which credit card is better?

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  1. simonerrico

    simonerrico New Member

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    Kalboz Gold Member

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    Welcome to MilePoint, simonerrico! :)

    It all depends on your travel plans, spending patterns, to a certain extent you geographical location/airport, and other factors. For instance, if your plans to travel to Hawaii, then maybe two AA cards, 2 Hawaii Airlines cards (BoA & BoH), and the Hyatt card. Or, if you do lots of domestic travel, then the Southwest card would be the one to get. Here is a list of some of offers out there:

    Citi Visa & Citi AMEX: 50K AAdvantage miles + 2 Admirals Club lounge passes + $150 Statement Credit after spending $3,000 within 4 months on the .

    Chase British Airways Visa: Up to 100K BA Avios points. 50K Avios points after spending $1,000 within 3 months on the card; 25K additional points after spending $10K within 1 year; an additional 25K points after spending $10K within 1 year. $95 fee NOT waived for first year; NO foreign transaction fee. Free companion ticket valid on award tickets after spending $30,000 within a calendar year.

    The many Barclay's US Airways affiliated credit cards: check this discussion thread for the many offers.

    United Explorer Card from Chase: Up to 50K UA miles after $1K spend within 3 months, no fee the first year.

    AMEX SPG Card – 25K SPG bonus points: 10K SPG points after 1st purchase and 15K points after spending $5K within 6 months with this AMEX card. $65 annual fee waived for 1st year; 2.7% foreign transaction fee. Earn 2 SPG points per $1 spent at Starwood hotels & 1 SPG point per $1 for everything else. Earn 5 nights and 2 stay credits towards elite status with card.

    AMEX HH Surpass Card - 65K HH bonus points: 40K HH bonus points after 1st purchase on this AMEX Hilton HHonors Surpass card and an additional 20K points after spending $3K within 3 months. Free Hilton Gold elite status for 1st year (free internet & breakfast!) and Silver elite status after 1st year makes you eligible for discounted AXON and VIP awards. $75 annual fee NOT waived for 1st year; 2.7% foreign transaction fee. Gold elite status after spending $20K in a calendar year & Diamond elite status after spending $40K in a calendar year. 12 Hilton points per $1 spent at Hilton hotels, 6 points per $1 at supermarkets, drugstores, gas stations, phone/internet/cable & 3 points per $1 for everything else.

    US Bank Club Carlson Premier – Potential 85K bonus points: 50K bonus points after 1st purchase and another 35K points after spending $2,500 within 3 months on the US Bank Club Carlson Premier. 1 free award night when you redeem points for 2 or more consecutive award nights at the same hotel. Free Club Carlson Gold elite status for as long as you have the card or 15 night credit towards towards Concierge status if you are already a gold elite member. $75 annual fee not waived for 1st year; 3% foreign transaction fee. 40K points for renewing your card each year. 10 Club Carlson points per $1 spent at Club Carlson hotels & 5 points for everything else.

    There are other Hilton cards from Citi & AMEX, Hyatt, Fairmont, PC, and Marriott cards from Chase, Alaska card, Delta AMEX card, etc.
     
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    What is your goal? Sign up bonuses or points for everyday spend? Use for air travel, hotel stays or upgrades?
     
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    My preference has been Capitol One the last year or so.
    10 months no APR really helped out as much flying as i did last year.

    Looking to get a US AIRWAYS MasterCard within the next month or so to use ONLY as
    my credit card for check-ins, baggage fees and any in-flight expences.
     
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    daninstl Gold Member

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    I've been most impressed with the Priority Club (Holiday Inn) card from Chase. As a Platinum IHG member I got the 80,000 points instead of the 60,000. What's nice about the card is the low fee, low spend requirements, platinum status as long as you keep the card, 10% rebate on award night useage, no foreign transaction fees. I was surprised by how much I like the card. My wife and I both have it so figure we got 160,000 points between us so that's enough for 3 to 10+ nights (could be 32 free nights with some special save deals) PLUS you get a 10% rebate so we got 16,000 points back from that use. Even with the recent devalue of this program it's still good.
    I also have AA Citi, Chase BA Avios, Alaska Debit, US Bank flex perks travel, Barclays US Air, and a bunch of worse cards.
     

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