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NewBreed
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whats the Best of the Best

Alright yall

 

Since I feel that AMEX isnt all that it used to be... whats the Hottest Card on the market now (besides discoverIT and freedom) people are dying to get their hands on?

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boomhower
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Re: whats the Best of the Best

 


NewBreed wrote:

Alright yall

 

Since I feel that AMEX isnt all that it used to be... whats the Hottest Card on the market now (besides discoverIT and freedom) people are dying to get their hands on?


Chase CSP seems to be the flavor of the moment for a travel card.  Sallie Mae has gotten a big uptick in popularity as well.  What are you looking for?  Travel? Cashback?

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NonSufficientFunds
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Re: whats the Best of the Best

I think that the World-MasterCard or Visa-Signature cards are great for those who qualify.

 

AmEx can be good for quickly raising your credit scores (by 3xCLI) utilization - and it has no AF, if you get the TrueEarnings card through a Costco membership ($55).

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Dustink
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Re: whats the Best of the Best

US bank travel rewards or cash+.

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longtimelurker
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Re: whats the Best of the Best


NonSufficientFunds wrote:

I think that the World-MasterCard or Visa-Signature cards are great for those who qualify.

 

AmEx can be good for quickly raising your credit scores (by 3xCLI) utilization - and it has no AF, if you get the TrueEarnings card through a Costco membership ($55).


?   There is very little special about World MasterCards or Visa Signature cards as such.  Many people won't know that they have one or not.   It's all the other features of the card that matter, i.e. Freedom Visa Sig is a very different card from say a Wells  Fargo Visa Sig.

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Others: CSP, Freedom, Chase Amazon, Cap One QS, Penfed Plat Rewards (x2), Citi TY Preferred, Citi Dividend, Citi AA Plat Select, Citi Forward, Amex BCE, Amalgamated Bank, Sallie Mae, Cash Plus
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longtimelurker
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Re: whats the Best of the Best


Dustink wrote:

US bank travel rewards or cash+.


I don't think the Cash Plus counts any more after all the changes, so you've won your campaign for the Travel Rewards being the best from US Bank...

 

 

Most active cards: Amex BC ($50K), Cap One QS ($33K) Fidelity Amex ($20K)
Others: CSP, Freedom, Chase Amazon, Cap One QS, Penfed Plat Rewards (x2), Citi TY Preferred, Citi Dividend, Citi AA Plat Select, Citi Forward, Amex BCE, Amalgamated Bank, Sallie Mae, Cash Plus
Scores May 14: EQ 848, EX 833, TU 841 (Jul)
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Dustink
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Re: whats the Best of the Best

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longtimelurker wrote:

Dustink wrote:

US bank travel rewards or cash+.


I don't think the Cash Plus counts any more after all the changes, so you've won your campaign for the Travel Rewards being the best from US Bank...

 

 


Haha thanks. Although, even thought they nerfed the cash+. It is still an okay card. I like the chase freedom with the 10/10, but after that it will be a dud too.

 

I don't just think it is the best from US Bank. I think it is the best card period for domestic travel.

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longtimelurker
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Re: whats the Best of the Best


Dustink wrote:

longtimelurker wrote:

Dustink wrote:

US bank travel rewards or cash+.


I don't think the Cash Plus counts any more after all the changes, so you've won your campaign for the Travel Rewards being the best from US Bank...

 

 


Haha thanks. Although, even thought they nerfed the cash+. It is still an okay card. I like the chase freedom with the 10/10, but after that it will be a dud too.

 

I don't just think it is the best from US Bank. I think it is the best card period for domestic travel.


Yes, I think the Premier also has its advantages for that,  although currently only when paired with TYP earners.

Most active cards: Amex BC ($50K), Cap One QS ($33K) Fidelity Amex ($20K)
Others: CSP, Freedom, Chase Amazon, Cap One QS, Penfed Plat Rewards (x2), Citi TY Preferred, Citi Dividend, Citi AA Plat Select, Citi Forward, Amex BCE, Amalgamated Bank, Sallie Mae, Cash Plus
Scores May 14: EQ 848, EX 833, TU 841 (Jul)
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Dustink
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Re: whats the Best of the Best


longtimelurker wrote:

Dustink wrote:

longtimelurker wrote:

Dustink wrote:

US bank travel rewards or cash+.


I don't think the Cash Plus counts any more after all the changes, so you've won your campaign for the Travel Rewards being the best from US Bank...

 

 


Haha thanks. Although, even thought they nerfed the cash+. It is still an okay card. I like the chase freedom with the 10/10, but after that it will be a dud too.

 

I don't just think it is the best from US Bank. I think it is the best card period for domestic travel.


Yes, I think the Premier also has its advantages for that,  although currently only when paired with TYP earners.


I'm going to have to look into that. Might it be a good combo with the flexperks?

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longtimelurker
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Re: whats the Best of the Best

[ Edited ]

Dustink wrote:

longtimelurker wrote:

Dustink wrote:

longtimelurker wrote:

Dustink wrote:

US bank travel rewards or cash+.


I don't think the Cash Plus counts any more after all the changes, so you've won your campaign for the Travel Rewards being the best from US Bank...

 

 


Haha thanks. Although, even thought they nerfed the cash+. It is still an okay card. I like the chase freedom with the 10/10, but after that it will be a dud too.

 

I don't just think it is the best from US Bank. I think it is the best card period for domestic travel.


Yes, I think the Premier also has its advantages for that,  although currently only when paired with TYP earners.


I'm going to have to look into that. Might it be a good combo with the flexperks?


Not really, as I think you would need to commit your spending to one or the other.  Quick feature run down:

 

Three ways of buying tickets:

 

1) 15% off base (i.e. not tax) cost of any ticket used by you and up to three others on exact same itinerary.  Unlimited, domestic or international

2) TYP redeem at 1.33 cents per mile toward cost of travel, extra cost can be paid with card

3) Buy ticket from anywhere using card

 

In the case of 1 and 3 you also get Citi "Flight Points", 1point for each mile flown.   These points convert to TYP as you make purchases, so if you have 5,000 flight points from flying 5,000 miles, once you spend $5,000 you get all 5,000 TYP (plus however many TYP you got from spending the $5,000.  It converts $ by $, i.e. after $20 of spend, 20 flight points convert to TYP).  This sort of doubles the value to 2.66 cents per mile.

 

For frequent travelers, 1) alone makes this excellent value.

In addition, once a year a free companion ticket for domestic travel.

 

But that is the redemption side, how about earning.  Currently, the Premier earns 1 point on most things and just 1.2 on some categories (supermarkets, gas stations, drug stores and a few others).  It is getting some extra features later in the year, but obviously that earning isn't great.

 

However, combined with the the Forward and the 5x TYP (both no longer available) this is great, as between them you get 5 points a dollar on gas, supermarkets, drug stores, dining, entertainment and book stores including Amazon.  Without these cards, more of a wash, depending how you value 1) and flight points.

 

Most active cards: Amex BC ($50K), Cap One QS ($33K) Fidelity Amex ($20K)
Others: CSP, Freedom, Chase Amazon, Cap One QS, Penfed Plat Rewards (x2), Citi TY Preferred, Citi Dividend, Citi AA Plat Select, Citi Forward, Amex BCE, Amalgamated Bank, Sallie Mae, Cash Plus
Scores May 14: EQ 848, EX 833, TU 841 (Jul)

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