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A few weeks ago, I booked a multiple-room, 4-night paid hotel stay on short notice.
Just a few months ago, I was of the thinking that 4-night stays would be very rare for me, and that Citi Prestige wouldn't be worth it. And yet, in 2016, I could have paid the $450 AF, but then gotten $250 in airfare credits, saved $300 with the 4th night free, and come out ahead by $100 in just four months.
I thought Citi TY points would be tricky to use, but getting 1.6 cpp on AA would work well for my travel habits (since I can sometimes get inexpensive paid AA flights). It's easy to get travel rewards cards with a "use them and close the card" mentality, and I'm still figuring out how much complexity I want in my "long term" rewards programs. Prestige, if I want the extra complexity, would be a card to keep in the long term.
It doesn't make sense for me to rush out and get the card now, but it would have been nice to have earlier this year.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech