Help!Best CASH back credit card.

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  1. free67spirit

    free67spirit Silver Member

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    I have a large purchase I need to make in 10 days. (so min spend should not be a problem) I have a two week trip booked to Hawaii in October. 90% of it is completely booked with points and miles. Now to be utterly greedy I would like to apply for a cash back credit card for spending money. I have Chase Freedom,Sapphire and Ink. I also have Amex Blue Cash everyday.I would prefer a check sent to me but will live with a statement credit. Friends how about some suggestions??
    Thank you!
     
  2. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    10 days pretty much limit you to what cards you have on hand now doesn't it? If not Citi Double Card is generally regarded as a good cash back card at 2%.

    Out of what you have maybe 3% back at supermarkets for gc using your Amex.
     
  3. free67spirit

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    Yes and I was thinking I should somehow find a way to utilize this big purchase with a new card. If a cash back is not an option maybe I will try an airline card.
     
  4. free67spirit

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    Well I do not have the Barclays arrival-I think that is what I will do-
     
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    Reconsideration -never happened-now I am thinking my three USairways cards just hurt me. (no Balances) I need a card to arrive in 10 days and I am not calling. Any suggestions???
     
  6. traveltoomuch

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    Fidelity Amex, issued by FIA. 2% cash into your Fidelity account. No/minimal signup bonus, but that's not the point.

    CapOne Quicksilver offers 1.5%.

    My personal favorite is the Priceline Visa issued by Barclay, but that's because I have the now-discontinued 2% version; the current one is 1%.

    The only other consideration: what sort of merchant will this large purchase be made from? If you can find a card that gives a good bonus to that kind of spending...
     
  7. free67spirit

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    Thanks for the info--I have to have a foot operation that is not covered by insurance.
     
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    Sympathy. Even worse, I can't think of any card that offers a bonus on medical expenses.
     
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    If it's not too late, I'd seriously reconsider that and go with the Citi Double Cash instead. Barclaycard is making some serious downgrades to the Arrival card, which makes it a far less useful card for the average traveler.
     
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    But with the Sign On Bonus ... the extra $400 would be fine. Not that the OP can apply for it now anyways...
     
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  11. free67spirit

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    yup and that is the one I chose-it came in the mail two days before the downgrade
     
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