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The Best Credit Cards With General Bonuses

Published September 27, 2019

5 minute read

By Jim Greene

Credit card companies continue to innovate in their ongoing campaign to attract new business. Over the past few years, market leaders have started offering appealing bonuses designed to entice consumers to open new accounts. These bonuses take many forms, from cash back or travel miles, to rewards points and other freebies.

In evaluating the many available offers, you should consider your spending habits, lifestyle, and personal priorities. While some credit card companies automatically offer welcome bonuses to new account holders with no strings attached, others require you to meet minimum spending limits. It’s essential that you carefully consider what you need to do to earn each reward. The fine print can sometimes turn a seemingly enticing offer into something that’s too good to be true.

To that end, we’ve done some of the tough digging for you. The credit card bonuses we’ve rounded up here are practical, attainable, and deliver real value if you manage your account properly. Here’s a collection of the top offers we were able to find.

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Jim Greene is a freelance writer based in the Toronto, Canada area. He has been writing professionally since 2001 and has an extensive professional background in consumer research, personal finance and economics.

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