Don't just assume that wanting to travel means that a travel card is the best option for you. If you don't travel often or have large volumes of spend then a travel card may not be best. With the way that rewards tend to get nerfed over time I don't recommend letting miles or points sit around in an account for a long time. A cash back card may actually be better suited to you.
As with any request for card recommendations you need to provide a lot more information for us to use to narrow down the options. What are your major spend categories and what volume do you push through them? What travel companies do you use and not use?
clokwise wrote:I know everyone speaks for the Chase Sapphire card
People vary so everyone does not. Chase makes sense if you can make use of the Ultimate Rewards transfer partners since transfer is generally the best way to make the most value per point.
Similarly MR can be a good fit if you can make use of MR's transfer partners.
Again, if you don't have a lot of spend going through either program then you might want to look elsewhere. You can take a look at the redemption rates for UR and MR transfer partners (as well as the earn rates for the cards you're considering) to see how long it would take for you to be able to accumulate enough miles/points to redeem.
clokwise wrote:I would like a card that is great for everyday use (grocery stores, gas station, etc) and these points are good for travel
Just looking at those categories there are plenty of good cash back cards to choose from but, again, your spend will determine what would be best suited to you as that would determine which card you give you the maximum rewards.
If you can make use of MR points then an AmEx Everday card could be good for those categories.
The Arrival mentioned above could also be a good choice though it functions differently from cash back or most other miles/points cards. We really just need more info from you to help guide you.