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Re: Which Card worth to keep even thou with the AF???
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Most of the hotel cards out there fall into this category.

 

* Marriott Premier Rewards: 1 free night in Cat1-5 annually, plus 15 nights towards elite qualification

* U.S. Bank Club Carlson Premier: 40,000 points upon renewal, plus the last night is free on a 2+ night point redemption

 

Other travel-heavy cards that some would use despite the AF are:

 

* Amex Platinum: Lounge access, SPG gold, airline credit, FHR

* J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton: lounge club, Marriott/Ritz gold status, Club-level upgrades, airline credit

* Amex SPG: night/stay credits towards elite status

* Chase United Club Card, Citi AA Exec, etc.: Lounge access, airline and/or hotel perks

* Chase Southwest Premier: 6000 points upon renewal

* Chase Explorer: Free bag

* Chase BA: Free companion ticket with 30k in annual spend

* Citi Hilton Reserve: Hilton Gold status plus 1 free night with 10k spend

As always it always depends on your travel and spend patterns.

 

FICOs: EX: 826, EQ: 817, TU: 810
Bank of America Privileges with Travel Rewards Visa Signature - $23,200 CL
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $12,700 CL
Chase United MileagePlus Club World Elite MasterCard - $26,500 CL
Citibank American Airlines Executive World Elite MasterCard - $22,500 CL
J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Visa Signature - $23,500 CL