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When you buy a new phone, you can get cash for your old one. To help you get the most money, we’ve assembled the 7 best places to sell a used smartphone.

sell a used smartphone

Brand new cell phones are expensive, especially as the technology improves. One way to lower that cost is to sell an old cell phone to pay part of the cost of a new one. To help the effort, here are seven places to sell an old cell phone.

Gazelle

Gazelle is a name that is practically synonymous with selling old cell phones. They primarily work with Apple phones, but you may be able to sell even a broken unit there. The site is a virtual supermarket for the buying and selling of cell phones.

What’s more, Gazelle pays cash for your cell phone, and there are no fees. This is an advantage compared with other sources that often offer an in-store credit. They will pay by check, Amazon gift card, or PayPal. They even offer same-day payments.

And just in case you forget to do it, Gazelle removes all personal information from the device. You should always do that anytime you sell an old cell phone But it’s nice to know Gazelle will come in behind you and take care of it anyway.

An Apple iPhone 7 32GB shows an offer of $200.

uSell

One of the advantages with uSell is that you can sell just about any used phone there. That includes all the major brands, and you can sell them for cash. In fact you can compare cash offers from hundreds of different buyers in a matter of seconds.

The disadvantage with uSell is that they are not a direct buyer. Instead, you are dealing with different buyers through the site. You must send in your cell phone to be inspected. If the phone passes the inspection, they’ll pay you by either check or PayPal.

An iPhone 7 32GB (Verizon) in good condition shows an offer of $243.60.

Sell.com

Similar to uSell, Sell.com is not a direct buyer of cell phones but an online marketplace, something like an eBay for cell phones. That of course is not a bad situation. But the process may be more complicated than simply going to a centralized buyer.

Instead, you have to advertise your phone for sale, wait for a buyer, and then work out the details from there. It’s not the simplest place to sell a cell phone, but it can offer you an opportunity to get a better price, since it’s a marketplace that specializes in the devices.

An Apple iPhone 6 (16 GB) shows as going for $189.95.

eBay

eBay is usually the best way to get the top price for your phone. That’s because you’re selling the phone directly to another buyer, and you don’t have to pay an intermediary along the way.

Start by scanning the prices on similar cell phones already listed on eBay. Price yours a little bit lower than the prevailing value if you want to sell it quickly. As is always the case with eBay sales, it helps to include a few photos and list as many features on the phone as possible.

Amazon

You may be able to sell your phone through the Amazon Trade-in program. Amazon takes trade-ins on all kinds of items, including cell phones.

Through the program, you can receive an Amazon.com gift card in exchange for a cell phone. There are no fees for the program, either. When you send the phone in, you can print a free prepaid shipping label. And if the phone is returned for any reason, there’s no cost on return shipping either. You can even use the Amazon App to make the trade in. All you need to do is open the app and scan the item.

Once you send your phone in, Amazon will appraise it. You’ll receive an email notification within two business days letting you know if the phone was accepted or rejected. The process can take up to 10 business days to complete.

An Apple iPhone 6 (16 GB) shows “up to $95.05.”

For Damaged Phones–EcoATM

EcoATM is almost unique among places the sell an old cell phone. That’s because you actually do it in person. EcoATM has kiosks located throughout the country where you make it happen. They recycle electronic devices from nearly every major brand. And when you turn your phone in, they pay you cash for it.

You place your device in the kiosk, where EcoATM will examine the device, and give you the best price. If you agree to that price, you get cash on the spot. Not the best place price-wise, but it’s as quick as it gets.

An iPhone 6s Plus 16GB Verizon/Unlocked shows a payment range of between $5 and $90.

To Your Cell Phone Provider for a Credit

One of the easiest ways to sell your old cell phone is to turn it into your current provider. Cell phone providers sometimes offer to redeem your phone as a way to keep your business.

For example, you can check out the Verizon device trade-in page. Verizon lets you trade in your old phone to get a credit on your Verizon Wireless account. Alternatively, you can get a Verizon Wireless gift card. Each will be based on the appraised value of your old phone.

You can trade in up to 10 devices, including names like Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola or other manufacturers. You send in your device, and the carrier will appraise it. Then you’ll get an email confirmation of the appraised value. Verizon will issue the credit within one to two billing cycles or send a gift card within two weeks.

Check with whoever your current cell phone provider is, and see if they have a similar program.

Final Thoughts on Selling an Old Cell Phone

Any time you trade in or sell an old cell phone, you should fully expect to get less than what you originally paid. If you think in terms of a lot less, you won’t be disappointed. For example, you may have paid $600 for your phone brand-new, but don’t be surprised if you can only sell it for around $100. Obviously, the later the model of your phone, the more you’ll get for it.

Yet another important point is that you have to be careful that you remove any personal information from your device. Smartphones contain a lot of personal information, including account access information and maybe even your Social Security number. You don’t want to turn over your device with that information to an unknown third party. Some of the services listed above will do that for you, but never assume that’s the way it will work.

Have you tried to sell an old cell phone in the past? How did it go for you?

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With the right credit card, you can earn up to 6% cash back on food purchases. Some cards even offer big signup bonuses. Here’s are list of the best credit cards for groceries in 2018.

best credit cards for groceries

One of the easiest ways to get more money back on your credit card is to use a card with hefty rewards for grocery spending. After all, everyone spends money on food, right? In fact, groceries are probably a big chunk of your budget, especially if you’re feeding kids.

So why not stretch your grocery dollars further by using a great cash back or rewards credit card that gives you bonuses for grocery store spending?

Here, we’ll look at six cards that are great for grocery spending. With each card, we’ll calculate the approximate benefit you could get from the card if you spend $600 per month, or $7,200 per year, at qualifying grocery stores. Remember, though, that your mileage may vary.

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

If you can qualify for this premier rewards card, it’s one of the best options around for grocery-related spending. It gives you 6% cash back on up to $6,000 per year in U.S. supermarket purchases. After that, you get 1% cash back on grocery purchases. You’ll also get 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations and some department stores, and 1% cash back on everything else.

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express does carry a $95 annual fee. But right now, you can easily outearn that fee just with the bonus. When you spend $1,000 in purchases in the first three months of card ownership, you’ll get a $200 statement credit–enough to cover more than your first two years’ worth of annual fees.

Potential Earnings: $477 in the first year (earnings on grocery spending plus the $200 bonus, less the $95 annual fee)

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

Blue Cash EverydayDon’t quite have the credit score needed to qualify for the Blue Cash Preferred? The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express is another excellent option, which carries no annual fee.

With this card, you can get 3% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on your first $6,000 per year in purchases, and then 1% cash back after that. You’ll get 2% cash back at U.S. gas stations and some department stores, and 1% cash back on everything else. Plus, when you spend $1,000 in the first three months of card ownership, you’ll get a $150 cash back bonus. And this card has no annual fee.

Potential Earnings: $342 (earnings on grocery spending plus the $150 bonus)

Discover it® Cashback Match™

This card has rotating categories, so you’ll only get the hefty cash back rewards on groceries for part of the year. However, it’s got a great matching program right now that doubles your first year’s cash back rewards at the end of the year.

For the rotating categories, you’ll get 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases in that category for the quarter. In 2018, the first and fourth quarters’ categories include wholesale clubs, and the second quarter’s category is grocery stores. So we’ll say you can get that 5% cash back on $3,500 of your grocery purchases in a year.

After you hit the cap and for the rest of the year, you’ll get 1% cash back on groceries and everything else. This card has no annual fee.

Potential Earnings: $424 ($3,500 at 5% cash back and the rest at 1%, doubled for the first year)

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

This points-based credit card is great for saving up for travel rewards, even as you spend on groceries. It offers 2X points on spending at U.S. supermarkets, but you can also get 3X points on flights booked directly with the airline, 2X points on restaurant and gas station spending, and 1X points on everything else.

With this card, you’ll earn 25,000 bonus points when you spend $2,000 in the first three months of card membership. The annual fee is $0 for the first year, but $195 per year after that. This card requires that you pay off the balance in full each month unless you participate in the Pay Over Time feature for certain charges.

Potential Earnings: 39,400 points, worth about $748 according to this valuation (earnings on groceries plus the bonus, but remember the annual fee kicks in on the second year)

Bank of America® Cash Rewards Credit Card

If you split your grocery shopping between regular stores and wholesale stores, this might be the card you’re looking for. While many cards prohibit bonus points at wholesale stores, this one includes them. You’ll get 2% cash back at both grocery and wholesale stores and 3% back on gas, plus 1% cash back on everything else.

The catch is that you’ll only get those rewards on up to $2,500 in grocery and gas purchases each quarter. We’ll say you use another credit card for cash rewards, though, so you can get the full 2% cash back, in our example, for all your grocery purchases. The card has no annual fee and a $150 bonus when you spend at least $500 within three months of opening your account.

Potential Earnings: $294 (grocery cash back earnings plus $150 bonus)

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

The Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card requires excellent credit, but it’s a great go-to card for all of your purchases, especially if you don’t want to deal with remembering multiple bonus categories. It offers a flat 1.5% cash back on every purchase, plus a $150 bonus cash back when you spend $500 within three months of opening your account. It has no annual fee.

Potential Earnings: $258 (grocery earnings plus $150 bonus)

Which is Right for You?

Clearly the winner based on straight-up value driven in the first year is the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express. But since it requires excellent credit, a hefty annual fee, and acts more like a charge card, it’s not the right option for everyone.

So be sure you’re choosing the right card for your particular needs. Here’s what you need to think about as you choose:

  • Your Credit Score: If you have low-to-average credit, don’t apply for a credit card that is clearly for those with excellent credit. Start with one of the lower-credit options, and then work your way up. (Find out more about improving your credit score here.)
  • The Annual Fee: If you spend a lot on groceries, you can likely outearn the annual fee on most of these cards, especially with the first year bonus many cards offer. But if your spending is lower, make sure you’ll earn enough in rewards to offset the annual fee. If not, consider going with a card with no annual fee, even if the rewards aren’t as strong.
  • Your Shopping Habits: If you spend at wholesale stores often, consider a card that boosts those rewards, as well. Always be sure to check the fine print to see which stores or types of stores the credit card company includes. If you shop at smaller chains, for instance, your shopping may not be counted in the right category.
  • The Other Rewards: If you don’t mind carrying several credit cards for different purposes, this is less important. Choose the one that will give you the most bang for your buck with grocery spending. But if you only want to carry one or two credit cards, look for one that gives preference to the type of spending you do most, or that gives a solid cash back reward across the board.
  • Reward Options: Most of the cards on this list are cash back, which is an easy way to take advantage of rewards. But if you travel frequently, you might want a card that offers travel-based rewards. The American Express card is so valuable because when you use points for travel-related purchases, they’re typically worth more than percentage-based cash-back points.

Our Recommendations

Again, you have to use the above factors to decide which of these credit cards–or any others out there–will work best for your needs. But here are a few recommendations based on different situations:

The Busy Family: Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

  • If you’re feeding two or more kids, you likely spend enough on groceries to max out that $6,000 per year cap on the American Express Blue Cash Preferred. Add the gas you buy to shuttle the kids around town and your back-to-school shopping at local department stores, and you could be looking at hefty cash back.  If you have the credit to qualify for this card, you can easily out-earn the $95 annual fee just by using it consistently. And if you don’t meet the credit qualifications, the American Express Blue Cash Everyday comes in a close second.

The Stockpiler: Discover it® Cashback Match™

  • This year, the Discover it category rotation features wholesale stores twice. Unless you spend at these stores often, you may need to do some pre-planning to take advantage of the generous 5% cash back in these quarters. But if you don’t mind stockpiling giant packs of toilet paper and jars of ketchup, this could result in a really good deal, especially the first year.

The Traveler: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

  • Many travel rewards credit cards don’t favor grocery spending at all, so when you find one that does, you might want to snap it up. If you travel frequently, the points from this card could seriously come in handy. Just remember you need great credit to qualify, and you’ll need to pay off the card every month.

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Having a car in college can be a huge benefit. It can also be expensive. So we put together a list of the five best cars for college students.

best cars for college students

Before heading off to college, you have many decisions to make. What should you study? Should you take out student loans? How much can you budget for monthly expenses? You may even be considering a new car for getting to and from class or back home to visit the parents. But which vehicles are a wise choice for college students?

Let’s take a look at some of the most economical cars on the market today. These cars are both reliable and budget-friendly.

Vehicle Expenses

There are many costs to consider in college. Tuition and fees can run tens of thousands of dollars, on top of room and board, books, and even fun money. When you consider that most college students are working part-time (if at all) and strapped for cash, it makes sense to minimize expenses where you can.

Owning a vehicle can be a considerable expense. First you have to consider the actual cost of the car, of course. But you also have to consider its fuel efficiency, insurance premiums, and maintenance costs. If you plan to park a vehicle on campus, you also need to think about the added fee for parking permits. And don’t forget about the potential for citations for speeding or improper parking.

Of course, you also want a vehicle that meets your needs. Beyond simply getting you from point A to point B, you need a car that is reliable, safe, and has the features you use most often. Considering that some of these high-tech features like hands-free Bluetooth, USB ports, and GPS are standard in many of today’s vehicles, there’s no reason you can’t find exactly what you need.

With all these factors in mind, let’s explore five of the best, most cost-effective vehicles for students today.

Honda Civic

Honda has been a popular vehicle with the younger crowd for decades, largely because it’s affordable and fuel-efficient. Today’s Civics, though, also boast incredible safety ratings as well as a high-tech interior. All combined, it’s an excellent vehicle choice for college students.

The base model sedan has an MRSP of only $18,840, yet comes with an impressive list of tech features. Backup camera, bluetooth phone, bluetooth audio, and USB ports come standard. You can also add features like real-time traffic and

navigation, voice recognition, weather, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, heated and cooled seats, side mirror cameras, and more.

The 2018 Civic gets an impressive 40 MPG on the highway and 28 MPG in the city. This makes it easy to get to and from class or back home to visit, without spending a ton on gas.

Lastly, and most importantly, the new Honda Civics are incredibly safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2018 model an overall five out of five stars, the highest possible safety rating.

  • Sedan base price: MSRP $18,840
  • Standard features: backup camera, bluetooth, USB ports
  • Fuel efficiency: 40 MPG (highway) / 28 MPG (city)
  • Safety: 5-star NHTSA rating

Kia Forte

Another incredibly safe, yet affordable, college car is the Kia Forte. This little gem is fuel-efficient and sporty, while also giving you all of the newest features standard.

If opting for the most affordable model, the LX, you’ll see a starting MSRP of only $16,800. With that comes a backup camera, standard on all vehicles beginning with the 2018 model year. It also comes with heated mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, an audio- and phone-controlling steering wheel, and USB port. Upgrade to the S model (with an MSRP of $19,400) and you’ll also get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 7” touch-screen display, and dual 12V outlets. There are also additional options like a Smart Trunk, blind spot detection, and lane change assist.

You won’t spend an arm and a leg for fuel with the Kia Forte, either. This car gets an impressive 37 MPG highway and 29 MPG city, while still bringing along between 147 and 164 horsepower.

Of course, it’s also a safe vehicle, getting a full five-star safety rating from the NHTSA.

  • LX base price: MSRP $16,800
  • Standard features: backup camera, bluetooth, heated mirrors, steering wheel controls, USB ports
  • Fuel efficiency: 37 MPG (highway) / 29 MPG (city)
  • Safety: 5-star NHTSA rating

Chevrolet Sonic

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient car that offers plenty of storage space for your weekend adventures without being too big, the Chevy Sonic is for you. This car comes in three trim options, each with neat features standard and excellent gas mileage.

The base trim model, the LT, starts with an MSRP of $17,395. It comes standard with features like steering wheel controls, OnStar, power outlets and auxiliary jacks, and a rear vision camera. Bump up to the next trim, the LS, and you’ll also get a standard remote start system, SiriusXM, and heated mirrors. This model starts at only $19,295. All models boast 138 horsepower and get 37 MPG highway and 28 MPG city.

You’ll get a complimentary two years’ scheduled maintenance with the Sonic, as well as a 3 year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty. This gives you the peace of mind that you won’t have to worry about any mechanical failures or added expenses for quite a while!

Yet again, we have another car with a perfect 5-star safety rating from the

NHTSA, so you can feel safe and secure in the Chevy Sonic.

  • LT base price: MSRP $17,395
  • Standard features: backup camera, bluetooth, OnStar, steering wheel controls, USB ports
  • Fuel efficiency: 37 MPG (highway) / 28 MPG (city)
  • Safety: 5-star NHTSA rating

Hyundai Elantra

This next vehicle comes with six trim options, giving you many choices for finding the perfect combination for your needs. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is a sporty sedan with good gas mileage, reliability, and a ton of tech features.

The base model (SE) has a starting MSRP of only $17,950 and comes with standard features like steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth audio and phone capability with voice recognition, as well as USB and auxiliary jacks. Upgrade to the SEL trim (MSRP $18,850), and you’ll also get a 7-inch touchscreen display, SiriusXM, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, heated side mirrors, and individual tire pressure indicators.

All trims come with a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, 5 year/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and 5 year/unlimited miles 24/7 roadside assistance. This added security can be invaluable, especially when a college student is living far from home.

The SE trim gets 38 MPG highway and 29 MPG city, while the SEL drops slightly to 37 MPG highway and 28 MPG city. The 2018 Elantra also scores well for safety, getting a 4-star rating from the NHTSA.

  • SE base price: MSRP $17,950
  • Standard features: backup camera, bluetooth, steering wheel controls, USB ports
  • Fuel efficiency: 38 MPG (highway) / 29 MPG (city)
  • Safety: 4-star NHTSA rating

Mazda 3

Last but not least, we have the sleek Mazda 3. This sedan comes in three trims (Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring), all of which have an MSRP under $25,000.

The Sport is the base model but brings with it an impressive 155 horsepower for an affordable $19,145 price tag. It also comes standard with a high-end suite of features, like a 7-inch touchscreen display, Pandora/Stitcher/Aha radio integration, SMS text message audio delivery/reply, steering wheel controls, rear view camera, E911 automatic emergency notification, power side mirrors, USB ports and auxiliary jacks, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, push-button start, 12V outlet, and a voice command system. That’s a pretty impressive list for a base model’s standard features.

It’s estimated fuel efficiency is 37 MPG highway and 28 MPG city, even though it has a SKYACTIV transmission with sport mode. But don’t worry, it’s also a safe car: it scored 5 out of 5 stars from the NHTSA.

  • SE base price: MSRP $19,145
  • Standard features: backup camera, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, USB ports, 12V outlet, online radio integration, voice command system, 7-inch touchscreen, power side mirrors, push-button start, and more
  • Fuel efficiency: 37 MPG (highway) / 28 MPG (city)
  • Safety: 5-star NHTSA rating

Going off to college brings with it many new considerations and expenses. One of them might be a new car. That way, you can ensure that your child has a safe, reliable vehicle for getting to and from class, or back home to visit (and do laundry!).

These five cars are perfect for getting around campus, finding parking before class, and staying safe while on the road. They all have excellent safety ratings, high fuel efficiency, and a reasonable price tag, while still offering the features that young kids want most.

Is a new car a consideration for your new college student? What are your biggest priorities, if so?

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We cover the best airline miles credit cards of 2018. You’ll find airline-specific cards and offers that can be used with any airline. Our top pick offers up to a $625 signup bonus.

best airline miles credit cards

The cost of flying is going up. Airlines continue to add a variety of fees to compensate for keeping fare prices low to compete with each other. Adding to the base cost of a flight are fees like fuel surcharges, checked baggage fees, and in-flight fees for food, drinks, headphones and pillows. Some airlines are now even charging for carry-on luggage. Some of the best airline miles credit cards allow customers to waive a few of these excessive fees. The are also accompanied by a quality rewards program. These features help customers save money on fees as well as apply discounts to fares.

These are the best airline miles credit cards available to consumers today. If you fly frequently on any of the below airlines, you could save thousands of dollars in airfare every year. Even less frequent travelers will still be able to save money. If you own a card not on this list, leave a comment and tell us why you love it.

Editor’s choice

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card: New card holders for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card can qualify for 50,000 bonus points by spending $4,000 on purchases during the first three months of card ownership. These points can be redeemed for $625 in travel rewards when booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards. This makes it the most valuable card for airline travel available today.

The card also includes a reward program, with 2X points for every dollar spent for travel expenses and dining at restaurants. As well as offering the standard 1X point for every dollar spent on all other purchases. The card has no foreign transaction fee plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.

There is a $95 annual fee, but it’s waived for all first year cardholders.

Other Top Airline Credit Card Offers

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit CardCapital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card: With the Venture card you can earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months. These bonus miles are worth $400 when redeemed for travel. You’ll also earn two miles for every $1 in purchases charged to the card. There is a $0 intro annual fee the first year, but $95 annual fee thereafter.

For a limited time, Capital One is offering a killer promotion when you book through hotels.com. Using the Hotels.com/Venture link, you’ll earn 10 miles for every dollar spent!

There are no foreign transaction fees associated with any Capital One product but there is also no intro APR to speak of.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express: The Starwood Preferred American Express is ideal for those who frequently stay at Starwood properties. You’ll receive 25,000 bonus Starpoints after you use the card to make $3,000 in purchases in the first three months. There are no foreign transaction fees, and get free nights at over 1,200 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries with no blackout dates.

Cardholders receive two Starpoints for every dollar spent at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards hotels and one Starpoint per dollar spent on all other purchases.  When you combine those points with the Triple Starpoints you earn when you become a Starwood rewards member, this card has the potential of earning you five points per dollar spent on Starwood and Marriott brands.

This card carries a $95 annual fee, waived for all first year members.

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Card: New cardholders of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card will earn 50,000 points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first three months. Two points per dollar spent are earning on Southwest purchases and Rapid Rewards hotel and card rental partner purchases and single points per dollar spent are earned elsewhere.

Every year you remain a Southwest cardholder, you’ll earn a 6,000 bonus points (credited on your anniversary date). There are no foreign transaction fees to worry about, no blackout dates or seat restrictions and as always on Southwest flights, bags fly free.

The annual fee is $99 (and it is NOT waived for the first year).

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: You earn 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new card within the first three months of card membership.

  • With the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, you earn 2 miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta.
  • Earn 1 mile for every dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
  • Take advantage of premium travel perks such as priority boarding when you book a flight with and fly Delta.
  • Check your first bag free on every Delta flight–that’s a savings of up to $200 per round trip for a family of four.

This card has a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year. After that, the annual fee is $95. (Terms and conditions apply.)

  • Learn more about this card HERE

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card: This is the no annual fee version of the Venture card. In exchange for avoiding the annual fee, the benefits are bit lower. You can earn 20,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on the card in the first three months. And for every $1 charged to the card, you earn 1.25 miles.

With the fees on some of the airline miles cards, becoming a member may not be worthwhile, unless you pay your bill in full every month and fly frequently for the points to be more worthwhile than a cash back card. Many cards have fees. So consider whether you will use the card enough to justify the amount of those annual fees. Using an airline miles card also ties you into using a specific airline. If you fly the same route frequently, you may already have that level of loyalty.

This card also includes the same Hotels.com promotion, where you can earn 10 points per dollar spent using the link Hotels.com/Venture

Important Note! The information in this article is believed to be accurate as of the date it was written. Please keep in mind that offers change frequently. Therefore, we can not guarantee the accuracy of the information in this article. Please verify all terms and conditions of any credit or charge card prior to applying.

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