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Credit cards are a great way to get miles for free travel — the team here probably have collectively earned a few million points through sign up bonuses and have gotten some great trips out of it. The challenge for many people is the annual fee associated with airline co-branded credit cards.
Amtrak has a partnership with Continental that allows cardmembers to transfer up to 25,000 Amtrak points for 25,000 Continental OnePass miles annually. A minimum of 5,000 points is required for transfer and transfers must be in 5,000 point blocks. Amtrak’s Guest Reward credit card has no annual fee and is issued by Chase, if you are in the market to earn miles and do not want to pay an annual fee, the Amtrak Guest Rewards Credit Card is (not an affiliate link – so there’s no financial incentive for The Flight Deal recommending this) for you. In addition, you will receive 12,000 bonus points on first use — almost enough for an one-way domestic reward ticket. Amtrak will give you 1 point for every dollar you spend. So this is a very good card since co-branded airline credit cards that have an annual fee have the same earning ratio.
Link Again: Amtrak Guest Rewards Credit Card
The only concern is the Continental OnePass program is going away December 31st and will be replaced by the United MileagePlus program, however, we fully expect the Amtrak partnership to continue with the new United. So there is a possibility that the partnership will not continue and you will not be able to transfer your Amtrak points to the new United anymore.