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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 2X miles on every purchase, every day. Plus earn 10X miles on thousands of hotels; learn more at hotels.com/venture
  • Named 'The Best Travel Card' by CNBC, 2018
  • Receive up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime; 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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Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus Earn up to 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles: 40,000 AAdvantage® miles after making $2,000 in purchases in first 3 months and 10,000 after making a total of $6,000 in purchases in first 12 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 up to 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles: 40,000 AAdvantage® miles after making $2,000 in purchases in first 3 months and 10,000 after making a total of $6,000 in purchases in first 12 months of account opening*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at restaurants*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • 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 inflight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*

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Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card - 25,000 Bonus Points Offer

 

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  • Rewards Rate Earn 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases
  • Bonus Points 25,000 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
  • NEW OFFER: 25,000 online bonus points if you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening - that can be a $250 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 16.99% - 24.99% 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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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 1.25X miles on every purchase, every day and pay no annual fee. Plus earn 10X miles on thousands of hotels; learn more at hotels.com/venture
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases for 12 months; 13.74%-23.74% 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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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

  • INTRO OFFER: Discover will match ALL the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles. That's $600 towards travel! 
  • Earn unlimited 1.5x Miles for every dollar spent on all purchases all 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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Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus Earn 30K bonus points when you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months – that’s a $300 cash redemption value
  • Bonus Rewards Earn 3X points for eating out & ordering in, 3X points for gas stations, rideshares & transit, 3X points for travel including flights, hotels, homestays and car rentals.
  • Rewards Rate Earn 1X points on other purchases
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • New! Earn 30K bonus points when you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months – that’s a $300 cash redemption value
  • Earn 3X points for eating out and ordering in
  • Earn 3X points for gas stations, rideshares and transit
  • Earn 3X points for travel including flights, hotels, homestays and car rentals
  • Earn 1X points on other purchases
  • $0 Annual Fee
  • 0% Intro APR for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers (fees apply), then a 14.49%-26.99% variable APR; balance transfers made within 120 days qualify for the intro rate and fee
  • Select "Apply Now" to learn more about the product features, terms, and conditions

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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 "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • 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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American Express® Gold Card

 

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  • Welcome Offer 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new card within the first 3 months.*
  • Rewards Rate Earn 4X points at U.S. restaurants and U.S. supermarkets on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X*
  • New Airline Fee Credit Up to $100 per year for incidentals*
  • Annual Fee $250
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Get the American Express® Gold Card in Limited Edition Rose Gold, only available until 1/9/2019.
  • Receive 20% back as a statement credit at U.S. Restaurants within the first 3 months, up to $100 back. Offer available to new Card Members who apply by 1/9/2019.
  • Plus, earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with The Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. This is an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
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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. Plus earn 20,000 points after you spend $12,000 within your first year
  • Bonus Miles 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases.
  • Rewards Rate 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Annual Fee $69
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • 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. Plus earn 20,000 points after you spend $12,000 within your first year.
  • 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
  • Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your card account is open
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions
  • Bags fly free® and no change fees
  • Redeem your points for flights, hotel stays, gift cards, access to events and more

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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.*
  • Travel Perks Up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees & more at one qualifying airline*
  • 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.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • 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.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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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

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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.

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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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By: | Oct 20, 2017

I use citi for miles

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By: Kimberley Anne Kolomietz | Jul 23, 2018

do u have to pick either miles or cash back?sorry if that was a dumb question but I don't know so I asked.

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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.

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By: Jeff Schultz | Oct 19, 2017

It's great. I use it for all my purchases then pay it off .Then use to by tickets. When I travel there are no foreign transaction fees. I just signed up for the Premium rewards. Spend 3K, first 90 days and you get $500 credit back.

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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.

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By: Katy Kat Yung | Nov 10, 2017

wow!! that's ALOT of points.. i love my chase credit cards.. i have the explorer, sapphire and the business chase.. Just booked a flight non-stop from hong kong to L.A, cost 1200 and only 96k miles.. i could have gotten it for 60-65 miles but our photographer is a diva and had requirements which is must be none-stop, etc.. etc.. love chase!! Best airline credit cards ever, i also have AMercian express,, but the miles are double of what i can get on united air.

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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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