Articles & Advice from Benét Wilson

Benét joined the team in February 2018 as associate editor. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Aviation Queen LLC, a freelance writing business. She has written extensively about the airline/airports and travel industries for more than 25 years. She has a journalism degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

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Best Gas Rewards Cards for February 2019

February 1, 2019

You’ve decided to find a credit card that focuses on rewards for gas purchases. Now […]

Best Rewards Credit Cards for February 2019

February 1, 2019

Best rewards credit cards Best overall Chase Sapphire Reserve® Best for dining and travel Uber Visa Card Best for […]

Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards for February 2019

February 1, 2019

If you’re traveling abroad and using your credit card for purchases, foreign transaction fees can […]

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Best Travel Credit Cards for February 2019

February 1, 2019

You travel regularly and use your credit card to pay for a big chunk of […]

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – February 2019

February 1, 2019

Sports are a huge part of American culture with die-hard fans rooting for teams ranging […]

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Best Airline Credit Cards for February 2019

January 1, 2019

Best airline credit cards Best overall AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® Best for Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card Best for Delta […]

Best Credit Union Credit Cards

November 20, 2018

If you’re looking for your first credit card or want to add another one to […]

Best Jewelry Chain Financing Options

November 5, 2018

Financing an engagement ring may not seem like the wisest way to kick off a […]

More Tips & Resources

Get Amtrak ClubAcela Access with United MileagePlus Club Card

February 15, 2019

The information related to the United MileagePlus® Club Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication.  Terms apply to Chase credit card offers. See chase.com for more information. Amtrak’s Boston/New York/Philadelphia/Washington, D.C., train corridor is the busiest in the country, serving as a quick, hassle-free option […]

10 of the Best Category 5 Hotels to Use Your Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card Free Night

February 15, 2019

The information related to the The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication.  Terms apply to Chase credit card offers. See chase.com for more information. Now that the Marriott, Starwood and Ritz-Carlton hotel brands are now united under the new Marriott Bonvoy™ rewards program, […]

American AAdvantage Cheat Sheet for Using Miles: Airlines, Fees, Alternatives, and More

February 11, 2019

Travelers who fly American Airlines regularly know that when it comes time to book reward travel on the AAdvantage® loyalty program, you go to the airline’s booking website and hope for the best. American Airlines flies almost 6,700 flights a day out of nine hubs to 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. When you add […]

United MileagePlus Cheat Sheet for Using Miles: Airlines, Fees, Alternatives and More

February 6, 2019

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to maneuvering around the United MileagePlus® loyalty program to find the best ways to snag award travel. You need to know how to best use your miles, any potential fees associated with redeeming them and how to get extra miles when you need them. Our comprehensive cheat […]

60k Sign-up Bonus for the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard

February 4, 2019

The information related to the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® is offering a rare opportunity to earn more sign-up bonus miles that you can redeem for reward travel — without spending a lot to get it. New cardmembers […]

Which Chase Ink Business Credit Card Is Right for You?

February 4, 2019

It’s time to choose a new credit card for your business, but with so many options out there, how do you decide? Chase offers three self-branded, business credit cards — Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card, Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card and Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card — that could be a good fit. All three come with sign-up bonuses, different ways to earn cash back and travel/protection […]

Can you still get a United Presidential Plus credit card?

February 1, 2019

The information related to the United MileagePlus Presidential PlusSM Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. Terms apply to Chase credit card offers. See chase.com for more information. This offer is currently unavailable to new applicants. United Airlines stopped taking applications for its […]

Rewards Card Sign-up Bonus, Welcome Offer Trends to Watch in 2019

January 30, 2019

While credit card companies are still offering lucrative sign-up bonuses and welcome offers on travel-branded credit cards to attract new customers, a recent report in the Wall Street Journal stated that banks are starting to pump the brakes as they struggle to hold down costs. For now, the higher bonuses and offers are still available, […]

Will You Love or Hate Hertz Ultimate Choice?

January 30, 2019

Almost two years after unveiling Hertz Ultimate Choice, the program is now available at more than 55 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Hertz did away with assigned cars for most rentals, and instead, let Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards President’s Circle, or The Platinum Card® from American Express Platinum members […]

What Can You Do About Credit Card Holds?

January 28, 2019

When you pay with cash, you either have enough to cover the purchase or you don’t. But with credit cards, it’s different, since when you make charges, merchants can place a hold on your account, rendering part of your credit line unusable. This happens most often at hotels, car rental agencies and cruise lines. These […]