Many of you apply for your credit card sign up bonuses on websites like mine, FT or the myriad of websites online. It is appreciated as we do receive a referral for using our links, but as a warning and reminder, not all credit card offers are the same. Websites get their ad links from affilate marketing companies that get them from the card issuers. At times those card issuers save their best offers for their own websites and do not pass them along to their affiliate advertisers. It drives us crazy to be offering inferior offers to what you can get elsewhere online. An example: At present Chase and Continental are offering 50,000 miles for the sign up for the Onepass card while only offering 30K through their affiliate links. Chase and Southwest are offering two roundtrips for a signup bonus direct, but only one roundtrip through the affiliate ads. Quite honestly, we can't keep up and it is our blog and website readers that inform us of better offers. Personally, I appreciate knowing their is a better offer out there so I can mention it on my blog. Some of the bigger websites don't or just can't do that because of their size.. In short, it never hurts to ask. It never hurts to shop for a better offer. After all, it is all about the miles. If I know of a better offer, I'll tell you about it, or post a link to the better offer.