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The Best Credit Cards for Travel Hacking

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Travel Hacking can be a fun and cost-savings hobby for people who want to see the world on a budget. The easiest way to get into travel hacking outside of watching for flight and hotel deals is to earn miles with airlines, hotels, and points programs to redeem for free flights or nights at a hotel. Having a stockpile of miles across different programs is how some of the most frequent travelers can stay on the raod for extended periods of time.

The most common way to start building your stockpile of miles is to apply for and get bonuses with co branded credit cards. These cards often require a minimum spend ($1,000-$5,000 on average) that one hit you will get a bonus of miles to your account that you can use for free travel. Some of the cards also have other perks, like travel insurance or Global Entry reimbursements, that can make traveling more comfortable. For a more complete guide, please refer to our guide to get started in travel hacking.

We have put together a list of the best credit cards for travel hacking to help readers get an idea of what types of cards they should be looking out for when getting into the hobby. Please note that this list is not exhaustive of all offers out there, just a list of the options we feel are some of the best all around cards based on value, redemption options, and flexibility. 

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We are always updating and editing this list of best credit cards for travel hacking as offers change and cards get updated. We will try to continue to keep everything up to date so you can refer back to this collection as you continue your journey in travel hacking.

Know of some cards we should add to the list? Let us know!