A new month means new credit card offers. So, each month the AwardWallet editorial team assembles the top credit card offers currently available. The welcome offer—adjusted for how much the points are worth—get’s the most weight. To round out the list, we consider each card’s long-term value, application restrictions, and take into account how much spending is required to capture the full bonus.

If you’re considering applying for a rewards card, now is the time to do it! Here are some of the best rewards card offers available for May 2022.

Best Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2022

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Annual Fee$95
Welcome BonusEarn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Chase is back with a monster 80,000-point bonus on the  Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. While this isn’t as high as the 100K all-time high offer, it’s an exceptional bonus and is one of the most valuable offers available right now. If this card isn’t in your wallet already, now is a great time to apply.

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Annual Fee$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
Welcome OfferEarn a $300 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 6 months.

The Blue Cash Preferred is currently sporting an excellent welcome offer of $300 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 6 months, and you’ll pay $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95. (Rates & Fees). This card is one of the best cards available for everyday spending and the affordable annual fee makes it an easy hold for the long term.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

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The Platinum Card® from American Express

Annual Fee$695
Welcome OfferEarn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.

The Amex Platinum recently launched an increased welcome offer of 100,000 points after meeting the minimum spending requirement in six months (rather than three). That combo makes the current Amex Platinum offer one the best we’ve ever seen.

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

Annual Fee$450
Welcome OfferEarn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points and 1 Free Night Award after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

One of the standout offers for May comes from Amex with its new Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card welcome offer of 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points and 1 Free Night Award after meeting the minimum spending requirement. This card also features some great travel credits, lounge access benefits, plus a Free Night Award each year on your account anniversary worth up to 50K points.

IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card

Annual Fee$99
Welcome BonusEarn 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening

New IHG Rewards Premier Card cardmembers receive an excellent six-figure bonus when signing up for the card. You can also take advantage of Platinum Elite status for as long as you hold the card, get the fourth night free on award bookings, and you’ll receive a complimentary Reward Night each year you renew the card valued at up to 40K points.

Ink Business Cash® Credit Card

Annual Fee$0
Welcome BonusEarn $750 bonus cash back after you spend $7,500 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card

Annual Fee$0
Welcome BonusEarn $750 bonus cash back after you spend $7,500 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

We’ve paired these cards off at the top of the list thanks to the mammoth 75K point offers available on cards that carry no annual fee. The bonus on both cards is promoted as $750 cashback. However, if you also hold an Ultimate Rewards card that charges an annual fee, the bonus converts to 75,000 points which you can transfer to any of Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partners. You can view the details in our post covering the increased offers.

American Express® Business Gold Card

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American Express® Business Gold Card

Annual Fee$295
Welcome OfferEarn 70,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Gold Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.*

Making the list for the first time since it relaunched in 2018, Amex has launched a fantastic new welcome offer on the American Express® Business Gold Card. New cardholders can earn 70,000 points after you spend $10,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Gold Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.

While the minimum spend is relatively high compared to its consumer sibling, it’s a great offer that we think provides plenty of value to business owners.

Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

Annual Fee$95
Welcome OfferEarn 100k bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $1,000 cash back or $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

This card is now tied for the biggest Ultimate Rewards sign-up offer currently available. Small business owners earn 3X points in categories useful for small business owners — like shipping; internet, cable and phone services; qualifying advertising purchases; and travel. And the card has an affordable annual fee. See our full card review.

American Express® Gold Card

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American Express® Gold Card

Annual Fee$250
Welcome OfferEarn 60,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.

Amex recently announced an increased 60,000 point welcome offer on the Amex Gold, an all-time high offer for this card. The Amex Gold has been a longtime favorite here at AwardWallet, as it earns 4X points in useful bonus categories like U.S. supermarket spending (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X) and dining.

Check out our head-to-head comparison with the Sapphire Preferred to see which of these cards deserves a spot in your wallet.

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard®

Annual Fee$99, waived for first 12 months
Welcome OfferEarn 65,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening.

With an offer of 65,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening, this is one of the best AA co-brand card offers currently available. The AA Business Card provides free checked first bags for the cardholder and up to four companions each flight, preferred boarding when you fly American, and you won’t pay an annual fee for the first year.

If you travel more with Oneworld Alliance airlines, the British Airways Visa Signature® Card is a good alternative.

Cardholders receive an excellent return on travel and dining purchases, plus, the card offers best-in-class travel and purchase protection. The Sapphire Preferred is a well-rounded card that you’ll want to keep for the long term.

Final Thoughts

Welcome offers on rewards cards are continually changing, and it can be hard keeping tabs on the latest sign-up bonuses. We update our top offers every month. So, if you have a card you think belongs on the list, let us know why in the comments below.

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