Letting your kids get rid of all that extra energy is probably on the program for the coming months, and what better place to expend all that energy but a theme park. Today amusement parks offer more variety and hair-raising rides than ever before, making your special times with your kids that much more fun.

Before you head out into the sunshine, it's worth taking note that paying for your day of fun using your credit card is not just safer (who wants to carry coins on a roller coaster), it may also help you get more fun for your money.

A Visa card may be your ticket to discounted fun if your kids are into LEGO®. With a hotel coming in 2015, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven (near Orlando, FL) will thrill kids between 2 and 12 with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a Water Park and The LEGO® World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network. Use your Visa card and receive 20% off single-day tickets to this 150-acre interactive theme park. If you are a West Coast resident, you might be happy to know that you can receive the same 20% off single-day tickets deal at LEGOLAND® California Resort (more than 60 rides, shows and attractions) when you pay with a Visa card.

American Express card members can enjoy special privileges at Universal Orlando® Resort. Benefits include 10% off food and beverages inside the resort (when you pay with an Amex card), and 10% off purchases of at least $50 of merchandise and 15% off purchases of $75 or more. If you buy a Universal Orlando® Multi-Park Ticket or Annual Pass with an American Express® Card you can get access to the American Express Lounge In Universal Studios® and enjoy complimentary drinks and light snacks, as well as a full-time concierge. Other perks include a photo spend and get offer, and exclusive Mardi Gras offers.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred<sup>®</sup> Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
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18.24% - 25.24% Variable

$95

Why we like it
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
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Blue Cash Preferred<sup>®</sup> Card from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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  • Earn a $250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • New 6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions.
  • New 3% Cash Back on transit including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more.
  • 6% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%). 3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations. 1% Cash Back on other purchases.
  • You spoke, we listened. Over 1.6 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2018.
  • Low intro APR: 0% for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 15.24% to 26.24%
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months

15.24%-26.24% Variable

$95

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Chase Freedom<sup>®</sup>

Chase Freedom®

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  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Enjoy new 5% categories each quarter!
  • Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases – it's automatic
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 17.24-25.99%.
  • 3% intro balance transfer fee when you transfer a balance during the first 60 days your account is open, with a minimum of $5.
  • No annual fee
  • Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open and there is no minimum to redeem for cash back.
  • Free credit score, updated weekly with Credit Journey℠
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0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers

17.24%-25.99% Variable

$0

Why we like it
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Enjoy new 5% categories each quarter. Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases - it's automatic.
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