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9 Epic Ways to Use 80,000 Delta SkyMiles [2019]

Today, we’re going to recap some of the exceptional value you can extract from Delta’s frequent flyer program. The current offers on the Delta co-brand cards feature four of the highest welcome bonuses we’ve ever seen on these cards—up to 80,000 SkyMiles—so all of the redemptions listed in this post are well within reach with just a single card application.

The (Unofficial) Delta SkyMiles Award Chart for Flights from the US

Delta no longer publishes an award chart, but you can still achieve top-value Delta SkyMiles redemptions if you know the minimum number of miles you can pay for your destination. We’ve done all the work for you by assembling our own, unofficial Delta award chart for international travel to and from the U.S.

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Extract Maximum Value from the Amex Hilton Ascend Card

The Hilton Ascend card is one of the few co-brand cards we think provides truly outstanding value—even if you only spend a couple of nights a year with Hilton. With a huge welcome bonus, complimentary Gold Elite status, and a unique sweet spot for return on everyday spending, this card remains one of our top picks for hotel rewards.

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Best Credit Cards for Rental Car Insurance [2019]

Primary car rental insurance is one of the unsung heroes of rewards credit card perks. It can save you a bundle on the cost to rent a vehicle, but you need to understand what coverage you can safely decline and make sure you pay with the right card to maximize your benefits.

(Expired) Up to 60,000 Bonus United Miles

The United Explorer Card is currently offering a signup bonus of up to 60,000 bonus miles! Even if you fly United just a few times per year, you can get outsized value from this card by leveraging the free first checked bag plus a host of other perks and benefits.

Best Rewards Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

If you travel internationally, there is a nasty little fee that gets added to every transaction if you pay with the wrong credit card. Fortunately, with a little knowledge and planning, you can avoid foreign transaction fees and earn rewards on every purchase abroad.