Hilton is one of the largest hotel chains, with about 4,000 locations around the world. Its HHonors loyalty program, is also very valuable as it offers award nights with no blackout dates or capacity controls. Citi offers its Hilton HHonors Reserve card that features a generous sign-up bonus and attractive rewards for spending.
Chase’s Freedom card is one of the most popular reward credit cards in America. It offers 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent each quarter select categories of purchases that change throughout the year, and 1% cash back on all other purchases. Now, Chase has equipped the Freedom card with an EMV smart chip, which enhances both security and compatibility with the next generation of credit card terminals already being deployed throughout the world.
When it comes to credit cards and travel rewards, the only constant is change. And when I speak with my colleagues in the travel and personal finance industry, they all want to debate what the latest trends are. Here are a few of my observations:
Credit card issuers spend billions on marketing to inform the public about the features and benefits of their products. But at the same time, it is important for credit card users to consider what to avoid when choosing a credit card.
Citi’s ThankYou Rewards program joined competitors such as American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and the Starwood Preferred Guest program by allowing points to be transferred to airline miles. Eligible airlines include: Flying Blue (Air France/KLM) Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) EVA Air Etihad Guest Garuda Indonesia Qatar Airways Singapore Airlines Thai Airways Malaysia Airlines […]
Earning travel rewards can be complicated, but most of the travel rewards enthusiasts I know feel that they are spending their time well when they pursue points and miles. On the other hand, there is a large number of people out there who find themselves totally overwhelmed by all of the complicated credit cards and […]
Chase Freedom is one of the leading cash back credit cards, and for good reason. Cardholders earn 5% cash back on purchases from select categories of merchants that change each quarter, and 1% cash back on all other purchases. In addition, Freedom now comes with a large cash back sign up bonus. So how much […]
For a long time, there were three major credit cards that offered 5% bonus cash back at select categories of merchants that changed each quarter. The Chase Freedom, Discover it, and Citi Dividend Platinum Select competed for space in this popular segment of cash back reward cards with no annual fee. Yet earlier this year, […]