My wife and I love the thrill of traveling. We usually will take at least one big trip each year and sometimes we try for two. To make our trips a little bit more affordable, we both carry travel rewards credit cards. This allows us to earn airline miles just for making our normal purchases, like groceries or a night out with friends. Below I have listed off what I personally feel are the best travel rewards credit cards.
4 Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards
Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card – This is easily one of my favorite cards on the market right now. You will get 40,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Those points can be transfered to any of the Chase Ultimate Reward partners (my favorite are Southwest Airlines and Hyatt). You will receive two points per dollar spend on travel and at restaurants and one point for all other purchases. You will receive a 7% Annual Points Dividend on all new points earned on purchases – even on points already redeemed.
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express – Let me eliminate the first misconception about this credit card. It is not just good for free hotel stays. You are also able to redeem points on over 350 different airlines. You will receive 10,000 points when you make your first purchase and another 15,000 points after $5,000 in purchases the first six months. These 25,000 miles would be good for a free weekend stay at a category 4 (Westin) hotel. You will get 5,000 bonus Starpoints when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to a frequent flyer program at one of 30 different airlines.
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express – Not only is this card one of the best airline credit cards, but it is also a top travel card. You will receive 30,000 miles when you spend $500 in the first three months. Additionally, you’ll get the opportunity to earn two miles for every Delta purchase and one point for all other purchases. Another perk is getting your first checked bag for free and receiving free priority boarding.
Blue Sky from American Express® – As a welcome bonus you will receive 7,500 points after you spend $1,000 in the first three months. This is redeemable for a $100 statement credit. You will earn one point for each dollar spent. The best feature is that you can redeem for travel rewards and have no blackout dates on airlines, hotels and car rentals. The Blue Sky card also has no annual fee.