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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You will earn cash back by making purchases at select merchants. These merchants can be found in the Venmo Card section of Venmo app. Earned cash back will be applied to your Venmo account. If you are looking for cash back, we recommend you to apply for cash back credit cards.
For sure, you may choose from different cash back credit cards. You may find there offers with up to 5% cash back, no annual fee, sign-up bonuses and other perks. Pay attention to credit cards with increased cash back bonus categories. For example, if you spend a lot on gas purchases, credit cards with special cash back on gas category may be your choice.
HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card comes with the following cash back rewards: 3% introductory cash back on all purchases in the first 12 months from account opening, up to the first $10,000 in purchases. Get 1.5 cash rewards on every $1 you spend on all new, net purchases after the intro period. If you want to earn more, you may consider other cash back credit cards.

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