@SoFla wrote:Congrats, just received mine in the mail today, it is definitely a sweet sleek looking card, i have also considered the Chase Sapphire as a Travel card, but like you all said, when is enough enough...and I am trying the keep annual fee cards at a minimal, with 2 now. i would be interested to see how you like the CSP vs the Arrival+
Thanks a lot! After lots of conversations I honestly believe if you're spending enough across the cards to make the annual fees worth it, an Arrival+ and a CSP is definitely justified. Diversifying between transferable UR points that have a variable value and Arrival miles that have a fixed value is definitely good. That way, if for some reason UR points become worth less then you haven't put all your eggs in one basket. But on the same token, I definitely don't think I spend enough for an Amex, Arrival, and Chase program cards.
As far as how I will like the Arrival+ vs the CSP..... I really wasn't attracted to the CSP at all. I was focused on the Freedom because of the 5% categories that I could max out every year = 30,000 UR points. I just needed a way to transfer them to airline partners. CSP seemed like a logical choice because I can also get 2-3x points on travel / dining. But as for the CSP, I really was considering swapping it out for the Inks when the annual fees became due just so I could still transfer points.
In my opinion, I am more drawn to the Arrival+ as a single card. I just kind of needed the CSP as a compliment to the Freedom.