Best Credit Cards For Chase Ultimate Rewards

Get a list of the best credit cards for earning Chase Ultimate Rewards Points based on your spend. Includes 2-card and trifecta combinations.


Chase Ultimate Rewards offers a total of three credit cards that you can use to earn Ultimate Rewards Points. If you own at least one of these three cards, you'll have the ability to convert cash back earned with Chase into Ultimate Rewards Points which opens up 4 additional Chase cash back credit cards which all have no annual fee.

There's lots of popular combinations and trifectas when it comes to maximizing your points with Chase, but there's no one-size-fits-all case. You can use the calculator below to give you an idea of which combination may be the best for you.

Do note that the Chase Freedom card is not featured in this calculator due to the rotating categories and not knowing what these categories are in advance. The Freedom Card has no annual fee and I highly recommend picking up this card and making it part of your combination.

Best Credit Card Calculator

This calculator will give you a list of the best credit cards for earning Ultimate Rewards Points based on your monthly, yearly, or quarterly spend across different categories. Results will include Ultimate Rewards credit cards and credit card combinations that feature Chase cash back credit cards.

Credit Card Search Types

Best Cards By Estimated Return - Get a list of credit cards that gives you the best return. This is based on spend, currency value, annual credits, and annual fees.

Best Cards By Total Points - Get a list of credit cards that earns you the most points/miles based on spend. Currency value, annual credits, and annual fees are not factored into this search. Great for those who get waived fees (i.e. military).

After your results are displayed, I recommend clicking on a card's Rewards Calculator. This allows you to come up with a more accurate number by adjusting the cash value of perk, being able to calculate spend bonuses & other savings, add in sign up bonuses, toggle annual fees and authorized user fees, and much more. You'll also be able to compare the results side by side any credit card featured on the site!

Click on Rewards Calculator to compare credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can also change any credit card to reflect transfer partner ratios (when applicable).
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Search for categories and click 'Add Category' to add it to the calculator. If you want to be more specific, you can specify domestic or international spend.
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Category Spend

Enter your spend per month, year, or quarter for the listed categories. You can click Add/Remove Categories to adjust the listed categories. You can hit Calculate to calculate the results of your spend against all cards in the database.

Currency Value

You can input how much you value the currency per cent and the results will give you the estimate return based on spend, value, annual credits, and annual fees. This field has no effect on the Best Cards By Total Points search.
Input value in cents ($0.0XXXX) or regional equivalent.

Chase Travel Portal Value

You can checkmark the box below if you want the point values to reflect the 1.25 or 1.5 cents you'll get when redeeming your points on the Chase Travel Portal based on which Chase Ultimate Rewards credit card(s) you have. The Currency Value box above will be ignored if the checkbox below is checked.

Bank (Holder)

The bank issuing the card. [Populates After Search]

Network

The network the card is tied to. [Populates After Search]

Card Type

The type of card such as co-branded airline cards, hotel cards, cruise line cards, and bank rewards cards. [Populates After Search]

Personal/Business

Toggle switch for displaying personal and business cards. Mixed/Combos are pairs of 2 or more cards that are featured on the site. They can consist of a mix of personal and business cards.

Annual Fee (Range)

The range of fees you're willing to pay to wield such cards.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The percentage of fees you'll pay on the dollar (or local currency) when you use the card outside of it's region.

Results

Do note that results may take a few seconds to generate after doing a search. For more accurate results, I recommend using the Rewards Calculator. Some credit cards may appear in this list more than once if there's more than one path to transferring rewards. Credit cards with negative returns may also appear in this list, but be sure to consider the perks of the card before canceling it out as an option!
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