Wall St. Journal article on airline reward cards Dec. 16, 2010

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Wall St. Journal article on airline reward cards Dec. 16, 2010

Postby jeffysdad » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:07 pm

Great article in personal finance section, includes chart of top cards and spending required for domestic and international tickets. Makes it easy to compare card as well as judge worth of airline cards versus cashback cards.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.


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Postby onechild » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:05 am

I went there but the article is about credit cards and refinancing that I found.

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Postby jeffysdad » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:46 am

I read it in the paper paper, but it is on the website; keyword search "credit card" by date; it should be near the top of results.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:01 am

Disclosure: I am a moderator/paid staff of this site, which does have advertising relationships with some credit cards that are discussed and linked to. Regardless, anything I say is my honest opinion.

Current Cards:
American Express: Blue Cash, Simply Cash Bank of America: WorldPoints Platinum Plus Chase: Amazon, British Airways, Cash Plus Rewards, Freedom, Ink Cash Citi: Thank You Premier, Dividend Platinum Select Discover: More
Primary Everyday Card: American Express Blue Cash
Primary Travel Card: Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Postby wiredup » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:01 am

I liked the advice in this. I have been thinking about an airline credit card but everything I read tells me it's a better idea to get a card that let's me convert my points into miles at airlines -- think Starwood AMEX. I was going to go with the Continental Airlines but it is a steep annual fee to pay to get stuck with one carrier ya know.



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