Travel can be expensive, but travelers using the best loyalty and rewards programs are offered plenty of opportunities to earn free or discounted travel and hotel rooms through everyday spending on gas, groceries and other purchases.
10Best teamed up with a panel of miles-and-points experts, along with travel writers, to nominate the best programs for American travelers – the credit cards, frequent flyer programs and hotel loyalty programs with the best earning potential, flexibility, extra perks and ease of redemption. Then we invited you to vote for your favorites. The results are in.
Click on each category below to see the full winners list.
Best Airline Credit Card: Allegiant World Mastercard
The Allegiant World Mastercard earns three points per dollar on Allegiant purchases (including air, hotel and car rental), two points per dollar on qualified dining and a point per dollar on everything else. Other perks include a 15,000-point sign-up bonus, BOGO vacation packages, priority boarding and a free beverage on every flight.
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Best Frequent Flyer Program: Allegiant Air Allways Rewards
Use your points any time you wish with Allways Rewards by Allegiant Air. Earn all kinds of rewards in all kinds of ways and explore a variety of exclusive member offers and promotions. It’s free to join and points don’t expire until 24 months of inactivity. Earn one point for every dollar spent on Allegiant.com or 2 points per dollar for itineraries over $500. With a no-minimum-point redemption policy, enjoy the many rewards available to members.
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Best Hotel Credit Card: Wyndham Rewards Earner Card
Wyndham Rewards Earner cardholders enjoy up to 75,000 bonus points after spending just $2,000. That’s enough points for up to 10 free nights! Cardholders also earn up to eight points per dollar at Wyndham properties and on qualifying gas purchases, and up to 6 points per dollar spent on food (both dining and grocery stores). Other benefits include annual point bonuses, no foreign transaction fees, booking discounts and more.
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Best Hotel Loyalty Program: Wyndham Rewards
The Wyndham Rewards program honors stays at more than 50,000 participating hotels, vacation clubs, and resorts worldwide. These include popular brands like Wyndham, La Quinta, Days Inn, Super 8, and Ramada. Points can also be redeemed for airline travel, gift cards, tours, and more.
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Best Rewards Credit Card: Discover it Cash Back
Discover it cardholders earn 5% cash back on rotating categories like gas stations, Amazon.com, restaurants and wholesale clubs, plus one percent back on all other purchases. Discover matches the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year.
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