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- Location: Mesa, AZ
Welp, for what it's worth, got instantly approved for the Green in under 10 seconds. Yeah buddy! Stoked to have found the 10,000 pts for $500 in spending over three months, plus no annual fee first year.
The plan will be to continue carrying the Zync anyway until the one-year mark hits, then I'll probably cancel and continue on w/ the Green; the Zync did its job in getting me in the door I guess, along w/ free 10,000 pts (though I'm hearing all the charge cards are relatively easier to get anyhow).
In regards to the last couple posts, I think it's funny/very dependent on the region/area you live in as far as benefits go w/ the cards- though I currently live in a more or less suburban area, I'm required to have a car to go anywhere from work, to the store, etc. By this, the Chase Freedom for example would benefit because of the current 5% cashback quarter going on. Amex related, the Blue Cash Everyday would be a similar contender. For those who live in the city and don't spend money at gas stations (or have a car for that matter), this has absolutely no benefit.
Though as @MoneyCard pointed out, I love purchasing clothing online. To be honest, I live in the desert of Arizona, not quite in the valley or the city, so I can't find any great places to walk into and find decent clothes I enjoy. On a side note, I am a smaller framed guy, so I tend to require XS fitting clothes, in which I can only find online. For those in more urban places, Ben Sherman is a favorite of mine; the closest shop I'm aware of is in the next state, Las Vegas, NV.
Now if I were somewhere like NY, I'd be glad to shop 'local'. No sales tax for clothing items under $200 in the city or similar, am I correct?
Anyway, big rant aside, I do enjoy shopping online at select retailers, because I strictly have to. Benefits include no tax online (for now anyway, certain retailers), no gas wasted driving around, and clothes that fit me personally.
I digress again though; the goal of having the ability to transfer points to airline miles will soon be complete! I do plan to visit NYC this year, so maybe then I can get my shopping done.
Here's to another 7-10 days of waiting!
Currently: American Express Blue Sky, American Express Zync, Chase Freedom Visa, Capital One Newcomers--->converted to Capital One Quicksilver Mastercard NO AF