How would you like $500 in gift cards?
That's just one of the perks available right now from credit card issuers who are competing heavily to offer the best incentives and gain new customers.Today's sign-up incentives might be bigger, but they also require more of the cardholder.
We've seen a lot of offers this year that require a pretty significant spending threshold in order to receive the bonus.
That being said, if you can meet the spending requirements with your normal spending patterns, these signup bonuses can really pay off. Learn more about them in my Interest.com article, Just in time for the holidays: Credit card bonuses.