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which card has best bonus?
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:42:54 PM »
My sapphire preferred has just reached its year, and I'd like to downgrade it and open a new card as my main one. I spend I'd say about 2k a month, and for me mileage is most important.  Any recommendations? (The bigger the opening bonus also helps ;-))

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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 08:48:31 PM »
Ink Bold
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Re: which card has best bonus?
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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 08:53:34 PM »
US MPE has the easiest and most attainable bonus.  55K+$50 after an easy SM match for spending just $1.
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/unitedexplorer
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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 08:57:58 PM »
But you miss some double points on daily spendings, like 5 points on tel, or 2 points on travel and dining with the SP.
This guy is looking for a card to use for everyday spendings, which the MPE isn't the best. IMHO
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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 08:59:47 PM »
I didn't say the UA MPE is the best card for spending, I said it has the best/easiest bonus right now.

Go to a 2bm/3bm to optimize spending.
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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 09:02:12 PM »
Best Bonus is by far the United MPE. But its pretty lousy for spending.

Best spending us most likely the Freedom & Sapphire combo.

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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 09:03:53 PM »
Best Bonus is by far the United MPE. But its pretty lousy for spending.
Actually if you can spend exactly 25K/calendar year it's quite good for general spending-1.4 miles per dollar.

Otherwise, a United Club or a Freedom/Sapphire/Ink combo can be very lucrative.
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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 10:08:43 PM »
lets not forget the SPG, at 10k + 15k after spending 5k in 6 months which the OP shud hit... Is quite good for spending as well (I use it for any purchase over $50 excluding travel, office and freedom ctgries)
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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 10:13:08 PM »
lets not forget the SPG, at 10k + 15k after spending 5k in 6 months which the OP shud hit... Is quite good for spending as well (I use it for any purchase over $50 excluding travel, office and freedom ctgries)
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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 10:03:07 AM »
So think I should make a 2bm of the ink bold and the mpe?  Thanks for all your help!

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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 10:20:39 AM »
So think I should make a 2bm of the ink bold and the mpe?  Thanks for all your help!

You will probably get two pulls. One is a personal card and one is a business card.

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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 10:32:00 AM »
Ok so scratch that idea... Which 2 would work to do together? I want to do the mpe just for the bonus, and another for spending ... Maybe freedom? But if I downgrade the SP then I can't do much with it can I?

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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 11:59:56 AM »
I'm not sure why this card is always ignored when these questions come up, but the MB platinum card is definitely in the top 5. 50k MR points, plus $200 airline credit, all for a very small 1k spend. And if you care about Global Entry, the free $100 is a nice touch.

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Re: which card has best bonus?
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 12:15:37 PM »
That's because we want to support Dan, and he doesn't have a link to that card.
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