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Help me choose an airline rewards card

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Re: Help me choose an airline rewards card


Shogun wrote:

j_casteel wrote:

Shogun wrote:

Well first of all... get rid of that ugly Pistol Pete in your siggy.... maybe try... oh,, I don't know......

 

sooners.jpg


Sorry, I just can't do that.

 

Lol, we just moved to the PNW and now everyone thinks I'm a Beaver fan.


Ouch!


It's funny though....seeing Orange/Black OSU everywhere but not being the Pokes.

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Re: Help me choose an airline rewards card

I always watch and cheer on the Pokes,,, except when they're playing the sooners.

 

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Re: Help me choose an airline rewards card


j_casteel wrote:

Thanks for all the great info and recommendations!

 

I don't think I will have any issues making any spend requirements on the cards if I were to get any. I really like the idea of using the Chase products together and transferring the UR points across the accounts. So it sounds like a good plan would be to get a co-branded airline card for the specific perks related to using that airline, a hotel card, and possibly a general travel reward card. Would the CSP, Freedom, Marriott, United MileagePlus all compliment each other or would that just be overkill? How many cards does Chase allow? lol

 

United isn't the major hub where we live, but they do fly to every place we would travel, and they are one of the cheaper airlines to choose from. So the United MileagePlus could be a good card to have as far as a co-branded card goes. When we travel it seems like we will usually use Priceline to book, but I've noticed a lot of the hotels we have stayed at have been some form of a Marriott.

 

Thanks for the help!


Let me slide this in there first...

 

Now back to topic:

 

I think the magic number for Chase is 4(as i've seen a number of members w/ 4 Chase cards), but i wouldn't overkill it as there has been a case where Chase AA'd one of the members in the forum after the 4th app in a year.  YMMV, but i wouldn't overkill it. 

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Re: Help me choose an airline rewards card


yudeology101 wrote:

j_casteel wrote:

Thanks for all the great info and recommendations!

 

I don't think I will have any issues making any spend requirements on the cards if I were to get any. I really like the idea of using the Chase products together and transferring the UR points across the accounts. So it sounds like a good plan would be to get a co-branded airline card for the specific perks related to using that airline, a hotel card, and possibly a general travel reward card. Would the CSP, Freedom, Marriott, United MileagePlus all compliment each other or would that just be overkill? How many cards does Chase allow? lol

 

United isn't the major hub where we live, but they do fly to every place we would travel, and they are one of the cheaper airlines to choose from. So the United MileagePlus could be a good card to have as far as a co-branded card goes. When we travel it seems like we will usually use Priceline to book, but I've noticed a lot of the hotels we have stayed at have been some form of a Marriott.

 

Thanks for the help!


Let me slide this in there first...

 

Now back to topic:

 

I think the magic number for Chase is 4(as i've seen a number of members w/ 4 Chase cards), but i wouldn't overkill it as there has been a case where Chase AA'd one of the members in the forum after the 4th app in a year.  YMMV, but i wouldn't overkill it. 


So do you think the Freedom (I just got), CSP, Marriott, and United MileagePlus would compliment each other if I were to get all of them, or would that just be overkill - Not only trying my luck with Chase, but just in general?  I wouldn't think I would need all of them to achieve what I am trying to do, right? Adding the Unitied MileagePlus and a hotel card would be good i think. Possibly later down the road picking up another co-branded airline card like the Delta or AA cards if we were to use those airlines?  Or, would it just be better to start with the CSP and hotel card and not limit myself to a co-branded card? I like the perks offered with the co-branded cards though (priority boarding, free bags, upgrades, etc)

 

I've just never really looked to much into these kinds of cards mainly just cashback cards. So I'd like to figure out the best way to do something for me and not go crazy getting too many cards or the wrong type of cards for me.

 

 

Thanks again!

 

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Re: Help me choose an airline rewards card

I have the United. And so far I'm happySmiley Happy 30k signup (they deposited within 2 weeks), 2 miles per united dollars, 1 for everything else. Free checked in baggage. Two free lounge passes, which they mailed to me w/o prompting, also they will give you a $50 credit after first purchase. Sign in to your United account to get it---look for link. First year annual free. I eventually plan to get the freedom and CSP in concert.


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