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delta gold card

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Earn 70,000 SkyMiles after you spend $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Limited Time Offer Ends 4/28/21 

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar spent at both restaurants and U.S. supermarkets

Earn a $100 Delta flight credit if you spend $10,000 on the card in a calendar year.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar on eligible Delta purchases and 1x mile for all other spending.

$99 Annual Fee (waived for the first year)

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Delta Platinum Busines

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 SkyMiles after you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Limited Time Offer Ends 4/28/21 

Earn a $100 Statement Credit after your first Delta purchase in the first 3 months.

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your card.

Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus MQMs to help you reach Medallion Status.

Earn 2x SkyMiles per dollar spent at both restaurants and U.S. supermarkets.

Earn 3x SkyMiles per dollar spent on eligible Delta purchases, and at hotels.

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

$250 Annual Fee

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Delta Reserve consumer

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

Earn 80,000 SkyMiles and 20,000 MQMs after you spend $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Limited Time Offer Ends 4/28/21 

Free checked bags & priority boarding on Delta flights.

Receive a First Class, Delta Comfort+ or Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon card renewal.

Complimentary Delta Sky Club Access.

Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus MQMs to help you reach Medallion Status.

Earn 3x Miles on Delta flights.

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

$550 Annual Fee

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Southwest Plus Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Receive 3,000 Rapid Rewards points on your cardmember anniversary.

2x Rapid Rewards Points: Per dollar spent on purchases with Southwest Airlines.

1x Rapid Rewards Points: On all other purchases.

The $69 annual fee is not waived for the first year of card membership.

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United Basic Economy

United℠ Explorer Card

40,000 Miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months of card membership. Plus an additional 25,000 bonus miles after you spend $10,000 in the first 6 months.

 

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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united club infinite card

United Club℠ Infinite Card

Earn 75,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Earn 4 miles per $1 spent on United purchases including tickets, Economy Plus, inflight food, beverages, and Wi-Fi

Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on all other travel and dining

Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA Precheck™ Fee Credit

Complimentary United Club membership

Free first and second checked bags

$525 Annual Fee (waived for the first year)

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Citi AAdvantage

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®

Earn 50,000 miles after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases

Admirals Club® membership for you and access for up to two guests traveling with you

Earn 10,000 AAdvantage® Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) after you spend $40,000 in purchases within the year

First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 8 companions

$450 Annual Fee

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Southwest Premier Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Receive 6,000 Rapid Rewards points on your cardmember anniversary.

2x Rapid Rewards Points: Per dollar spent on purchases with Southwest Airlines.

1x Rapid Rewards Points: On all other purchases.

The $99 annual fee is not waived for the first year of card membership.

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Southwest Priority

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

Receive an annual travel credit of $75 to use on Southwest Airlines flights.

Receive 7,500 Rapid Rewards points on your cardmember anniversary.

20% Back on In-Flight Purchases

5x Rapid Rewards Points: Per dollar spent on Southwest purchases between Dec. 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, on up to $2,000 per month.

Each cardmember anniversary, you will receive four upgraded boarding positions.

The $149 annual fee is not waived for the first year of card membership.

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Chase United Gateway

United Gateway℠ Card

20,000 Miles after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

3x United MileagePlus Miles – Per dollar spent on purchases at grocery stores (up to $1,500 per month through Sept. 2021)

2x United Mileage Plus Miles – Per dollar spent on United Airlines purchases, at gas stations, and on local transit and commuting

No Annual Fee!

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United Quest Card

United Quest℠ Card

Earn 80,000 miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Plus, an additional 20,000 miles after you spend $10,000 in the first 6 months.

 

Limited Time Offer!

Earn 3X miles on United Airlines purchases

Earn 2X miles at restaurants and on select streaming services, and all other travel

Each year, receive a $125 credit on United® purchases and two 5k-mile anniversary award flight credits.

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

$250 annual fee

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