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Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

20,000 Venture Miles After Spending $1,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

The VentureOne® card earns 1.25x miles on every dollar you spend.

The sign-up bonus is worth $200.

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

No Annual Fee!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

60,000 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 2x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on travel and dining, 5x points per dollar spent on Lyft rides, and 1x point per dollar on everything else.

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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Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

50,000 Venture Miles After Spending $3,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

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 $500.

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.

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

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American Express® Gold Card

Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 in the first 3 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.

A $100 travel credit for incidental airline fees. Read our guide on the best ways to use these credits.

$250 Annual Fee

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Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Earn 35,000 SkyMiles after you spend $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

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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Citi® Double Cash Card

2% Cash Back on all purchases

Earn cash back twice.
Earn 2% on every purchase with unlimited 1% cash back when you buy, plus an additional 1% as you pay for those purchases.
No Annual Fee!
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United Basic Economy

United℠ Explorer Card

40,000 Miles After Spending $2,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership.

 

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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Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 40,000 SkyMiles and 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

 

Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a 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.

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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The World Of Hyatt Credit Card

25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Earn another 25,000 Bonus Points after you spend $6,000 total within the first 6 months of card membership.

 

Earn a total of 9x points per dollar spent on Hyatt stays.

Receive a free night certificate each year on your cardmember anniversary for any Category 1-4 hotel.

Get One Additional Free Night – at any category 1-4 property if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year.

Automatic Discoverist Elite Status.

The annual fee is $95 and it’s not waived for the first year of card membership.

Read our full review of the World of Hyatt Credit Card.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve®

50,00 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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IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

Earn 125,000 IHG Rewards Club Points After Spending $3,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

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

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

 

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The Platinum Card® from American Express

60,000 Points after Spending $5,000 in the First Three Months of Card Membership

 

Check if you are eligible for the 100,000 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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