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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Dan's Rating: 4.0 / 5

  •  Earn 250 Cash Back when you spend $1,000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months of having the card [statement credit].


Annual Fee
$95
Rewards Rate
1 - 6% cash back
Welcome offer
$250 Cash Back
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

Dan's Rating: 4.5 / 5

  •  Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy points when you Spend $3,000 in the first 3 months of account opening.
  •   15 Bonvoy Elite Night credits every year when you
  •   $300 Marriott Bonvoy statement credit each year
  •   15,000 point bonus when transferring 60,000 points to participating airlines


Annual Fee
$450
Rewards Rate
2 - 6 points / $1
Welcome offer
75,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional

Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card

Dan's Rating: 4.0 / 5

  •  Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of card membership
  •   Free Night Award when you spend $60,000 on the card in a calendar year
  •   Marriott Bonvoy Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on the card in a calendar year
  •   Free Night Award at every cardmember anniversary year
  •   15 Elite Night Credit every calendar year


Annual Fee
$125
Rewards Rate
2 - 6 points / $1
Welcome offer
75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points
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Good - Very Good - Exceptional

The American Express® Gold Card

Dan's Rating: 4.7 / 5

  •  Earn 35,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points when you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months.
  •   $10/monthly dining credit at participating restaurant partners
  •   $75 hotel credit + room upgrade (depending on availability) when booking through The Hotel Collection.


Annual Fee
$0 the first year, $250 after that
Rewards Rate
N/A
Welcome offer
35,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional

The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express

Dan's Rating: 3.8 / 5

  •   Use your card 30 or more times in a billing period, get a 50% points bonus on all points earned in that period.


Annual Fee
$95
Rewards Rate
N/A
Welcome offer
N/A
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional

The Platinum Card® from American Express

Dan's Rating: 5.0 / 5

  •  Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months.
  •   $15/month credit for US Uber rides, plus a $20 bonus in December, for a total of up to $200 annually.


Annual Fee
$550
Rewards Rate
N/A
Welcome offer
60,000 Membership Rewards points
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Very Good - Exceptional

Capital One® Savor® Dining Rewards Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 3.3 / 5

  •  Earn 150 cash cash when you Spend $500 on purchases within 3 months from account opening.


Annual Fee
$0
Rewards Rate
1 - 3% cash back
Welcome offer
150 cash cash
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 4.0 / 5

  •  Earn 20,000 points when you Spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.
  •   10X miles on hotels.com bookings


Annual Fee
$0
Rewards Rate
1.3 - 10 points / $1
Welcome offer
20,000 points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional
Chase Freedom Unlimited℠

Chase Freedom Unlimited℠

Chase Freedom Unlimited℠

Dan's Rating: 4.4 / 5

  •  Earn 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points when you spend $500 in the first 3 months.


Annual Fee
$0
Rewards Rate
1.5 - 1.5% cash back
Welcome offer
15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Dan's Rating: 4.5 / 5

  •  Earn 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months of card membership.
  •  Earn 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points when you add an authorized user to the card.


Annual Fee
$0 the first year, $95 after that
Rewards Rate
N/A
Welcome offer
60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional
Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card

Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card

Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card

Dan's Rating: 4.7 / 5

  •  Earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points when you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months.
  •   50% points redemption bonus when booking through Chase Ultimate Rewards


Annual Fee
$0 the first year, $450 after that
Rewards Rate
N/A
Welcome offer
50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Exceptional

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 4.5 / 5

  •  Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points when you Spend $5,000 in the first 3 months of account opening.
  •   Free night award every card membership anniversary (equivalent = 35,000 points)


Annual Fee
$95
Rewards Rate
2 - 6 points / $1
Welcome offer
100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
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Very Good - Exceptional

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 4.1 / 5

  •  Earn 50,000 Rapid Rewards points when you Spend $2,000 in the first 3 months.
  •   6,000 bonus points every year after your cardmember anniversary.


Annual Fee
$99
Rewards Rate
1 - 2 miles / $1
Welcome offer
50,000 Rapid Rewards points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Exceptional
Citi Premier℠ Card

Citi Premier℠ Card

Citi Premier℠ Card

Dan's Rating: 4.3 / 5

  •  Earn 50,000 Citi ThankYou points when you spend $4,000 within the first 3 months
  •   25% point bonus when redeeming ThankYou points for airfare


Annual Fee
$0 the first year, $95 after that
Rewards Rate
N/A
Welcome offer
50,000 Citi ThankYou points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional
Citi Rewards+℠ Card

Citi Rewards+℠ Card

Citi Rewards+℠ Card

Dan's Rating: 4.1 / 5

  •  Earn 15,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards Points when you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  •   Round Up to the nearest 10 points on every purchase
  •   10% Points Back on the first 100,000 ThankYouĀ® points you redeem every year


Annual Fee
No Annual Fee
Rewards Rate
N/A
Welcome offer
15,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards Points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Good - Very Good - Exceptional
Citi® Prestige Card

Citi® Prestige Card

Citi® Prestige Card

Dan's Rating: 4.1 / 5

  •  Earn 50,000 ThankYou points when you Spend $4,000 in the first 3 months.
  •   Complimentary 4th night hotel stay through ThankYou.com, 2x per year
  •   $250 statement credit on eligible travel purchases every year.


Annual Fee
$495
Rewards Rate
N/A
Welcome offer
50,000 ThankYou points
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional
Discover it® Miles

Discover it® Miles

Discover it® Miles

Dan's Rating: 4.0 / 5

  •   Discover will automatically match all the miles you've earned at the end of your first year. when you


Annual Fee
$0
Rewards Rate
1.5 - 1.5 points / $1
Welcome offer
N/A
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Good - Very Good - Exceptional

OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 3.8 / 5

  •   No credit check necessary to apply. OpenSky believes in giving an opportunity to everyone.
  •   The refundable* deposit you provide becomes your credit line limit on your Visa card. Choose it yourself, from as low as $200.
  •   Build credit quickly. OpenSky reports to all 3 major credit bureaus.
  •   99% of our customers who started without a credit score earned a credit score record with the credit bureaus in as little as 6 months.
  •   We have a Facebook community of people just like you; there is a forum for shared experiences, and insights from others on our Facebook Fan page. (Search ā€œOpenSky Cardā€ in Facebook.)
  •   OpenSky provides credit tips and a dedicated credit education page on our website to support you along the way.
  •   *View our Cardholder Agreement located at the bottom of the application page for details of the card.


Annual Fee
$35
Instant Approval
No
Card Type
Secured
Recommended Credit
 
 
 
 
Limited/Poor