There are lots of great travel rewards credit cards out there, but the reality is that the best one for you is the one that suits your specific travel needs. Of course, every traveler is different, so this set of Award Programs will help you weigh the pros and cons and find the best card and Award Program for your individual needs. 

What are the best Credit Cared Award Programs?

In the opinion of Mileage Exchange, the BEST credit card Award Programs are those that stand alone independent on their own right. They offer a wide range of travel related options that provide flexibility of how and where to utilize the award points accumulated.

Weeding through the many credit card programs available, there are TWO that stand-out head and shoulders above the crowd – the American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards.

CREDIT CARD AWARD PROGRAMS 

American Express Membership Rewards

Although American Express partners with a number of airlines and hotels offering a directly branding product with some degree of additional benefit within that particular program – DON’T DO IT. Go directly with the American Express Membership Rewards program so you RETAIN your options to CHOOSE which specific program to participate with at YOUR LEISURE by simply executed transfers. The point transfer opportunities are implemented on a 1:1 basis, no devaluation for you, given you the ability to control the all important WHEN and WHERE you can actually realize the benefits promised for your participation.

The list of travel partners that are members of the American Express Membership program are the following:

AIRLINE PARTNERS

HOTEL PARTNERS

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Although Chase Ultimate Rewards partners with a number of airlines and hotels offering a directly branding product with some degree of additional benefit within that particular program – DON’T DO IT. Go directly with the American Express Membership Rewards program so you RETAIN your options to CHOOSE which specific program to participate with at YOUR LEISURE by simply executed transfers. The point transfer opportunities are implemented on a 1:1 basis, no devaluation for you, given you the ability to control the all important WHEN and WHERE you can actually realize the benefits promised for your participation.

AIRLINE PARTNERS

HOTEL PARTNERS

Bank of America Premium Rewards

Capital One Venture Rewards 

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CREDIT CARDS WITH TRAVEL PARTNERSHIPS

American Express Membership Rewards is the best overall program.

AIRLINE PARTNERS

HOTELS