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Top 3 Travel Credits Cards for Expats

Updated: Jan 18, 2022

Citi Premier Card $95

  • SUB 80k

  • 3x Hotels

  • 3x Airfare

  • 3x Dining Worldwide

  • 3x Grocery Stores Worldwide

  • 3x Gas Worldwide

  • $100 ThankYou Portal Credit

  • MasterCard World Elite

Why I like it:

The Citi Premier is already the best credit card for expats abroad and just got a little better with a higher sign up bonus. It’s the most versatile travel credit card on the market because the various bonus categories at 3x. This card is perfect for someone that doesn’t want many cards in their wallet and for expats that don’t have a US credit card that gives bonuses on gas and groceries.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card $95

  • SUB 100k

  • 5x Travel booked through Chase portal

  • 3x Dining

  • 2x All Travel

  • 1.25 cpp Redemption through Chase

  • Travel Insurance and Protections

  • Rental Car Insurance (US)

Why I like it:

The CSP is the best “starter” travel credit card. For those who don’t want to pay a hefty AF for credit cards with top notch travel insurances and protections, the CSP has you covered at $95 a year. The new bonus category 5x on travel booked through Chase and the $50 credit for travel booked through Chase, makes this card more competitive with most travel credit cards now. For expats abroad, this is a “Must Have” travel credit card.

Capital One Venture Card $95

  • SUB 60k ($600 to $1,200 in value)

  • 5x Hotels & Rental Cars through Capital One portal

  • 2x All other purchases

  • Travel insurances

  • Purchase Protections

  • 2 Capital One Lounge passes

Why I like it:

The Venture Card is maybe the best “everyday” travel credit card for expats abroad. The company doesn’t have the best customer service but if you don’t care that much about contacting them, this is an overall great card. The transfer partners have been the reason I have was always been hesitant on the Venture Card. Lately, they’ve improved and from reports, they will continue to bring more partners and at a better value.

Until next time, before you pack your bags, don’t forget to PACK YOUR POINTS!

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