Have Blue Cash vs Platinum upgrade (yearly analysis included)

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Have Blue Cash vs Platinum upgrade (yearly analysis included)

Postby JGinBoston » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:10 pm

I'm brand new to this forum and really appreciate everything I've read so far.

As the post states, I have had the Blue Cash card for about two years and am thinking of upgrading to the Platinum card. I put about $35,000 on the card last year and see that being pretty much the same this coming year (maybe closer to $40K). My wife and I travel at least twice a year internationally and domestically.

Last year:

47% spent on merchandise/supplies
17% spent on transportation
15% spent on restaurant
9% spent on travel

I really value the opinions and knowledge of tis forums members. What do you think I should do? Stay with the Blue Cash, upgrade to Preferred Blue Cash or the Gold or Platinum card?

Thank you in advance!!!

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Postby Ronin » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:08 am

I spend about the same amount on the card, and I wouldn't switch to platinum because of the outrageous annual fee does not offset the benefits for me. The airlines I use to travel overseas don't honor the plat card and I dont think the companion ticket thing would be useful to me either.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:52 pm

It doesn't appear you are spending much on the categories that the Blue Cash gives higher rewards on. What kind of traveling do you typically do- i.e. work or pleasure, low or high end? For the transportation category what do those charges typically consist of?
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