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Pretty torn between CSR and Amex Gold cards. Ignoring annual fees, I’m torn between points earning potential. With most of my budget going towards discretionary spending (dining, groceries, drinks) the Gold has an appeal, yet CSR’s broader definition for travel might even out the point earning potential (ie covering full cost of one Airbnd for several friends would be a big point generator). Are there any other major factors I might not be considering? I’ve gone thru the TPG review FWIW.

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Just don’t use Gold on bottle service in Boston 😉

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I have both but I have the Chase trifecta so both rewards programs rack up lots of points. CSR is used for travel and dining that does not take Amex. Amex gold is used on dining and groceries. I would say I get a fair amount of value from both programs and after all the credits the CSR fee is marginally above the CSP for lots of extra perks.

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Thanks SA1!!

Gold is great, like the food delivery perks

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Already had the CSP and recently got the Amex Gold. They go well together.

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