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Update: Several–if not all–of these offers have expired. For the current best offers for free travel, see Best Credit Cards Offers.
When signing up for a credit card, I think there are four factors to consider:
- What is the value of the sign up bonus?
- What is value of putting my pattern of spending on the card? (category bonuses and the value of the base point earned)
- What are the benefits of holding the card? (lounge access, free checked bags, discounted awards, etc)
- When is the deal disappearing?
All things equal, you should apply for a card with a limited time sign up bonus over one that is stable. You can get the stable card next time.
What are the top nine credit card offers that are about to disappear? When are they disappearing? And how much worse will the upcoming offers be?