Choosing the right credit card is a tricky proposition. There’s no shortage of alternatives out there, with many companies offering dozens of options from which you can choose. Here, we focus on one such issuer to answer a simple question: How do you choose the best Chase card for your wallet?
Click a category below to see which Chase card we recommend.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 60,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee makes it one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.
When I first heard the details of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, I had to sit down, because it sounded way too good to be true. When I evaluate credit cards, I look at three factors: sign-up bonus, points (earning and redeeming) and perks — and this card blows me away on all fronts.
As part of its merger with SPG, Marriott made the decision to continue offering cobranded credit cards issued by both Chase (which had issued the legacy Marriott cards) and American Express (which issued the legacy SPG cards). The chips were divvied up and Chase walked away responsible for issuing the entry-level consumer (i.e., not business) Marriott Bonvoy card.
Cobranded airline credit cards have evolved significantly over the years. To keep them competitive with other travel rewards cards on the market, issuers have been adding non airline-specific perks and bonus categories. Among the most improved airline cards is the United Explorer Card.
At first glance it may seem like a fairly tame credit card — average cash back rate and no bonus categories — but there’s a lot more to it when you dive under the hood. In fact, not only does the Freedom Unlimited consistently stay near the top of my wallet, but it’s also my first recommendation to people just starting to dip their toe into the world of travel rewards.
While there are many small business credit cards out there, this one has a unique set of perks that may make it a great option for business owners looking to maximize their earning potential and unlock valuable rewards through the Ultimate Rewards program.
Want to learn more about traveling comfortably for little to no cost? The Points Guy has everything you need to know on how to accumulate extra airline and hotel points and miles without being a road warrior, and how to earn perks to travel in style for free.
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