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You can earn 25,000 Hyatt points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. Earn an additional 25,000 Hyatt points after spending $6,000 in the first six months. The card also comes with one free annual night per year (category 1-4), complimentary Discoverist status, the ability to earn additional free nights and elite status.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is on our list for the best starter travel cards. The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year, and you will get 50,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 in the first three months. Our tips about meeting minimum spend requirements can help you get the valuable points.
We have a complete write-up here, but you will get a $150 bonus after spending $500 in the first three months. There’s no annual fee and you will earn 1.5% cash back on every dollar spent. Remember, we value transferable points and the Chase Trifecta.
This card has no annual fee and will earn you a $150 bonus after spending $500 in the first three months. More details can be found here, but it’s a great card to maximize quarterly bonus categories.
We have an entire article about this card, but it’s one of my favorites thanks to the 4x bonus at US Supermarkets and Restaurants. The $250 annual fee is offset by an annual travel credit and monthly restaurant credit. You can get 40,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $2,000 in the first three months.
This card has no annual fee and earns 2x at US Supermarkets and a 20% bonus on all points after 20 transactions in a month. You will earn 25,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $2,000 in three months.
You can earn 100,000 Hilton Honors points after spending just $1,000 in three months. There’s no annual fee, so it’s card you could keep forever to improve your credit score.