3 Best Rewards & Travel Credit Cards

All the rewards, all the time. These three rewards credit cards our favorite for racking up goodness to get you what your heart desires. (Within reason of course.)

Looking for something else? Jump below the fold for some additional options. If you disagree with our assessment, we'd love to hear from you. Shoot us an e-mail. Change our mind and be handsomely rewarded with some TPJ swag that will become your new favorite travel companion.

U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Gold


  • $85 Annual Fee
  • Triple FlexPoints at restaurants
  • Double FlexPoints at gas stations and airlines
  • One FlexPoint per $1 spent on all other eligible Net Purchases.
  • TSA PreCheck or Global Entry automatic statement credit reimbursement
  • Terms Apply


Citi Prestige® Card


  • $450 Annual Fee
  • $250 Air Travel Credit
  • Complimentary 4th Hotel Night Free
  • $100 Global Entry application fee credit.
  • 3x Points on Air Travel & Hotels, 2x Points on Dining & Entertainment, 1x Point on everything else.
  • Terms Apply

Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Credit Card


  • 50,000 bonus points after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. That’s $500 worth of rewards.

  • $100 Airline Incidental Statement Credit -  Get up to a $100 Airline Incidental Statement Credit annually for qualifying purchases.

  • Get up to a $100 Airport Security Statement Credit toward TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fee, every four years.


    Additional Rewards & Travel Credit Cards

    Oh, nice to see you again. We see you want more rewards. You're in luck. Banks are dying to take your money, so they've upped their rewards game. Here are some more cards that offer flexible rewards earning opportunities. 

    Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


    The Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) is a strong credit card best suited for those that travel two to three times a year. The card offers a points program that is flexible and user friendly, and it is loaded with travel perks. If you’re adding the CSP to your wallet here’s what you can expect once you receive your new card.

    Citi ThankYou® Premier Card


    • $0 Annual fee first year, then $95
    • Earn 3X on Travel including Gas Stations
      Earn 2X on Dining Out and Entertainment Earn 1X on All Other Purchases
    • Transfer your qualifying and available ThankYou® Points to participating airline and hotel loyalty programs
    • Terms Apply

    Bank of America® Travel Rewards Credit Card


    The BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card is a reliable no annual fee credit card, that can make a solid staple in the right wallet. Customers will earn 1.5 points per dollar spent on all purchases, all the time, with no earning caps or categories to keep track of.

    The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card


    • $0 Annual Fee
    • 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x); 1x points on other purchases.
    • Use your Card 20 or more times on purchases in a billing period and earn 20% more points on those purchases less returns and credits.
    • Transfer points to hotel and airline travel partners, or redeem through AmEx travel
    • Terms Apply

    SunTrust Travel Rewards


    • $89 Annual Fee
    • 3% Unlimited Cash Back on qualifying travel purchases
    • 2% Unlimited Cash Back on qualifying dining purchases
    • 1% Unlimited Cash Back on all other qualifying purchases
    • Terms Apply

    Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card


    • $0 intro for first year; $59 after that
    • Earn unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
    • Travel when you want with no blackout dates
    • Terms Apply


    Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card


    • $0 Annual Fee
    • Earn 3X points at U.S. gas stations, 2X points at U.S. restaurants, 1X point on other purchases
    • Redeem points for travel, gift cards, cash redemption options or merchandise through Go Far® Rewards
    • Terms Apply