Suggestions for my first App-o-rama

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  1. TXtravelnut

    TXtravelnut Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I am planning my first AOR to be sometime within the next 3-5 months, maybe quicker depends on some business contracts. Really would only like to apply for 3-4 cards. Only one Chase too (I know which one).

    Goal is 150-200k miles/points. We live near DFW and typically fly American.

    -I am a AA Advantage member. Have about 48k miles.
    -I have the Chase Hyatt card, and I am a Gold Passport member. Have 51k points and 2 free nights I must use by next April.

    I know for certain I will apply for the Chase Ink Plus Biz card for 60k miles. But wanting suggestions for the rest. I do own my own biz so another biz card is good...just wanting suggestions.

    Would love a card I could earn extra miles/points, when I grocery shop.

    Don't know exactly where were will go, but maybe Europe, Maldives, South America, or Mexico (blehhhh I'm over Mexico). We are fairly flexible on travel times.

    Thank you!
     
  2. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    Just a few quick ideas
    1) Be aware of Chase's 5/24 rule so do the Ink first before you do anything else.
    2) Groc ... you should really look into the Amex Everyday Preferred. 4.5MR/$ if you have 30 transactions in a month, otherwise its 3MR/$
    3) Maybe get the SPG; since in a year/two it might no longer be available with the Marriot/SPG merger + SPG points convert into AA.
    4) Sometimes not really planning an AoR works as you just go for whatever is the highest offer available in which you can meet the minimum spend.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  4. mattsteg
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    and any other chase cards...one by one if needed.
     
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