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Best credit card for points and rewards?

uga4life 44 14 February 9, 2014 at 08:13 PM
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Got a new job where I have to entertain clients, travel and so on. Whats the best card to get for points and rewards? Figured I mind as well earn points on the company since they are paying for everything.

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Check Credit Card Tune Up [creditcardtuneup.com] for which reward card or cards are best for what your particular spending patters will be.
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do they not supply the card

my one does

do you bill them later
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Got a new job where I have to entertain clients, travel and so on. Whats the best card to get for points and rewards? Figured I mind as well earn points on the company since they are paying for everything.

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depending on what you would like to do with your CB points, and also if you would like a card with annual fee?
1) if you like to use those points for travel (ie, flying first/business class) or 2) use the points mainly for cash.

I think best card on the market right now is either
Amex gold, (3% travel, 2% gas, 1% everything)
Chase sapphire (2% travel and food, 7% annual dividend)
or maybe even Amex Trueearning (costco card) (3% gas, 2% travel/food, 1% everything)

let me know what you like to do and we can give you more options
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+1 on the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Good if you eat out a lot, the 2% on "travel" is pretty loosely defined (paying for parking is even considered travel), and it's a solid metal card which is nice if you're out with clients.

For impressing clients tho nothing beats the Amex Centurion, if you're able to get it.
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was going to use the points for travel and such. Wasnt really looking for cash exchange side of things.

thanks for your help


Quote from x_ge0rge View Post :
depending on what you would like to do with your CB points, and also if you would like a card with annual fee?
1) if you like to use those points for travel (ie, flying first/business class) or 2) use the points mainly for cash.

I think best card on the market right now is either
Amex gold, (3% travel, 2% gas, 1% everything)
Chase sapphire (2% travel and food, 7% annual dividend)
or maybe even Amex Trueearning (costco card) (3% gas, 2% travel/food, 1% everything)

let me know what you like to do and we can give you more options
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For strictly travel, I would go with the BarclayCard Arrival

2x points on all purchases, plus 10 percent back on all redeemed points. 40,000 bonus points


http://www.barclaycardarrival.com...lNumber=24
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Quote from uga4life View Post :
was going to use the points for travel and such. Wasnt really looking for cash exchange side of things.

thanks for your help
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For strictly travel, I would go with the BarclayCard Arrival

2x points on all purchases, plus 10 percent back on all redeemed points. 40,000 bonus points


http://www.barclaycardarrival.com...lNumber=24
If using points for travel, do you have a preferred airline? I believe chase or amex cards beat out the barclay since they have a nice partner rewards program with various hotels and airlines.
Barclay sign up bonus is nice, however, long term wise, I would not touch the card
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Barclay pays on any airline, you can get your best deal, not locked into an airline.
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US Bank Cash + gives 5% on any category you choose
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Amex Blue Cash Preferred or Blue Cash Everyday seem pretty good at the moment.
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US Bank Cash + gives 5% on any category you choose
not true.
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Usually fly delta but fly other airlines as well. Was thinking about using the points for hotels & airlines mainly





QUOTE=x_ge0rge;66216560]If using points for travel, do you have a preferred airline? I believe chase or amex cards beat out the barclay since they have a nice partner rewards program with various hotels and airlines.
Barclay sign up bonus is nice, however, long term wise, I would not touch the card[/QUOTE]
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US Bank Cash + gives 5% on any category you choose
I'd emphasize that they shut down online applications for this card.
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As a loyal Chase customer, I vouch for Chase Sapphire Preferred + Chase Freedom for 5% categories.
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