10 Best Credit Card Offers For June 2019

Filed Under: American Express, Chase
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Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card bonuses of the month.

While there are several excellent long-standing credit card offers, the specifics of the best offers are constantly changing (be it the annual fee, minimum spend requirement, or even amount of the welcome bonus).

If you read my blog on a daily basis then, by all means, skip this post, but for me it’s a useful, “current” place to refer people who ask about which cards they should apply for, a question I get on a daily basis.

Let’s look at some of the best credit card welcome bonuses that are available this month. Here’s what I consider the 10 best to be:

1. Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card

Current offer: 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5,000 within three months from account opening
Annual fee: $95

Why it’s a great offer: The Ink cards have extremely generous category bonuses that help sole proprietorships and small businesses maximize points on everyday credit card spend. This card offers 3x points on the first $150,000 spent annually in combined purchases on travel, shipping, internet, cable and phone services, advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines each account anniversary year.

This is a card that’s good for both for the welcome bonus and for everyday spending. I value Ultimate Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me, the welcome bonus is worth $1,265 after subtracting the annual fee.

Learn more about the Ink Business Preferred.

Redeem Ultimate Rewards points for a stay at the Park Hyatt Milan

2. CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®

Current offer: Earn 70,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $4,000 within four months
Annual fee: $99, waived for the first 12 months

Why you should consider applying: I value American miles at 1.4 cents each, so to me the welcome bonus is worth $980. The card comes with several perks that could make it worth holding onto, including free checked bags, priority boarding, etc.

Learn more about American Airlines credit cards.

Redeem American AAdvantage miles for travel in the Etihad A380 Apartment

3. AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

Current offer: Earn up to 75,000 AAdvantage miles, including 65,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $1,000 within 90 days, and an additional 10,000 miles after a purchase is made on an employee card within 90 days
Annual fee: $95

Why you should consider applying: I value American miles at 1.4 cents each, so to me the welcome bonus is worth $955. The card comes with several perks that could make it worth holding onto, including free checked bags, priority boarding, etc.

Learn more about American Airlines credit cards.


Redeem American AAdvantage miles for travel in SriLankan business class

4. Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Current offer: 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 within three months
Annual fee: $95

Why it’s a great offer: This card’s bonus was recently increased by 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points, which is exciting. Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred at a 1:1 ratio to Singapore, United, Hyatt, and many other programs. The card is also great for everyday spending given that it offers double points on dining and travel. I value the welcome bonus on this card at $925.

Learn more about the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Redeem Ultimate Rewards points for the Park Hyatt Maldives

5. Citi Premier℠ Card

Current offer: 60,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 within three months
Annual fee: $95

Why it’s a great offer: This card’s bonus was recently increased by 10,000 ThankYou points. This is a card with fantastic bonus categories and great opportunities to transfer points to airline partners, even with transfer bonuses. I value the welcome bonus on this card at $925.

Learn more about the Citi Premier.

Redeem ThankYou points for travel in Singapore Airlines business class

6. Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card

Current offer: 50,000 points after spending $3,000 within three months
Annual fee: no annual fee

Why it’s a great offer: Not only is the welcome bonus great, but the card also offers 5x points in useful categories (on the first $25,000 spent per cardmember year on office supply stores, internet, cable TV, mobile phones, and landlines), and points can be pooled with the Ultimate Rewards points earned on cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® CardChase Sapphire Preferred® Card, and Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card. Assuming you have this card in conjunction with one accruing premium Ultimate Rewards points, I value the welcome bonus on this card at $850.

Learn more about the Ink Business Cash.

Redeem Ultimate Rewards points for travel in Singapore Airlines Suites

7. Ink Business UnlimitedSM Credit Card

Current offer: 50,000 points after spending $3,000 within three months
Annual fee: no annual fee

Why it’s a great offer: This card was introduced last summer, and offers a fantastic return on everyday spend and a great welcome bonus. Points earned on this card can be pooled with the Ultimate Rewards points earned on cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® CardChase Sapphire Preferred® Card, and Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card. Assuming you have this card in conjunction with one accruing premium Ultimate Rewards points, I value the welcome bonus on this card at $850.

Learn more about the Ink Business Unlimited.

Redeem Ultimate Rewards points for stays at the Park Hyatt Sydney

8. Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card & Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Credit Card

Current offer: Earn 40,000 Alaska miles plus a $121+ Alaska companion fare when you spend $2,000 within 90 days
Annual fee: $75

Why you should consider applying: 40,000 miles is one of the best bonuses we’ve seen on these cards. That might not sound like that much, but I value Alaska miles more than any other mileage currency, given the excellent premium cabin redemptions that are available. The $121+ companion certificate offered with the card also has the potential to be really valuable, as outlined in this post. You can even pick up both the personal and business versions of the card for 80,000 miles plus two companion tickets.

Learn more about Alaska Airlines credit cards.

Redeem your Alaska miles for travel in Japan Airlines first class

9. Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card & Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express

Current offer: On personal card earn 60,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 within the first three months, plus a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within that timeframe; on business card earn 70,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000 within the first three months, plus a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within that timeframe
Annual fee: $95 annual fee (Rates & Fees) that’s waived for the first 12 months on personal card; $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95 going forward (Rates & Fees) on business card

Why you should consider applying: These are great cards with their annual fees waived for the first year. These cards also offer a first checked bag free, discounted SkyClub access, and more. Personally I value the welcome bonus on the personal card at $770, and the welcome bonus on the business card at $890.

Learn more about Delta Air Lines credit cards.

Redeem SkyMiles for travel in Delta’s A350 business class

10. Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card & Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express

Current offer: On personal card earn 75,000 bonus miles plus 5,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 within the first three months, plus a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within that timeframe; on business card earn 80,000 bonus miles plus 5,000 MQMs after spending $6,000 within the first three months, plus a $100 statement credit after making a Delta purchase within that timeframe
Annual fee: $195 annual fee (Rates & Fees) on personal card; $195 annual fee (Rates & Fees) on business card

Why you should consider applying: While the Gold Card is a great option, the Platinum Card can make sense if you value the additional benefits offered on the card, like the annual companion ticket, priority boarding, and the ability to earn elite miles through credit card spend. Personally I value the welcome bonus on the personal card at $806, and the welcome bonus on the business card at $865.

Learn more about Delta Air Lines credit cards.


Redeem SkyMiles for travel in China Airlines’ 777 business class

If you have any questions or other cards you think have great welcome bonuses, let me know in the comments section!

The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), and Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express (Rates & Fees).

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Comments

  1. Is the Platinum Delta Amex personal card worthwhile to someone who already has the standard Amex Platinum card? Or is it redundant, particularly due to the annual fee?

  2. @ Daryl — The welcome bonus is great, and it can definitely be worth it for the companion ticket if you’re someone who would get value out of that. So I do think it’s worth giving the card a try, and then you can always decide after a while if the card is adding value for you.

  3. @Lucky – have all the cards stopped carrying the Travel Disruption and Travel Delay benefits? I was viewing posts from just two years ago when Citi’s Executive card included the travel disruption, travel delay and delayed/lost baggage coverage. I viewed those websites today and their’s no longer mention of those benefits.

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