Also, I turn down those spend $500/$1000/$1500 in 30/60/90 days to get the CC bonuses because I can't spend enough.
Here in germany there are no big bonuses - at least for cards without yearly costs.
But I had to pay nearly 1000€ with only CC as option, so I tried it with the only I could find with 25€ signup bonus after 500€.
But they didnt wanted me. I dont fell into their credit rules. Low income, no credit at all, not even a used dispo (overdraft?), nothing a sucka consumer has.
Be responsible with your money and you aren't wanted, throw it away and you get offers for cards thrown at you O.o
Anyway, I now did have to use my new debit/maestro card from my new bank account I got just this week. That combi card is really nice, pay with debit or credit card (if used as CC money is still deducted immediately from bank acount) and get money at ATM without costs in the EURO region.
But the best is that this card not only doesn't cost anything, but you get paid 2€ a month if you dont use it to get money at the ATM.
Since I have to transfer the sum I need cash to a second account each month anyway to keep that one without costs, thats practically free 24€ a year for having a super versatile card in emergencies.