It’s been another eventful month in the travel credit card space, and I have some serious updates to share with you all…
First, in case you weren’t aware, we publish a list of our favorite credit cards for travel, which we update regularly based on bonus offers, card perks, and overall card art beauty (just kidding).
The number one slot hasn’t changed… it’s really impressive to see a player who was just a mere rookie in 2021 maintain the top ranking. It’s truly a talent you only see once in a generation. Check out our deep dive on the card if you want a good, hard look at just how this all-star stays ahead of the pack in just about every sense.
The number two spot, however, is a different story. The new number two card goes to a true underdog… a player that, against all odds, has slowly but surely been rising through the ranks.
Earlier this week, the welcome offer on this card increased to a record-high amount, FAR outweighing the already reasonable annual fee. It’s something we haven’t really seen on this type of card before, and I recommend you explore this as an option to add to your wallets.
Card number three on the list is in the same boat. Because the people who make the card are so cool, I can tell you that this slot is held by the Bilt Rewards Mastercard, which stole the number three slot because of Bilt’s “Rent Day” promotions, which only seem to be getting better and better, as I explained in Monday’s newsletter.
Given the fact that this card lets you pay your rent (and earn points) and has no annual fee, I have a really hard time understanding why anyone wouldn’t want to have this card, to be completely honest with you.
By the way, Bilt’s Rent day is today. So if you have the card, make sure you check out Monday’s newsletter to get in on those dirt-cheap flights to Hawaii.
The final major update comes from a card that’s been lurking in the shadows for a while now, waiting for its turn to strike. And strike, it did, my friends.
This fantastic card came out of the blue with an INSANE welcome offer, potentially worth thousands of dollars, on a card that costs less than $100 to hold.
We’ve talked about the points currency of this card many times in the past (It’s my program of choice). We also wrote this deep dive on how to use this type of point to book luxury trips with over 50 different airlines, including business and first class on airlines like Emirates, Etihad, and Oman Air, the latter of which I just flew yesterday using these points.
The card also offers some amazing perks, like more than a year of free elite status, no foreign transaction fees, and more. For a lower-annual fee card, it really doesn’t get any better.
Those are the big updates for this month. We’re only in February, so I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds when the banks step up to compete with some of these offers…
Have fun and happy travel card hacking.