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Wells Fargo Launches Hotels.com Rewards Visa Card

Wells Fargo has a new, no-annual-fee credit card for those who love to travel. The card, co-branded with Hotels.com, offers free night stays, no foreign transaction fees, and more. Here’s all you need to know about the new Hotels.com Rewards Visa Card from Wells Fargo.

New Hotels.com Visa from Wells Fargo

A new, co-branded hotel card from Wells Fargo, the Hotels.com Rewards Visa Credit Card, provides robust rewards with no annual fee. The card lets customers collect one Hotels.com Rewards stamp for every night they stay at an eligible property booked through Hotels.com. They’ll also receive one stamp for every $500 in purchases made with the card.

When Hotels.com Rewards members collect ten stamps, they’ll earn one free reward night. Wells Fargo bolsters that simple rewards process with an introductory offer of one free night after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.

Other Card Features

Other features of the Hotels.com Rewards Visa Card include no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees. Given the near-global purchasing power of the Visa payment network, that’s an excellent feature for those who are planning to escape to an exotic destination once international travel becomes more prevalent as the coronavirus pandemic eases.

While the card does not offer an introductory APR on purchases or balance transfers, the regular interest rates for these transactions are highly competitive. The APR, for example, is practically identical to the Expedia Rewards Card from Citi.

Is the Hotels.Com Card Worth It?

The Hotels.com Rewards Visa is a decent hotel card for those that prefer booking through the popular website. At a rate of $500 per Rewards stamp, however, the value of the card is roughly equivalent to the Citi Double Cash Card. For those who love Hotels.com, that’s not a bad earning rate. For those who prefer a little more booking flexibility, however, a regular cash back credit card – or even an option like the Blue from American Express – might be a better bet.

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