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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®

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  • 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, through January 2020; 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. Plus transfer your miles to over 12 leading travel loyalty programs
  • 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
  • Card Brand Discover

Highlights

  • 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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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

 

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  • Bonus Rewards 60,000 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 $95
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • 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

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Bank of America® Travel Rewards Visa® credit card

 

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  • Rewards Rate Earn unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases
  • Bonus Points 25,000 online bonus points after 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
  • 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
  • 25,000 online bonus points after 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. After the intro APR ends, 16.74% - 24.74% Variable APR will apply
  • If you're a Preferred Rewards member, you can earn 25% - 75% more points on every purchase

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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
  • $0 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees
  • Earn a 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
  • Earn 10X miles on thousands of hotels, through January 2020; learn more at hotels.com/venture
  • Transfer your miles to over 12 leading travel loyalty programs
  • Enjoy 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months; 13.74% - 23.74% variable APR after that
  • Travel when you want with no blackout dates and fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • 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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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 on eating out and ordering in, 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

Highlights

  • Earn 30,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months – that’s a $300 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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American Express® Gold Card

 

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  • Welcome Offer 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.*
  • Rewards Rate Earn 4X points at restaurants worldwide 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
  • Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points when you dine at restaurants worldwide. 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 a total of $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boxed, and participating Shake Shack locations. This can be 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.
  • Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • 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.*
  • 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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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 $300 Annual Travel Credit, Airport Lounge Access, and Flexible Redemption Options
  • Annual Fee $450
  • 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®
  • Named "Best Premium Travel Credit Card" for 2018 by MONEY® Magazine
  • $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✓®

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Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Visa® credit card

 

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  • Sign Up Bonus 50,000 bonus points – a $500 value – after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening.
  • Rewards Rate 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases, 1.5 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Extra Perks Get up to $200 in combined airline incidental and airport expedited screening statement credits
  • Annual Fee $95
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Receive 50,000 bonus points - a $500 value - after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn unlimited 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases and unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • If you're a Bank of America Preferred Rewards member, you can earn 25%-75% more points on every purchase
  • No limit to the points you can earn and your points don't expire
  • Redeem for cash back as a statement credit, deposit into eligible Bank of America® accounts, credit to eligible Merrill accounts, or gift cards or purchases at the Bank of America Travel Center
  • Get up to $200 in combined airline incidental and airport expedited screening statement credits + valuable travel insurance protections
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Low $95 annual fee

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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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