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Choice Hotels

  • Issued by Barclays Bank (Signature Visa)Screen Shot 2013-01-04 at 10.46.26 AM
  • Earn 8,000 bonus points after your first purchase
  • Earn 24,000 bonus points after your first paid stay at a Choice Privileges® location
  • Earn 15 points per eligible $1 spent at over 4,200 Choice Privileges® locations
  • Earn 2 points per eligible $1 spent on everyday purchases
  • No annual fee
  • Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details
  • Application Link

Club Carlson

  • Issued by US Bank (Signature Visa)Screen Shot 2013-01-04 at 10.37.29 AM
  • 50,000 points after first purchase and 35,000 more points after spending $2,500 in the first 90 days
  • Anniversary Bonus – 40,000 points after card renewal
  • Card Benefits – Automatic Gold status or 15 nights towards Concierge status
  • Earning – 10 points per dollar on Carlson / 5 points per dollar everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $75 (fee not waived)
  • Application Link

Fairmont Hotel

  • Issued by Chase (Signature Visa)Screen Shot 2013-01-04 at 10.54.39 AM
  • 2 Free Nights at any Fairmont hotel (with free breakfast) after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – 1 Free Night every year with $12,000 in spending in that year
  • Card Benefits – Fairmont Premier status
  • Earning – 5 points per dollar on Fairmont / 2 points per dollar on travel / 1 point per dollar everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $95 (fee not waived)
  • Application Link

Hilton HHonors

Hilton American Express

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  • 40,000 points after spending $750 in the first 3 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – No bonus
  • Card Benefits – Silver status + can earn Gold status after spending $20,000 in a year
  • Earning – 7 points per dollar at Hilton hotels / 5 points per dollar at  supermarkets, restaurants, U.S. gas stations, 3 points per dollar everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $0
  • Application Link

Hilton American Express Surpass

  • Issued by American ExpressScreen Shot 2013-01-04 at 11.08.49 AM
  • 60,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – No bonus
  • Card Benefits – Gold status first year (Silver after that), Gold for $20K spend in one year and Diamond for $40K
  • Earning – 12 points per dollar at Hilton / 6 points per dollar at supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations                                                                                             3 points per dollar everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $75 (fee not waived)
  • Application Link

Hilton Citi Reserve Card

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  • 2 Free Weekend Nights after spending $2,500 in the first 4 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – 1 Free Weekend Night after spending $10,000 in the year
  • Card Benefits – Gold status and Diamond status after spending $40,000 in the year
  • Earning – 10 points per dollar on Hilton hotels/5 points per dollar on airline and car rental /3 points everywhere
  • Annual Fee – $95 (fee not waived)
  • Application Link

Hilton Citi Visa

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  • 60,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 4 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – None
  • Card Benefits – Silver status
  • Earning – 6 points per dollar at Hilton/3 points per dollar at supermarkets, drugstores, gas stations/1 point
  • Annual Fee – $0
  • Application Link

Hyatt Hotels

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  • 2 Free Nights after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – 1 Free Night at a Category 1 – 4
  • Card Benefits – Platinum status
  • Earning – 3 points per dollar at Hyatt/2 points per dollar on car rental, airline tickets (from airline), restaurants                                                                                       1 point per dollar everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $75 (fee waived for the first year)
  • Application Link

Marriott Hotels

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  • 70,000 points and 1 Free Night after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – 1 Free Night in a Category 1 – 5
  • Card Benefits – 15 nights credit toward elite status and 1 more night for every $3,000 spent
  • Earning – 5 points per dollar at Marriott /2 points per dollar on car rental, airline tickets (from airline), restaurants / 1 point per dollar everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $85 (fee waived the first year)
  • Application Link

IHG Rewards Club (Priority Club)

  • Issued by Chase (Signature Visa)Points Break Hotel
  • 60,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – 1 Free Night
  • Card Benefits – Platinum status / 10% Rebate on Award Redemptions
  • Earning – 5 points per dollar at Priority Club/2 points per dollar on car rental, airline tickets (from airline), restaurants / 1 point per dollar everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $49 (fee waived the first year)
  • Application Link

Ritz-Carlton

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  • Complimentary night stay after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months
  • Anniversary Bonus – 3 upgrades to Club level
  • Card Benefits – Gold status (for first year) / $200 airline incidental reimbursement annually /                                                                                                                    $100 hotel credit with each stay over 2 nights / Airport lounge access
  • Earning – 5 points per dollar at Ritz Carlton/2 points per dollar on car rental, airline tickets (from airline),                                                                                  restaurants / 1 point per dollar everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $395 (fee not waived)
  • Application Link

Starwood Hotels

  • Screen Shot 2013-01-04 at 11.48.04 AM Earn up to 25K bonus Starpoints®:10K after your first purchase and 15K after you spend $5K in purchases on the card within the first 6 mo. 
  •  Earn up to 5 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases at participating SPG hotels and resorts – that’s 2 Starpoints for using the Card in addition to the Starpoints you earn as an SPG member. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  •  Free Hotel Nights: redeem Starpoints at over 1,100 hotels in nearly 100 countries worldwide – with no blackout dates. Some hotels may have mandatory service and resort charges.
  • Free Flights: redeem Starpoints on over 350 airlines with SPG Flights – with no blackout dates
  • Get 5,000 bonus Starpoints after you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to a frequent flyer program with more than 30 airlines
  • No limits on the number of Starpoints you can earn
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $65
  • Application Link 

Wyndham Rewards Visa

  • Issued by Barclaycard
  • 30,000 points after first purchase, 15,000 additional points after spending $1,000 in 3 months
  • Anniversary Bonus: 15,000 points
  • Earning – 5 points per $1 spent at Wyndham properties, 2 points per $1 everywhere else
  • Annual Fee – $69 (fee not waived)
  • Application Link

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