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Jayb5635
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎08-02-2012

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

Isn't the only difference between the Green and Zync the ability to use points for travel ??? Personally I don't care for that. 95 dollar annual fee not worth it on the Green. I pay that same annual fee on the CSP and I get more bang for my buck, IMO


In my wallet: Amex Platinum NPSL, Amex Everyday Preferred $4500, Amex Starwood $1000, Chase Freedom Visa Signature $5000, Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature $10,000, Chase Ink Plus Visa Signature $5000 Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard World Elite $5000, Cap One Quicksilver MasterCard $2000, Citi Forward Visa $3800, Discover IT $5000
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Open123
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Registered: ‎02-23-2011

Re: Fate of the Unicorn


Jayb5635 wrote:
Isn't the only difference between the Green and Zync the ability to use points for travel ??? Personally I don't care for that. 95 dollar annual fee not worth it on the Green. I pay that same annual fee on the CSP and I get more bang for my buck, IMO

Yes, that's the only difference.

 

In my view, the *only* reason to have the Green is for those who have tons of MR points accrued (or, need the dynamic purchasing power of an Amex charge), and need to use them for transfers.  Otherwise, other charge cards are better; or, the no fee Blues for MR Express.

 

You're right, for $95, the CSP is a better value in every aspect, except for the unique purchasing characteristics of the Amex charge.

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Jayb5635
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Registered: ‎08-02-2012

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

I agree about the dynamic purchasing power of the charge cards, that's why I will happily pay 25 bucks a year to keep the Zync. The only other Amex I wanted was the BCE which I just acquired a couple days ago. Personally, I can't justify the more expensive charge cards, altho many here get value out of them


In my wallet: Amex Platinum NPSL, Amex Everyday Preferred $4500, Amex Starwood $1000, Chase Freedom Visa Signature $5000, Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature $10,000, Chase Ink Plus Visa Signature $5000 Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard World Elite $5000, Cap One Quicksilver MasterCard $2000, Citi Forward Visa $3800, Discover IT $5000
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Open123
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Registered: ‎02-23-2011

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

Right, if one didn't need to transfer miles and wanted the NPSL, Zync is a great deal.  Personally, I would prefer paying the $25 fee to have NPSL than having the Blue.  There are many times when NPSL is much more expedient to use than static revolving lines.

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Registered: ‎02-09-2012

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

Keeping mine

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Jayb5635
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎08-02-2012

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

I completely agree. I'll admit I also wanted the Zync since the charge cards are easier to acquire than their revolvers, and at the time the packs were attractive to me. Having said that, it was always my intent to eventually carry both cards, I also like the flexibility of a charge card


In my wallet: Amex Platinum NPSL, Amex Everyday Preferred $4500, Amex Starwood $1000, Chase Freedom Visa Signature $5000, Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature $10,000, Chase Ink Plus Visa Signature $5000 Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard World Elite $5000, Cap One Quicksilver MasterCard $2000, Citi Forward Visa $3800, Discover IT $5000
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jm00ser
Posts: 156
Registered: ‎07-11-2012

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

Plan on keeping mine for now. Hoping to have either freedom or SW RR to zero by May when packs are done for good for daily use. Unicorn probably won't see much action after that. It will be tough to shake the habit of using it for everything, but rewards are brutal, and most travel is done through Southwest. If anything I'll app for BCE/BCP in the near future. I plan on PIF once I slay this debt dragon anyway!

In full gardening/ debt annihilation mode! (4/15/13)
Notre Dame FCU Visa 0/2k (8/04); CapOne Best Buy 800/1.5k (7\06)
Citi Thank You World MC 4800/9.7k (1/11); Amex Zync NPSL (9/11)
Chase Freedom Visa 1600/3.8k (9/11); Chase Southwest RR Premier Visa Signature 4300/10.7k (6/12); Discover It 0/3k (7/12)
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LS2982
Posts: 15,434
Registered: ‎04-09-2011

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

Im trying to convince myself to keep it. I want the PRG bad and if I can PC it with no HP plus backdating it may be benificial to me to stay in the garden!



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Jayb5635
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎08-02-2012

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

Some people here have mentioned that the Zync is eligible for a PC after 13 months



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LS2982
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Registered: ‎04-09-2011

Re: Fate of the Unicorn

13 months from approval or statement closing date?



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