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Old 02-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Best Mileage / Rewards Cards

Trying to figure out what are the best mileage / rewards cards out there. Where are the landmines with these cards.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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I just got the Fidelity AmEx card with 2% back on everything. Seems to be liked from what I read on Bogleheads. Catch is it that is dumped into a Fidelity account, but I have a cash account to receive it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:59 AM   #3
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I kind of agree. In my case a 2% schwab card working the same way. Seems to have the most flexibility for me. (Disclaimer I have several FF and Hotel points so currently I am not really adding to these cards)

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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I just got the Fidelity AmEx card with 2% back on everything. Seems to be liked from what I read on Bogleheads. Catch is it that is dumped into a Fidelity account, but I have a cash account to receive it.
I have the same card, along with the Fidelity VISA.

While the VISA only pays 1.5%, it does go to 2% if you charge above a certain amount each year.

I keep the VISA since we travel ex-CONUS during the year, and VISA is more accepted in those areas...
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:06 PM   #5
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I got the British Airways VISA when the 100,000 mile points offer was in effect. I use it for everything but gas now as each year you spend $30,000 you get a voucher for a buy one get one free ticket anywhere they or their partners fly. I use PenFed VISA for gas as it is 5% cash back.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:20 PM   #6
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I am a big fan of the Starwood American Express. It pays one starpoint per $ which can be converted to FF miles at a 25% premium so net 1.25 FF miles per $. The starpoints can be worth as much as 3 cents each so roughly a 3% return. There is an annual fee of I think $60.
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National City, now owned by PNC, has a 4-3-2-1 Everyday Rewards Cashback card that I am fond of.
The card offer is currently geographically restricted. I got in while they were still National City and had no state of residence restrictions.
The 4% on gasoline and automotive related purchases is my cashback money maker. 2% on groceries isn't too bad either.
There are monthly spending caps on all 4 percentage categories. My spending levels never exceed them.
No annual fee (you will need to re-verify this).
YMMV on terms and availability.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:37 PM   #8
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OK, let's meet back here in one year and see who made the most $ (normalized) on their charges.
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