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Our Top Picks for Card Rewards

We’ve done the research to help you travel with freedom – check out our picks for the top travel credit cards. We’ve broken them down into the top categories for rewards and provided you with the most important points to know. 

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Earn 60,000 Ultimate Rewards Points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Chase Freedom Flex℠

Earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening

American Express® Gold Card

Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

Citi Premier Credit Card

Earn 60,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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Discover how to pick the right credit cards and use their benefits to save more on travel.

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Travel for a fraction of the cost just by utilizing tricks of the trade. We are here to help along the way.
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Passion for Adventure

Hi! We’re Dave & Lisa, an easy-going, fun-loving, Buffalo, NY-born & raised couple who have a passion for adventure and exploring the world!

Originally starting with extreme couponing- we upgraded to the “Basic Travel Method” after learning how to utilize credit card reward points to travel the world for cheap or almost free. Travel has forever changed us by teaching us new ways of living, exploring new cultures, overcoming obstacles, and even growing stronger together as a couple. 

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