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Old 09-04-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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I would love some tips on how to build up rewards for travel.

What is the best credit card for this?
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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You could try Capital One.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The answer is generally that it depends on who your preferred airline and hotel partners are, and how much you're willing to play the game of churning and dumping credit cards in order to take advantage of enrollment bonuses. There are any number of blogs and message boards out there that talk about setting up 'the system' to take advantage of those bonuses and pick up a good amount of free travel based on charging your ordinary spending to the card of the quarter.

If you don't want to play the game, just find one card that gives good bonus points for the chain you prefer, another one that has airline miles on your preferred carrier, and stick with them after the initial enrollment bonus.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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We've gotten enough miles with Capt. One to fly 1st class several times.

Which card is best for you will depend how you plan to use it, what you will use it for, and if you can afford having a card at all!

We don't fly often enough to earn enough airline miles to do anything....and there are those pesky "blackout" dates with airline miles. I prefer the credit card route...no blackouts or exceptions! When I accrue enough points, I can redeem them whenever and for whatever I want! It's like cash!
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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You could try Capital One.

Don't do CapOne. They advertise that you can use any airline, which is fine. But what they don' tell you is that the ticket price must not be over a certain price. If it is over then they won't cover a partial ticket up to their limit. If the price is under their limit, then you lose points as if they paid their limit. If you have a CC that pays to cash cards, then go in that direction. Thus you dont have to deal with any limitations at all.

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