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The Top Credit Card Spending Bonuses (updated March 10, 2016)

It has been just over a year since I last updated this list. With a few cancellations and changes since, I thought I’d give this list a nice little update.

I find that spending bonuses are very valuable, because it rewards big spenders with a benefit that helps offset an annual fee, which will reduce the urge for churning. Personally, I would actually like to see a lot more of these types of incentives with more credit cards.

For now it is pretty slim pickings, but there are some offers to watch out for: (sorted by highest annual fee)

American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card

  • $499 annual fee (anniversary year of having the credit card)
  • Spend $25,000 (per calendar year) to earn 1.5 miles for every $1 spent on all purchases (increase from 1.25 miles)

RBC British Airways Visa Infinite

  • $165 annual fee
  • Spend $30,000 year (calendar year) to receive 1 complimentary Companion Award Ticket/eVoucher

American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card

  • $150 annual fee
  • Spend $30,000 a year (anniversary year of having the credit card) to receive an automatic upgrade to Starwood Gold Preferred Guest membership
  • Spend $40,000 a year (anniversary year of having the credit card) to receive a Free Weekend Night Award

American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card

  • $120 annual fee
  • Spend $30,000 a year (anniversary year of having the credit card) to receive an automatic upgrade to Starwood Gold Preferred Guest membership
  • Spend $40,000 a year (anniversary year of having the credit card) to receive a Free Weekend Night Award

MBNA Best Western Rewards MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Spend $10,000 a year (calendar year) to receive Diamond Status with Best Western Rewards

Am I missing any? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!

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