Rewards credit cards - Page 3

AlpineZone

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 32
  1. #21
    Edd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Newmarket, NH
    Posts
    4,265
    Quote Originally Posted by xwhaler View Post
    We have the AMEX Cash Rewards Preferred. $75 annual fee but it basically doubles the cash back on the spend. 6% supermarkets, 3% grocery, 1% all else. I ran the #s and the fee was easily covered by the cash back.
    I've had AMEX cards since I first started using credit cards. Only annoying thing is they aren't accepted everywhere. So we carry a BOA debit card for that.
    Well, you inspired me. I just called Amex and upgraded my card. They took a look at my spending and said our dining out alone would cover the fee. I asked if they would waive the fee for the first year and they said no.



    I'm with ctenidae on the notion of paying a fee; it drives me a bit nuts but the math is the math.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    Well, you inspired me. I just called Amex and upgraded my card. They took a look at my spending and said our dining out alone would cover the fee. I asked if they would waive the fee for the first year and they said no.

    I'm with ctenidae on the notion of paying a fee; it drives me a bit nuts but the math is the math.
    Exactly, I make up the fee many times over just in grocery spend, never mind gas for commuting between my wife and I.
    2016-17
    Bretton Woods 11/23, 4/17
    Cannon 12/3, 4/8
    Ragged Mtn 12/9, 12/16, 12/17, 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31, 1/2, 1/7, 1/15, 1/21, 1/29, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/1
    Crotched Mtn 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15, 2/22, 3/9, 3/25, 4/2
    Gunstock 12/28
    Wildcat 1/22, 2/10, 4/15, 4/16
    Magic Mtn 1/26, 1/27
    Whaleback 2/19
    Okemo 11/26, 2/25
    Pats Peak 3/1
    Smugglers Notch 3/10
    Stowe 3/11
    Jay Peak 3/12
    Sugarbush (Mt Ellen) 3/13

    2016-2017 Days: 51
    2015-2016 Days: 25
    2014-2015 Days: 36
    2013-2014 Days: 25
    2012-2013 Days: 16
    2011-2012 Days: 25
    2010-2011 Days: 24
    2009-2010 Days: 47

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by xwhaler View Post
    Exactly, I make up the fee many times over just in grocery spend, never mind gas for commuting between my wife and I.
    You and your wife should move in together and save on gas.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Domeskier View Post
    You and your wife should move in together and save on gas.
    LOL, clearly typed too quickly and didn't realize it read that way
    2016-17
    Bretton Woods 11/23, 4/17
    Cannon 12/3, 4/8
    Ragged Mtn 12/9, 12/16, 12/17, 12/23, 12/24, 12/30, 12/31, 1/2, 1/7, 1/15, 1/21, 1/29, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/1
    Crotched Mtn 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15, 2/22, 3/9, 3/25, 4/2
    Gunstock 12/28
    Wildcat 1/22, 2/10, 4/15, 4/16
    Magic Mtn 1/26, 1/27
    Whaleback 2/19
    Okemo 11/26, 2/25
    Pats Peak 3/1
    Smugglers Notch 3/10
    Stowe 3/11
    Jay Peak 3/12
    Sugarbush (Mt Ellen) 3/13

    2016-2017 Days: 51
    2015-2016 Days: 25
    2014-2015 Days: 36
    2013-2014 Days: 25
    2012-2013 Days: 16
    2011-2012 Days: 25
    2010-2011 Days: 24
    2009-2010 Days: 47

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Domeskier View Post
    You and your wife should move in together and save on gas.
    Well played.
    "The trouble with internet quotations is that they're often impossible to verify."
    -Aristotle

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by ctenidae View Post
    Well played.
    Many thanks.

  7. #27
    I think if one feels if they're being charged an annual fee for a rewards based credit card and it's not worth it, then they probably have the wrong rewards credit card.

    Between my personal AMEX and my business card, my annual fees are $150. That $150 last year got me 2 round trip tickets from Boston to Portland, OR, 2 more round trips tickets from Providence to Ft Lauderdale and almost 2 weeks of free hotel nights - I am quite happy with my annual fee/rewards ratio

    Heck, I have some friends in the financial sector, who travel a TON a year, and have VISA Black cards, and they're quite happy with the roughly $500 annual fee that they pay from the concierge services and member exclusive perks that card gets them

    It's all a relative cost/benefit thing to each person
    '07--08 season: 51 Days, '08-'09 season: 55 Days, '09-'10 season: 41 Days, '10-'11 season: 49 days, '11-'12 season: 40 Days '12-'13 season: 57 days, '13-'14 season, 60 days '14-'15 season 60 days, '15-'16 season 52 days, '16-'17 season: 50 days '07-'17 seasons: 515 Days

    '17 - '18 Season:
    November: 12,18,19 (Mount Snow)

  8. #28
    had been very happy with our JetBlue amex and now mastercard. with family in FL it made a lot of sense. now with daughter heading to Boulder and JetBlue's very limited service to Denver i'm thinking of a switch.

    Delta is my backup in terms of mileage accumulation, used mostly for work. rewards with them could be nice but I have to check on some others to see which might be better.
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2016/17
    MT Snow - 12.30 1.7 1.29 2.4 2.11
    Attitash - 2.17
    Black MTN - 2.18
    Wildcat - 2.19
    Eldora - 4.7
    Snowmass - 4.10
    Aspen - 4.11

  9. #29
    I didn't see this combo posted but if you use the Chase Sapphire (first year free and $95 annual after) and the Chase Freedom Unlimited (no fee) together you can maximize and combine points. Sapphire gets 2x on travel / dining and Freedom gets 1.5x on everything, using them together can get 1.5x or 2x points for every transaction and the combine points on Sapphire card when redeeming

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by austinjfuller View Post
    I didn't see this combo posted but if you use the Chase Sapphire (first year free and $95 annual after) and the Chase Freedom Unlimited (no fee) together you can maximize and combine points. Sapphire gets 2x on travel / dining and Freedom gets 1.5x on everything, using them together can get 1.5x or 2x points for every transaction and the combine points on Sapphire card when redeeming
    I paired it with sapphire reserve. Even better

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 AM.