Ever used the website Nerdwallet? It is quite a handy site that helps you find the best credit cards for you. So if you are a traveler or an aspiring traveler and looking for a credit card to help you with all things travel this is the place to go. For now, here is a breakdown of what I have found on the site. If something interests you, then I recommend you dig a little deeper.
Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card
- Earn 50,000 bonus points (equivalent to $500) after you make a minimum of $3,000 in purchase during your first 90 days
- Earn unlimited points.
- 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases
- 1.5 points per every $1 spent on all other purchases
- If you happen to be a Bank of America Preferred Rewards member then you can earn even more points. Anywhere between %25-%75 more points on every purchase.
- Like mentioned above, points are unlimited and they never expire.
- Redeem points for cash (as a statement credit), deposit into eligible B Of A accounts, credit to eligible Merrill accounts, gift cards, or purchases at the B of A Travel Center.
- Receive up to $200 in combined airline incidental and airport expedited screening statement credits and valuable travel insurance protections
- There are no foreign transaction fees
- The annual fee is one of the lower ones at $95
The recommended credit score for this card is between 690 and 850 to be eligible.
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
- Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 (equivalent to $750 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards) in the first three months.
- Earn 2x the points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide. Then earn 1 point per every dollar spent on any other purchase.
- No foreign transaction fees
Recommended credit score for this card is between 690 and 850.
Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
- After spending $3,000 on purchases in the first three months you will be rewarded with a 50,000 bonus ($500 in travel).
- Earn 2x miles on every purchase. Earn 10x points on thousands of hotels because of the deal between hotels.com and Capital One. (This lasts through January 2020)
- Receive up to $100 application fee credit towards Global Entry or TSA Precheck.
- There are no blackout dates, you can fly any airline, stay at any hotel any time.
- You can transfer your miles to over 12 leading travel loyalty programs.
- Miles do not expire as long as your account is open and you can receive unlimited points.
- No foreign transaction fees.
- There is a $0 intro annual fee then after the first year the fee is $95 annually.
The recommended credit score to be eligible for this card is between 690 and 850. This card has also been named “The Best Travel Card” by CNBC in 2018.
These are the top three travel credit cards listed on Nerdwallet. If you visit their site, and ask specifically for travel cards, they list four more that have pretty great deals. Here is the link I used. It would be wise to take advantage of travel credit cards if traveling is your thing. Used wisely it will save you money.