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Re: How many cards?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:25 am

Nixon wrote:DFW to CAE RT, it was a fairly close in booking and checking prices on at the time yielded a $909 price tag. I had to make the flight regardless of the price. That I was able to book it on a BA distance based award was the icing on the cake.

With the BA short-haul and MRs-to-Avios devaluations, it will be hard to get anything like that in the future with MRs.
Warranties and sketchy merchants: Schwab Platinum
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Re: How many cards?

Postby kdm31091 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:24 am

Dcyphrz wrote:I do notice my interest in gaming several (1% or less) cards is starting to wane. Sometimes juggling cards makes for fun mental exercise. Then again, sometimes I'd rather not bother. If it ever gets super annoying, I suppose I'll cancel whatever cards I don't have a use for. I'm good for now though. For the most part, I enjoy it. :)

For me it depends. Some days I honestly miss the times when I didn't know much about this stuff, just used my Discover for everything, and went on with things. I've found that at my fairly low spend level, juggling a bunch of cards doesn't really give me much in the way of substantial benefit. I hope to end up with maybe 3 or 4 core cards and call it a day. If people don't mind juggling, it can pay off in certain situations. It's just for me the effort vs benefit is questionable at times.

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