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Even the most financially savvy, budget minded brides would agree... Wedding planning is EXPENSIVE. Whether you're throwing the party of the year or an intimate reception, why not get rewarded for the hard earned money you are spending? By using these credit cards as you plan (and pay!) you'll reap the benefits of great rewards. Honeymoon travel points, anyone?
Chase Sapphire Preferred
This card offers an enticing and exciting new customer bonus program. For all newly approved clients that spend $4,000 on purchases within three months of opening the account (not hard to do in the throes of wedding planning!) you can earn 50,000 bonus points. In addition, the standard rewards include 2x points per dollar on travel and dining, and one point per dollar for everything else. The best part? Your points are worth 25 percent more when you book and redeem for travel through the Chase website. The $95/year annual fee is waived for the first year, and this card also features no foreign transaction fee.
Capital One Venture
Known for its flexibility and as a favorite amongst avid travelers, this card also has a tempting bonus offer for new members. Customers can earn a bonus of 40,000 miles once they spend $3,000 on the card within the first 3 months, which is equivalent to $400 in travel rewards. (Helloooo, upgrades!) With Capital One Venture's unique Purchase Erase program, clients can virtually erase travel costs when they redeem your miles for the amount of trip/travel services they have booked as long as they "erase" after the purchase, within 90 days.
It's rare to find a rewards card with no annual fees. If that's the top requirement for you, look no father than Chase Freedom. This card offers a $150 bonus after $500 spend within the first three months of account opening and ZERO annual fee. Perfect for frequent shoppers, there are also rotating bonus categories each quarter that offer a bonus of 5% cash back, on top of the unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases which can be redeemed for statement credits ("cash back") or for gift cards.
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Barclay Card World Elite MasterCard
What other card gives you five percent back AFTER you redeem your miles? None. Rewarding you for using your rewards is only one of the many appealing aspects of this card. Offering 40,000 bonus miles after $3,000 spend on purchases in the first 90 days, which equal to a $400 travel statement credit, the Barclay Card World Elite MasterCard is a fantastic card for travelers and shoppers alike. Earned reward miles also never expire so long as your account is open, active and in good standing so you can continue to earn and save miles for that upcoming dream trip! Earn two miles per dollar on all purchases you make with this credit card, and enjoy the $89 annual fee waived for the first year.
Citi Thank You Premier Credit Card
Don't you hate it when you buy something (especially if it's for your wedding) and then see it on sale the next week? You're in luck. One of the most unique credit card features we have seen is called the Citi Price Rewind, a part of the Citi Thank You Premier Credit Card. If you register a purchased item, Citi will track prices at online merchants for two months and if there is a lower price, you can request a refund. Score! Combine that with the 40,000 bonus Thank You Points awarded after $3,000 worth of purchase in the first three months (redeemable for $400 in gift cards or $500 for airfare or other Citi rewards) and this is a reward-seekers wish granted. Standard rewards include three Thank You Points per dollar spent on travel, 2x on dining and entertainment and 1x on all other purchases. The final exciting feature? Thank You points are worth 25 percent more when redeemed through the Travel Center.