(Closed) Credit Cards- Best Offers for Travel Points???

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@HollyT:  I think the Jet Blue card is good, and we had planned on using that one. But then we got a mailer that offered $400 in travel points if we spend $2,000 on a new AmEx.  I think it’s the Blue Sky card? I don’t know if there’s any way to access that promotion through their website, but it’s great!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

Capital One Ventures (the Alec Baldwin ads on tv).  We get 2 miles for every dollar spent.

Post # 5
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7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@HollyT:  are you looking for airline miles or hotel perks?

I got the Citibank AA Advantage card to rack up mileage with American Airlines (it had a 40K bonus at the time).

I’ve heard amazing things about the American Express Starwood Express card (they usually do a one time a year mileage bonus for getting the card – but that’s usually in the summer some time).  That card will give you points towards hotel stays (and, airline miles, I believe).

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

AAA has a pretty good credit card. You get 3x the points on all travel purchases. It doesn’t have to be booked with AAA either…it just applies to anything travel (hotels, plane tickets, rental cars, etc). And it’s also 2x the points on gas and groceries. I love my card because it doesn’t restrict me to one specific airline and I get points on all aspects of travel rather than just one.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We opened AAdvantage Platinum cards. I got 75,000 miles, as did my father-in-law (he opened one for us to get miles), and my husband got 55,000 (got the deal on a different awards cycle). It was enough miles to get us to and from Asia flying first class for free, plus several trips within the US/Canada for free (we are at the tail end of an 8 month extended travel adventure!). We were able to get the points, and then cancel the cards before the yearly fee kicked in. It saved us approximately $8,000.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I read somewhere recently that its best to get a credit card that gives Visa gift cards as rewards.  Then you can use the gift cards to buy plane tickets with any airline.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I get the most for my money with my Amex Blue Sky card.  For every $7,500 I spend, I get $100 credit back on my card for travel related purchases.  You can save it up too.  Other cards I looked at required you to spend $10,000 to get $100 back.

For international travel, I got a Capital One card.  They waive the foreign conversion fee and give you 1% back on purchases.

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