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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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  • 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
  • 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
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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 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

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  • 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.*
  • Airline 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

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  • 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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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®

Highlights

  • 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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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.

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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.

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By: Kaarlo Kalervo | Oct 18, 2017

We also have the Citi American Airlines card. In the spring we cruise to Copenhagen then fly back to Miami business class. We have always found a couple of seats through the One World Partnership.

By: Winnie Martin | Nov 14, 2017

I LOVE my Citi AA card. I take my kids to Europe every other year for just the taxes!

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.

By: Betty Hoy | Nov 14, 2017

Yes, and sometimes in some counties you can pay your property taxes with credit card also. We use Citi Bank (American airlines) ourselves, but thinking about the Capital One Venture, since you earn double the miles!

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.

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By: | Aug 7, 2017

I have been satisfied with American Express Sky Miles card.

Picture of Joseph Kathy Bardisbanian

By: | Aug 3, 2017

This maybe the one you're looking for!

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By: | Jul 21, 2017

Which card has no foreign transaction fees?

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By: CompareCards | Jul 28, 2017

Check out our page for credit cards with no foreign transaction fees to see all the best options!

By: Soso David | Aug 22, 2017

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express No foreign transaction fees & free in-room internet access*

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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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