If the winter blahs are getting you down and you’re dreaming of a tropical getaway to lift your spirits, opening a new credit card is a great way to earn rewards you can use for travel this year. Almost every major credit card issuer has recently launched huge offers and even brand-new cards, including some with record-high welcome bonuses of 100,000 points or more — but many are for a limited time.
These include an excellent offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express to earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $6,000 in your first 6 months of card membership.
Amex raised the annual fee to $695 (See Rates), but also added numerous new benefits that can more than offset the fee bump — including the recent addition of statement credits for Walmart+ membership** and SoulCycle at-home bike purchases. Be sure to check out the new Amex Platinum card designs now available to new and existing cardholders.
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express recently got a refresh, too, adding an elevated welcome bonus of 120,000 Membership Rewards® points after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases with your card within the first 3 months of card membership and new or improved statement credits for wireless, Indeed, Adobe, and Dell purchases.