Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
We’ve added Dan’s Deals’ recommendations to our list of Best Airline Credit Cards of 2012 in the Wallets of Super Flyers.
His top pick is the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express for all around spending, a choice we agree with. He likes the 5th night free and Cash and Points values in the Starwood program, as well as 1:1 mile transfer to dozens of airlines.
Other cards he recommends include:
Platinum Card from American Express. He gets great value from the access to lounges while traveling with his family, as well as room upgrades at luxury hotels like the Wynn and Bellagio. He also points out insurance for event tickets (concerts, sports, etc), that will be refunded if you lose them or can’t make the event.
American Express Premier Rewards. He likes the 3x points on airfare, 2x on gas and groceries, and ability to transfer points 1:1 to several airline programs.
Chase Freedom. He likes the new 5% categories every 3 months, which can include gas, groceries, dining, and more. Note if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card these points can be transferred from your Chase Freedom instantly.
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