Best VISA to supplement an Amex

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jeffysdad
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Postby jeffysdad » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:05 pm

UPS G, you should look at the JP Morgan cards from Chase, Visa intended to be competitive with Amex Plat.
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 UPS Gregg » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:57 pm

jeffysdad wrote:UPS G, you should look at the JP Morgan cards from Chase, Visa intended to be competitive with Amex Plat.


There are two and I definitely won't be accepted for one of them. I was browsing their site though and the Priority Club Select Visa Signature card caught my eye though. We could benefit from this because we stay in Holiday Inns two or here times per year. Possibly for free with that card.
Current FICO: 805 (Equifax)

Current Cards:

*USAA Platinum MasterCard CL-$1,000.00
*USAA Signature Visa Card CL-$15,000.00
*USAA Rewards Amex CL-$15,000.00
*HSBC Best Buy Card CL-$3,300.00
*Amex Macy's CL-$8,000.00
*JPMorgan Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Signature CL-$20,000.00

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Postby cc_is_cash » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:49 pm

sticf wrote:I have not seen a more favorable rate than $100/10,000.


Discover gives you $120/10,000 for many merchants, and as much as $200/10,000 on a handful. But you have to work your way up to %1, so for light users it may not offset the less than 1% earned initially.

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Postby Money card » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:27 pm

so UPS Gregg do you travel on business or are you looking for a card just to supplement where American express isn't accepted?

do you run into a lot of places that don't take American express? or just a few?

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Postby UPS Gregg » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:08 am

Money card wrote:so UPS Gregg do you travel on business or are you looking for a card just to supplement where American express isn't accepted?

do you run into a lot of places that don't take American express? or just a few?


I decided to stop using, and eventually cancel, my Amex PR Gold card and Zync. I never intended to keep the Gold long enough to pay an annual fee anyway. I will rotate between three cards I have with USAA. The points are all combined.
Current FICO: 805 (Equifax)

Current Cards:

*USAA Platinum MasterCard CL-$1,000.00
*USAA Signature Visa Card CL-$15,000.00
*USAA Rewards Amex CL-$15,000.00
*HSBC Best Buy Card CL-$3,300.00
*Amex Macy's CL-$8,000.00
*JPMorgan Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Signature CL-$20,000.00



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