Swapped my CSP for the Arrival, you should too!

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lexrj
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Swapped my CSP for the Arrival, you should too!

Postby lexrj » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:57 am

After being very frustrated with my CSP when booking flights with points, I decided to get the Arrival and make it my main card. I was a little uneasy but I just logged into their website and found out that they have the exact same Rewards Mall for racking up points faster, which I had no idea they had that too.
Conclusion:
I can't see why would anyone keep their CSP when the Arrival gives 2% on everything, no hassle to book anything, the exact same rewards mall and has a lower AF.
Some might even say the 20% off when booking with points is worth it, but I'd much rather buy whatever I want with the Arrival and get 10% back, than get "20%" off. You can't never find the cheapest or shortest flights anyways, ends up not really being 20% off since you have to buy more expensive flights or horrible longer cheap flights.
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Current in my Wallet
Amex BCP - 25K (02/12)
Barclaycard Arrival WMC - 15K (10/13)

Future
US Bank Cash +

Socks drawer
Crap One Quicksilver - 1.7K (04/11)
CSP - 15K (03/13)

Scores
FICO EX 772 / TU 765 / EQ 762 - (09/14)
AAoA 2.1


takeshi
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Postby takeshi » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:25 am

lexrj wrote:Swapped my CSP for the Arrival, you should too!

lexrj wrote:I can't see why would anyone keep their CSP

One size does not fit all. Applies to much, much more in life than just clothes and credit cards. For any card out there a given person may or may not see the "why". It's all about finding what suits the individual's needs/wants best so keep in mind that "I can't see why" != "There is no reason anyone would ever". Needs/wants/preference/priorities all vary from person to person.

lexrj wrote:Some might even say the 20% off when booking with points is worth it

Worth is always highly subjective. I never book airfare through UR and redeem MileagePlus miles instead (as mentioned in your other thread). YMMV and you have to do whatever works best for you.

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Postby DavidNY » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:29 am




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