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Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

60,000 Points After Spending $4,000 in the First 3 Months of Card Membership

 

2x points per dollar spent on dining and travel

2x points per dollar spent on grocery purchases up to $1,000 a month (through 4/30/21)

5x points per dollar spent on Lyft rides (through 3/31/22)

It offers one of our favorite ways to book flight deals through our Thrifty Traveler Premium flight deal notification service.

$95 Annual Fee

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chase freedom unlimited

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

Earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

 

Earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases on up to $12,000 spent in the first year

Earn 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards

Earn 3% cash back at restaurants and eligible delivery services

Earn 3% cash back on drugstore purchases

Earn 1.5% cash back on all other purchases

No Annual Fee!

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Gold Card

American Express® Gold Card

Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 in the first 6 months of card membership.

 

4x points per dollar spent at restaurants worldwide

4x points per dollar spent at U.S. supermarkets on up to $25,000 per calendar year

3x points per dollar spent directly with airlines or at amextravel.com

A $120 annual dining credit for charges at GrubHub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Boxed & Participating Shake Shack locations.

Starting in early 2021, receive $120 in Annual Uber Credits split up into $10 monthly amounts.

$250 Annual Fee

Read our full review of the Gold Card

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amex platinum

The Platinum Card® from American Express

75,000 Points after Spending $5,000 in the First 6 Months of Card Membership

 

Earn 10x points per dollar spent at U.S. Gas Stations & U.S. Supermarkets on up to $15,000 spent in the first 6 months of card membership. Limited Time Offer!

Check if you are eligible for the 125,000 Point offer via Cardmatch.

$200 Annual Uber Credit ($15/month & $35 in December).

$200 Airline Incidental Fee Credit

Earn 5x Points per dollar spent on airfare.

The best airport lounge access offered from any card.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

$100 Annual Credit to be used at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Hilton Honors & Marriott Bonvoy Gold Status

$550 Annual Fee

Read our full review of the Platinum Card.

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Chase Freedom

Chase Freedom Flex℠

Earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.

 

Earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases on up to $12,000 spent in the first year

Earn 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards

Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent on rotating bonus categories each quarter

Earn 3% cash back at restaurants and eligible delivery services

Earn 3% cash back on drugstore purchases

Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases

No Annual Fee!

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Blue Cash Everyday

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

Earn a $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in the first 6 months.

 

20% Cash Back on Amazon purchases in the first 6 months (up to $200 back). Limited Time Offer!

3% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 each year, then 1%)

2% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations and at select U.S. department stores.

1% back on other purchases

No Annual Fee

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Sapphire Reserve

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

50,000 Points After Spending $4,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership.

 

The sign-up bonus alone is worth at least $750 if redeemed through the Chase portal.

It earns 3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on travel and dining, 10x points per dollar spent on Lyft rides, and 1x point per dollar on everything else.

$300 annual travel credit

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Priority Pass Lounge access

$60 annual DoorDash statement credit

Complimentary Lyft Pink Membership

Book flight deals through our Thrifty Traveler Premium flight deal notification service.

$550 Annual Fee

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Bonvoy Brilliant

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months of card membership. Earn an additional 25,000 points after your first card anniversary.

 

Limited Time Offer!

Enjoy complimentary Platinum Elite status with your Card for the 2021 status year. Offer expires 1/13/2021.

Enjoy up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

6x Points: For each dollar spent at all Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

3x Points: at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines.

2x Points: on all other purchases.

Receive a free night certificate each year on your cardmember anniversary for properties that cost 50,000 points or less.

Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass™ Select membership.

$450 annual fee.

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Capital One Venture

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

100,000 Venture Miles After Spending $20,000 in the First 12 Months of Card Membership

 

Limited Time Offer Ends 12/14/20

It’s one of our top picks for points and miles beginners.

The Venture card earns 2x miles on every dollar you spend.

The sign-up bonus is worth $1,000.

Venture Miles are fantastic for covering the cost of things traditional points and miles cannot cover like cruises, tours, or even Airbnb.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

$95 Annual Fee

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IHG Rewards Club Premier

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

Earn 140,000 IHG Rewards Club Points After Spending $3,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

Limited Time Offer!

Receive a free night certificate each year on your cardmember anniversary for properties that cost 40,000 points or less.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Automatic IHG Platinum Elite Status.

Receive your fourth night free when you book three or more consecutive award stay nights.

$89 Annual Fee (waived for the first 12 months!)

Read our full review of the Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier Card.

 

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amex green card

American Express® Green Card

45,000 Points after Spending $2,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

$100 Credit Towards a CLEAR Membership

$100 Credit for Lounge Buddy (Airport Lounge Access)

Earn 3x Points per dollar spent on travel & dining

$150 Annual Fee

Read our full review of the Green Card.

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United Basic Economy

United℠ Explorer Card

60,000 Miles After Spending $3,000 in the First 3 months of card membership. Plus, an Additional 10K Miles after you spend $6,000 in the first 6 months.

 

Limited Time Offer!

2x United MileagePlus Miles – Per dollar spent on purchases at United, hotels and at restaurants

25% Back on United In-Flight Purchases

Free Checked Baggage – When you pay with your card.

Receive a $100 fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Priority boarding privileges

The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year of card membership. 

Read our full review of the United Explorer Card.

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