Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards® or 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs.
While there’s lots of chatter about more people being targeted for an elusive 100,000 point Platinum Card offer from American Express via the CARDMATCH tool, there are other targeted deals on CARDMATCH.
The most interesting is for the Amex EveryDay Preferred Card.
Blog View from the Wing reports seeing a special 30,000 point deal on CARDMATCH as of January 5, 2015.
That’s the biggest to date for the EveryDay Preferred, with a public offer is currently at just 15,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days. And the highest targeted offer we had seen prior was for just 25,000 points.
You can check for yourself at the link below. CARDMATCH will ask for some basic information, but nothing will be reported on your credit report for checking. Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones targeted.
If you’re looking for just one card to put in your wallet and want to earn real airline miles, this is worth your attention.
The EveryDay Preferred is the most powerful card for earning Membership Rewards points.
That’s because of a double combo of big category bonuses and a special kicker when you use your card 30 or more times in a month.
That gives you a 50% bonus on everything you earn that month, including bonused spend.
The category bonuses are:
So with the 50% bonus for 30 or more transactions in a month you can earn 4.5x on supermarkets and 3x on gas, along with 1.5x on everything else. There are no limits to this other than a cap of $6,000 per year in bonused spend in the supermarket category.
It’s not hard to average more than 2x points on average for all your spending with this card.
For example, a family spending $2,000 a month with $200 in gas and $500 in groceries can earn 57,600 points a year, or 2.4x points per dollar if the card is used 30 times each month. You can check for yourself using our calculator. And that’s before the 30,000 point sign on bonus, so you could earn over 85,000 points in your first year.
Membership Rewards points are incredibly useful.
You can transfer them 1:1 into Delta SkyMiles instantly, so it’s easy to top off miles you already have.
In fact, the EveryDay Preferred is the fastest earning card for SkyMiles thanks to the big category bonuses.
You can also transfer them to British Airways Avios for some of the cheapest awards within the U.S., with flights as low as 9,000 points roundtrip on nonstop American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or US Airways flights.
Even if you don’t care about travel points, you can use your Membership Rewards points for gift cards at many major retailers.
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