4 Big Offers Expire This Week (Do You Need to Act?)

This is an interesting and active week for some pretty big credit cards because we’re going to see a hand full of solid offers end this week (on January 8th and 9th). I’ll show you the four offers that are set to expire and give you an idea of if it might be worth applying for those cards right now.

Update: Some offers are no longer available — click here for the latest deals!

World of Hyatt Card (expires January 9)

The World of Hyatt Card is going to be dropping its bonus by 10,000 Hyatt points so if you’re in the market for a Hyatt card be sure to act now.

  • Current offer: 40,000 points after $3,000 in spend on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening and an additional 20,000 points when you spend $6,000 total within the first 6 months.
  • New offer: 25,000 Bonus Points after $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening, plus an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after spending $6,000 in spend within the first 6 months.

The World of Hyatt Card comes with a host of other benefits like an annual free night certificate and some cool ways to earn elite points and credits, as well as Hyatt Discoverist status. You can read my full review of the card here. 

I’m sure we’ll see a good offer (60K or maybe even free nights) return sometime in the future but the issue is that this card is subject to the 5/24 rule so you might not be able to hold off until another solid offer returns. If you’re serious about Hyatt stays and elite status, I’d definitely try to get on board with this card.

United Explorer Card (expires January 8)

This United Explorer Card sign-up bonus is tiered so that you can earn up to 65,000 Bonus Miles. Here’s how it is broken down:

  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • Plus earn an additional 25,000 bonus miles after you spend $10,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months your account is open.

It’s not clear what the new offer will drop down to. If I had to guess probably 50,000 or 40,0000 miles. Just like the Hyatt card, this card will definitely see a solid offer return in the future but again there’s the 5/24 issue. I think this is the best co-branded airline card out there due its many benefits and if you fly United, you’ll want to give it a good look before you get over 5/24.

Note that unlike the other cards this offer expires tomorrow!

Amex Gold Card (expires January 9)

The standard public offer for the Gold Card is 25,000 Membership Rewards after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months and you usually have to get a little lucky to pull up the 50,000 point offer with a private browser trick, but you can pull up that 50,000 offer with my referral link (or better yet self-referral if you can). 

Try to go for the 50,000 offer if you can.

This card is very popular because of the tremendous bonus spend categories that it earns which includes:

  • 3X on airfare 
  • 4X points at U.S. Restaurants
  • 4X points at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 in spend per calendar year)
  • $120 dining credit
    •  $10 monthly credit that can be used at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Shake Shack.

Also, as part of the limited time offer, you’ll also be able to receive 20% back as a statement credit at US restaurants within the first three months of Card Membership, up to $100 back.

It’s not clear what will happen after January 9th. It sounds like the 20% statement credit on dining will definitely go but it’s not clear how the welcome bonuses will be affected. I doubt the referral offers for 50K will vanish entirely but you never know so you might want to act before the cut-off.

Southwest Priority (expires January 9)

Since it’s early in the year, it makes sense to pursue the Southwest credit cards in order to try to get the Companion Pass, which will allow a companion to fly with you for free for up to two years. You’ll need to earn 110,000 Rapid Rewards to do that which you can easily do by picking up a business and a personal Southwest card (allow at least 30 days in-between your applications).

There has been an in-flight offer for 50,000 Rapid Rewards after $2,000 in spend within 3 months available for the Southwest Plus so if you have any flights coming up soon you might want to give it a shot and go for that.

But the current Southwest Priority Card offer is set to expire on January 9, 2019.

Here are the offer details:

Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card

  • 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
  • Additional 20,000 after spending $12,000 within your first year.

You’ll also get:

  • Bonus spending:
    • 2X Rapid Rewards on Southwest purchases
    • 2X Rapid Rewards on hotel and car rental partner purchases.
    • 1X Rapid Rewards on all other purchases
  • $75 Southwest annual travel credit
  • 7,500 anniversary points each year
  • Four Upgraded Boardings per year when available.
  • 20% back on in-flight drinks, WiFi, messaging, and movies
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Earn tier qualifying points towards A-list Status
  • $149 annual fee applied to your first billing statement

Final word

These are all solid credit cards with good offers worth jumping on depending on your specific goals. Keep in mind that all of the Chase cards are subject to the Chase 5/24 rule so you’ll want to apply for those first if you’re under 5/24 in most cases.

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