Eligibility Rules for New Marriott & SPG Cards Hit Aug 26

Despite the fact that Marriott and the Starwood Preferred Guest programs are merging into one unified loyalty program on August 18, both Marriott and SPG credit cards will continue to be issued for the time being, by Chase and Amex respectively. Both banks have published new terms for all current (and future) Marriott-family credit cards that define who is and isn't eligible for sign up bonuses, as of August 26.
Why These New Rules are Different
Sign up bonus rules are not new to the miles and points community.

Two New Bonus Offers Earn 137,000 AAdvantage Miles

The Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard is now offering 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. We've seen this offer before on the personal card. Citi rotates in a out a couple times of year typically.

The CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard is offering 70,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $4,000 on the card in the first three months.

50k Bonus for Citi ThankYou Premier Card is Back

The Citi ThankYou Premier Card is now offering 50,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. For the majority of 2016 the ThankYou Premier had no sign up bonus whatsoever, then Citi came back with 40k points for a $3k minimum spending requirement bonus in December 2016.

Sapphire Reserve’s 100k In-Branch Bonus Ending SOON

The current sign up bonus that comes with the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card when you apply online is 50,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card within three months of opening it.

If you apply in a Chase branch, you can still get the previous 100,000 Ultimate Rewards bonus for meeting the same minimum spending requirement of $4k in three months that was yanked from the online application in January. This in-branch offer will only last through March 11, 2017.

9 Limited Time Credit Card Offers You Don’t Want to Miss

Competition is stiff among big boy issuing banks at the moment. It has a lot to do with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card kicking ass, and everyone else just trying to keep their head above water.

How does this affect you? Amazing credit card sign up offers. Lots of them. Here are nine that are only going to be around for a limited time.

Sapphire Preferred Spending Requirement Increases Monday

Update at 2:44 PM ET: The rumor was true. The minimum spending requirement has increased to $4k in 3 months on the Sapphire Preferred.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is one of the best travel credit cards.

The 140k Ritz Carlton Rewards Card – Should You Sign Up?

The Chase Ritz Carlton card is offering up to 140,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months.

Or you can choose fewer bonus points with an annual fee that is waived the first year.

 This card comes with a plethora of benefits:

$300 statement credit per year on airline incidentals
$100 hotel credit for stays of 2 or more nights at any Ritz property
Gold Elite status for the first year at Ritz properties
3 club-level upgrades per year
Free Lounge Club access to airport lounges

There are several versions of the card and several

United Card Publicly Offering Up to 55,000 Bonus Miles

Update August 6, 2014: In the comments here and other places, I've read that the 55k offer + $50 statement credit offer is not working for folks. Test it out. If it doesn't work for you, try out the same incredible 55k offer without a $50 statement credit.

The United MileagePlus Explorer Card is now publicly offering 50,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in your first three months as a cardmember.

Great Deals with Hawaiian Airlines Miles

Don't ignore the Hawaiian Miles program. Hawaiian Miles are easy to earn, and there are sweet spots on the chart that offer solid value.

Hawaiian Airlines miles have never been easier to acquire. Anyone can get 71,000 Hawaiian miles by opening just two credit cards.

The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® comes with a 35,000 mile sign-up bonus after spending $1,000 in 90 days. The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard® comes with a 35,000 mile sign-up bonus after the first purchase.

Top Ten Rewards Card Offers That Are About to Disappear

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