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isoldmyatlas
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Registered: ‎04-28-2012
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What are your favorite CC perks?

I ask the question because I'm renting a car to get to a baby shower next month, and I found out that if I pay for my rental with my Discover card I get 25% off the cost as well as a free upgrade!  Now I'm REALLY glad I didn't wait the extra month to app for the More :smileywink:

 

So tell me, what sort of cool perks have you gotten from your credit cards? Maybe we can learn a few things.

 

 

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Duncanrr
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Registered: ‎06-08-2012
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?

Finally having good enough credit to get decent reward cards :smileywink:. My current faves: all the Amex delta rewards - 30k bonus miles, free checked luggage and $25 lounge access, 10/10 chase freedom bonus rewards and my chase amazon rewards. Also I like linking cards to delta skymiles dining for even more bonus miles (my favorite bar is on the list so each pint gets me closer to free trip)


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creditnocash
Posts: 2,236
Registered: ‎07-23-2012
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?


Duncanrr wrote:
Finally having good enough credit to get decent reward cards :smileywink:. My current faves: all the Amex delta rewards - 30k bonus miles, free checked luggage and $25 lounge access, 10/10 chase freedom bonus rewards and my chase amazon rewards. Also I like linking cards to delta skymiles dining for even more bonus miles (my favorite bar is on the list so each pint gets me closer to free trip)

lets just not go drapping again duncanrr. 

 

as for me right now just the cash back. 

i know its not huge but its something. 

 

also all amex's (i believe) have free rental car insurance. and buyer protection where as long as the item was charged in full on a card and the retailer/vendor wont return it. amex takes it. 

Current: Discover Fico 689 8/14 Walmart Fico 689 9/14

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maiden_girl
Posts: 2,095
Registered: ‎12-29-2011
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?

RENTAL Protection. If I rent a card with my credit card...most of them offer rental protection so I can decline the companys expensive mess. I have insurance options b/c I can go through my personal insurance or use the credit card's insurance. I love that perk. I used to rent frequently.

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Duncanrr
Posts: 2,843
Registered: ‎06-08-2012
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?

@creditnocash. Don't tempt me :smileywink: only thing that will get me out of the garden right now is NFCU.


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LS2982
Posts: 15,434
Registered: ‎04-09-2011
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?


isoldmyatlas wrote:

I ask the question because I'm renting a car to get to a baby shower next month, and I found out that if I pay for my rental with my Discover card I get 25% off the cost as well as a free upgrade!  Now I'm REALLY glad I didn't wait the extra month to app for the More :smileywink:

 

So tell me, what sort of cool perks have you gotten from your credit cards? Maybe we can learn a few things.

 

 


I love being able to pull cash if i need it off my Walmart card and no cash advance fee!

 




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ccnewcc
Posts: 560
Registered: ‎09-29-2012
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?

well when i get a cc,  Cash Back.  

 

Tangible, touchable, Cash over confusing points and point conversions Any day of the week, baby!

 

 

Plus anything else is just a bouns :smileyhappy:

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CreditScholar
Posts: 2,300
Registered: ‎01-22-2012
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?

1. Marriott/Ritz Carlton gold status after 10k annual spend. Normally gold takes 50 nights a year, and given my current travel patterns I'll never achieve that.

 

2. Airport lounge access

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Epcot
Posts: 2,784
Registered: ‎10-10-2012
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?

Amex Platinum benefits I use: Airport Lounge, Airline incidental fees up to $200 a year, Rental car protection, Shipboard credit for cruise, No Foreign transaction fees. Love this card despite the annual fee.


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Uborrow-Upay
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Registered: ‎10-16-2008
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Re: What are your favorite CC perks?

I'm sorry, I don't have a comment on this.

 

I just think your screen name is way cool!

 

So, there.

 

 


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