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Cathay Pacific Credit card review

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3/5

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Until recently, a co-branded credit card for Cathay Pacific was a possibility only for Hong Kong or Macau residents. But a U.S. Visa Signature card (issued by Synchrony Bank) became available in February 2017. The card has a $95 annual fee.

Cathay Pacific is known for luxury (its first-class and business cabins come highly recommended), and rewards bloggers frequently mention the airline as a less-obvious place to look for reward-seat availability to Asia. But is the co-branded card the best way to rack up miles for this airline? Our review will help you decide.

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Best travel rewards cards for 2017

travel rewards cards 2016

Planning on exploring the world in 2017? We rounded up the cards that will save you money on flights, accommodations, and other common travel expenses.

First, the usual disclaimer – the right card for you will depend on your spending, appetite for maximization and travel goals. Don’t assume our top-ranked cards will be the best fit for you.

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Target REDcard credit card review

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3 stars3/5

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Target REDcardStore cards can honestly be hard to justify: How often will you really be at that store? Can you really use the reward points the card gives you?

When it comes to the Target REDcard, though, many can answer the first question with, “I practically live at Target” and the second with “Yes, I can use an instant discount at the register.”

Even though we think the Target REDcard stands out among store cards, read this review before you apply. While it has no annual fee, you’ll have to have your credit pulled to get it. So make sure it’s worth the credit pull.
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Avianca LifeMiles credit cards review

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Vida card ($59 annual fee)
2.5 stars 2.5/5

Avianca planeVuela card ($149 annual fee)
3 stars3/5

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Avianca (the Columbian airline that primarily serves Latin America) severed ties with U.S. Bank, its former U.S. issuing partner, in mid-2016. In Nov. 2016, it announced two new cards for U.S. consumers – this time issued by Puerto Rican bank Banco Popular.

In this review, we’ll go over the benefits of both products to help you decide if they’re worth adding to your collection.
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Chase Ink Business Preferred review

Note: This card was officially launched Nov. 15, 2016.

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chase business preferred card4 stars4/5
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Just months after rocking the boat with its premium Sapphire Reserve, Chase has revamped its business card offerings with a new product – the Chase Ink Business Preferred.

The card offers an 80,000-point sign-up bonus (after spending $5k in the first three months), 3X back on various categories (including travel) and will have a $95 fee.

The card combines various elements of its existing personal cards and business cards – read our review to see if that happens to be the perfect cocktail for you.
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