Summer travel: 5 great travel rewards programs

Summer travel can be cheap with the help of credit card rewards. Here are five great credit card rewards programs to fit your vacationing style.

2. Frequent hotel guests

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    Participants stand in line to received free certificates during the Hilton HHonors Global Social Media Treasure Hunt last year, which offered winners a free night certificate from Hilton's loyalty program. An easier way to earn Hilton points is to apply for the Hilton HHonors Credit Card.
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If you plan to stay in a hotel wherever you visit this summer, you might want to make it a Hilton. The Hilton HHonors Credit Card offers 40,000 bonus points after your first purchase and 20,000 when you’ve spent $3,000. That’s redeemable for one to eight free nights, depending on the level of extravagance you desire from your lodging. This card charges a $75 annual fee as well as a 2.7 percent foreign transaction fee, so it doesn’t make the best option for international spending.

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