The Best Travel Rewards Card Now

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Travel — well, it’s complicated now, especially if you like to fly to far-off places, or hoped to take a cruise in the near future. But eventually, after the air has cleared from the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be glad you racked up rewards for free tickets, upgrades, discounts on hotel rooms and more. While you’re hunkered down, shopping online, maybe investing in home upgrades and getting food delivered, use a card that will buy you some awesome travel perks down the road.

Chase Sapphire Preferred®

Chase / Visa

Why we like it: This card rakes in a whopping 60,000 points as a welcome bonus (worth $725 on purchases through Chase Ultimate Rewards) after you spend $4,000 within the first three months of opening the account. This is really a great deal, especially if you spend this amount on regular expenses like groceries, home and garden supplies, gas and clothes — and, importantly, if you pay off the balance each month.

More highlights:

  • Earn 2 points for each dollar spent on travel and restaurants, and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases with this card.
  • With a subscription to DoorDash — super handy while staying inside — pay no delivery fee for unlimited deliveries and reduced service fees on orders over $12.
  • Points transfer 1-to-1 to leading hotel and airline loyalty programs.
  • No foreign transaction fees.

Note: Annual fee of $95

Click here for more details and compare it with other offers.
Whatever you need in a credit card — balance transfer, low interest rate, travel rewards points, you name it — you can find it in our credit card search tool. Click here to explore.

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