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Old 06-28-2011, 07:56 AM   #21
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I'm a fan of the Chase Freedom card - 5% cash back on select categories that change every 3 months and 1% cash back on everything else. They're also running a promotion right now that gives you $200 cash back if you spend $1,000 in the first six months.

With the constant devaluation of airline points, this card was the best bang for the buck and least amount of hassle in my opinion.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:14 PM   #22
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(there was a 1.45% from Immigrant Direct a long time ago... don't know if it is still offered)...

Edit to add: Checked and it is only 1% at Immigrant Direct...
LOL!
I guess except for the ones lost in Bermuda Triangle, all the emigrants from somewhere are immigrants somewhere else.
Did you mean Emigrant Direct?

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* When traveling internationally Capital One Master Card: roughly 1% cash reward, no international transaction fees.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:07 PM   #23
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It looks like the Chase Visa card co-branded with British Airways is back.
50,000 miles for signing up, with high bonus miles on every purchase.

British Airways Visa Signature® Card - British Airways
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #24
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It looks like the Chase Visa card co-branded with British Airways is back.
50,000 miles for signing up, with high bonus miles on every purchase.

British Airways Visa Signature® Card - British Airways

Just as an FYI, and maybe most people know this... you still have to pay the taxes on these 'free' flights... my sister went to London with another sister and I think they paid $500 in taxes... (IIRC, they flew through London to Amsterdam)....
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:15 PM   #25
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LOL!
I guess except for the ones lost in Bermuda Triangle, all the emigrants from somewhere are immigrants somewhere else.
Did you mean Emigrant Direct?

Back on the topic:
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* Platinum Delta Amex, for three benefits: one free companion certificate per year, free first bag check in for up to 9 ppl and earning Delta Skymiles
* Amex Blue with 1.5% cash rebate
* When traveling internationally Capital One Master Card: roughly 1% cash reward, no international transaction fees.
Yep... got me there...
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:47 PM   #26
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We use a Chase Visa for Marriott points. Use the card for all everyday purchases and have 1-2 wonderful vacations each year...free. This year was Grand Cayman (Christmas/New Years) and JW in Tucson (Spring Break) Past years have been JW in Phoenix and Cancun, all during peak season and either free or upgrade with slight fee, all during peak season. I calculated that if I was given 2% back it would have covered about half of the price of these rooms.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:33 AM   #27
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There are some websites out there that you enter your annual spending on a credit card and the amounts for various categories, whether you carry a balance or not, etc and it recommends cards that will maximize your rewards. I don't recall the websites but do recall learning about them in Money magazine.

I've used Discover Cash Rewards card for years and have been happy with it, but recently changed to Escape by Discover. While the Escape card has a $60 annual fee, it offers double points.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:29 AM   #28
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We use the AMEX Green. We get 1%, low annual fee and no interest, though we are required to pay it off every month. My DW uses it for her business and we get all those points. We use it for all but grocery shopping and paying other bills. Easy to use the points. We use them for air travel. Just call AMEX and make a reservation.

We also have a Chase Southwest Airlines card too. Not sure how good of a deal, but we use Southwest a lot. We've scored about 11,000 points using the card for dealing with my FIL burial and estate, all reimbursed by the estate. We got it because we got two free Southwest flights and didn't have a credit card. Glad we did so. We didn't expect to use it except for emergencies, but then the FIL situation popped up. Glad we had the CC.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:59 PM   #29
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I have an American Express Starwood Card. I have found GREAT VALUE in using it for hotes & resorts. I stayed at the Aruba Westin for 7 nights and it cost me 10,000 points a night & the 5th night was free (no points). It cost me 60,000 points! It would have cost me about 3000 dollars. This card can be used for airlines or hotels. BEST value in hotel. Gold member gets free upgrade. Annuel fee $65.
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