I thought this would be useful since SF gurls luv to shop How do you manage your credit? What's in your wallet? What's the best card for shopping travel rewards benefits etc 2 cards currently worth mentioning for sign up rewards: CitiBank ThankYou Premier - spend $2k in first 3 months get 50,000 points (= $500) There is a $125 annual fee which you may be able to get waived. Chase Sapphire Preferred - spend $3k in first 3 months get 50,000 points (= $500) Annual fee waived first year. Took me literally 5 minutes to apply and get approved. Spending the money is the easy part. Should have a free $1k in a few months. I would jump on these. The only time I've gotten sign up bonuses this high was targeted offers from AMEX for example but these are open to anyone.