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The best credit cards to use at Walmart: 5% or more rewards

If you frequently shop at Walmart, getting a credit card that earns more rewards at Walmart can make a meaningful… Read More »The best credit cards to use at Walmart: 5% or more rewards
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The best credit cards for gas rewards: Earn the most cash back or points on gas

The best gas credit cards earn a high rate of rewards on gas purchases. Use these cards to earn more… Read More »The best credit cards for gas rewards: Earn the most cash back or points on gas
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Ink Business Premier® Credit Card welcome bonus: $1,000 cash back

The Ink Business Premier® Credit Card currently offers a $1,000 cash back bonus for new cardmembers. Here are the details.… Read More »Ink Business Premier® Credit Card welcome bonus: $1,000 cash back
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All Chase Ink credit cards compared: Side-by-side comparison of rewards and benefits

Chase offers four Ink-branded credit cards to small business owners: Each of these cards has its own rewards structure and… Read More »All Chase Ink credit cards compared: Side-by-side comparison of rewards and benefits
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Chase Freedom Flex℠ vs. Chase Freedom Unlimited®: Side-by-side comparison

The Chase Freedom Flex℠ and Chase Freedom Unlimited® both have no annual fee, offer increased rewards on purchases with Chase… Read More »Chase Freedom Flex℠ vs. Chase Freedom Unlimited®: Side-by-side comparison
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Hilton credit cards complete guide: Every Hilton credit card compared

Hilton offers four co-branded credit cards in partnership with American Express. Every one of these cards offers some level of… Read More »Hilton credit cards complete guide: Every Hilton credit card compared
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The best Hilton credit card welcome bonuses: Free nights abound with limited-time offers!

The fastest way to earn Hilton Honors bonus points or free night certificates is through a new cardmember welcome bonus.… Read More »The best Hilton credit card welcome bonuses: Free nights abound with limited-time offers!
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Limited time offer: Earn 5 free night awards with the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card

Update May 23, 2024: Today American Express released an increased welcome bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card. Through 7/10/2024,… Read More »Limited time offer: Earn 5 free night awards with the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card
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Limited time offer: Earn 70k points plus a free night award with the Hilton Honors American Express Card

Update May 23, 2024: Today, Amex released an updated limited-time new cardmember offer on The Hilton Honors American Express Card.… Read More »Limited time offer: Earn 70k points plus a free night award with the Hilton Honors American Express Card

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Aaron Hurd, Editor of CardsAndPoints.com.

I’m Aaron Hurd, one of the foremost experts in credit cards, travel rewards, and loyalty programs. You might have seen one of the hundreds of articles I’ve written for places The Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, Nerdwallet, The Points Guy, Bankrate, Rolling Stone, and countless other publications. Or you may have run into me or seen me speak at an event like the Chicago Seminars, New York Times Travel Show, Fincon or Frequent Traveler University. Regardless of how you came to this site or where you are on your credit journey, welcome. 🙂

I launched this site because I saw a need to provide better information about credit cards and travel rewards. My goal is to build the best resource on the internet for you, whether your objective is to build your credit, put more cash in your wallet, better use your credit card benefits, or take your family on vacation.

Our promise to you is simple: We keep you, the reader, at the top of our priority list. We show you how to use your credit card rewards and benefits in ways that are relevant to you. And we have a little fun doing it.


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  • Aaron Hurd

    Aaron Hurd is a credit card, travel rewards, and loyalty program expert. Over the past 15 years, he has authored over a thousand expert contributions published by leading outlets including WSJ, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, NerdWallet, The Points Guy, Bankrate, CNET, and many others. He has also served in consulting roles for many of these same outlets, designing content strategy, hiring teams of teams of editors and contributors, developing thought-leadership pieces, and ghost-editing for senior editors. Aaron is well-known in the miles and points community and regularly presents about travel rewards at conferences like the Chicago Seminars and Minnebar. Aaron has enjoyed the game of optimizing credit card rewards since getting his first credit card shortly after he turned 18. He started learning about credit cards and travel rewards from the (now defunct) FatWallet Finance forums and FlyerTalk. He holds more than 40 open credit cards and has first-hand experience with almost every major credit card product.

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