Update: All of these promotions have expired.
It costs credit card companies $200 per new credit card sign up, so make them give you some of that via gift cards or straight cash:
- Business Gold Rewards Card – Get $250 in free money! (this deal will be expiring very soon) It is a business card but you can use your Social Security Number as your EIN (that’s what sole proprietorships do). Just as a warning, this card has a $125 annual fee that is waived for the first year.
- Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express – earn up to 30K bonus Starpoints®:10K after your first purchase and 20K after you spend $5K in purchases on the card within the first 6 mo. Offer expires 9/3/2013. That’s enough for a weekend getaway to a Category 4 Hotel.
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card – 10,000 Membership Reward points will be credited to your Membership Rewards account 6 to 8 weeks after your first purchase, annual fee waived for the first year. 10,000 points is worth $100 in gift cards or 10,000 miles.
- CitiBusiness Card with ThankYou Network – $100 worth of Thank You Rewards after $250 in purchases.