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al613 Apr 25, 12 4:59 pm

The best card for non bonus cat. spending?
 
http://corp.americanexpress.com/GCS/cards/bx/

You get 1 AA point per $10 spent (each point is like 10 miles) plus 1 cent in AA giftcards. So, its like 1 mile plus 1 cent per dollar spent. No sign up bonus, however.

crimson12 Apr 25, 12 5:06 pm

So it's essentially 1 mile/dollar + 1% cash back -- but the "cash" is AA gift cards.

I would think any of the various 2% cash back cards would be a better deal because the cash is really cash and not just a gift card.

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al613 Apr 25, 12 5:09 pm


Originally Posted by crimson12 (Post 18461014)
So it's essentially 1 mile/dollar + 1% cash back -- but the "cash" is AA gift cards.

I would think any of the various 2% cash back cards would be a better deal because the cash is really cash and not just a gift card.

OT: My 500th post!

1 mile is better then 1 cent :)

OT: congrats!

infamousdx Apr 25, 12 5:35 pm

Wouldn't the Amex SPG still be better at 1.25 airline miles (AA being one of them) per $ spent then?

DC777Fan Apr 25, 12 5:37 pm


Originally Posted by crimson12 (Post 18461014)
So it's essentially 1 mile/dollar + 1% cash back -- but the "cash" is AA gift cards.

I would think any of the various 2% cash back cards would be a better deal because the cash is really cash and not just a gift card.

OT: My 500th post!

That would assume that you value the miles at 1 cent each. If you value them at, say 1.5 cents each, then you're at 2.5/$ and you come out ahead vs 2% cash back assuming you spend enough to make the 0.5 advantage cover the annual fee (whatever it is).

diljs Apr 25, 12 9:17 pm

Seems like roughly 2.5% cash back, which is not bad for everyday. Have to have access to a corporate card though :/


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