Why I’m Smarter Than President Obama

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  1. Prior2Boarding

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    As Gary wrote about earlier this afternoon, President Obama's credit card was declined when he tried to use it at a Estela, a restaurant in downtown Manhattan in New York City. Luckily, the First Lady came to the rescue and picked up the check.It remains unclear if the decline was related to the Chase data breach, but Chase claims to have sent him an email and text to verify the charges.So why am I smarter than the President, at least on the topic of points and miles? He clearly has no interest in points, since he was using the wrong card to begin with!The Palladium card only offers 2x points on travel, and 1x points on dining. However, he could have used the Chase Sapphire card for 2x points on his meal, or perhaps even 3x if it was the first Friday of the month.Luckily, if I run into the same situation as him I have a backup plan in the event my Palladium card is declined. Even when traveling internationally, I always make sure to have at least 3-5 cards on-hand across all the credit card issuers just in case I run into a situation like this.I'll cut the President some slack, since due to security he probably doesn't have the option of carrying multiple cards. Since Michelle's wasn't denied, she presumably used a different card than the Palladium card - maybe she' the smarter one in the family and broke out the Chase Sapphire.

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