We post a lot about credit cards here on our blog, as well as elsewhere on Brad’s Deals. Each credit card offers a different sign-up offer and earning currency, usually “points” or “miles.” What’s the difference between all of them? And, most importantly, what are they worth?
One of the most common expenses in the average American’s monthly budget is keeping gas in the tank. If you live in a car-centric city like I do, getting even a few cents per gallon off your gas costs can mean big savings over the course of a year. Fortunately, there are a few credit cards out there that can save you up to five percent on every dollar spent on gas purchases. For a more generalized roundup of great credit card deals, see our article on the best credit cards with signup bonuses.
Here is a current list of our top four favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of these to be highly recommended. If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, but if you are diligent about paying your bills on time and in full, the rewards are endless.
The pandemic has been stressful for everyone, including travel bloggers like me. After visiting family for a week back home in Austin, Texas, my wife and I decided to spend a night at Miraval Austin, which had just reopened after the Coronavirus shut their doors in March. Miraval’s wellness concept is amazing at their Tucson, AZ property, so we were excited to check out their Austin location.
I hadn’t flown since March of this year, which is absolutely the longest time I’ve been grounded since I began using points and miles to travel the world. Of course, safety comes first. Without a clear plan from airlines to protect their passengers, I patiently waited at home. With the Coronavirus seemingly here for the long haul, airlines must define their safety procedures to protect crew and passengers alike. It was with confidence that I booked a Southwest flight to Orlando to cover the reopening of Walt Disney World.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card is one of the best bang-for-your-buck credit cards on the market today. I’d recommend it for anyone looking to break into the points and miles game who still wants to get a decent cash back return on their everyday spending. Here’s why the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is a top-notch beginner credit card.
Update: We’ve cut $100 off the plan!
Below you’ll find a blueprint for a family of four to go to Walt Disney World for
about $100 $1.10, including airfare, 5 nights at a hotel on Disney property and 4 days in the parks. This trip has a street value of $4,000-$5,000 and should take less time to put together than the average Disney-bound family needs to save for their vacation.
The American Express Platinum Card was once “the” travel charge card, as the first premium card on the scene. But lately, American Express has faced more competition from other card issuers, and as a result, the Platinum American Express card has gotten even better! The card is chock full of prestige and benefits, but weighed down by the hefty $550 annual fee. If you consider $550/year a deal breaker for you, we’re asking you to reconsider.
IHG is one of the largest hotel chains out there, with over 4,600 hotels worldwide. Its brands span from budget, like Candlewood Suites and Holiday Inn Express, to luxury like InterContinental. So, with a new offer out for the IHG Rewards Club Premier credit card that offers 140,000 bonus points, you may have wondering how best to use the program to your advantage.
There are five main credit cards that earn Citi ThankYou Rewards points, and each have their advantages and disadvantages. The Citi Premier Credit Card is one of them, and sits in a mid-tier position for both benefits and cost. Let’s dig into the details and see if the Citi Premier Credit Card deserves to be in your wallet.