Recommendations – Credit Cards for Rewards?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Chase had a deal when we were paying wedding stuff that you got $250 cash back with the first $500 spent. Not sure if that’s still goin on, but they’ve always treated us right.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have Amex but 1% isn’t that much really.  I’ve heard Discover is the greatest for cash back.  Or any of the skymiles cards.  That might help with the honeymoon.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@cdn_bunny:  We’re doing the Chase Marriott Rewards card and love it. The card itself is black and a heavy, metal card so ppl do a double take when they see it. We’ve earned so many points and hotel nights that we generally don’t have to pay for hotels anymore.

It’s worth looking into, but I’m sure there’s other cards out there just as good.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cdn_bunny:  I have Chase Freedom and love it!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So, this week both FH and I signed up for the airtran card. Now, we’ll get 4 roundtrip plane tickets between the two of us after we charge $2000 each within 3 months.

Check it out!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I have chase freedom as well, but I LOVE my amazon.com rewards card!! I get lots of points back.

My DH has Discover and it gets decent rewards.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

The double points on the Capital One Venture card makes it really worth it for us, and I also like my Chase Sapphire Preferred – double points on travel and dining, and 20% fewer points to use on travel.

I got on this kick and did a whole spreadsheet calculating out points and how much I would “make” with each, so I ended up with both.  Plus the Citi Thank You Premier (since I already had a Preferred, it would just roll over).

There might be better cards but it was important to me to have no foreign transaction fees, so my options were more limited.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MidwestMouse:  Lol, my Chase card is the same way, very dark colored and heavy.  People are always commenting how fancy it is, and I hate to burst their bubble that it’s just a normal card!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My fiance and have thought off and on about getting a card for wedding expenses, and we’ve decided it will be a good idea so we have a joint credit card to use on our honeymoon, too.  We travel every once in a while, so we’ve decided it will be our credit card for traveling in general after the wedding.

We’re honeymooning in Europe (hopefully!) and I’ve heard horror stories about Capital One cards being rejected for no reason.  We already both have our own Chase Amazon Visas, and are happy with them, but I have been sent some pretty nice cashback offers in the mail for the Chase Freedom ($150-$250 back instead of just $100 they offer online).  If you had to choose one or the other, which would you go with, @lealorali:?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have a Citi Thank you Card and get lots of thank you points… we used that for the wedding and now are using it with our house.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have the Amex Blue Preferred which is 6% cash back at grocery stores, 3% back on gas and department stores, and 1% on anything else. We also have the Starwood amex like you.

After doing extensive research, we decided for our lifestyle, it made the most sense to get the Citi Hilton Hhonors Reserve Card. Just having the card gives you automatic Hilton Gold Status and two weekend night certificates after spending 2,500 the first four months and then every anniversary you can earn another free  weekend night.

Oh and no foreign transaction fees! We love to take vacations.

 https://www.citi.com/credit-cards/credit-card-details/detail.do?ID=hilton-hhonors-reserve-card

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cdn_bunny:  I have had a Discover card now for four years and their rewards are great! They have quarterly incentives that are actually 5% cashback and then 1% cashback on everything else. And then their redeemable rewards might be like a JCPenney give card, $40 for $25 in rewards dollars. But they have lots of stores. They also give you the option to donate part of your rewards to a charity of your choice, or to use it as credit back on your card!

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