If you travel often, I usually recommend getting credit cards from major airlines and, for Americans, this includes getting cards from Delta, American Airlines, United, and Alaska. In addition to the mileage bonus you get upon signing up, you also get benefits which can includes perks like priority boarding, free baggage, club passes, and even companion fares.
Over the last 3 months, the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard offered certain users 2 miles for every $1 spent in grocery stores. I’ve been using this promotion and am sad it’s ending soon (the last day is June 30, 2017).
Nevertheless, I received an offer today for 2 miles per $1 spent at gas stations, restaurants and electronic stores between July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017. Though I’ll likely use my Chase card for dining out, this promotion will likely keep me using the card until the end of September.
I received notice that I qualified for this promotion through the mail, but you can always call 866-928-3075 to check and see if you qualify as well (you’ll need to call that number to activate it anyway).