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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

 

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  • Bonus Rewards 60,000 bonus points
  • Rewards Rate 2X points on travel and dining
  • Redeeming Points Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • Annual Fee $95
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • Card Brand Visa®

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  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That's 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.

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Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus Earn 20,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months - that's a $200 cash redemption value
  • Bonus Rewards Earn 3X points on eating out, ordering in and popular streaming services, 3X points on gas stations, rideshares and transit, and 3X points on travel including flights, hotels, homestays and car rentals. Earn 1X points on other purchases.
  • Rewards Rate Earn 1X points on other purchases
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand American Express

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  • Earn 20,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months - that's a $200 cash redemption value
  • $0 annual fee and no foreign currency conversion fee
  • Earn 3X points on eating out and ordering in
  • Earn 3X points on travel including flights, hotels, homestays and car rentals
  • Earn 3X points on gas stations, rideshares and transit
  • Earn 3X points on popular streaming services
  • Earn 1X points on other purchases
  • Select "Apply Now" to learn more about the product features, terms and conditions
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Discover it® Miles

 

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  • Bonus Miles Discover will match all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year.*
  • Rewards Rate 1.5 Miles per $1 Spent*
  • Redeeming is Easy Redeem your Miles as a statement credit towards travel purchases*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Discover

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  • UNLIMITED BONUS: Discover will match ALL the Miles you’ve earned at the end of your first year, automatically. For example, if you earn 35,000 Miles, you get 70,000 Miles. That’s $700 towards travel! The more you earn, the more you get.
  • Earn unlimited 1.5x Miles for every dollar spent on all purchases - with no annual fee.
  • No Blackout Dates. Simply pay for travel purchases like airlines, hotels, rental cars, and more with your Discover it® Miles card.
  • Miles Pay You Back. Easily redeem Miles as a statement credit for travel purchases. Or get cash.
  • Freeze your account in seconds with an on/off switch either on the mobile app or website to prevent new purchases, cash advances, and balance transfers.
  • Get your free Credit Scorecard with your FICO® Credit Score, number of recent inquiries and more.
  • Get an alert if we find your Social Security number on any of thousands of Dark Web sites.* Activate for free.
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Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Bonus Rewards First checked bag free on domestic itineraries & preferred boarding
  • Rewards Rate Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations, restaurants, and on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Annual Fee $99, waived for first 12 months
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations and restaurants
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Earn a $125 American Airlines Flight Discount after you spend $20,000 or more in purchases during your cardmembership year and renew your card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation
  • Enjoy preferred boarding on American Airlines flights
  • The standard variable APR for Citi Flex Plan is 15.99% - 24.99%, based on your creditworthiness. Citi Flex Plan offers are made available at Citi's discretion.

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American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Rewards Rate Earn 2 miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores & for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Extra Perks No annual fee & 25% savings on inflight food and beverage purchases
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

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  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • No Annual Fee
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
  • Save 25% on inflight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights
  • The standard variable APR for Citi Flex Plan is 15.99% - 24.99%, based on your creditworthiness. Citi Flex Plan offers are made available at Citi's discretion.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • Rewards Rate 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases. 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Extra Perks 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • Annual Fee $69
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve®

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • Rewards Rate 3X points on travel immediately after earning your $300 travel credit. 3X points on dining at restaurants & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Extra Perks One Year Complimentary Lyft Pink ($199 minimum value). Complimentary DashPass subscription from DoorDash after activating by 12/31/21.
  • Annual Fee $550
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year
  • 3X points on travel immediately after earning your $300 travel credit. 3X points on dining at restaurants & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. $0 foreign transaction fees.
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,000+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select
  • Up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
  • One Year Complimentary Lyft Pink ($199 minimum value). Complimentary DashPass subscription from DoorDash after activating by 12/31/21.

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By: | Jun 1, 2018

Capital One Venture Card covers everything--all airlines etc. Only one you need.

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By: Neil Lim | Jun 13, 2018

You forgot to say...... What's in your wallet?

By: Gisela Hambach Egner | Jun 30, 2018

yes, I agree. You can't beat it.. you can apply the points to hotels, flights, anything travel related at the full 2%, or to other things or statement balance at 1%.

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By: | May 21, 2018

I have two cards and both do well looking foreward for a third one...…...nice travel miles and options.

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By: CompareCards | May 25, 2018

To take a look at the best options for travel rewards credit cards, please look here travel rewards credit cards, the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card has great offers!

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By: | Apr 29, 2018

Chase Sapphire Preferred or Capital One Venture? I'm down to deciding between these two and not sure which one is best. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

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By: R Kenneth ONeal | Jul 24, 2018

I have both. My Venture started me out with a much high SL (20k) than my CSP did (8k) If you have the Freedom Unlimited and CSP, youll do better using the CSP/Freedom Unl combo. If you dont have both, the Venture, with its 2% on everything, wins that battle based on numbers alone. Wth the CSP/Freedom/CFU combo youll do better with that one.

By: Ophelia Diaz | Jul 25, 2018

I love Capita One. You get 40 000 just to sign in and 2 miles for each dollar everywhere you spend your money Not 1.25 miles or other cards give you points which never works like getting actual miles the annual fee you get it back in the double millage throughout the year.... that's my thinking and their customer service excellent!!

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By: | Apr 3, 2018

I know people that use all the cards listed here but for me I've been using the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for a couple of years and I wouldn't leave home without!

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By: | Mar 23, 2018

Chase Sapphire Reserve should be a card your would consider if you travel. Much better than all the cards listed here if you plan to fly. I've traveled on business and personal vacations and if you compare the benefits for this card, you will see the value.

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By: | Mar 5, 2018

What is the best card for cash back? One that may not necessarily be used just for airlines, hotels or car rentals?

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By: CompareCards | Mar 7, 2018

Check out our cash back credit cards page to see all the best options!

By: Donna Rogers Green | Apr 20, 2018

My most preferred card EVER is Chase Sapphire. It gives 50,000 point after spending $3000.00 in first 90 days. Those points can be used for 625.00 of flights or hotels or they can be used for $500.00 cash.

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By: | Feb 12, 2018

Have Chase for years and travelled, service excellent etc

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By: | Feb 9, 2018

Cap one is the best card I've ever had and I've had it since prior to 2007

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By: | Jan 26, 2018

Cap One is the greatest card I’ve ever had.

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By: Dawn Marie Morin | Mar 1, 2018

I agree! Love my Capital One Venture

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By: | Jan 12, 2018

I want a card that I can use international for many things. Purchases, meals, etc. I don't care about the travel points. Any ideas with 0 interest for 18 to 21 months?

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By: CompareCards | May 30, 2018

Many international cards offer introductory offers for no interest! Some popular cards that offer no foreign transaction fees as well as extra long introductory APR offers are the Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card and the Discover it® Cash Back !

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Choose the best travel credit card

Those who travel by air – plus anyone who would like to be able to fly by getting free or discounted airfares by using their credit cards – are perfect candidates for airline credit cards. These are essentially awards or reward credit cards that let the cardholder rack up airline miles, points, or similar value which can then be converted into a free ticket to fly to a favorite destination.

The best airline credit cards will often provide special features and amenities in addition to the free miles that are especially tailored to the needs and preferences of air travelers. Other travel rewards include free tickets for a fellow passenger, preferential rates on hotels and rental cars, double rewards points for dining, entertaining, and coupons that provide access to airline VIP lounges inside airports.

Most airline credit cards have interest rates comparable to other credit cards, but many charge an annual fee that might range anywhere from $49-$125. You should examine the pros and cons of each card, comparing their benefits and features against their fees to calculate which one is the best fit and offers the most flexibility at the best price. Be sure to keep in mind that while some of these cards let you transfer your points or accumulated rewards to any airline, others restrict you to one or two specific air carriers. Your free miles might have a "catch" to them. Choose a flexible card that lets you apply your awards to any air carrier or one that will help you earn airline miles and perks on the flight that you use most of the time for personal travel or for business rewards.

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