If you already subscribe to The Navigator, you might have seen that airfares for Christmas and Thanksgiving are soaring. If you’re a college student or have one considering the trip home for Thanksgiving, it might be worth checking out the Bank of America Travel Rewards for Students Card.
At a base level, it’s an excellent card for building credit and starting fledgling users on their points journey. But for immediate value, the 25,000-point intro bonus could help counter those rising flight prices. While it doesn’t transfer to airline loyalty programs, the points can be redeemed for a $250 statement credit for travel.
Here’s an idea of the cheapest round-trip flight costs on Thanksgiving weekend to see how big a dent that $250 can make:
New York to Los Angeles Roundtrip – $319
Seattle to Los Angeles Roundtrip – $248
Nashville to Miami Roundtrip – $240
Chicago to Charlotte – $204
You’ll need to spend $1000 before then to grab the bonus, but if that’s on the cards, you could easily cover a flight home and back from around the country. You could even cover a checked bag on that Chicago flight with a cheap airline. You’ll also enjoy 1.5 points per dollar on every purchase. Not bad at all.