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jeffysdad
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Nice, but they'll still have to do better...

Postby jeffysdad » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:42 am

Chase just sent me a letter that says they are now offering two points per dollar spent at restaurants with the Sapphire card, one point on everything else as usual. (Travel booked through Chase earns more.)

Still, it's not enough. The Chase Amazon card pays 2% on restaurants. Fidelity Amex (FIA) pays 2% on everything. Chase Freedom is even more competitive given its rotating categories, which include restaurants.
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 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:47 am

My feeling is that once people realized the Freedom also gave the 1x points, along with 5x on categories, they opted for that. With the Preferred the 25% bump equals 1.25% on regular and 2.5% on restaurants and travel categories. For non-categories though, it's tough to beat the Fidelity AmEx!
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.

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Primary Travel Card: Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Postby Moneytalks » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:48 am

Mogul of Pineapples wrote:My feeling is that once people realized the Freedom also gave the 1x points, along with 5x on categories, they opted for that. With the Preferred the 25% bump equals 1.25% on regular and 2.5% on restaurants and travel categories. For non-categories though, it's tough to beat the Fidelity AmEx!


I will never give Chase business, regardless of what promotions they have, so, Amex all the way!
Wallet: Amex BCE & Chase Freedom. (Credit Card dieting since 2014)

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Postby JCarter » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:12 pm

Moneytalks wrote:I will never give Chase business, regardless of what promotions they have, so, Amex all the way!


You may decide you want a visa/mastercard.



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