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There are so many credit cards offering similar rewards programs that it can be extremely difficult to determine which one is best for you. Just take a glance at the sample of credit cards below. There is enough information there to make your head spin:
Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®
Earn 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after you make $ 750 in purchases within 4 months of becoming a cardmember;
Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $ 1 you spend on eligible purchases – up to 100,000 miles per year;
Redeem AAdvantage miles with over 25 of the world's top airlines, major car rental companies and hundreds of luxurious hotels worldwide.
American Express® Preferred Rewards Green Card
No Annual Fee First Year – $ 95 Thereafter;
Earn 5,000 Membership Rewards® bonus points after your first purchase with the card – redeemable for a $ 50 gift card;
The Membership Rewards® program also lets you transfer points to 11 frequent flyer programs: 1 point = 1 frequent flyer mile or frequent guest credit for most programs;
Purchase Protection protects eligible purchases made with the Card against accidental damage and theft for up to 90 days from the date of purchase.
Capital One® No Hassle MilesSM Rewards
13.9% APR on purchases and balance transfers;
Earn 1.25 miles for each dollar spent on purchases;
No blackout dates or seat restrictions;
No expiration date on miles and no limit on the miles you can earn.
American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Card
No Annual Fee First Year – $ 125 Thereafter;
Earn 10,000 Membership Rewards® bonus points after your first purchase with the card – redeemable for a $ 100 gift card;
No Pre-Set Spending Limit;
The Membership Rewards® program – Earn 1 Membership Rewards® point for virtually every dollar you spend. You can redeem points for your choice of truly exceptional travel, shopping, and entertainment rewards.
Gold Card Events – exclusive access to tickets for select concerts, shows, major sporting events, and more in cities nationwide.
Global Assist® Plus Hotline and many more benefits included.
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The details above pertain to only four credit card issuers. Since there are literally hundreds of issuers, it is almost impossible to feel comfortable in a final decision.