So I got Chase Sapphire Preferred, SPG Amex, BoA 1-2-3, Southwest CC Prefered and a Citi card (carry over from college, oldest card in deck with a 15 yr history).
Not thrilled with Southwest CC or BoA 1-2-3 card. Thinking of dropping the southwest CC. Maybe getting a cash back rewards card like the Amex blue preferred.
I think the point redemption options are pretty good with CSP and Amex SPG for travel.
I think I signed up for the southwest card over the summer. Just missed the companion pass by like 1000 points...
This is somewhat off topic, but don't be paralyzed in fear of closing your oldest card - if the Citi card doesn't benefit you, you are not indebted to keep it forever just because it's old. Closed accounts remain on one's report for 10 years, at which time your existing accounts will be far older. I won't lie to you and say there will be zero impact, but the impact is often overstated (and AAOA is only 15% of your score, so keeping useless accounts forever due to it is probably not necessary). Now if you get use out of it, disregard what I said, but your statement implies you keep it simply because it's old.
If you are trying to pare down, it makes sense to concentrate spending on CSP and SPG if that's what you prefer. Spreading too thin, be it with cash or travel rewards, can leave you with tiny bits of rewards scattered across many cards which most people don't find useful.
BOA 123 is an okay card but that's about it (at least IMO). If you can justify the fee, the BCP will provide more rewards in many cases. The one thing BOA has going for it are the Amerideals. Some people report getting decent recurring deals. Of course, only you know if the deals are useful for you or not.