11/09/2010 11:29 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NerdWallet's Top 5 Credit Card Sign-up Offers, Fall 2010

Despite the financial crisis (or perhaps because of it), credit card issuers have started rolling out some of the best sign-up bonus offers ever seen. In an attempt to lure the best customers away from their competitors, they're giving away the house in terms of rewards bonuses that almost seem like financial suicide.

Whether it be points or frequent flyer miles, below you'll find a list of our picks for 5 of the best offers we track. Before you cut up your old card though, note that many of these offers are only available for users with good credit, so a limited credit history may prevent you from realizing the full benefit of these deals.

Top 5 Credit Card Signup Offers