rockyrock wrote:Use the CSP for every travel (hotel, transfers, airfare, etc.) and dining related expense. If you can book your lodging and rental car through the UR Mall using Expedia or TO, even better.
The UR mall is useful for faster points earning on various types of spend. I just received some bonus points for Tire Rack purchases, for example.
Dragons King wrote:Unfortunately, I’ve to use the company travel’s website. For example, if I was to rent a car with hertz and bypass my company, for a one month it would cost around $2500 and since I’m under 25 that doesn’t help either but with my company I’m getting charge about ~1k a month.
They don't have a CDP that you can use with Hertz (and equivalents with other travel companies)? You might want to make sure that travel spend on your company's site will count as travel for CSP purchases.
Dragons King wrote:On another note, what are your thoughts on the Marriott’s hotel credit card? It is very similar to the CSP but for Marriott’s hotels and it chain.
Some find the free night offsets the AF. If you're looking to maximize UR rewards then you might want to look at adding the Freedom as suggested. If you have your own business and can utilize the 5% categories then consider the Ink cards as well since they also accrue UR points.
Dragons King wrote:However, I don't think it is necessary for me to join and open any reward credit cards with any of them.
Some of the cobranded airline cards have some flight benefits but if you're racking up enough frequent flier miles with a given airline then you might be getting those flight benefits anyway.
rockyrock wrote:Use the CSP for every travel (hotel, transfers, airfare, etc.) and dining related expense.
I get 2x at coffee shops (dining). Parking counts as travel. Taxis count as travel. The Washington State ferry counted as travel. Spin Laundry in Portland was 2x but that was because they have a bar and coffee (fell under dining). Some of my inflight charges (DirecTV, WiFi) counted as travel and some did not. The trolley tour around the rim of Crater Lake counted as travel.