Here’s some unorthodox financial advice: Go apply for a new credit card.
Why? Several major credit cards are offering up cash bonuses up to $100 and points bonuses up to $500 if you apply for a new card and spend a minimum amount.
While I DO NOT recommend applying for new credit if you’re digging out of debt or trying to sharpen your credit score. You might take part, however, if you:
- Pay your current credit card balances in full
- Have a FICO of around 700 or more (check your score now)
Latest Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses (May/June 2012)
|American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card||25K points, redeemable for select gift cards valued at $250, when you spend $2,000 in your first three months of Card membership||$0 1st Year; then $175|
|Citi ThankYou® Preferred Rewards Card||$150 in gift cards – When you redeem the 15,000 bonus ThankYou® Points received after $1,000 in purchases within 3 months of account opening||$0|
|Chase Freedom® Visa||Earn $100 Bonus Cash Back after you make $500 in purchases in your first 3 months||$0|
|Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express||Earn 100 Reward Dollars after you make $1,000 in purchases in the first three months of Cardmembership.||$0|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred®||Earn 40,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months – that’s $500 toward travel rewards!||$0 1st Year; then $95|
|Chase Sapphire(SM) Card||Earn 10,000 bonus points after you spend $500 in the first 3 months – that’s $100 toward travel or any other reward!||$0|
|Delta Airlines – Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card||Earn 30,000 bonus miles toward Award Travel when you spend $500 on the Card in the first three months from account opening||$0 1st Year; then $95|
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