You’ll want to have the best possible credit card in your wallet if you’re planning to pack up your family for spring break. Here are three of the Nerds’ favorite credit cards for a spring break trip with the kiddos.
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express: Best for family road trips (and day-to-day expenses)
There’s a signup bonus worth bragging to your extended family about: Limited Time Offer: Apply by 5/3/17 – Earn 10% cash back on purchases at U.S. Restaurants in the first 6 months, up to $200 back. Earn $150 back after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Terms Apply.
The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express has an annual fee of $95, negated by spending at least $25 in groceries per week. And there’s an introductory APR of 0% on Purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months, and then the ongoing APR of 13.74% - 23.74% Variable APR, in case you want to take some time to pay for your trip.
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®: Best for flying to your family-friendly destinationBarclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®. It offers an awesome sign-up bonus: Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $500 travel statement credit. You’ll also earn 2 miles on every dollar spent, regardless of what you’re purchasing.
No travel card is complete without perks. Here are a few perks your family will enjoy:
- Get a 5% miles bonus when you redeem your miles
- Chip technology with PIN capability for better international acceptance
The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® doesn’t have foreign transaction fees, so feel free to take it for your spring break abroad.
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