Best Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus [For Casual Gamers] in Sept

2020.8 Update: These days people don’t travel any more, so this rank may be useful to many now.


Our blog has a sign-up bonus rank that lists the best cards in terms of first year value. However, some friends complained to me: the credit cards in that rank are all related to airlines or hotels, I don’t travel a lot, are there some credit card offers easier to deal with? Indeed, most good credit card bonuses are travel related, what you earn are points/miles, and usually you need to spend some time to do some research in order to maximize their values. For casual gamers, actually there are also some decent offers, and this post is the specific rank for you!

This rank is designed for casual gamers who are not willing do dig into the miles/points maximization, and hardcore gamers please go to the normal rank instead. In this rank, we value airline miles and hotel points at 0; some bank points can be used to book any airlines or hotels at a fixed value, so we use that value to calculate. For example, we use 1.0 cent/point for Chase Freedom UR; we use 1.25 cents/point for CSP UR; we use 1.0 cent/point for AmEx Everyday MR. Airline incident credits are not included if you have to accumulate Gift Cards to obtain them; but easy travel credits that reimburse any travel purchases automatically is included, such as the one for CSR. If you turn on the “Hide Points Only for Travel Expenses” button, then the results will only consider cash value. For example, we use 1.0 cent/point for CSP; we use 0.5 cents/point for AmEx Everyday.

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#Chase Sapphire Preferred  80k Offer

  • The first year value is about $905.
  • Sign-up bonus: 80,000 Ultimate Rewards Points.
  • Spending requirement: $4,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1.25 cents/point.
  • $95 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#US Bank Altitude Reserve  50k Offer

  • The first year value is about $675.
  • Sign-up bonus: 50,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $4,500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1.5 cents/point.
  • You can get $325 travel credit (easy) once in the first year.
  • $400 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#Citi Premier  60k Offer

  • The first year value is about $655.
  • Sign-up bonus: 60,000 ThankYou Points.
  • Spending requirement: $4,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1.25 cents/point.
  • $95 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#Citi Prestige  50k Offer

  • The first year value is about $630.
  • Sign-up bonus: 50,000 ThankYou Points.
  • Spending requirement: $4,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1.25 cents/point.
  • You can get $250 air credit (easy) twice in the first year.
  • $495 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#Chase Sapphire Reserve  50k Offer

  • The first year value is about $560.
  • Sign-up bonus: 50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points.
  • Spending requirement: $4,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1.5 cents/point.
  • You can get $360 travel credit (easy) plus Doordash credit once in the first year.
  • $550 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#BoA Premium Rewards  50k Offer

  • The first year value is about $405.
  • Sign-up bonus: 50,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $3,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $95 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#Capital One Venture  50k Offer

  • The first year value is about $405.
  • Sign-up bonus: 50,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $3,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $95 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#Wells Fargo Propel World AmEx  40k Offer

  • The first year value is about $400.
  • Sign-up bonus: 40,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $3,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $175 annual fee, waived for the first year.

#AmEx Blue Cash Everyday  350 Offer

  • The first year value is about $350.
  • Sign-up bonus: 350.
  • Spending requirement: $2,000 in 6 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#AmEx Green  50k Offer

  • The first year value is about $350.
  • Sign-up bonus: 50,000 Membership Rewards Points.
  • Spending requirement: $2,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $150 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#AmEx Cash Magnet  300 Offer

  • The first year value is about $300.
  • Sign-up bonus: 300.
  • Spending requirement: $2,500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Capital One Savor  300 Offer

  • The first year value is about $300.
  • Sign-up bonus: 300.
  • Spending requirement: $3,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $95 annual fee, waived for the first year.

#BoA Travel Rewards  25k Offer

  • The first year value is about $250.
  • Sign-up bonus: 25,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $1,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#US Bank Altitude Go  25k Offer

  • The first year value is about $250.
  • Sign-up bonus: 25,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $1,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#US Bank FlexPerks Gold  30k Offer

  • The first year value is about $215.
  • Sign-up bonus: 30,000 FlexPoints.
  • Spending requirement: $2,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $85 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#AmEx Blue Cash Preferred  300 Offer

  • The first year value is about $205.
  • Sign-up bonus: 300.
  • Spending requirement: $1,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $95 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#AmEx Everyday Preferred  30k Offer

  • The first year value is about $205.
  • Sign-up bonus: 30,000 Membership Rewards Points.
  • Spending requirement: $2,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $95 annual fee, NOT waived for the first year.

#BoA Cash Rewards  200 Offer

  • The first year value is about $200.
  • Sign-up bonus: 200.
  • Spending requirement: $1,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Capital One VentureOne  20k Offer

  • The first year value is about $200.
  • Sign-up bonus: 20,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $1,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Chase Freedom Flex  20k Offer

  • The first year value is about $200.
  • Sign-up bonus: 20,000 Ultimate Rewards Points.
  • Spending requirement: $500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Chase Freedom Unlimited  20k Offer

  • The first year value is about $200.
  • Sign-up bonus: 20,000 Ultimate Rewards Points.
  • Spending requirement: $500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Wells Fargo Propel AmEx  20k Offer

  • The first year value is about $200.
  • Sign-up bonus: 20,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $1,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#ABOC Platinum Rewards  150 Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 150.
  • Spending requirement: $1,200 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Capital One Quicksilver  150 Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 150.
  • Spending requirement: $500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Capital One SavorOne  150 Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 150.
  • Spending requirement: $500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Citi Rewards Plus  15k Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 15,000 ThankYou Points.
  • Spending requirement: $1,000 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Fidelity Rewards  150 Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 150.
  • Spending requirement: $1,500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#HSBC Cash Rewards  150 Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 150.
  • Spending requirement: $500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#HSBC Platinum Rewards  15k Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 15,000 Points.
  • Spending requirement: $500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#US Bank Cash Plus  150 Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 150.
  • Spending requirement: $500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

#Wells Fargo Cash Wise  150 Offer

  • The first year value is about $150.
  • Sign-up bonus: 150.
  • Spending requirement: $500 in 3 months.
  • The points are worth about 1 cents/point.
  • $0 annual fee.

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