Of course, I tend to focus on cards that have big sign up bonuses. Typically, I believe the bigger the bonus, the better!
However, there are a few cards that might get lost in the shuffle because they don’t have the most outstanding sign up bonuses, but they offer some pretty decent ongoing returns. In a recent analysis this card surfaced as the best credit card for everyday spending.
The Travelocity American Express may be one of those cards you want to keep for regular use.
Barclays Travelocity American Express Review
- 7,500 points after your first purchase
At one point this year Flyer Talk reported an opportunity to get the card with a 20,000 point bonus, so you may do well to hold off to see if they bring back that better sign up bonus.
You can use your points for hotels, airfare, vacation packages, and car rentals.
Of course, since you’re buying from Travelocity, then you have no black out dates, and you don’t need to do any fancy footwork to redeem your points. When you find a flight you want, just buy it using those points.
But, here’s the real kicker … You essentially get 10% cash back on every purchase you make at Travelocity.
How the program works is you get 5 points per dollar spent at Travelocity. Those points are worth two cents when you redeem them in increments of $400 for purchases at travelocity.com.
The card has a $39 annual fee. (There is a no annual fee version and one with the fee) That means that as long as you spend $39 at Travelocity, then you’ll pay for the annual fee each year.
You can also get 4% for gas, groceries, or restaurant purchases.
Everything else gives a 2% return.
- I don’t think I’ve ever had a Barclay’s card, so I can’t say anything regarding their customer service.
- Because the awards are in increments of $400, you’ll probably need to wait a long time between pay outs. For example, Travelocity would require $4,000 in spending for you to get your next $400 increment. For gas, groceries, or restaurant purchases, you’ll need to spend $8,000 to get a $400 payout.
- There are two card versions, and if you’re not eligible for this one, you may be automatically approved for the one with no annual fee (and fewer benefits).
To apply for the card today, you can click here.
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