Credit cards with perks for large spending

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Miles/Points' started by The Nomad, Jun 12, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. I am trying to research on credit cards with perks for large spends (in a calendar year)in order to optimize spending. I am listing the ones that I know, it would be great if the experts chime in on the ones I am missing


    Premier Rewards Gold Card: 15K bonus Membership Reward Points for $30K spend
    SPG : Gold status after $30K spend
    HHonors: Gold status for $20K spend, Diamond for $40K spend (Surpass only)

    Hyatt: Gold?
    Ritz Carlton Rewards: Gold with $10K spend
    Continental OnePass: 10K for $25 spend
    Chase BA Visa : Companion ticket for $30K spend
    Mileage Plus Club Visa: 5K MQM after $35K spend

    Penfed Travel Rewards: Free Priority Pass for $15K spend

    I am pretty sure I am missing a lot of them. Please chime in.
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  2. MyTravels
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    MyTravels Silver Member

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    If you spend enough on AXP cards you might just get an invitation for a Centurion Card (aka Black Card or Titanium Card) ;)
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  3. Lufthansa Flyer
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    I'm a BIG fan of my AXP premier rewards gold. I like it especially for the point multipliers for airfare. Plus, with membership rewards, you are able to transfer points to miles at 1:1 ratio. many times airlines give 50% or better bonus points for transferring to them. recent example is British air giving 50% mile bonus when transferring Membership rewards points to them. IMHO, the best card out there without having to pick loyalty (Startwood, hyatt, etc)
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  4. BWIflyer
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    I agree. I transferred my points to DL and got 50% bonus and transferred my wife's points to BA and got 50% bonus.
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