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Gives you the ability to get into most airport clubs, $200 in airline credits towards a single airline, and with some international 1st class flight tickets you can buy one get a companion to come free.



Wait tell me more. My job after graduation will likely have me traveling to Asian yearly and they book (pay for you to book) first class. Would love to let my SO tag along


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BACON

The Delta AMX you described looks pretty legit.

Is the main difference b/w that and the platinum the fact that w/ the platinum you don't earn skymiles and that you can access any sky club?

both have an annual fee right?


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My job after graduation will likely have me traveling to Asian yearly and they book (pay for you to book) first class. Would love to let my SO tag along


Only on certain fares with certain carriers and it has to be booked at time of flight.

ETA: This card has a $450 annual fee

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Is the main difference b/w that and the platinum the fact that w/ the platinum you don't earn skymiles and that you can access any sky club?


Platinum Delta Amex has a $150 Annual Fee and grants you Sky Club access for $25 each visit.

Platinum Delta Amex also earns MQM's but at a lesser rate. 10,000 mqm's per $25k spent... Earn up to 20,000 mqm's per year

Delta Reserve has a $450 annual fee.

Both cards earn 1 skymile per dollar spent and 2 skymiles per dollar spent with Delta.

Another added feature that starts next year is that if you spend $25k on any Delta Amex they waive the MQD requirement for any medallion status
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72 segments with Delta this year (assuming nothing else is added this year)


Whoa.

At least you get some perks out of it!

Do you even care to fly on vacation after all that?



Pshht, I'm at 132 with Delta this year. Probably will get Diamond on Segments in the next 2-3 weeks.

Just got the Sapphire Preferred card in the last month after racking up a few hundred thousand points with the Chase Hyatt card.

From everything I've read, the Sapphire Preferred is the most flexible and has the best perks. I'm don't have the time/energy to constantly change cards and keep track of the promotions. Give me something that pays the most back over a year or 2 and I'm good with that.


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Bookmarked.


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Teddy Ruxpin
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From everything I've read, the Sapphire Preferred is the most flexible and has the best perks. I'm don't have the time/energy to constantly change cards and keep track of the promotions. Give me something that pays the most back over a year or 2 and I'm good with that.



Ya, its a great card that I'll keep. The cards I will apply, burn and churn are the airline specific ones. I have no real loyalty to any of them, they are just sky buses to get me somewhere.

First up is United due to our haul of UR points we have now.
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lilsnappa
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Yeah, my issue is my company pays for airfare so I can't take advantage of any of the airline promotions.

I do have to cover hotels/meals/rentals car/etc. so I try to find what gives me the most bang for my buck in those areas.


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Zilla
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re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions
I just jumped on the discover card fro $150 back after spendign $750... been wanting one of those for the cashback from shopping on shopdiscover.com


Lsut81
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re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions
Damn, I'm doing it wrong... I just use my Blue Amex for everything. I need to go ahead and get some other cards to sub in and out.


LSUTOM07
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quote: will make minimal impact to your credit


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as will cancelling a card that you haven't really had for a very long time


FALSE if you don't carry a balance. Your credit history is always there


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BACONisMEATcandy
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re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions
You need a good option for places that don't take Amex anyway


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Pshht, I'm at 132 with Delta this year. Probably will get Diamond on Segments in the next 2-3 weeks.


I don't envy anyone who hits DM on segments. Thats just sounds miserable to me

I hope you are not on only CRJ's


Lsut81
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You need a good option for places that don't take Amex anyway


I've got stellar credit and have always avoided adding more cards because I didn't want it to negatively affect my credit.

I've currently got my Amex, Discover, and Visa... The latter two of which I have had for 10yrs, but NEVER use.


Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions
A common misperception is that a lot of credit cards hurt your score, when in reality it is the credit applications that nick your score, but it is a temporary effect, so have at it.


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BACONisMEATcandy
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re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions
Do you just never run into places that don't accept Amex?


Lsut81
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Do you just never run into places that don't accept Amex?



Nope... The only time that has come up in recent memory was on a road trip and a gas station didn't

Maybe I'm not doing it right


BACONisMEATcandy
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re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions
Sounds like you are just living right .Here is what I do

Delta Amex = Everything I can
CSP = Restaurants,Travel that is not Airfare, Anywhere Amex is not Accepted
USAA Plat = Gas and Sam's Club



Lsut81
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Sounds like you are just living right .Here is what I do


Yeah, I've been debating on getting a card strictly for Gas... Now that I know more about the promotions I may do it.

I put EVERYTHING on my Amex and have like 70k points built up right now, but I am sure if I broke it down, I could get a ton more points via other cards. I've just been too lazy.


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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Question for you guys that jump on these Credit Card Promotions
Not that any one cares, but here is my breakdown.

CSP for all dining and non-starwood travel.
Chase Freedom for 5x category spend and non category spend. Why? I have a Chase checking account so I get a 10% yearly bonus compared to CSP's 7% yearly bonus.
Amex SPG on non-category spend of the other two cards. I just randomly pick and choose when to use this for point diversification. Some argue SPG points are worth more than UR points.

Any manufactured spend/cash equivalent purchases I spread around each card. The Chase Freedom is technically my SOs so I don't use mine. Lowers any risk.
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Lsut81
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So the Chase Sapphire appears to be yalls fav in most instances?
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