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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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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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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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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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citi thankyou premier credit card

Citi Premier® Card

60,000 Citi ThankYou Points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.

 

3X Points per dollar spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets

3X Points per dollar spent at Gas Stations, on Air Travel & Hotels

1X Point per dollar spent on all other purchases

$100 annual hotel credit when you book through Citi ThankYou

$95 Annual Fee

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