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What Credit Card do you guys use for non-chain stay?

What Credit Card do you guys use for non-chain stay?

Old Jun 26, 19, 1:49 am
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What Credit Card do you guys use for non-chain stay?

So... I have the usual suspect hotel cards, Marriott and Hilton Amexs, as I don't credit enough spend to other chains to justify holding, say, an IHG card.

However.... When outside of the major chains, what cards do you guys carry and use?

​​​​​​I'm thinking small independent hotels here. (including internationally) and/or the major casino operators. (Vegas conferences... No choice there.) I usually just credit to cash back or my airline card.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 9:31 am
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Not just for non-chain stays, but also for chains where I don't carry the hotel card (such as WyndhamRewards and Best Western), I virtually always use my Citi TYP Premier card, which earns 3x on "the broadest definition of travel" including hotels and gas. And it only carries a $95 annual fee (after the first year). It has about a dozen airline transfer partners (mostly foreign ones).
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Old Jul 3, 19, 7:05 am
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Chase Sapphire Reserve is another option at 3 UR rewards points for hotel charges.
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Old Aug 26, 19, 6:05 am
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I use a Costco card, 3x on travel and 3x on restaurants worldwide. The $120 annual fee pays for itself, so I count it as a no-fee credit card.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 1:19 pm
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CSR unless using Amex Centurion Travel booking in which case Amex.
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Old Aug 31, 19, 1:22 pm
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Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP.)
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Old Sep 28, 19, 4:32 am
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I make virtually all of my spending on the BA Fermium Amex card - great for miles (if you travel BA)
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Old Oct 24, 19, 3:53 am
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I book non-chain hotels through hotels.com/venture and use the CapitalOne VentureOne card - I get a free night after 10 paid via hotels.com WelcomeRewards + 10 points per $ spent from CapitalOne - that's roughly 20% rewards rate, better than any chain/credit card reward....
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