Best Credit Cards for Spring Break

Written By Jeff Hindenach
Last updated November 8, 2017

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February 24, 2016

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Are you already ready to get away from the cold and head off to a tropical destination for spring break? This has been one of the worst winters ever, and everyone could use a break from the cold and snow. If you are looking to get away for spring break and want to book your travel on a credit card, make sure that you are using the right one. Here are a couple of credit cards that can help you book your dream spring break vacation without breaking the bank.

If you are really itching to get away for spring break but can’t afford it right now, try looking for a card with a 0% intro APR for a year or more. That will give you extra time to pay off the vacation! Just make sure you are making your minimum monthly payments (and are paying enough off that you can have a zero balance before the 0% intro APR expires), and you can enjoy your spring break without the worry of going deeper into debt.

Going on a cruise? Carnival has a credit card that offers direct reward points for using the card on your cruise, which means not only do you get to go on your spring break cruise, but you get points to make your next cruise even cheaper.
Booking through Priceline or Travelocity? Both Priceline and Travelocity offer branded credit cards that give you extra perks and points when you book your vacations through the travel sites.
Like to fly a specific airline? If you live in a city that is a hub for specific airlines and you find yourself always a certain airline, it’s a smart idea to get a branded credit card for that airline. Often having the credit card gives you access to airport lounges, extra travel rewards and extra points in the airline’s reward program.

About the Author

Jeff Hindenach

Jeff Hindenach is the co-founder of Simple. Thrifty. Living. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He has a long history of financial journalism, with a background writing for newspapers such as the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Examiner, as well as writing on personal finance for The Huffington Post, New York Times, Business Insider, CNBC, Newsday and The Street. He believes in giving readers the tools they need to get out of debt.

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