6 popular picks for travel rewards credit cards

When it comes to travel rewards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card is one of  the more  popular ones. There are other cards at par too that you can choose to get excellent travel rewards if dining and travel form a huge part of your credit card purchases.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
There’s no Annual Fee for the first year, then the charge is $95. You can earn 20,000 bonus points if you spend $4,000 within the first 3 months. Earn 2x points when you use the card for travel or dining. For all other purchases, earn 1 point per dollar. You can transfer the points at 1:1 rate to many airline and hotel loyalty programs. Book your travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards portal and get a 20% discount

Discover It Miles
At no Annual Fee, this card gives you 1.5x miles for every dollar spent. The card will also reimburse for $30 of your in-flight wi-fi purchases each year. At the end of the first year, Discover It Miles will match every mile you’ve earned.

Bankamericard Travel Rewards Credit Card
This card charges no Annual Fee and no foreign transaction fee. For every dollar spent, you get 1.5 points. If you have an active savings or checking account with Bank of America, you get 10% customer points bonus on every purchase.
Get 20,000 bonus points for $1000 spent during the first 3 months. You can redeem this for $200 in travel related purchases. Points can be redeemed for flights, hotel bookings, buying vacation packages and so on.
You get an intro APR of 0% on all purchases for 12 months. The ongoing APR is 15.49% to 23.49% at a variable rate.

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
There’s no Annual Fee for the first year, $59 after that. You earn 2 miles for every dollar spent. Earn a bonus of 40,000 points for a purchase of $3000 within the first 3 months. This bonus can be redeemed for $400 in travel purchases. You can redeem the rewards at any airline or hotel

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card
Earn 2 points for every dollar spent on Southwest, Rapid Rewards partner hotels, and car rentals. Earn 1 point per dollar for other purchases. Earn 3000 points for every anniversary. Spend $2000 in the first 3 months and earn 50,000 bonus points. Rewards don’t expire. Baggage check in is free.

Starwoods Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
You don’t have to pay an annual fee for the first year, then $95 afterwards. You can earn 1 point for every dollar spent. Earn 3 to 5 points for purchases on Starwood properties. With 1,300 properties across 100 countries, you can use this card in most places. You can also redeem the points for airline miles. Transfer 20,000 points to select airlines and get 5000 points bonus.

Choose the card that suits your travel habits and preferences. These cards let you save a lot on travel expenses and are flexible about which airlines or hotel you can redeem at.