New welcome offer for Amex plat with 100,000 MR on 5K first 6 months compared to CSR 50,000 UR on 4k first 3 months. Is this a no brainer here? Currently have the Amex Hilton and Discover it. Main spending will be groceries, gas, and personal travel. Thoughts?

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That seems a no brainer to me. 100K points can equal $1,000 in value if you use the points judiciously. Even if you don’t, it’s still far in excess of the first year’s annual fee.

Let me refer you!!! Just got this promo last month myself.

What are the best uses of Amex points? Seems like it’s just international flights, which not sure I’ll be doing in the next 2 years. Don’t live at a delta hub. Not sure I can justify the $550 fee for this card

I guess you can transfer to an EU airline and book a domestic flight, it just seems like a ton of research and work vs being able to transfer to one of the 3 domestic airlines I use.

I think the AmEx plat offer sounds better. In fact I know some people who, if they want to go the Chase route, open a Sapphire Preferred, and then later upgrade it to a Reserve, bc the Reserve’s opening bonus isn’t as good right now.

How is that even a question?

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