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Choose The Best Credit Cards For Your Vacation

Notice: Below lists descriptions and rewards for each category for the cards. To view additional information such as card benefits, APR, and transaction information, visit the merchant’s website.

Cards for Dining
CardRewardsDescription
Capital One Savor RewardsEarn unlimited 4% cash back on dining, entertainment & popular streaming services$95 annual fee. Earn a one-time $300 cash bonus once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening
Citi Custom Cash Card5% cash back on top spending category: Restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, select travel, select transit, select streaming services, drugstores, home improvement stores, fitness clubs, live entertainment. (up to $500 spent)No annual fee. Earn $200 (20k pts) in cash back after spending $1.5k in the first 6 months of account opening
Cash App CardReceive credit off your purchases when you apply a boost in the cash app (example 6% off Taco Bell)No annual fee. Cash app prepaid card. Link your bank and instantly add cash.
USBank GoAltitude4x points rewarded for dining, take out, and food deliveryNo annual fee. Receive a text message if you’d like to use points to pay for a transaction.
OxygenReceive $1 cash back when making a $10 purchase at a restaurant (Valid once every 24hrs)No annual fee. Receive $100 bonus when you deposit $500 or more and have at least 5 transaction with the Oxygen card
AmEx Gold CardReceive 4x per $1 spent on groceries and restaurants. $10 per month of restaurant credit when paying at participating partners$250 annual fee
Receive 60k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation
Hotel Credit Cards
CardsRewardsDescription
IHG OneEarn up to 17x per $1 at IHG with an IHG rewards account and maintaining Elite status. Redeem 3 nights and get 4th freeno annual fee. Receive 80k points after spending $2k from the first 3 months of activation
IHG One PremierEarn up to 26x per $1 at IHG with an IHG rewards account and maintaining Elite status. Redeem 3 nights and get 4th free$99 annual fee
Receive 140k points after spending $3k from the first 3 months of activation
Chase Sapphire PreferredBook through Chase Ultimate Rewards (CUR) to earn 5x points on hotels and rental cars. Points are also worth .25 more redeeming in CUR.$95 annual fee
Receive 60k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation ($750 towards travel)
Chase Sapphire ReservedBook through Chase Ultimate Rewards (CUR) to earn 5x points on hotels and rental cars. Points are also worth .5 more redeeming in CUR.$550 annual fee. Receive 60k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation ($900 towards travel)
Wyndham RewardsEarn 5x points per $1 spent on Wyndham Hotelsno annual fee.
Receive 45k points after spending $1k from the first 3 months of activation
Venture by Capital OneEarn 5x points per $1 on hotels and rental cards booked through Capital One Travel$95 annual fee
Receive 75k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation
Venture X by Capital OneEarn 10x points per $1 on hotels and rental cards booked through Capital One Travel$395 annual fee
Receive 75k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation
Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessEarn up to 17X total points per $1 spent at thousands of hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program$95 annual fee
Earn 3 free nights (up to 150k point value) after spending $3k from the first 3 months of activation
Marriott Bonvoy BoldEarn up to 14X points per $1 on thousands of hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy with loyalty programNo annual fee.
Earn 30k points after spending $1k from the first 3 months of activation
Hilton Honors AmEx Surpass12x points per $1 spent on select Hilton Hotels and resorts. Free night after spending 15k on eligible purchases in a year$95 annual fee
Earn 130k points after spending $2k from the first 3 months of activation
The World of Hyatt9x points per $1 spent at Hyatt stays. 1 Complementary night per year anniversary. (another if you spend 15k in eligible purchases in the year)$95 annual fee
Earn 30k points after spending $3k from the first 3 months of activation. Additional 30k points if 15k spent in 6 months
Citi Premier CardBook hotel and rental car through citi portal and earn 10x points per $1 spent. 3x points per $1 on flights, hotel purchases, restaurants and gas stations.$95 annual fee. Earn 60k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation.

Cards for Airlines
CardsRewardsDescription
Amex Classic PlatinumEarn 5x points on flight directly through airline or Amex Travel$695 annual fee
Receive 80k points after spending $6k from the first 6 months of activation
Alaska Airlines VisaEarn 3x points per $1 spent on Alaska airlines purchases. BOGO fare per anniversary when spending 6k in prev year$95 annual fee
Receive 40k pts after spending 3k from the first 3 months of activation. Free checked bag & priority boarding
Citi AAdvantageEarn 4x points on eligible American Airline purchases and comes with Admiral Lounge access.$595 annual fee.
Receive 100k points after spending $10k from the first 3 months of activation
SouthWest Rapid RewardsEarn 3x points per $1 on SouthWest purchases. 2x points on rental car and hotel partners.$150 annual feel.
Receive 50k points after spending $1k from the first 3 months of activation
Delta Skymile Gold2x points per $1 spent directly on Delta purchases, dining, and groceries. 2 years comp privilegesFirst year free then $99 annual fee.
Receive 40k points after spending $2k from the first 6 months of activation
Delta Skymile Reserve3x points per $1 spent directly on Delta purchases. Flight benefits: Takeoff15, club access, first class each renewal of Delta, etc. $550 annual fee.
Receive 60k points after spending $5k from the first 6 months of activation
United Explorer Card2x points per $1 spent directly on United purchases, dining and direct with hotels . 2 years comp privilegesFirst year free then $95 annual fee.
Receive 60k points after spending $3k from the first 3 months of activation
United club Infinite4x points per $1 spent directly on United purchases, dining and direct with hotels . Luxary benefits and upgrades with IHG and comp priveleges$525 annual fee.
Receive 80k points after spending $5k from the first 3 months of activation
JetBlue PlusEarn 6x points on Jetblue purchases, free 1st checked bag, earn 5k points per your anniversary. Basic tier is 1pt per $1 spent. Mosaic tier is 3pts per $1 spent$99 annual fee. Receive 70k points after spending $1k from the first 3 months of activation. 70pts is equivalent to $700
Free Spirit CardEarn 3x points spent per $1 on eligible spirit purchases. Redeem points on partner products and services. Exclusive events and promotions for Free Spirit members only$79 annual after the first year.
Receive 50k points after spending $1k from the first 3 months of activation. 5k equivalent to $550.
Hawaiian Airlines Card3x miles on Hawaiian Airlines purchases, 2 checked bags free, 50% off companion one time ($100 off annually after)$99 annual fee
Receive 70k points after spending $2k from the first 3 months of activation.
Frontier Mastercard5x points per $1 spent on Frontier purchases. Priority boarding, redemption fee for one way waived, earn $100 flight voucher every year of account anniversary$89 annual fee after first year.
Receive 50k points after spending $1k from the first 3 months of activation. (good for up to 2 round trips with Frontier)
Allegiant World Mastercard3x points per $1 spent on Allegiant qualified purchases (air, hotel, rental cars, and attractions)
Comp priority boarding and free beverage when you present this card.. Note – doesn’t fly international, requires vacation pkg booking to use flight BOGO
$59 annual fee
Receive 15k points after spending $1k from the first 3 months of activation. (worth $150)
BOGO airfare offer when booking 4+ hotel nights or rental car for 7+ days (must call with Allegiant Member Services to book)
Cards for Rental Cars
Venture by Capital OneEarn 5x points per $1 on hotels and rental cards booked through Capital One Travel$95 annual fee
Receive 75k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation
Chase Sapphire PreferredBook through Chase Ultimate Rewards (CUR) to earn 5x points on hotels and rental cars. Points are also worth .25 more redeeming in CUR.$95 annual fee
Receive 60k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation ($750 towards travel)
Chase Sapphire ReservedBook through Chase Ultimate Rewards (CUR) to earn 5x points on hotels and rental cars. Points are also worth .5 more redeeming in CUR.$550 annual fee. Receive 60k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation ($900 towards travel)
Venture X by Capital OneEarn 10x points per $1 on hotels and rental cards booked through Capital One Travel$395 annual fee
Receive 75k points after spending $4k from the first 3 months of activation
AmEx Green CardAll around good vacation card. Earn 3x points per $1 on: rental cars, cruises, tours, hotels, trains, taxis, parking, busses, rideshare, and more.$150 annual fee.
Receive 60k points after spending $3k from the first 6 months of activation

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