Two Travel Rewards Cards For Millennial Globe-Trekkers

Linette Lopez

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Meet Business Insider’s Linette Lopez.She’s just like any millennial: She spends a lot on food, is saddled with college debt and is wary of the big banks. Also, she loves to travel. 

Last week, Lopez tapped Your Money for our recommendations on a travel rewards card. 

“I think all credit cards are evil, and I think banks are evil, but I need a card that’ll give me rewards,” she said over IM.

Based on her not bad, but not stellar credit score (700), we found two that we think she will love: 

Capital One’s Platinum Credit Card. “This card has an average approved score of 607 and an annual fee of $19, which is waived for the first year,” says CreditKarma’s Justine Rivero. No pesky foreign transaction fees and text message alerts to help keep spending on track are other perks.

Capital One’s Cash Rewards Card is another sure bet. Yes, the annual fee is higher ($39/year), but saving on foreign transaction fees makes it worth looking into. The card also provides 1 per cent cash back on all purchases, which could certainly help Lopez save. 

If none of these cards seem worth it, our recap of the best travel rewards cards might help. 

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