There's never been more interest in travel rewards credit cards.
That's at least in part because the card issuers have never before offered such rich incentives to lure prospective cardholders into applying for their cards, and into using them.
Capital One, for example, gave away more than 1 billion miles in just 25 days to spur applications for its Venture card.
And Chase has reprised its 100,000-mile bonus for new holders of the British Airways Visa card. The offer remains in place through May 6.
The sign-up offers for hotel-affiliated cards haven't been quite as generous as those in the airline arena, but they too have featured uncommonly lavish bonuses.
This is one of the most lucrative.
Chase is offering new cardholders 60,000 bonus points after their first charge to the Priority Club Select Visa card.
- Annual fee: $49, waived the first year
- Card awards five points per $1 spent at Priority Club hotels; two points per $1 spent on gas, groceries, dining; one point per $1 for other spend
- Cardholders get a 10 percent discount on award stays
- No foreign transaction fees
- Cardholders receive automatic Gold elite status
- Cardholders receive a free-night certificate after every year
There's no published end date to the bonus portion of this offer, so it could be scaled back at any time.
Deal or No Deal
I don't remember ever seeing so many bonus points on offer for a Priority Club credit card. And the card is a solid one, even bundled with a lesser bonus.
If you're in the market for a hotel-linked card, this might be a good time to get one. And this would certainly be a good one to get.
Reader Reality Check
Any feedback on this card, or Priority Club Rewards generally?
This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.