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This never happens to me. However when I order Boston Red sox merchandise through the catalog they don't take Discover so I used my capitol1 visa card. But I never have issues about my American express card. If you go into italian/pizza places take outs those places don't take American express I would then use cash. the only place in my area that I can think of that doesn't take American express is bagel boys which I pay cash.
Bizer you are looking for ideas correct? do you travel on business or are you in an area that really doesn't take American Express?
about my visa card I have the gold version of capitol1 I get 1.25 miles per dollar spent.
for travel would suggest either the capitol1 venture the Blue card 2 miles per dollar, you get concierge service they help you get dinner reservations if you want them help you. they can get you sporting events, hard to find gifts.however when redeeming for airline tickets you have to have all the miles.
for example let's say you have 25,000 miles but you want to go on a vacation and your airline ticket cost 475.00 you wouldn't have enough. what I'm trying to say is you can't break up your miles it's all or none. the annual fee is 59.00 free for the first year.
the chase sapphire is a good card and you get 2 points per dollar spent on restaurants, with this card you also get concierge service. the preferred is 95.00 free for the first year. but you have to redeem on their site.
for cash back the chase Freedom is a nice card, you get 1% back they have a 5% rotating category but you have to sign up popular categories like movies, drug stores, gas stations, restaurants , home improvement, department stores and fashion.