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Travel Rewards Cards Without the Hassle

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | November 02, 2016

Travel Rewards Cards Without the Hassle

PHOTO: Travel rewards card (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

Ever wish it was easier to use all those points you have accrued on your travel rewards credit card? Ya, so does Lending Tree, which is why they have analyzed several cards and found three of the easiest cards for travelers. 

“Travel cards are notoriously the most confusing on the market. You might only get points for certain purchases, you might only be able to redeem those points for certain hotels or for certain flights and, of course, only on certain dates,” writes Natalie Ross. 

The cards Lending Tree found try and make using points as simple as possible. 

“All the cards mentioned here have no annual fee, no foreign transaction fee, and give you the same great points value for all purchases, not just travel purchases,” says Ross. 

Their top pick was the BankAmericard Travel Rewards Credit Card.

“With a substantial 1.5 points per dollar rewards rate on all purchases with no category restrictions or caps, the BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card is our top pick for a no hassle travel rewards card. On top of that, if you make purchases through their easy, online tool, the Bank of America Travel Center, your rewards rate increases to 3 points per dollar,” Ross reports. 

Discover it Miles was another easy-to-use rewards card. 

“Also touting a rewards rate of 1.5 miles per dollar, Discover it® Miles is a close second for no hassle travel reward cards, especially since they automatically match (double?) all miles earned in your first year (thanks to their Discover Match offer for new cardmembers),” says Ross. 

 READ MORE: Which Travel Credit Card Is the Best?  

The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card does have an annual fee, which probably took it out of the running for the top two, but it does have some stellar rewards. 

“Earning an astounding 2 miles per dollar on all purchases and 40,000 bonus miles worth $400 after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of approval, this card can quickly offset its annual fee with rewards while still offering great perks and minimal hassle,” she says. 

For more on the perks of each different card and what they offer, read on here.

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