The FT University has spoken: The Most Awesome Credit Card in the Galaxy is:

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  1. tommy777
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    Folks, on Sunday April 29th, the participants of the FT University voted in the first Ultimate Credit Card Showdown

    Here are the results

    United Explorer vs. BA Visa (Mommy Points vs Gary) -- WINNER BA

    Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Starwood American Express (Deals We Like vs
    Steve) -- WINNER SPG AMEX

    Ink Bold vs. Alaska Visa (Daraius vs Gary) -- WINNER ALASKA

    American Express Preferred Rewards Gold vs. Capital One (Daraius vs Tommy)
    - WINNER AMEX PRG

    American Express Platinum vs. Ritz Carlton (Deals We Like vs Tommy) -
    WINNER AMEX PLAT

    Fidelity Amex 2% Cashback vs. Citi AA Mastercard (Gary vs Tommy) -- WINNER
    AMERICAN

    The Finals

    FINAL VOTES
    Ba visa - 2
    Spg b- 42
    Alaska - 5
    Amex prg - 8
    Amex plat - 34
    Citi aa 1

    WINNER - SPG AMEX
    2nd - Amex Plat
    3rd - Amex PRG
    4th - Alaska Visa

    Congratulations to SPG and Amex for having The Most Awesome Credit Card in the Galaxy, spring 2012

    We'll present SPG and Amex with the trophy in the next month.
     
  2. gleff
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    I still think I was robbed in the final bout between me and Tommy, I made a strong case for cash back :D
     
  3. LarryInNYC

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    I thought this was a great way to present a lot of pro and con information in a short period of time. And introducing the competitive element made it a lot of fun.

    I do not, however, place a lot of stock in the final voting. The cards that most interested me actually came off pretty poorly in the final results. I think the voting was largely based on received wisdom and the degree to which the bloggers representing those cards were well known. No problem with that, I still got the info I wanted; I would just base my credit decisions on the facts rather than the votes.
     
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    So my husband and I want to do our first churn. At the FTU the speakers mentioned Citi Visa and AmEx with 50K mile bonuses, the best I see @ citicards.com is 30k miles for each. There is a BA Visa that looks really good : 50K after 1st purch, +25k $10k spend; +25k another $10k spend (total (100k pts). So ,the BA Visa is a for sure, now I need a second one and I really want an AA cards. Does anyone know of any better Citi offers? Is there a certain time period where the offers are really good? (cuz we can wait).:)
    thanks
     
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