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CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Capital One has the BuyPower card. It comes as a World Elite MasterCard.
The rewards are a little tricky to redeem, but you're always earning at least 2%, and sometimes 5%.
It has no annual fee, and people are always talking about the quality of Capital One's customer service.
I'd have thought that would have gotten more of a reaction...
Seriously, as far as a difference... http://thepointsguy.com/2014/09/world-elite-vs-world-mastercard-benefits-and-value/
Private jet benefits, upgrades on Y-Class air travel, "discounts" on already-overpriced cruises and chauffeured cars (which give "discounts" through many other channels)...stuff that's really not that practical for most people. A few business travelers may buy Y-Class tickets with their clients'/employers' funds, but it's pretty uncommon for people to do it with their own money.
It's about marketing the image of luxury/status and higher processing fees, and not value for consumers. If you want good perks, shell out the AF dough for a premium card.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech