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There are a lot of travel reward cards that offer you bonuses for the things that you spend the most money on. For some, this could be travel, dining or entertainment purchases. But for many families, the supermarket is where they spend more of their time, and money. Besides, supermarkets and grocery stores offer so much more than food. In fact, you can earn these bonus rewards when visiting a supermarket to buy everything from gifts to pet supplies to prescription drugs.
Travel Rewards Cards for Grocery Shopping
If you spend a lot of money at your local grocery store or supermarket, here are the best travel rewards cards for you:
1. The new American Express® Gold Card. This newly improved card offers you a whopping 4x points on up to $25,000 spent each year at US supermarkets. And if you feel like eating out occasionally, it also features unlimited 4x points at US restaurants as well. New applicants earn 25,000 points after spending $2,000 within three months of account opening, and 20% back as a statement credit of your first three months spending at US restaurants, up to $100. Other benefits include a $100 annual air travel statement credit and 3x points for flights booked directly with the airlines or with AmexTravel.com. There’s a $250 annual fee for this card, and no foreign transaction fees
2. American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card from Citi. This entry level card offers you double AAdvantage miles for each dollar spent at supermarkets, including grocery delivery service. You also get 2x points for eligible American Airlines purchases and one mile per dollar spent elsewhere. New applicants earn 10,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit after making $500 of purchases within three months. You also get a 25% discount on in-flight food and beverage purchases, and unlike most airline cards, it has no annual fee.
3. IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card from Chase. This card offers you double points at grocery stores as well as gas stations, and restaurants. You also get 10x points from IHG hotel stays and one point per dollar spent elsewhere. New accounts earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within three months of account opening. This card also offers a $100 statement credit towards the Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee. There’s an $89 annual fee for this card.
4. Hilton Honors American Express Card. This card offers you 5x Hilton points every time you make a purchase at US supermarkets. You also get 5x points every time you eat out at US restaurants and fill up at US gas stations when using this card. It also features 7x points for eligible purchases at Hilton Honors brand hotels and 3x points on all other eligible purchases. New applicants receive 75,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after making $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first three months of account opening. You also receive complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status and an upgrade to Gold status when you spend $20,000 on eligible purchases in a calendar year. There’s no annual fee for this card.
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