Cards of the Month: Travel Rewards Edition (Nov 2018)

Cards of the month are cards that have higher than usual welcome offers. For the month of November, here are the ones that caught our attention.

Before we dive in, I usually recommend these cards for people who are over Chase 5/24. If you are still under 5/24, I recommend going for travel cards like the Chase Hyatt or the United Explorer card.

 Bank of America Travel Rewards

  • No annual fee

  • Signup bonus: 25,000 points after $1,000 of spend within the first 3 months

  • No foreign transaction fees

  • Earn 1.5 points for every $1 you spend

Value of the signup bonus:

  •  25k bonus * 1 cents per point (1 CPP) = $250 in value

  • $250 bonus / $1,000 min spend = 25% return on spend

The Travel Rewards card usually has a 20,000 point signup bonus. It currently has an increased offer of 25,000 points. View our full review of the Travel Rewards card below.

Capital One Venture

[ Update June 2019 ] The Capital One Venture offer is now 50,000 miles after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months of account opening. Learn more about the card in this post:

The Capital One Venture card recently added 12 airline transfer partners. There’s an increased 75,000 point offer that’s available on Capital One’s site.

  • Annual fee: $95, waived the first year

  • Signup bonus: 75,000 miles after $3,000 in spend within the first 90 days (OFFER EXPIRED)

  • Earn 10X miles at

  • Earn 2X miles all other purchases

  •  $100 Global Entry/TSA PreCheck credit

Barclays Arrival Plus

  • Signup bonus: 70,000 miles after $5,000 in spend within the first 3 months

  • Annual fee: $89, waived the first year

  • Earn 2X miles on every purchase

  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem

  • International Chip and PIN to use at self-service chip terminals around the world

Editorial Note: Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, vendors or companies, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. 

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