Two weeks ago I wrote about getting $700 in bonuses by applying for certain credit cards. Well, guess what? It’s an even better deal than I originally thought… A sharp-eyed reader pointed out that, for some of the cards, you may be able to get a popup offer for extra points by opening the application form and then closing it.
So, with that said, here’s the list of cards again with the updated information. And keep in mind that, even though most of these are listed as business credit cards, anyone can apply for these cards. If the application asks for a federal tax ID, just use your SSN. As for the business name, you can use your own name — you’ll be considered a sole proprietor.
Signup bonus: 20, 000 points
Redeem for: $200 in store gift cards
When: After $600 in purchases within first 3 months
Annual fee: $75
Signup bonus: 10, 000 points
Redeem for: $100 store gift card or use for travel rewards
When: After first purchase
Annual fee: None for first year, $45 thereafter
Bonus: 25, 000 points
Redeem for: $250 store gift card
When: After $2, 000 in purchases within first 3 months
Annual fee: None for first year; $175 thereafter
So there you have it…
Three credit cards that will give you a total of $550 in bonuses in 3 months or less.
Offers updated as of Feb. 21, 2012