rockyrock wrote:I don't think you are nuts but I do know you are cheating yourself out of rewards based on loyalty that wouldn't or won't be returned in kind.
I'm sort of new to this idea of travel hacking or maximizing rewards. How big a difference is this in the end?
I've had the same credit card for 5 years now and have started opening up some new ones because I wasn't happy with the old card
My plan now is to almost solely utilize my platinum amex with a Marriott premier as backup in places that don't accept amex
Everyone keeps telling me I'm at a huge rewards disadvantage but when comparing it to a market leader (at least for cash back) like the fidelity amex, it just doesn't seem like a ton to me. I usually spend less than 50k per year on all my cards so we are talking about missing out on $1000. Doesn't seem like a lot if you're already spending 50. Am I undervaluing the $1000 or am I missing another angle here?