In comparison to the large majority of other travel enthusiasts out there, I only have a very small handful of credit cards and don't practice the art of credit card churning that seems popular these days.
1. Chase Freedom
One of the very first credit cards I've ever owned well before I even knew that award travel even existed was the Chase Freedom. I obtained this card probably in my late teens and never even paid attention to the revolving bonus categories or realized the true value of the points I was collecting. Whenever I did collect a large enough number of points I would actually redeem them for cash back as a statement credit at a value of 1 cent per point which is absolutely a horrible redemption and the only thing I could have done worse was use them to purchase merchandise for even less value. Of course, I didn't have the Sapphire Preferred at that time so I couldn't have used them as the more valuable Ultimate Reward points which allow you to transfer them to various airline and hotel partners. Since this card has no annual fee and is one of my oldest cards I own I definitely plan on keeping it for as long as I can at this point.