I found three new credit cards that not only have a sign-up bonus, but also offer extra miles for transferring you balance. This is a unique opportunity to earn miles for transferring balances to potentially lowers interest rate APRs and earn some miles along the way! Not too many cards offer miles for balance transfers.
I will be the first to point out that none of these are great deals. I am personally not getting any of these cards as I do not have any balance to transfer. Without the transfers, these deals are not really worth it. But, if you do have a balance you can transfer to one of these cards, then the deals become much better. (Please read the balance transfer fine print carefully before you execute any transfers to ensure you get the most miles and the APR etc are right for you). I would also like to point out that none of these three cards have their annual fees waived. All three cards are from Barclaycard. I had posted earlier posted about another card they offer – the Virgin America Credit Card here.
Here are the details:
1. Frontier Airlines:
** OFFER GONE** The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® offers – 25,000 miles after the first purchase. 10,000 additional miles after spending $750 in the first 90 days. An additional 10,000 miles after initial balance transfers in the first 90 days. For a total of 45,000 miles. The net miles, if you do all of the three mile earning activities are good. Especially given Frontiers excellent redemption rates. I would not recommend this just for the 35,000 miles one can earn with the balance transfer.
Other features of this card are – Double miles on Frontier purchase. Low APR on the balance transfers. $59 annual fee (not waived in the first year either).
** OFFER GONE **
2. US Airways:
** Note: I have updated this card with a link referred to me by a reader. The new link has 40,000 miles and no annual fee as the initial offer and the extra miles for balance transfers**
The US Airways Premier World MasterCard® offers – 40,000 miles after the first purchase. Additional 10,000 miles after the initial balance transfer within the first 90 days. Redeem for 5,000 miles less (so starting at 20,000 miles). 2 Miles of every $1 spent on US Airways purchases.
Other features – Two companion tickets per year, with redemptions starting at $99. First class check-in. One US Airways Club day pass every year (note this is a one-use pass, not really a full day, multi-use pass). $89 annual fee (waived for the first year).
I am not sure of this card is new or not. I remember searching for a Lufthansa card a few years ago, but could not find one that was offered in the US. I am sure I just missed it, but here it is. The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard® offers – 20,000 miles after the first purchase. An additional 15,000 miles after the initial balance transfer (within the first 30 days). 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from Miles and More integrated airline partners (many airlines here, including Swiss and Austrian). $79 annual fee – not waived the for year, but waived totally for Senator and HON Circle members.
Just like the previous two cards, this is only attractive with the balance transfer offer. The no annual fee for Elite members makes that part attractive if you are a Miles and More Senator or HON circle member.
The final word:
Apply for these cards if there is an option for you to transfer a balance. Otherwise wait for a better offer.
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