Citi Prestige: 40,000 Bonus Points, Lounge Access, $250 Air Travel Credits

The Citi Prestige® Card comes with 40,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $4,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
Quick Facts

Sign Up Bonus: 40,000 ThankYou Points after $4,000 in spending
Category Bonuses: 3x on air travel and hotels, 2x on restaurants and entertainment
Air Travel Credit:  $250 statement credit per calendar year ($500 during first year of cardmembership)
Global Entry: $100 application fee credit
Lounge access: Priority Pass lounges worldwide for you and two guests
Free hotel nights: Get your 4th night free (including taxes) on all

Alaska Airlines’ Promised 30k Offer Now Live

The Alaska Airlines card from Bank of America now offers 30,000 bonus Alaska miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in your first 90 days from account opening.

The previous public offer had been 25,000 miles for a long time with frequent 30,000 mile offers and an occasional 40,000 mile offer, but Alaska Airlines announced its plan to go to a 30,000 mile bonus this spring in a February stock market filing.
Quick Facts

Sign Up Bonus: 30,000 Alaska miles after $1,000 in spending in the first 90 days
Category Bonuses: 3

How to Get Part of Your Annual Fee Back from Citi

The offer mentioned in this post is out of date, so all links have been removed. For the best current rewards card offers, see here.

In my experience, if you cancel a Citi card, Citi will refund you a prorated portion of your annual fee.

Top Ten Rewards Card Offers That Are About to Disappear

Many of the offers originally published below have expired and been removed.

Why You Shouldn’t Get the 75k AMEX Gold Business Card Available Today Only

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Get 30,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first 3 months following approval of your new Card account
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The Two Ways to Value Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

Tomorrow I'll be listing the top current sign up bonuses for rewards credit cards. But what does it mean for a card to have a top bonus?

There are two equally valid ways to value a credit-card sign up bonus. The method that is appropriate for you depends mainly on how much you spend per year on credit cards.

Absolute Value Method: Calculate the total value of the sign up bonus in dollars. Rank the sign up bonus offers by their value in dollars.

Rebate Percentage Method: Calculate the total value of the sign up bonus in dollars.