Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
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Chase is aggressively promoting its flagship Sapphire Preferred® Card credit card with a new series of television commercials featuring people enjoying vacations using the card. They highlight two primary features of the card:
However, the brevity of the commercials doesn’t leave time to mention several things you should know before applying, including…
In short, if you, like us, value 1:1 mile transfer to the largest airlines in the U.S. (United/Continental and Southwest Airlines) along with additional hotel point and international airline partners, this is a more powerful card than the commercials let on. And with 2x points on dining and travel spending it has more powerful earning than the credit cards of the airlines themselves, like the United Explorer and Southwest Visa.
But if you don’t want to shoot for the highest possible travel value, then the Capital One Venture Rewards card offers 2x points on all spending and a basic 1 point = 1 cent travel rebate program. This compares to 2x points on travel and dining spending for the Sapphire Preferred® Card with a 1 point = 1.25 cent rebate program for travel. However, the Capital One card lacks the ability to transfer points directly into airline and hotel point programs.
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