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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

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  • 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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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.
  • 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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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® 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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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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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 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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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 rates and fees
  • Select "Apply Now" to learn more about the product features, terms, and conditions

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By: | Jul 21, 2017

We applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card last year and it has become the best credit card that I have ever owned. Customer service is first class and you speak to a person when you call. I redeemed miles for a trip recently and though I could not get the exact departure date, the day earlier worked fine. When I try to book with another card on American, I can never get the dates that I want or I have to use extra miles. It became so frustrating and now I can say, I have found THE CARD that works for us.

Picture of Margaret Haselton

By: | Jun 21, 2017

The Discover card looks good to me!

Picture of Kent Marsden

By: | May 20, 2017

I am planning a trip to South Africa next year and would be paying monthly bills with the CC to earn mileage credits. Which card would you suggest? Does paying monthly bills/expenses count as purchases?

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By: CompareCards | May 22, 2017

If you're interested in travel rewards, the Discover it® Miles or the Chase Sapphire Preferred are both excellent options as the offer generous rewards rates and flexible redemption options.

Picture of Lisab Repor

By: | Apr 27, 2017

Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred card a good card?

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By: CompareCards | Apr 28, 2017

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is one of the most popular travel rewards cards on the market, and for good reason! This card comes with one of the best sign up bonuses available and the point you earn can be redeemed in a number of ways to make sure you always get great bang for your buck.

Picture of Louis E. Valencia

By: | Apr 27, 2017

I am most interested in international travel and am searching for a CC I can use as a business credit card (law practice) with the most airline travel benefit for my preferred locations. Have been considering Chase Ink Preferred. Any helpful thoughts?

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By: CompareCards | May 1, 2017

The Ink Business Preferred Credit Card is certainly one of the best options for a business credit card with travel rewards. It offers one of the best sign up bonuses available and a very flexible travel rewards program. Another card to consider is the Capital One Spark Miles for Business.

By: David Indiana | Aug 19, 2017

But the Bank of America's Visa travel reward has no annual fee or no foreign transaction fees.

Picture of Julie Cearley

By: | Apr 27, 2017

Do you earn miles or travel rewards on any card for a balance transfer or only on new purchases?

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By: CompareCards | May 1, 2017

Credit cards generally only offer rewards on net purchases (purchases minus returns). Transactions like balance transfers or cash advances will not earn rewards.

Picture of Liz Murray

By: | Mar 29, 2017

I would like a card that has the best and easiest travel on any airline , car rental and hotel without annual fee or minimum fee of less than 100.00 per card I have excellent credit

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By: CompareCards | Mar 31, 2017

The Capital One Venture is an excellent credit card if you're looking for the most flexibile travel rewards. You earn double miles with every purchase and miles can be redeemed at any airline or hotel with no blackout dates!

Picture of Joanne Harns

By: | Mar 14, 2017

I have bank of america and I think it is the best.

Picture of Rakan Basem

By: | Jan 29, 2017

In need for credit card allowed me to enter airport lounge, and I have an excellent credit 754+

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By: CompareCards | Jan 30, 2017

The The Platinum Card from American Express offers complimentary access to their luxurious Centurian Lounges whenever you have a flight that same day. Another great option is the Citi Prestige which offers complimentary Priority Pass membership as long as you carry the card!

Picture of Bill Morris

By: | Jul 7, 2016

I have a Capital one and I enjoy it.

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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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