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Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
30,000 bonus Starpoints®
After you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
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FTG Rank: #1
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
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30,000 bonus Starpoints®
After you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card

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$0 first year
$0 after first year
75,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points
After spending $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #2
Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card
75,000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points
After spending $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months
$0 first year
$0 after first year
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Citi ThankYou® Premier Card

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
50,000 ThankYou Points
After $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
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FTG Rank: #3
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
50,000 ThankYou Points
After $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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Citi Prestige® Card

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$450 first year
$450 after first year
50,000 ThankYou® Points
After $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
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FTG Rank: #4
Citi Prestige® Card
50,000 ThankYou® Points
After $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
$450 first year
$450 after first year
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Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®

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$450 first year
$450 after first year
75,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles
After you make $7,500 in purchases within 3 months of becoming a cardmember.
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FTG Rank: #5
Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®
75,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles
After you make $7,500 in purchases within 3 months of becoming a cardmember.
$450 first year
$450 after first year
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Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles
After $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #6
Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®
30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles
After $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
40,000 Ultimate Rewards points
When you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #7
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
40,000 Ultimate Rewards points
When you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
30,000 Starpoints®
After you use your Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #8
Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express
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30,000 Starpoints®
After you use your Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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Chase Freedom®

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$0 first year
$0 after first year
$100 cash back
After $500 spent on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
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FTG Rank: #9
Chase Freedom®
$100 cash back
After $500 spent on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
$0 first year
$0 after first year
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# 10
British Airways Visa Signature® Card

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
50,000 bonus Avios
After you make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #10
British Airways Visa Signature® Card
50,000 bonus Avios
After you make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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# 11
United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
30,000 bonus miles
After you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #11
United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
30,000 bonus miles
After you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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# 12
Club Carlson(SM) Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Car

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$75 first year
$75 after first year
50,000 Gold Points
After your first purchase
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FTG Rank: #12
Club Carlson(SM) Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Car
50,000 Gold Points
After your first purchase
$75 first year
$75 after first year
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# 13
Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card

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$75 first year
$75 after first year
25,000 Alaska Mileage Plan Miles
Upon approval
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FTG Rank: #13
Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Credit Card
25,000 Alaska Mileage Plan Miles
Upon approval
$75 first year
$75 after first year
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# 14
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card

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$0 first year
$0 after first year
20,000 bonus ThankYou® Points
After $1,500 in card purchases within 3 months of account opening
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FTG Rank: #14
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
20,000 bonus ThankYou® Points
After $1,500 in card purchases within 3 months of account opening
$0 first year
$0 after first year
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The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN

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$450 first year
$450 after first year
40,000 Membership Rewards® points
After you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership
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FTG Rank: #15
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
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40,000 Membership Rewards® points
After you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership
$450 first year
$450 after first year
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CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles
After making $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
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FTG Rank: #16
CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®
30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles
After making $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express

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$95 first year
$95 after first year
15,000 Membership Rewards Points
After you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #17
The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express
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15,000 Membership Rewards Points
After you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months
$95 first year
$95 after first year
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# 18
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

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$0 first year
$89 after first year
40,000 bonus miles
When you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days
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FTG Rank: #18
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®
40,000 bonus miles
When you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days
$0 first year
$89 after first year
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# 19
Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card

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$95 first year
$95 after first year
2 weekend night certificates
After $2,500 in purchases within 4 months of account opening
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FTG Rank: #19
Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card
2 weekend night certificates
After $2,500 in purchases within 4 months of account opening
$95 first year
$95 after first year
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Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
30,000 bonus SkyMiles
After you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #20
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
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30,000 bonus SkyMiles
After you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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# 21
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card

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$0 first year
$49 after first year
60,000 IHG Points
After you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
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FTG Rank: #21
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
60,000 IHG Points
After you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
$0 first year
$49 after first year
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Citi® Double Cash Card

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$0 first year
$0 after first year
No Sign-Up Bonus
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FTG Rank: #22
Citi® Double Cash Card
No Sign-Up Bonus
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$0 first year
$0 after first year
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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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$75 first year
$75 after first year
$150 statement credit
After you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months
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FTG Rank: #23
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
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$150 statement credit
After you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months
$75 first year
$75 after first year
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Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
30,000 bonus SkyMiles
After you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #24
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express
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30,000 bonus SkyMiles
After you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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The Platinum Card® from American Express

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$450 first year
$450 after first year
40,000 points
After you spend $3,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #25
The Platinum Card® from American Express
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40,000 points
After you spend $3,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months
$450 first year
$450 after first year
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The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN

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$0 first year
$175 after first year
25,000 Membership Rewards points
After you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership
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FTG Rank: #26
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
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25,000 Membership Rewards points
After you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership
$0 first year
$175 after first year
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American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card

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$0 first year
$195 after first year
25,000 Membership Rewards®
After you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership
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FTG Rank: #27
American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card
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25,000 Membership Rewards®
After you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership
$0 first year
$195 after first year
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Discover it® Miles - Double Miles your first year

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$0 first year
$0 after first year
Double Miles
Double all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year
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FTG Rank: #28
Discover it® Miles - Double Miles your first year
Double Miles
Double all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year
$0 first year
$0 after first year
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The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard®

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$89 first year
$89 after first year
35,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles
When you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days
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FTG Rank: #29
The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard®
35,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles
When you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days
$89 first year
$89 after first year
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The Hyatt Credit Card

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$0 first year
$75 after first year
2 free nights at any Hyatt property
After spending $1,000 within the first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #30
The Hyatt Credit Card
The Hyatt Credit Card
2 free nights at any Hyatt property
After spending $1,000 within the first 3 months
$0 first year
$75 after first year
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Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa® Card

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$0 first year
$0 after first year
FTG Rank: #31
Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa® Card
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$0 first year
$0 after first year
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The Fairmont Visa Signature® Card

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
2 Complimentary Nights
After you make $3,000 in purchases within your first 3 months of account opening
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FTG Rank: #32
The Fairmont Visa Signature&174; Card
The Fairmont Visa Signature® Card
2 Complimentary Nights
After you make $3,000 in purchases within your first 3 months of account opening
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa® Card

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$60 first year
$60 after first year
50,000 Gold Points
After your first purchase
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FTG Rank: #33
Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa® Card
50,000 Gold Points
After your first purchase
$60 first year
$60 after first year
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Hilton HHonors™ Surpass® Card from American Express

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$75 first year
$75 after first year
FTG Rank: #34
Hilton HHonors™ Surpass® Card from American Express
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$75 first year
$75 after first year
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The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard®

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$89 first year
$89 after first year
35,000 Hawaiian Miles
With first purchase
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FTG Rank: #35
The Hawaiian Airlines® Business MasterCard®
35,000 Hawaiian Miles
With first purchase
$89 first year
$89 after first year
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Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

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$195 first year
$195 after first year
50,000 bonus SkyMiles
After you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months
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FTG Rank: #36
Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
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50,000 bonus SkyMiles
After you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months
$195 first year
$195 after first year
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The Plum Card® from American Express OPEN

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$0 first year
$250 after first year
FTG Rank: #37
The Plum Card® from American Express OPEN
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$0 first year
$250 after first year
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Expedia®+ Voyager Card from Citi

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$0 first year
$95 after first year
$100 statement credit
After your first eligible Expedia purchase greater than $100 within 3 month of account opening
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FTG Rank: #38
Expedia®+ Voyager Card from Citi
$100 statement credit
After your first eligible Expedia purchase greater than $100 within 3 month of account opening
$0 first year
$95 after first year
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Expedia®+ Card from Citi

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$0 first year
$0 after first year
$50 Statement Credit
After your first eligible Expedia purchase greater than $50 within 3 months of account opening
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FTG Rank: #39
Expedia®+ Card from Citi
$50 Statement Credit
After your first eligible Expedia purchase greater than $50 within 3 months of account opening
$0 first year
$0 after first year
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# 40
Ink Cash® Business Credit Card

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$0 first year
$0 after first year
$200 Bonus Cash Back
After you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
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FTG Rank: #40
Ink Cash® Business Credit Card
$200 Bonus Cash Back
After you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
$0 first year
$0 after first year
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