TXviking wrote:Thanks for the info. I'm not sure how I wound up so Chase-centric; it was not a conscious effort. But in all fairness, they've been decent to me as a bank.
You say Citi is almost only MC, but amusingly, my soon-to-arrive CitiBank Costco card will be a Visa. I'm actually tempted to go check out CapitalOne or CitiBank to look for another MC since I'm about to cancel my remaining MC (United pissed me off); however, with two inquiries this year (a refi and the recent CSP application) I may just leave well enough alone for a while.
...and I don't think the Citi & Visa offering the Costco card was an accident. I think it was a strategic decision by both (or all 3) institutions to come together on a very big and popular offering (supposedly the Costco members held 11%+ of the overal carried balances on all Amex cards). That seems obvious on the surface. Obviously it was a conscious decision and not an accident, but I mean more along the lines of a potential step one toward bringing Visa back into the Citi portfolio in a much more meaningful way.
We shall see.
I hope some of these nut sacs release some new and interesting cards this year, but so far nothing that's exciting to me... I'm hopeful though. At least something interesting. With my card lineup, it becomes increasingly difficult to offer something that will provide a lot of additional value unless I replace an existing card with a new one.