By CreditCards.com, Special for USDR
The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is the best travel credit card, according to CreditCards.com. The premium travel card won over judges with its industry-leading 50,000-point sign-up bonus, flexible redemption options and user-friendly rewards. The expert panel also liked that cardholders who frequently dine out can earn bonus points relatively easily. Click here for more information:
“The Chase Sapphire Preferred card has hit the sweet spot for the frequent but not constant traveler,” says CreditCards.com Editor-in-Chief and travel card judge Daniel P. Ray. “The generous sign-up bonus gives you a great head start and, if, like yours truly, you like to eat out and you like to travel, it’s easy to build points effortlessly.”
Capital One’s Venture Rewards card won second place for best travel card thanks to its lower APR and consumer-friendly redemption policy. The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard finished in third place. It grants users two miles for every dollar they spend and comes with a generous 40,000-mile bonus.
To help choose the best travel credit cards, CreditCards.com consulted credit card and personal finance experts and nominated three finalists. A panel of five judges – including independent experts and two members of the CreditCards.com staff – separately judged the three finalists and ranked them in order of preference. The card with the best average rank was chosen as the winner.
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