My Diner's card expired, and I'd like to get a great travel rewards credit card instead. What do you recommend?

Answered on May 17, 2017
Updated on May 17, 2017
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
A travel rewards credit card is one of the smartest things you can have in your wallet, and there are so many, it's good you're shopping around before deciding which one to apply for. Basically, you'll have two choices: a co-branded card, or a regular, non-co-branded credit card. A co-branded credit card will be issued in conjunction with a particular airline or hotel chain; this is a great option if that happens to be your favorite place to stay, or your preferred airline. You may get priority boarding, free bag check, room upgrades, and other VIP treatment if you have the co-branded card. But if you want the freedom to travel on any airline and stay in any hotel, then you may want to consider a straight travel rewards card that lets you apply rewards as statement credits for travel charges you make on your credit card. This gives you maximum flexibility while still offering great rewards.
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Valero has a tiered rebates system. You earn 4¢ per gallon on every gallon purchased when you purchase at least 50 gallons per billing cycle or earn 8¢ per gallon on every gallon purchased when you purchase at least 75 gallons per billing cycle (up to a maximum of 110 gallons). Gas rebates will automatically appear on your monthly billing statement. For more traditional and easy to understand reward options, see general rewards credit cards and especially cash back cards. Those give you simple cash back every time you purchase anything anywhere and rewards are also redeemable everywhere.
If you have an excellent credit there are a lot of credit cards that will bring you more benefits than JCPenney rewards credit card. If you want to save on shopping with a credit card at your favorite stores, you may choose a regular credit card with cash back rewards.
Consider frequent flyer credit cards to earn miles and enjoy air travel benefits. Study the features associated with these credit cards carefully. Hope you will find the credit card right for you.

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