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Ever had one of those road trips where suddenly what everyone wanted was a good bed instead of a crackling fire and mosquito-infested camper? Or see a great deal on a flight to Maui, which you would love to grab if only there was also a good deal on accommodations? Or get invited to a family wedding in Iowa but wish you didn’t have to spend so much to make the trip? This is where hotel rewards cards can save the day.
Here are three of the best hotel rewards point card offers out there now — to help you on your way to deeply discounted (and sometimes free) lodging — and much more. But act fast. All three are limited-time offers.
Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express
With , you can rake in 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus points after using it for $3,000 worth of purchases in the first three months. What’s more, you get a free weekend night after you have been a card member for one year.
And you can earn 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on each $1 spent on eligible purchases within the Hilton properties. That covers a lot of territory — both in terms of price point and geography: There are — with a total of 5,000 hotels and resorts in 100 countries. Through the , you can earn and spend points in myriad ways at these destinations as well as use them for an array of flights, train fares, rental cars — or give your travel points as gifts to friends and family.
Hilton Honors Card from American Express
If you like to travel, but use your credit cards more modestly, could the best option for you:
With the Hilton Honors Card, you can earn 75,000 bonus points after using it to make $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first three months of card membership. In addition:
- You earn 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each $1 of eligible purchases charged directly at hotels and resorts included in the Hilton Honors portfolio.
- You can also earn 5X Bonus Points for each $1 charged at an array of U.S. restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations.
- There is no annual fee.
Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card
puts you on track for deals at hundreds of resorts and hotels under — ranging from the practical standard hotel rooms and executive apartments to glamorous designer resort destinations.
For a limited time you, with $5,000 in purchases in the first three months of opening this account, get a whopping 100,000 Bonus Points. You also get:
- A free night award every year after your account’s first anniversary.
- Six points for every $1 spent in Marriott properties
- Two points for every $1 purchase on everything else.
If you’re in the market for a different type of card — whether you’re focused on the lowest interest rate, balance transfer, mileage rewards or a cash-back program — we have the tool to help you: .
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