I love getting away from home during vacations. Depending on what my bank balance looks like you may find me exploring some exotic part of the planet or just chilling at the nearest and most affordable resort town. For most Americans vacations provide an opportunity to get out there and make new friends, or visit old ones.

Many hotels and airlines offer their own credit cards. Taking advantage of the privileges and rewards that these cards give you can help you get a lot more out of your vacation without spending much more money. What I like about these credit cards is that just by using them to make purchases that I would make anyway, I end up being rewarded with flights or hotel stays. That leaves me with more money to spend on something else.




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

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

APPLY NOWAt Chase's secure website
  • 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
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That's 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
APPLY NOWAt Chase's secure website

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17.49% - 24.49% Variable

$95

Why we like it
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
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Offer expires 4/1/2020
Delta SkyMiles<sup>®</sup> Gold American Express Card

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

Offer expires 4/1/2020
APPLY NOWAt American Express' secure website
  • Earn up to 70,000 bonus miles. Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus, earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles after your first anniversary of Card Membership. Offer Expires 4/1/2020.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free and Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding on Delta flights.
  • New! Get ready for your next trip - spend $10,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year and receive a $100 Delta Flight Credit to get you there sooner.
  • Earn 2X Miles on Delta purchases, at restaurants worldwide and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a 20% savings in the form of a statement credit after you use your Card on eligible Delta in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and audio headsets.
  • Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
APPLY NOWAt American Express' secure website

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17.24%-26.24% Variable

$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99

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