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The best card for non bonus cat. spending?

Old Apr 25, 12, 4:59 pm
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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.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 5:06 pm
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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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Old Apr 25, 12, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by crimson12 View Post
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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1 mile is better then 1 cent

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Old Apr 25, 12, 5:35 pm
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Wouldn't the Amex SPG still be better at 1.25 airline miles (AA being one of them) per $ spent then?
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Old Apr 25, 12, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by crimson12 View Post
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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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).
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Old Apr 25, 12, 9:17 pm
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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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