What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

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travellight
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Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Post by travellight » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 pm

fareastwarriors wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:11 pm
For California residents to get a companion pass after making only 1 purchase...
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southw ... PMEM171019


the offer details state:
Only the individual who received this email/offer from Southwest Airlines® is eligible for this promotion. Offer is nontransferable.

However, some people in the comments of travel/points blogs reported the deal is applicable to all Cali residents...I'm going to wait a few days to get confirmation/more data points before I apply.
I assume 5/24 applies to this?

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Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Post by travellight » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:39 pm

beehappy wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:30 pm
travellight wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:13 am
beehappy wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:40 am
Drew777 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:47 am
beehappy wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Thanks for all the helpful responses to my prior question. I have another one: thinking of getting Delta platinum card which comes with 10k qualifying miles to help me make the next Skymiles level. Delta says that miles are credited 6-8 weeks after minimum spend. If I want the MQMs to be counted as part of my 2017 MQMs, do I need to make sure they're credited in 2017, or do I just need to make sure I meet the min spend in 2017? In other words, if I'm 10k miles short of Gold status and I spend the $3k in 2017, but Delta doesn't credit till 2018, do they still pull me to Gold?
The MQM would need to actually be credited to your Delta frequent flyer account in 2017.
Thanks. Does same rule apply to MQMs from flights? So if I flew with Delta on Dec. 30, and miles post on January 3, would those miles count toward 2017 MQM progress?
I think it is not enough to meet the mqm threshold of 25k; you also have to spend 3k on Delta flights or fly 30 segments.
I've met all the other requirements, except for MQMs.
I would definitely go for it then! I haven't spent $3000 in Delta or I would do the same. It's a double edged sword; due to credit card strategies, I fly almost for free so I don't have that expenditure. I would call them and ask this directly and I personally wouldn't cut it so close to 12/30.

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Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Post by fareastwarriors » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:23 pm

travellight wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 pm
fareastwarriors wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:11 pm
For California residents to get a companion pass after making only 1 purchase...
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southw ... PMEM171019


the offer details state:
Only the individual who received this email/offer from Southwest Airlines® is eligible for this promotion. Offer is nontransferable.

However, some people in the comments of travel/points blogs reported the deal is applicable to all Cali residents...I'm going to wait a few days to get confirmation/more data points before I apply.
I assume 5/24 applies to this?
Yes.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-52 ... need-know/

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Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Post by giesen5 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:01 pm


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Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

Post by ChicagoSparty » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Started reading the Reddit credit card churning board a month ago and have been dabbling in some different strategies. Mostly formulating future plans for credit cards.

Until recently my spending has been on the Chase Freedom Unlimited 1.5% cash back card. 2 weeks ago I got the Chase Sapphire Preferred to get the $625 travel credit (this must be used in the Chase portal). There is no fee for the first year then $95 a year after the first year. I plan to switch this card into a regular Freedom card before the annual fee hits. This will not show up on my credit report as a canceled card, which will be nice.

Looking to scoop up the AMEX Platinum if I can get the 100k signup bonus.

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