash back, then the best card for you will be different than somebody that wants to fly first class to Paris and stay in 5 star accommodation.

These cards are listed in order from absolute best to best (e.g the better cards are at the top).

Wells Fargo Propel World 40,000 Points In Branch Or Phone

This card isn’t available online anymore and I can’t see it being available in branch for too much longer either. Card also comes with $100 in travel reimbursements each year and the annual fee of $175 is waived the first year as well. Points are worth 1¢ each so this bonus is worth $400 + the $100 in travel reimbursements. We’ve put this card is #1 as it seems likely it will become unavailable after March 31st, 2018.

Not everybody is able to get this offer to show, but if you are then it’s a great offer. Just keep in mind it does have a massive $550 annual fee, but for that you get good lounge access, $200 in airline incidentals per calendar year (so you can get it twice and only pay the annual fee once) and $200 in Uber credits per card member year as well. Obviously not for everybody, but if you can maximize those airline incidentals then this is a really great offer. There is also an upgrade offer of 60,000 points without the lifetime language, unfortunately that is targeted.

Citi American Airlines 60,000 Miles (Get Matched To 75,000 Miles)

60,000 miles is basically the standard bonus on this card at this stage. The real beauty of this offer is that they are accepting matches to a 75,000 mile bonus when you ask.

Chase In Branch Offers (Freedom & Freedom Unlimited 30,000 Points & Sapphire Preferred/Reserve 60,000 Points)

This is actually four different offers. A bonus of 30,000 points on the Chase Freedom & Freedom Unlimited cards and a bonus of 60,000 points on Chase Sapphire Preferred & Reserve cards. These offers are only available in branch (should show up when asking for a pre-approval and pre-approved offers also bypass 5/24 rule). The normal bonus on the Freedom & Freedom Unlimited is only 15,000 points and on the Preferred & Reserve it’s 50,000.

American Express Mercedes-Benz Platinum – 60,000 Points

We’ve actually seen a higher bonus of 75,000 points on this card before and as mentioned above you can get the 100,000 point bonus on the “vanilla” platinum. The reason this card is worth considering is that it will be discontinued in 2019 and American Express has the one bonus per card per lifetime rule, so good to get this card before it disappears.

Citi ThankYou Premier – 50,000 Points

Citi has been cutting back how often sign up bonuses are offered on their ThankYou point earning cards, this is usually as high as the bonus gets on this card. Some people might prefer to wait for the 75,000 point offer on the Citi Prestige due to the 24 month rule, but that isn’t being currently offered and isn’t clear when (or if) it will return. We discuss what the better option is for you in this detailed post.

Banco Popular Avianca Vuela – 60,000 Miles

Nice thing about this bonus and card is the sign up bonus is triggered after a single purchase. The downside is that the annual fee of $149 is not waived first year. Still a great offer and Avianca has some good deals on flights as well.

Bank of America Premium Rewards 50,000 Points + $100 Travel Credit

Card comes with a 50,000 point sign up bonus worth $500 towards statement credit. In addition you get a $100 travel credit each calendar year, downside is that this can only be used on domestic originated flights (not sure how or if this is actually enforced yet) and a $95 annual fee.

Chase Southwest Plus/Premier 50,000 Points

If you get one of these cards and the business card with 60,000 points you’ll have earned 110,000 within a calendar year. Enough for the extremely valuable companion pass. We have seen bonuses of 60,0000 points on these cards, but this is the best time of year to get the companion pass so it’s hard to complain with that value.

Bank of America Alaska Airlines 30,000 Miles + $100 Statement Credit

The real value here is the fact that Bank of America allows you to combine inquiries. That means you can pair this bonus with another Bank of America card (or two) and only receive the single hard pull.

Chase Hyatt 40,000 Points + $50 Statement Credit

Standard bonus is now 40,000 points but you can get an extra $50 statement credit by doing a dummy booking.

Barclaycard Wyndham – 45,000 Points

This is enough for three free nights at any Wyndham property.

AmEx EveryDay 25,000 Points + 0% APY For 15 Months With $0 BT Fee

Standard bonus is 10,000 points. We’ve seen the 25,000 point offer via incognito mode for some time but the 0% APY + $0 BT fee offer is new. Could be using for floating money to put into a high yield savings account.

City National Bank Crystal Visa Infinite 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

Annual fee on this card is no longer waived, but the 50,000 bonus is really only the start. The real bonus is being able to add up to three authorized users for free. They, along with the primary cardholder get an annual travel credit of $250 (per calendar year). That’s basically $1,000 in travel credits per calendar year.

American Express Delta Platinum – 70,000 Miles + $100 Statement Credit + 10,000 MQM

This is the highest bonus we’ve seen on this card. It’ll be more attractive for those who can use the MQM, but still a good card overall. Make sure you have plans for your Delta miles as they are known for stealth devaluations as they no longer publish an award chart. There is also a business version of this card offering the same bonus.

Discover it – $50 + Double Cash Back

The sign up bonus on this card is low ($50 when you use a referral) but the real bonus is that after the first year you get your cash back doubled for that year (not including the $50 referral bonus). This card has 5% rotating categories (up to $1,500 in spend per quarter), this means you’ll get 10% cash back on those categories. This card really only makes sense if you’ll be able to max out those categories at least some of the time.

U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold American Express – 30,000 Points

Relatively new card, points are worth $300 in cash or up to $450 in airfare/hotels so some good value to be had here with a nice fallback cash redemption option as well. Annual fee of $85 is not waived in the first year, but it does also earn 3x points for restaurant purchases.

PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express – 25,000 Points

Not the biggest bonus, but it does come with a $100 annual travel credit statement and there is no annual fee so there should be good long term value to keeping this card.

Chase Disney $200 Statement Credit

Definitely the smallest bonus on this list, but when you use a referral link the person’s link you use also receives a $100 Disney gift card. Usually this bonus is a $200 Disney gift card and the person referring you receives a $50 gift card, so significantly better than normal. It’s also not subject to the Chase 5/24 rule.

American Express SPG Business 35,000 Points

SPG points are extremely valuable and this is as high as this bonus goes, standard bonus is only 25,000 points.

American Express Business Platinum 100,000 Points

This is a super old way to get this bonus and it doesn’t work for everybody but this is basically as good as it gets for this card apart from high spend targeted offers.

American Express Business Gold Rewards 75,000 Points

Similar to the above offer this requires calling in to receive it. 25,000 points more than the standard bonus on this card but does require an additional $5,000 in spend.

Chase Ink Preferred – 100,000 Points

Chase Southwest Business Premier – 60,000 Points

Really good card and offer. It is better when the personal cards have the 60,000 points as well that way you have enough Southwest points for the companion pass. Chase 5/24 rule does apply to this card and the personal cards, so it’ll be extremely difficult for most people to get the two bonuses required for this bonus.

Wells Fargo Business Platinum $500

Nice bonus and shouldn’t affect your eligibility for a personal Wells Fargo card. Looks like you need to have had a checking account open with them for at least 12 months to be able to successfully apply though.

Citi American Airlines 60,000 Miles (Get Matched To 75,000 Miles)

Similar to the personal bonus. Again the real beauty of these offers is the ability to get matched to the 75,000 mile offers

Chase Marriott Business Premier 75,000 Points

Annual fee of $99 is waived which is what makes this the killer deal. It’s also not clear how much longer this card will be offered for.

American Express Business Delta Platinum – 70,000 Miles + $100 Statement Credit + 10,000 MQM

This is the highest bonus we’ve seen on this card. It’ll be more attractive for those who can use the MQM, but still a good card overall. Make sure you have plans for your Delta miles as they are known for stealth devaluations as they no longer publish an award chart. There is also a business version of this card offering the same bonus.

I thought it would be useful to list when and why I make changes here.

I’m looking forward to the comments on this one, what do you think I’ve gotten wrong? What should be higher and what should be lower? What missed out and what should be removed from the list all together?

[Rumor] Barclaycard To Launch Barclays Arrival Premiere? →

Barclaycard To Rebrand As Barclays →

American Express To Build Centurion Lounge At Denver International Airport (DEN) →

[Targeted] Discover: 10% Cashback At Starbucks, $50 Spending Cap →

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Huntington Voice Credit Card Review: $200 Bonus (Targeted)

Now one of the more low-key cards in the industry is hands down, the Huntington Bank is currently sending out targeted offers to customers for their Voice Credit Card. When you spend $500 or more within a given 2 months of account activation, you will be able to take advantage of $200 in welcoming bonus! If you were targeted, you will have until April 1st, 2017 to be eligible for this promotion. With no annual fee, no foreign transaction fees, and the ability to pick your 3% categories on the first $2,000 in purchases every quarter, this card is a great option for those looking for flexibility with their purchases,

Huntington Voice Credit Card Summary:

  • Maximum Bonus:$200 bonus
  • Spending Requirement: spend $500 or more within a given 2 months
  • Annual Fee: None
  • Expiration Date: None
  • Additional Advice: The Huntington Voice credit card does hard pull on your credit.

Huntington Voice Credit Card Features:

  • No annual fee
  • Late grace period – Get an extra day to pay if you miss a payment
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Earn a point per dollar on all purchases with Voice℠ and pick a triple rewards category. (Capped at $2,000 per quarter)
  • OR Earn 3% lower purchase APR instead of rewards. That way, you’ll spend less on finance charges and pay off balances faster.
  • No penalty rate
  • Ability to choose 3% category
  • No annual fee
  • Does a hard pull on your credit

Being able to choose your categories is the utmost flexibility you can earn with a credit card. If you were targeted for a Huntington Voice Credit Card, you would be able to earn a $200 Bonus for accomplishing an easy $500 spend in 60 days. Given that this promotion is targeted, Your Miles May Vary. With no annual fee or foreign transaction fee and the ability to get an extra day to pay if you miss a payment, this card can be a pretty good option for those of you looking for a flexible credit card.Find out which card is right for you by checking out our complete list of Credit Card Promotions today!

Anthony Nguyen, founder of Bankcheckingsavings.com, has a passion for finding the best deals, bank promotions, credit card offers, cash back, points & miles, and everything in between. Contact Anthony for media/advertising.

Chase Total Business Checking® Earn a $200 bonus when you open a new Chase Total Business Checking ® account and deposit $1,000 or more within 10 days & maintain that balance for 60 days, and complete 5 qualifying transactions within 60 days.

Chase Total Checking® + Chase Savings SM - Earn a $200 bonus when you open a new Chase Total Checking ® account and set up direct deposit. Also get an additional $150 bonus when you open a new Chase Savings SM account, deposit a total of $10,000 or more within 10 days & maintain $10,000 balance for 90 days.

Barclaycard CashForward $200 Bonus [No Annual Fee Credit Card]

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  • Barclaycard CashForward Bonus
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*The $200 cash bonus offer for the Barclaycard CashForward TM card has expired. We will update when a new offer becomes available.

The Barclaycard CashForward TM World MasterCard ® has an updated offer where you can now earn a $200 cash bonus after spending $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days after account opening.

A $200 bonus is one of the best around for a card with no annual fee. The ongoing cash back earning potential of this card is also fairly good, but not the best.

MoneysMyLife readers love earning bonus money, and this card is definitely worth mentioning.

We’ll review the card bonus below.

Barclaycard CashForward TM Card $200 Bonus

Spend $1,000 on purchases within 90 days of account opening to earn the $200 bonus.

On top off a good bonus offer, the Barclaycard CashForward TM World MasterCard ® also earns a respectable 1.5% cash back rewards rate. Plus, when you redeem, you’ll receive a 5% bonus that can be used towards your next cash back redemption. In terms of straight cash back, cards like the Citi Double Cash and Fidelity ® Investment Rewards ® American Express ® Card both will earn a higher 2% rate. Those two competitors don’t offer a sign-up bonus though.

Because the CashForward TM card gives you a 5% bonus with each redemption, it earns better than the 1.5% flat rate with the Capital One ® QuickSilver ® Cash Rewards card.

We like that you have the option of redeeming via deposits into your bank account, as statement credits, or as gift cards, and the redemption rate will be the same.

One thing to keep in mind, this isn’t a good card for traveling outside of the United States, as you’ll get hit with a 3% foreign transaction fee on purchases abroad.

Because there’s no annual fee and the 1.5% rate is good on all purchases (regardless of purchase categories) with the Barclaycard CashForward TM World MasterCard ® , it’s a solid option for an ongoing use credit card. The ongoing 5% bonus towards your next redemption is a great little extra perk that effectively gives you a rate anywhere between 1.51% and 1.57%.

While $1,000 in purchases within 90 days of account opening isn’t much to ask, if you’re applying for multiple card bonuses and need ideas on how to meet the minimum spending requirements, see our guide here.

The guide includes popular ways of meeting the spending requirements, including:

  • Funding opening deposits with credit cards for bank bonuses. We write a lot about bank promotions here at MoneysMyLife, and many banks allow credit card funding towards the opening deposit. It’s a good way to meet the card spending requirements, while earning cash bonuses for Checking and Savings accounts. Read the details on credit funding here, and see current bank bonuses here.
  • Purchase gift cards with your credit card. Buying gift cards to your favorite stores and supermarkets is a great way to help meet the spending requirements, and these gift cards usually don’t have extra purchase fees. American Express and Visa Gift Cards offer flexibility, but will have purchase fees. Be sure to call customer service and set your Cash Advance limit to $0 before purchasing gift cards as issuers like Citi can often categorize gift card purchases as Cash Advances and charge a fee. See gift card ideas here.
  • Rent, Mortgage, Etc. Typically, your apartment rent and Mortgage payments need to be deducted directly from your Checking account. Many people don’t realize that there are 3rd party services that will help you make such payments using your credit card. Keep in mind, these services will collect a small percentage in fees. Read our guide for more details.

Competitor card bonuses for the Barclaycard CashForward TM World MasterCard ® are going to come from:

  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate
  • Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases — it's automatic
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR. Balance transfer fee is 5% of the amount transferred, $5 minimum
  • Enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months
  • Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open
  • No annual fee

The information related to this card has been collected by MoneysMyLife and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card.

The Capital One ® Quicksilver ® Cash Rewards

  • One-time $150 cash bonus after you spend $500 on purchases within 3 months of approval
  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day
  • No rotating categories or sign ups needed to earn cash rewards; plus, cash back doesn't expire and there's no limit to how much you can earn
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 9 months; 13.99%-23.99% variable APR after that
  • Balance transfers also have a 0% intro APR for 9 months; 13.99%-23.99% variable APR after that; a 3% fee applies to each balance transferred
  • Pay no annual fee or foreign transaction fees

And, The Citi Double Cash Card

  • Earn cash back twice on every purchase with unlimited 1% cash back when you buy, plus an additional 1% as you pay for those purchases.
  • Balance Transfers do not earn cash back
  • 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers for 18 months. After that, the variable APR will be 14.49% to 24.49% based on your creditworthiness
  • Click 'Apply Now' to see the applicable balance transfer fee and how making a balance transfer impacts interest on purchases.
  • No categories to track, no caps on cash back, no annual fee*

MoneysMyLife Top Offer Picks

Earn a $200 bonus when you open a new Chase Total Checking ® account and set up direct deposit. Also earn a $150 bonus when you open a new Chase Savings SM account, deposit a total of $10,000 or more in new money within 10 days & maintain a $10,000 balance for 90 days. Apply for both offers and get a $350 total bonus. Full Review

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