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This is one of Chase’s best cards, one of the best value cards (rewards versus the annual fee at $95), and one of the best overall rewards cards in the market.
This card has a new, biggest-ever public offer. Since it launched in fall 2016 it has had one of the best initial bonus offers in the market – period – at 80,000 points. Now it has a 100,000 point offer after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
These points transfer directly to airlines and hotels.
- Airlines: United MileagePlus, British Airways Executive Club, Air France KLM Flying Blue, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, Iberia Plus, Aer Lingus AerClub, Emirates Skywards
- Hotels: World of Hyatt, Marriott Bonvoy, IHG Rewards Club
The card earns points quickly at 3 points per dollar on travel — that’s airlines, hotels, rental cars, tolls, even Uber — and 3 points per dollar on shipping and advertising on social media and search engines, so great for anyone who advertises on Facebook or Twitter, or who spends money advertising with Google. It also comes with $600 protection against theft or damage when you use it to pay your cell phone. 5/24 applies.
You get a great signup bonus, great points-earning, and a good benefit in cell phone coverage. And with a biggest-ever up front bonus it’s a great time to get the card.