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Discover it® Miles

 

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  • Bonus Miles We'll 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 miles for cash or travel credit*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good Credit
  • Card Brand Discover

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  • We’ll match all the Miles you’ve earned at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles.
  • No Blackout Dates – fly ANY airline, stay at ANY hotel.
  • Redeem your Miles as a statement credit towards travel purchases.
  • Unlimited 1.5x Miles per dollar on all purchases, every day, with no annual fee.
  • 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.
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  • No Annual Fee.
  • Click "APPLY NOW" to see rates, rewards, FICO® Credit Score terms, Discover Match® details & other information.

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Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Bonus Miles One-time bonus of 50,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $500 in travel
  • Rewards Rate 2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Rewards Details Flexible Redemption, No Miles Cap, & Miles won't expire for the life of the account
  • Annual Fee $0 intro for first year; $95 after that
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $500 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Travel when you want with no blackout dates
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year; $95 after that
  • Get a metal Venture Card when you apply today

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Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®

 

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  • Limited Time Bonus Enjoy 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days*
  • Rewards Rate Earn 2X Miles on all Purchases*
  • Redeeming Miles Miles can cover purchases on any airline or hotel*
  • Annual Fee $89 - waived first year
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Enjoy 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit toward an eligible travel purchase
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
  • Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made while traveling abroad
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months on Balance Transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR will apply, 16.99%, 20.99% or 23.99%, based on your creditworthiness. There is a fee for balance transfers.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

 

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  • Bonus Rewards 50,000 bonus points
  • Rewards Rate 2X points on travel and dining
  • Redeeming Points 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Annual Fee $0 Intro for the First Year, then $95
  • 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 $625 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.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Bonus Miles 20,000 miles with minimum spending requirement
  • Rewards Rate 1.25 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • No Limits or Restrictions Flexible Redemption, No Miles Cap, & Miles won't expire for the life of the account
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $200 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 1.25 miles per dollar on every purchase, every day and pay no annual fee
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases for 12 months; 12.99%-22.99% variable APR after that
  • Travel when you want with no blackout dates
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn

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Bank of America® Travel Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Rewards Rate Unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases
  • Bonus Points 20,000 online bonus points if you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days
  • Flexible Redemption Redeem points for a statement credit to pay for flights on any airline
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 800-775-8735
  • Earn unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases, with no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees and your points don't expire
  • 20,000 online bonus points if you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days - that can be a $200 statement credit toward travel purchases
  • Use your card to book your trip how and where you want – you’re not limited to specific websites with blackout dates or restrictions
  • Redeem points for a statement credit to pay for flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, rental cars, or baggage fees
  • Comes with chip technology for enhanced security and protection at chip-enabled terminals
  • 0% Introductory APR for 12 billing cycles for purchases, then 15.99% - 23.99% Variable APR
  • Get an additional 10% customer points bonus on every purchase when you have an active Bank of America® checking or savings account
  • If you’re a Preferred Rewards client, you can increase that bonus to 25% - 75%

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Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

 

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  • Limited Time Offer 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • Bonus Perks Free Checked Bag & Preferred Boarding
  • Rewards Rate 2 Miles per dollar on American Airlines, 1 Mile on other purchases
  • Annual Fee $95, waived for first 12 Months*
  • Credit Needed Excellent, Good
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • For a limited time, earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • 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*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases¹
  • Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
  • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back – up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year*

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Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

 

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  • Limited Time Offer 50,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months*
  • Bonus Miles 2X Miles on Delta Purchases*
  • Additional Perks Check your 1st bag free on every Delta flight*
  • Annual Fee $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Credit Needed Excellent, Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-901-8258
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Plus, earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend an additional $1,000 with your new Card within your first 6 months. Offer expires on 11/8/2017.
  • Earn 2 miles on every dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight - that's a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.
  • Settle into your seat sooner with Priority Boarding.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms Apply.
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The Platinum Card® from American Express

 

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  • Welcome Offer 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.*
  • Bonus Cash $200 Airline Fee Credit*
  • Travel Perks No foreign transaction fees & exclusive airport lounge access*
  • Annual Fee $550
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-901-8258
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Terms Apply.
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Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

 

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  • Welcome Offer Earn 25,000 Starpoints*
  • Rewards Rate Earn to 2 Starpoints at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels*
  • Extra Perks No foreign transaction fees & free in-room internet access*
  • Annual Fee $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-901-8258
  • Earn 25,000 Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Planning a road trip? Rent your car, fill up your tank, book your hotel, and pay for it with your American Express® Card.
  • Terms Apply.
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Blue Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

 

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  • Welcome Offer Earn 10,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Bonus Miles Earn 2 miles per dollar at US restaurants.
  • Additional Perks Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile on every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent, Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 10,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. 
  • No Annual Fee. 
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar at US restaurants. 
  • Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile on every eligible dollar spent on purchases. 
  • Receive a 20% savings in the form of a statement credit after you use your Card on eligible Delta in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and audio headsets. 
  • Terms Apply.
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United℠ TravelBank Card

 

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  • Welcome Offer $150 in TravelBank cash after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
  • Reward Rate Earn 2% in TravelBank cash per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United and 1.5% per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Regular Purchase APR 16.99% - 23.99% Variable
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • $150 in TravelBank cash after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
  • Earn 2% in TravelBank cash per $1 spent on airline tickets purchased from United
  • Earn 1.5% in TravelBank cash per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Enjoy 25% back as a statement credit on purchases of food and beverages onboard United-operated flights, when you pay with your United TravelBank Card.
  • TravelBank cash is easy to use. $1 in TravelBank cash = $1 when used toward the purchase of a United ticket.
  • Your TravelBank cash accumulates in your United TravelBank account on United.com. There's no limit to how much TravelBank cash you can earn.
  • $0 Annual fee

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Picture of Matthew Triplett

By: | Oct 16, 2017

Does anyone have any feedback on the Bank of America Travel Rewards card? I'm a recent college graduate who travels a fair amount and looking to upgrade my student credit card to something that can get me beneficial miles that helps me with my flights to Europe and among the United States.

Picture of Jannie Aapsteker

By: | Oct 16, 2017

The very best card is Capital One Venture card. No waiting for “Mileage available seats”. You buy your tickets with your card w/o the miles...no mess; Then you claim your mileage discount from Capital One, x100 of ticket value of you available points will be credited to your card. 2 points for every $1 spent. Just got $1300 credit for 130,000 points.

Picture of Ellen Meyer

By: | Oct 13, 2017

I use my travel points for travel within the U.S. to visit family and friends. Southwest Airlines works best for me and although they do have an annual fee they return the fee to you in air miles. Also, you are allowed 2 checked bags and 2 carry on including your personal item such as purse or computer etc. Very important to me as I am usually traveling with gifts. It is very easy to make a reservation.

Picture of Arni Westphal

By: | Sep 30, 2017

This information is worth looking at.

Picture of James Hess Sr.

By: | Sep 29, 2017

This depends on how you are flying. We have the Citi American Airlines card and it is very useful since we generally fly AA to Europe. Costs us 100,000 point to fly roundtrip from LAX to anywhere in Europe although in May it took me to Tel Aviv. These points get you a business class seat which is very important going all the way to Europe. We are happy with our Citi AA card.

Picture of Desiree Raymond

By: | Sep 16, 2017

We fly our kids multiple times a year spending roughly $4000 on flights yearly. .. ouch! Looking for a card that earns miles fast, earns miles on every purchase everywhere including paying monthly bills. And can be redeemed on any airline with no blackout dates and on passengers other then myself.

Picture of Rick Canaan

By: | Sep 14, 2017

Are the payment of bills (water, electric, etc) considered purchases when paying by credit card?

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By: CompareCards | Sep 15, 2017

If the company allows you to pay your bills with a credit card, it will most likely show up as a "purchase" on your credit card statement.

Picture of Jim

By: | Aug 28, 2017

Good deals for big spenders!

Picture of Crystal Rauch

By: | Aug 16, 2017

if I want a credit card that I can just earn points to redeem for vacation purposes only, which card would be best? I do not travel daily , weekly, or monthly. it would be like a summer thing or a special occasion.

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By: CompareCards | Aug 25, 2017

It sounds like the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card or the Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard® would both be great options for you. Each of these cards comes with a generous rewards rate and very flexible travel rewards programs that allow you to redeem your miles for virtually any travel purchase.

Picture of John H Bass

By: | Aug 7, 2017

I have been satisfied with American Express Sky Miles card.

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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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