To make choosing your next card a bit easier, we've ranked the best credit card offers below with an eye toward those that can help you book luxury travel. Factors include: the welcome/sign-up bonus, bonus categories, and perks/benefits.
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A go-to for beginners. It's an easy way to earn more points with bonus categories on travel, dining and more. Plus, you can transfer points to airline and hotel partners. You might be able to get a 90,000-point offer in-branch.
While listed as a cashback card, you can combine the points you earn with another Ultimate Rewards card. That will allow you to transfer the points from the Ink Unlimited to airline and hotel partners.
While listed as a cashback card, you can combine the points you earn with another Ultimate Rewards card. That will allow you to transfer the points from the Ink Cash to airline and hotel partners.
It’s tough to find a better business card with transferable points. Businesses can earn 3x points on a bunch of categories up to $150k per year. Plus, it comes with a great cell phone protection benefit.
The big brother of the Sapphire Preferred, it's a good option if you want lounge access and the ability to redeem points at 1.5 cents per point. It’s possible to get a 70,000-point bonus offer by logging into your Chase account.
You’ll receive an annual free night certificate (worth up to 35k points) and 15 elite night credits which make it much easier to earn Platinum Elite status.
The United Quest Card is probably the co-branded United card overall with a nice bonus plus ways for United flyers to offset the annual fee.
Earn a Travel Together (2-for-1) ticket after spending $30,000 in a calendar year.
10% discount on Iberia flights and a $1,000 discount voucher if you spend $30,000 in a calendar year.
Earn a Companion Ticket after spending $30,000 in a calendar year.
A solid option for business owners (and anyone with a side hustle) to earn some IHG points.
An easy way to earn points for award tickets on Star Alliance carriers, Etihad, and more. 3x at grocery stores is a great bonus category.
The Explorer Card lost a bit of its luster with the launch of the Quest Card. However, with a good welcome bonus, the lower annual fee and free checked bag perk might be enough for some folks.
The best perk is the United Club membership. When flying United or Star Alliance carriers, this provides access to United Clubs (plus children or two guests) and many Star Alliance business class lounges (plus one guest on your flight).
A solid option to earn some more United miles for United or Star Alliance flights.
A free night certificate on your account anniversary worth up to 40k points, 4th night free on award bookings, and Platinum Elite status make this a card worth considering.
A solid welcome bonus plus the ability to earn elite nights per $10,000, it’s a great business card option for those who like Hyatt.
You’ll get an annual free night certificate for a Category 1-4 property and you can earn a second by spending $15,000 in a year. You’ll get 5 elite nights each year with the card plus you can earn 2 elite nights per $5,000 spent.
One of the best cards for earning Amex points thanks to 4x on groceries (up to $25k per year) and 4x at restaurants. The best offer is currently via personal referral. Click "Learn More" below to apply via referral.
A great card for lounge access, statement credits, and premium cabin flight discounts. The best offer is currently via personal referral. Click "Learn More" below to apply via referral.
One of my favorite cards on the market right now. I regularly use it to earn 2x on spend that otherwise would earn 1x. Throw in lounge access and up to 3 free authorized users (who also get lounge access), and you have something special.
It’s a solid card that earns 2x on everything if you’re nervous about the Venture X’s annual fee. Still, anyone who travels a decent bit should really consider the Venture X. Just run the numbers and you’ll see!
Not only is this card the best way to start earning valuable ThankYou Points, but it has some great 3x bonus categories and an annual $100 hotel credit. Not bad for a card with a low annual fee.
Earn 4x on a bunch of categories on up to $200k per calendar year. It's possible to get a welcome offer for 130k points but it's highly targeted.
A card packed with perks and statement credits for small business owners. The best offer is currently via personal referral. Contact me for a referral.
A lower annual fee than the Platinum or Gold, the Green Card is a solid earner with 3x on dining and travel. You’ll also get an annual $100 credit for both a CLEAR membership and LoungeBuddy. Just make sure you apply for the best welcome offer.
Quite possibly the easiest welcome bonus to earn as you’ll need to make just one purchase. It doesn’t hurt that the miles you’ll earn are valuable American miles.
This card offers a great welcome bonus that can help you book some fun business (and first) class flights. You also get a free checked bag on domestic American flights.
If you need a big chunk of American miles and would like a free checked bag on your domestic American flights, look no further.
Alaska miles are great for business and first class flights to Asia. Currently, this is your best option for earning Alaska miles.
Alaska miles are great for business and first class flights to Asia. It may be possible to get a better offer by going through the process to book flight.
Provides Diamond status which makes it an excellent card for those who regularly stay at Hilton properties. You’ll also receive a free weekend night certificate your first year and after you renew each year.
A solid business card if you want to earn some American miles. You’ll receive a 5% bonus on the AA miles earned via this card after your account anniversary.
A slightly cheaper alternative to the Spark Cash Plus. You still earn 2x on all spend but you’ll have a credit limit. If you don’t have as much business spend, this could be a good choice to earn Capital One miles.
As a cardholder you’ll get Hilton Gold status which provides free breakfast at many Hilton brands. Additionally, you can earn up to two free weekend night certificates. You’ll also receive 10 passes to Priority Pass lounges.
Listed as a cashback card, you can turn the cash into transferable points by moving the ot to a card that earns Capital One miles (e.g. Venture X). It’s also a charge card so there’s no set limit if you have large business expenses.
Most people can't earn points on rent easily or without paying processing fees. The Bilt Card solves that problem. Plus, the card comes with other useful benefits.