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How to Choose a Travel Credit Card
Looking for a new travel credit card?
You have our sympathy. There is simply WAY too many offers to choose from now.
But how do you find the right one for you?
It turns out, you can narrow down your search dramatically by deciding which one of the following links matter the most to you:
Save Money on Travel and Dining: Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here’s the deal: If you spend over $1,334 per month on your credit card, consider the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Chase Sapphire Preferred currently offers 50,000 bonus points if you spend $4,000 during the first three months from account opening (worth $625 toward travel rewards when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards).You get 2x points on travel (including airfare, hotels, cruises, rental cars, train tickets, taxis, and tolls) and at restaurants (includes fast food). You get 1 point for every $1 spent on other purchases.Now here’s our favorite part: You can transfer points at 1:1 to a leading frequent travel program such as United MileagePlus, Marriott Rewards, and Amtrak Guest Rewards.
Hotel transfer partners include Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, and the Ritz-Carlton.There is a $95 annual fee ($0 introductory annual fee for the 1st year).
- Airline partners include Southwest, British Airways, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, United, and Singapore Airlines.
This card is a good fit if you want a hot deal or you plan to transfer points to one of Chase’s airline or hotel partners.
Is it worth the $95 annual fee? Read our review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred before you apply.
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