takeshi wrote:"Higher end" doesn't really mean anything. You need to select cards that suit your needs/wants/preferences. If you want suggestions then you need to clarify all that for us. Why did you select an AmEx Platinum? Did you look at the MR program to ensure that you can get the most value per MR point? Or did you just apply for it because you thought it was "premium"?
I've always found Amex to excel in CS, so I've always wanted to stick with them - nothing really to do with being premium. But truthfully, I haven't, like I said I'm new to this and I never fly..so most cards' rewards with all this flying doesn't apply much to me. Does that help?
"Good" is always highly subjective. Again, you need to clarify your criteria if you want our help to narrow down the options. It seems like you don't have a good grasp of this stuff. Get that sorted out and use it to help you select your cards.
And where does that spend go -- assuming that rewards are a priority? What are you major spend categories?
Yes, that is correct rewards are probably my highest - I spend a lot in retail mostly, being technology, personal wants, etc nothing to crazy.
With that amount of spend I'd suggest focusing on cash back cards that maximize rewards on your spend. Point/miles cards are generally of more benefit with much higher spend.
Have any that come to mind?