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Hilton Honors™ American Express Aspire Card



Hilton Honors™ American Express Aspire Card

Dan's Rating: 4.9 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  Earn 100,000 Hilton Honors Points when you after spending $4,000 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months of having the card.
  •   Weekend Night Award when you get the card, then every year after card renewal.
  •   $250 Hilton Resort statement credit when you renew your Aspire Card. Valid for participating Hilton Resort properties.
  •   $100 property credit when you book at least two nights at participating Waldorf, Conrad, and LXR hotels and resorts.


Annual Fee
$450
Rewards Rate
3 - 14 points / $1
Sign-up Bonus
100,000 Hilton Honors Points
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Hilton Honors™ Ascend Card from American Express



Hilton Honors™ Ascend Card from American Express

Dan's Rating: 4.1 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  Earn 75,000 Hilton Honors points when you spend $2,000 on the card in the first 3 months.
  •  Earn 25,000 Hilton Honors Points when you Spend another $1,000 on the card within the first 6 months.
  •   Hilton Honors Gold Status when you Spend $40,000 on purchases in a calendar year, then get Diamond status through the following year.
  •   Weekend Night Reward when you Spend $15,000 in a calendar year and get a Weekend Night Reward.
  •   10 free Priority Pass Select visits each year


Annual Fee
$95
Rewards Rate
3 - 12 points / $1
Sign-up Bonus
75,000 Hilton Honors points
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Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express



Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express

Dan's Rating: 3.9 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  Earn 50,000 HHonors points when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.
  •   Upgrade to Hilton HHonors Gold when you Spend $20,000 on your card in a calendar year.
  •   Get 500 bonus HHonors points when you book online and pay with your HHonors Amex card.


Annual Fee
$0
Rewards Rate
3 - 7 points / $1
Sign-up Bonus
50,000 HHonors points
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The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN



The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN

Dan's Rating: 0.0 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $10,000 in the first 3 months.
  •  Earn 25,000 Points when you spend additional $10,000 in the first 3 months.


Annual Fee
$0
Rewards Rate
Sign-up Bonus
50,000 Membership Rewards points
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The Platinum Card® from American Express



The Platinum Card® from American Express

Dan's Rating: 5.0 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months.


Annual Fee
$550
Rewards Rate
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60,000 Membership Rewards points
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Choice Priviliges Visa Signature Card



Choice Priviliges Visa Signature Card

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  •  Earn 32,000 Choice Hotels Privileges Points when you make $1,000 in purchases
  •   8,000 anniversary bonus points when you spend $10,000


Annual Fee
$0
Rewards Rate
2 - 15 points / $1
Sign-up Bonus
32,000 Choice Hotels Privileges Points
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IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card



IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 4.0 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  Earn 80,000 Rewards Club points when you Spend $2,000 in the first 3 months.
  •  Earn 5,000 Points when you add your 1st authorized user and make your 1st purchase in the 1st 3 months
  •   Free reward night when you book four or more nights at eligible IHG properties when you
  •   Anniversary Free night at each account anniversary year at 5,000 hotels worldwide.


Annual Fee
$0 the first year, $89 after that
Rewards Rate
1 - 10 points / $1
Sign-up Bonus
80,000 Rewards Club points
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IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card



IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 3.0 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  Earn 60,000 Rewards Club points when you Spend $2,000 in the first 3 months.
  •  Earn 5,000 Points when you add your 1st authorized user and make your 1st purchase in the 1st 3 months
  •   Anniversary Free night each account anniversary year at 5,000 hotels worldwide.


Annual Fee
$0 the first year, $29 after that
Rewards Rate
1 - 5 points / $1
Sign-up Bonus
60,000 Rewards Club points
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Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card



Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 3.9 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  Earn 75,000 Marriott Rewards points when you Spend $3,000 in the first 3 months.
  •   Free Night Stay earned every year on your membership anniversary


Annual Fee
$0 the first year, $85 after that
Rewards Rate
1 - 5 points / $1
Sign-up Bonus
75,000 Marriott Rewards points
Minimum Credit
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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card



Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Dan's Rating: 0.0 / 5   Add Your Review 

  •  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
Sign-up Bonus
50,000 Rapid Rewards points
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The Hyatt Credit Card



The Hyatt Credit Card

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  •  Earn 40,000 points when you spend $2,000 on purchases with the Hyatt Credit Card in the first 3 months from account opening.
  •  Earn 5,000 Points when you add the first authorized user
  •   1 free night every year in a category 1-4 hotel


Annual Fee
$85
Rewards Rate
1 - 3 points / $1
Sign-up Bonus
40,000 points
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United MileagePlus Club Card



United MileagePlus Club Card

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  •  Earn 50,000 United Airlines MileagePlus Miles when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months


Annual Fee
$450
Rewards Rate
1.5 - 2 miles / $1
Sign-up Bonus
50,000 United Airlines MileagePlus Miles
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