Today’s post is much like a bowl of stew. Growing up, my mum always told me that you can grab just about any item in the kitchen and throw it in a stew and it tastes great.
I’m hoping the same principle applies to blog posts. If I add a bunch of recent credit card deals, bonuses, and offers, will it make for a good blog post?
I hope so.
Citi Business ThankYou Card
The Citi Business ThankYou account is a business card that earns ThankYou Rewards points. The card offers 15,000 ThankYou points after spending $3,000 in the first three months of card membership. It’s not the most amazing business card available. Personally, I’d lean more towards either the Starwood business or Ink Bold business cards. However, this is a card with no annual fee while both of the other cards mentioned do have annual fees.
There are rotating categories where you can earn bonuses of up to 3 points per dollar.
- January-March: Office supply merchants, advertising services and
- April-June: Computer equipment merchants, software merchants and
- July-September: Airlines, hotels and car rental merchants
- October-December: Restaurants and entertainment
United MileagePlus Club Card
This is another one of those cards with an annual fee that makes you want to gag – $395. However, like the American Express Platinum, there are some benefits to back up and justify the fee. The main benefit is access to the United Club lounge every time you fly. If you fly on United a lot, then this benefit wouldn’t take long to pay for itself, but if you fly United a lot, you probably already have status that gives you free access! Benefits:
- Get your first and second bag free
- No foreign transaction fee
- Earn 1.5 miles per dollar spent. Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on United
- There are also some minor Avis and Hyatt benefits.
My final verdict: I personally couldn’t see any reason to own this card. There is no sign up bonus, which is important to me. Also, if you want lounge access, try using this method explained by Million Mile Secrets.
Chase Ink Bold
I mentioned in a post last week that I assumed that Chase was making changes to the Ink Bold bonus. If I remember correctly, I don’t think I’ve confirmed what those changes were. As I predicted, the minimum spend is no longer $5,000 in the first 3 months. It has officially increased to $10,000 in the first 3 months. I got the card when I posted, and I’m glad I did!