Credit Cards Being Refreshed, Added, and Increased Bonuses for January 2019

January 2019 is a month full of cards with signup bonuses decreasing, refreshed cards, and new cards. Here’s a roundup of card events.

Refreshed Credit Cards

Bank of America Cash Rewards

Starting on Jan 14, 2019, the Bank of America Cash Rewards cards is getting a refresh. Pick your own 3% cash back categories. Learn more about the upcoming refresh in this post or the video below.  

Citi Prestige

The Citi Prestige is also getting a refresh and should be reintroduced sometime this month. As of writing this post, there is not an official date for applications.

New Citi Credit Card

The Citi Rewards + card will launch on January 10, 2019. Keep an eye out for a full review on the card coming soon. Here’s the general gist:

  • Earn 2 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent at supermarkets and gas stations for the first $6,000 per year and then 1 point per $1 spent thereafter

  • 1 ThankYou Point for every $1 spent on all other purchases

  • ThankYou Points rounded up to the nearest 10 on every purchase (a $2 coffee will earn 10 points)


Signup Bonuses Decreasing

A few signup bonuses are going to decrease on Jan 9, 2019:

  • World of Hyatt

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card

All of the cards above currently have a 60,000 point signup bonuses which will decrease after Jan 9.

Limited Edition Amex Rose Gold Card

The Rose Gold edition of the Amex Gold card will no longer be open to applications after Jan 9, 2019. If you want to get the Rose Gold color, I recommend applying now. However, I don’t think that the 50,000 point referral offer will disappear for the Amex Gold in the future.





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