Looking for a Mastercard

Discuss the Visa & MasterCard payment networks as well as cards that operate through them.
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pac4toon
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Looking for a Mastercard

Postby pac4toon » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:29 am

Okay, so since I'll be cancelling Cap1, that'll leave me with one MC (FHB Priority Rewards). I'd like to know if there are other MCs out there that are worth getting. Is there a Chase Freedom MC?- If there is, it might be a good one coz we could transfer the points to CSP, right?!- Can we?

Anyway, which Mastercard do you think is a good one? Thanks.
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Postby takeshi » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:49 am

Worth is always highly subjective. You need to give us your criteria if you're looking for recommendations. What are you specifically looking for in a MasterCard in terms of AF, benefits, rewards, etc?

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Postby pac4toon » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:19 pm

Looking for a MC with good rewards. I know VISA by far has a better rewards package than MC, but I would like to have at least 2 MCs in my CC family. I prefer a 0 AF. Would you know if Chase Freedom has a MC?
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Postby MemberSince99 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:42 pm

It does, they just don't seem to make it all that easy to find. I had one last year. I think now I would just go with Visa but if you really want Mastercard, and if you can't find the online app, you can PC it to a Mastercard once you get the Freedom from what I read on FICO (no first hand experience, I just app'd online for the MC version and got that).

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Postby C.K. » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:43 pm

Yes Chase freedom is available as a MC.
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Postby swipe_masta » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:44 am

I honestly can't understand what the obsession to have a MC is. As long as it's a good card with good rewards, who cares? I have never in my travels come upon a place that only accepts MCs. I get why people look into getting a WEMC, but those usually come with hefty AFs that I personally can't really justify having. The most I pay for AFs is $95 for my CSP and it's the Visa version.

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Postby pac4toon » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:37 am

Sam's Club accepts only MC.
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Postby agp » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:37 am

pac4toon wrote:Looking for a MC with good rewards.


Rewards are determined by the issuing bank. Not MC or Visa themselves.

Chase Freedom, CSP, and most Citi AA and TY cards all come in MC versions.


Also Michigan DMV only takes MC/Discover, at least the one I went to. So if you ever decide to leave your lovely state of HI and relocate to MI, you'll need that MC when you are getting your new license.

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For gas: Penfed Platinum Cash Rewards
For travel & dining: Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:38 am

Makes sense then.

The Freedom is a very good Mastercard with no annual fee and as you mentioned you can transfer the points.

If that's not good Barclays and FNBO offer MCs with no annual fee if you aren't looking for a World MC. I had the Barclays card no issues with it, though Barclays can be interesting to deal with. I never had any issues with them personally.

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Postby swipe_masta » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:02 pm

pac4toon wrote:Sam's Club accepts only MC.


It's Discover, actually.



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