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If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?

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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?


crunching_numbers wrote:

Tough question. My go to card is my Amex Gold Rewards Plus. There are so few places that I go to that do not accept it, I would probably keep it as my "1" card.  But, that said, if I needed to go out of the country, either the MC or the Visa.


  Well, i guess i have been lucky.  Never had my Amex refused.  Maybe it's because i look for the amex logo on the door before i pull it out! 

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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?


namvet wrote:

Some of the younger people here won't remember this man from the 70s.  Karl Malden endorsed Amex and i took his recommendation.  Still "won't leave home without it".


Unlike the 70's, Now, you may not make it back home with it. 

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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?


Wolf3 wrote:

namvet wrote:

Some of the younger people here won't remember this man from the 70s.  Karl Malden endorsed Amex and i took his recommendation.  Still "won't leave home without it".


Unlike the 70's, Now, you may not make it back home with it. 


hilarious!! Smiley Very Happy




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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?


dharalex wrote:
I would carry my Amex Blue Cash Preferred...I love it so much, I'm willing to not do business with merchants that won't accept it!

My sentiments exactly. The relationship with AMEX is the most preferred credit card relationship for numerous reasons. The main reason is they ALWAYS side with the cardmember in a dispute. That is truly priceless. AMEX BCP has the best rewards overall for me. If a merchant does not accept it I do not need what they are selling. The customer service is truly the best. I drink the AMEX Koolaid every day.

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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?

It'd be the Freedom for me


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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?

Citibank.

$10k CL....great APR...and they are just dying to give me a deal most of the time.

 

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EX FAKO 767 as of April 3rd, 2012
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USBank($3000) AMEX($2000) BOA($2000) NRAVISA($4000)
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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?

I still use specific cards for specific purposes, but if someone put a gun to my head and said "one and only one", I guess I'd go with the Blue Cash Preferred:

 

6% grocs

3% gas

3% department stores (not really my thing, but oh well)

1% everywhere else

 

Gas and grocs are my biggies, and this one seems to be the best combo for my circumstances.

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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?


namvet wrote:

crunching_numbers wrote:

Tough question. My go to card is my Amex Gold Rewards Plus. There are so few places that I go to that do not accept it, I would probably keep it as my "1" card.  But, that said, if I needed to go out of the country, either the MC or the Visa.


  Well, i guess i have been lucky.  Never had my Amex refused.  Maybe it's because i look for the amex logo on the door before i pull it out! 


LOL...works every time, kind of hard to miss that big blue box logo.

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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?


LS2982 wrote:

Wolf3 wrote:

namvet wrote:

Some of the younger people here won't remember this man from the 70s.  Karl Malden endorsed Amex and i took his recommendation.  Still "won't leave home without it".


Unlike the 70's, Now, you may not make it back home with it. 


hilarious!! Smiley Very Happy


This was funny!

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Re: If you could only carry 1 card which would it be?

citi ty preferred world mastercard.