Which card to use for non-chain hotel stays?

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Which card to use for non-chain hotel stays?

Postby Nate5452 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:40 pm

I will be staying at a hotel/condo place in Destin, Fl (no-name brand) and was wondering what the best credit card to use.

I see a few people using CSP for hotel stays.

I will be staying about 46 days in a hotel and wanted to maximize my points/benefits.

Thanks
Nate


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Postby DavidNY » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:43 pm

The CSP and most Chase Ink cards give 2x UR points back on hotels. If you want points/miles that would be the way to go.

If you want cash back you could use a Fidelity Amex or Priceline Visa to get 2% cash back on everything.

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:18 pm

Or, buy a visa gift card or prepaid debit card somewhere with a card that nets you more cashback. Use that card to pay for your stay.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby nishant » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:14 pm

If you use other cards properly, like use Chase Ink for Internet & cell phone, you can free up US bank Cash + card hotel category which gives you 5% cash back on any hotel and that too without annual fee.

Citi Forward can fill in for US Cash plus other 3 categories for 5% cash back- Fast food, restaurant and movies

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:37 pm

nishant wrote:If you use other cards properly, like use Chase Ink for Internet & cell phone, you can free up US bank Cash + card hotel category which gives you 5% cash back on any hotel and that too without annual fee.

Citi Forward can fill in for US Cash plus other 3 categories for 5% cash back- Fast food, restaurant and movies


I ended up using my second cash plus category for hotels.

The Chase Ink is on my list.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby Nate5452 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:38 pm

nishant wrote:If you use other cards properly, like use Chase Ink for Internet & cell phone, you can free up US bank Cash + card hotel category which gives you 5% cash back on any hotel and that too without annual fee.

Citi Forward can fill in for US Cash plus other 3 categories for 5% cash back- Fast food, restaurant and movies



"Citi Forward can fill in for US Cash Plus?" Can you please explain this further? I have the Citi-Forward Card



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