I have to admit, many times I do not earn my annual spend bonuses on my cards because I am focused on using my other credit cards for 1. sign up bonuses and 2. bonus points on every day purchases. I think I should be taking advantage of these spend bonuses and will try to do so in the year 2015. Most of these spend bonuses are based on a calendar year, so I am going to try to formulate a plan come December of this year. I will keep you informed on how this turns out. 🙂
Here are some of the cards that have annual spend bonuses that you may consider:
If you can spend $25,000 in a calendar year on your Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Visa card, you will receive an additional 10,000 United MileagePlus bonus miles that year. Remember, you earn two MileagePlus miles for each $1 spent on United tickets purchased directly from the airline and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases.
If in any calendar year, if you spend $25,000 or more on the American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card, you will be awarded 10,000 bonus SkyMiles and 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) and if in that same calendar year you spend $50,000 or more, you will be awarded an additional 10,000 bonus SkyMiles and 10,000 MQMs.
Earn up to 15,000 additional Flying Club miles every anniversary after qualifying purchases on your Bank Of America Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard. You get 7,500 anniversary Flying Club miles if you spend a minimum of $15,000 in Net Purchases within the anniversary year and an additional 7,500 anniversary Flying Club miles if you spend $25,000 in Net Purchases within the anniversary year.
A later benefit to the Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature Card is an offer for an Annual Loyalty Bonus. Now as a card member, you can earn 10,000 Hilton Honors bonus points at the end of each calendar year in which you spend $1,000 or more on stays within the Hilton Portfolio.
With the US Bank Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card, the Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature Card, the Club Carlson Rewards Visa Card and the Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa Card, you earn one free night when you charge at least $10,000 during the 12-month period immediately prior to the statement on which the Annual Fee is billed and renew your card. You earn Club Carlson Gold points with these cards.