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Old 03-27-2014, 01:14 AM   #1
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Question best rewards credit card for boaters

For the last decade or so, I have used a Citibank American Advantage card. The 'value' of the rewards for this card has dwindled quite a bit over the years. Miles are not as valuable anymore and reward flights are harder and harder to book. I am wondering what card you guys use for rewards. I'm looking to close the acount and get a different card. Any recommendations?
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:36 AM   #2
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I use Cabellas. The rewards are more useful to me than the restricted air miles.
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If your typical flights are more than $600 round trip then the Capital One program has value, especially the Venture card which provides two "miles" for every dollar spent. Cost is approximately $95 per year.

When last I checked the rewards below $600 were based on a flat 60,000 "miles" (30,000 below $300) so that if you have a $301 ticket its 60,000 miles. Above $600 it is a 100 miles per dollar of ticket.

With my Aadvantage card I have always assumed each mile was worth 2 cents, which is the same as the Capital One card if you count in the fact that under Capital One you get two miles for each dollar spent.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:36 AM   #4
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We use the Alaska Air visa for the mileage- it's worked well for us.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:43 AM   #5
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Show me the money. First National Bank of Omaha "Bucks back platinum addition" has a 1.5% cash rebate card. There is an annual fee ( $70 I think), but it's 1.5% on everything! My business charges >$l00K on it annually.

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Capital One Platinum has no foreign transaction fees but have reduced the cash rewards to 1% across the board. No annual fee.

Bank America has a Bank Americard Cash Rewards card. No annual fee and you get 1-3% depending on gas, groceries or etc.
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Capital One Platinum has no foreign transaction fees but have reduced the cash rewards to 1% across the board. No annual fee.

Bank America has a Bank Americard Cash Rewards card. No annual fee and you get 1-3% depending on gas, groceries or etc.
I like the BOA reward because it's simple and straight forward. People like Chase have moving targets of where you must spend to get higher rewards. Plus I have bank accounts with BOA and it makes it easy to view all at once and make payments, etc.

The American Express Blue Cash Preferred offers 6% on groceries and 3% on gas and department stores. The groceries is limited to $6000 expenditure. But still $360 a year back isn't bad. On the other hand it has a $75 fee and I don't like fees. Amex does have some good business cards with rewards too.
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