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Should I get a Marriott credit card or a Starwood?

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Because star points are worth more per dollar, the card offers multiplied earning potential with them. The general rule I use is, for hotel spend use their branded credit card. For everything else I use chase sapphire preferred pretty much, unless it's a rotating 5% chase freedom category.

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I've found Marriott properties at lot of places on vacation. It was difficult to find spg ones. M is pretty functional to actually use your points to find places where you want.

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Thanks EY1. Planning on getting lasik done so about $4000

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Both. Let me refer you. But seriously, depends on your loyalty preferences. Starwood is generally regarded as the best hotel credit card though. Marriott only good for Marriott purchases.

^ why is spg the best? I have a Marriott loyalty so didn't go for the spg. But have status with them with few points.

So, I have both cards. Diversified. Max earning potential. I would get both.

The Marriott card is awesome if you can actually use it to pay for your hotel stays instead of a corporate card. 5x points per $1 spent on top of your elite multiplier adds up pretty quick.

Damn! The thing is even if I get a Marriott or SPG card, my personal expenses are all on Chase Sapphire and my hotel expenses on corporate Amex. So is it worth to get the card? I have a big expense coming up which I can put on another card to get the initial bonus but that's all I have.

OP how big the upcoming expense? Would you rather get hotel, airline or transferable points? I can help you find a great sign up bonus, I'm weirdly obsessed with points

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I was certain I could meet their $3K in 3 months expense so took it for the 100K bonus points.

I think I'd like hotel points or maybe transferable. Not sure

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