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Bank of America’s generous travel spending credit card categories

by on Thu June 7, 2012 • 2 Comments

Bank of America is taking Capital One head on with its pair of travel rewards cards – the double miles per dollar BankAmericard Privileges Travel Rewards and the 1.5 miles per dollar BankAmericard Travel Rewards card. They are among the most powerful direct rebate value cards available.

Each lets you use your points earned as cash credit against travel purchases that are made on your card – covering all or part of the purchase with points. While many travel rewards credit cards only let you get basic airfare, hotels, and rental cars reimbursed, the BankAmericard Travel Rewards cards go much further, with many activities covered.

In fact things like your commuter rail, bus, and ferry tickets can be reimbursed, as can vacation rentals and timeshares. Each point you earn is worth one cent toward reimbursement of these travel expenses, with a minimum of 2,500 points used per reimbursement.

Here is a complete list of eligible categories:

  • Airlines, Air Carriers
  • Lodging-Hotels, Motels, Resorts
  • Car Rental Agencies
  • Cruise Lines
  • Travel Agencies and Tour Operators
  • Passenger Railways
  • Transportation-Suburban and Local Commuter Passenger, including Ferries
  • Bus Lines
  • Transportation Services-not elsewhere classified
  • Real Estate Agents and Managers-Rentals
  • Timeshares
  • Campgrounds and Trailer Parks
  • Motor Home and Recreational Vehicle Rental
  • Tourist Attractions and Exhibits
  • Amusement Parks, Carnivals, Circuses, Fortune Tellers
  • Aquariums, Dolphinariums, Zoos, and Seaquariums
  • Boat Leases and Boat Rentals
  • Recreation Services-not elsewhere classified
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2 thoughts on Bank of America’s generous travel spending credit card categories

    1. MileCards

      @Elena – This card does not earn Delta miles. Instead, the number of points you need is based on the cost of buying a ticket. So, if you want to buy a $300 ticket on Delta, you’ll need 30,000 points. If you want a $500 ticket, you’ll need 50,000 points.


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