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Bank of America® Travel Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Rewards Rate Earn 1.5 points per $1 spent on purchases
  • Bonus Points 20,000 online bonus points if you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening
  • 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 of account opening - 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 16.49% - 24.49% 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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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
  • Hotel Bonus Rewards Earn unlimited 10x miles on hotels when you pay with your Venture card at hotels.com/venture
  • 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
  • New! Earn 10 miles per dollar on hotels when you pay with your Venture card at hotels.com/venture; learn more at hotels.com/venture
  • 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

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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 your Miles as a statement credit towards travel purchases*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good Credit
  • Card Brand Discover

Highlights

  • 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.
  • Unlimited 1.5x Miles per dollar on all purchases, every day, with no annual fee.
  • No Blackout Dates - fly any airline, stay at any hotel.
  • Redeem your Miles as a statement credit towards travel purchases.
  • 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.
  • Receive FREE Social Security number alerts-Discover will monitor thousands of risky websites when you sign up.
  • No Annual Fee.
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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®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 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 travel 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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Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard®

 

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  • Rewards Rate Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase
  • Bonus Miles 75,000 miles each year if you spend $25,000 on purchases
  • Extra Perks Global Entry statement credit, no foreign transaction fees, & miles don't expire
  • Annual Fee $150
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • 75,000 miles each year if you spend $25,000 on purchases 
  • Global Entry - Expedite your Re-entry with a $100 automatic statement credit for the cost of one Global Entry application fee every five years 
  • Mastercard® Airport Experience provided by LoungeKey enhances your travel experience with access to over 800 lounges worldwide. Fees apply 
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made while traveling abroad 
  • International Chip and PIN provides maximum global acceptance with chip and PIN capability for use at self-service chip terminals around the world.
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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
  • New! Earn 10 miles per dollar on hotels when you pay with your VentureOne card at hotels.com/venture; learn more at hotels.com/venture
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases for 12 months; 13.49%-23.49% 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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Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • Bonus Rewards Free Checked Bag & Preferred Boarding
  • Rewards Rate 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent 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
  • 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*
  • New: Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations*
  • New: Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at restaurants*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • New: Earn a $100 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*
  • Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*

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Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

 

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  • Welcome Offer 30,000 Bonus Miles*
  • 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
  • Earn 30,000 Bonus Miles after spending $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months and a $50 statement credit after making a Delta purchase in the first 3 months with your new Card.
  • Earn 2 miles for every dollar spent on eligible purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Check your first bag free on Delta flights - 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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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% In-Flight 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.
  • See Rates & Fees

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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: | 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: | 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 5, 2018

This is very nice and good. Thank u for the information

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By: | Dec 27, 2017

Offers look good...need to check out details

Picture of Corey Falink

By: | Nov 13, 2017

If you use these cards to pay things like utilities, car or house payments, and other bills do those expenditures count towards these rewards?

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By: CompareCards | Nov 16, 2017

Generally speaking, as long as the merchant will allow you to pay for your transaction with a credit card, it will be counted as a purchases and you should be eligible to earn rewards!

By: Craig Parker | Nov 16, 2017

House payments are considered cash advance. I tried it. Other than that, I pay all of my bills on-line with it.

By: Kim Winston | Mar 1, 2018

ok true that's. I once had a card like that.

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By: | Nov 10, 2017

I have a card from Chase. They have been very satisfactory. I have had them over 10 years. I have been able to travel round trip to California, Oregon & Idaho. They have excellent customer service

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By: Michelle Gardner | Jan 15, 2018

I too have a Chase (Southwest) card. It is okay but I do have a $99 annual fee. Looking for a better deal

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By: | Nov 9, 2017

I love my Venture card. I have had it 5 months and am ready to fly anywhere.

Picture of Denis DellaLoggia

By: | Oct 22, 2017

I fly national at least once a year and to Mexico twice every winter. I use the Venture card, the AA Advantage card, also previously United MileagePlus. I have not paid for an airline ticket (other than taxes, sometimes baggage, a fee of about $6) for about ten years. If you are not rich, use your mileage credit cards for everything, and take lots of stupid surveys.

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By: | Oct 22, 2017

Does anyone have the venture one card? I get 2% back but I'm always shopping around for the best bang for the buck!

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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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