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What is your favorite travel card

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Bernie2, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Bernie2

    Bernie2 High-Roller

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    What is your favorite travel card SW, Chase Sapphire, Bank of America, Capital One, Hilton Honors to name a few ? Maybe, you have different ones for different bonuses.
     
  2. Richard Alpert

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    Hilton Honors is the only one we have. That I know of...
    I don't go through my bride's purse.
    Well, I do. But just for candy! :licklips:

    RICHARD
     
  3. eliza

    eliza Low-Roller

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    I'm partial to my AmEx Platinum, but it's pricey. The personal card comes with a $550 annual fee, but the benefits can't be beat: $200 airline credit (I buy AA gift cards), $200 uber credits, Centurion Lounge access (LAS, LGA, DFW, SEA, MIA, SFO, IAH), access to AmEx Fine Hotels & Resorts program, and points can either be transferred to a partner or redeemed through AmEx's travel booking platform.
     
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  4. smartone

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    Since I semi-retired a few months ago, I'm not gonna be flying near as often as before. I just received the SWA/Chase card to get those points and protect my status at least for next year.
     
  5. abraxis

    abraxis Low-Roller

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    I use my sapphire reserve the most, I've found. I like the point earning and protections that it offers. We have an ihg just to get the yearly free night. Also have a United explorer card bc i need it to keep my miles active and to be able to view the "secret" award inventory
     
  6. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 VIP Whale

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    Chase all the way.... chase sapphire, freedom, freedom unlimited these are major ones we use best point system
     
  7. RedRiverRose

    RedRiverRose High-Roller

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    My favorite card is my BMW Visa (I love the logo). 2nd favorite is Marvel Mastercard - Captain America.
    The card I use because of the substantial credit line and low APR is my PenFed Power Cash
     
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  8. Drewm1972

    Drewm1972 VIP Whale

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    @RedRiverRose I have few products with penfed as well love that CU credit cards... I have their AX and Visa card high limit and low apr
     
  9. MikeOPensacola

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    I love my AMEX.

    Yesterday I received a Delta Sky Miles CC teaser app in the mail. I saw where they have a $195 annual fee. Didn't bother reading the fine print..... My credit is great, and I had been considering getting a Delta CC as I've kind of given up on SW and Delta is the next best option for me in Pensacola, but $195 is a complete joke/insult/turn-off.

    :peace: :beer:
     
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  10. NYNYGirl

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    Chase Freedom, love earning the 5x bonuses. Though I have yet to apply for and receive the Chase Sapphire Reserve...I'm currently at 5/24...
     
  11. Joe

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    Southwest Rapid Rewards just because of earning miles and all the various 50,000 point awards available.
    I rotate all the other cards. Chase Freedom when the 5% cash backs fit us.
    Costco Citi for the 4% on gas and 3% for restaurants.
     
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  12. RedRiverRose

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    I like them so far. I have the Power Cash and a Promise. I don't use the Promise much. I also like Navy Federal. They have generous credit limits for most but PenFed did me right.
     
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  13. Busyman

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    Chase Sapphire Reserve and Citi Prestige are my go to cards.

    I also like my Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite, SPG Card for Marriott stays, IHG, Hyatt, and Marriott Rewards Visa.

    Amex Platinum is too much of a niche card. $550 AF. $200 in Uber credit but it's split into 11 months of $15 and December $35. Weak.

    Citi Prestige gives me 4th night free. I'm using it at Cosmo and my 4th night is Saturday.

    I use my SPG over Marriott cuz gives me more points..
     
  14. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial Low-Roller

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    Chase Sapphire Reserve especially in Vegas. 3x points for travel/dining + 1.5x multiplier in the UR portal + $300 annual travel credit!
     
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  15. deansrobinson

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    SW Chase.

    It's the only one I use.

    I have recurring monthly payments on my Discover Card (e.g. Humane Society, Netflix, PBS, NPR, etc. Hmmm...what can we glean about Dean from his spending habits? o_O )

    As for hotelish stuff...Marriott Rewards, Hilton Rewards and Best Western (which, in Union County North Carolina constitutes five star accommodations since you get day pass to the fitness / aquatic center across the street).
     
  16. Char1

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    "What's in your wallet?" MasterCard Aspire Travel Platinum .
     
  17. lostfido

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    Chase Sapphire Reserve is my primary and the SPG American Express is the wife's primary-----works out as a great mix for us.
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Alaska Air Visa is our primary card.
     
  19. Busyman

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    Marriott Rewards Visa is garbage compared to SPG Amex for points.

    You get 5 points with MR and 2 with SPG. However, SPG points transfer to Marriott 1:3 so it's really 6 points in Marriott.
     
  20. Busyman

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    The Hyatt card automatically bumps you to Pearl so you start off a level up. Free night Cat 1-4 every year. That's a night at MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, NYNY, Excal, or Luxor if you want Vegas. If you are a couple, both get the card for 2 nights.