Another week has gone by and its time for me to summarize this week’s posts for those who have missed out. Links are provided to each one for curiosity.

This week’s posts were about quality over quantity. I had a rough week personally, but I did my best to give you quality posts.

Card Wars: Premium Cards

This week began with a high stakes Card Wars post. I compared the premium cards from Chase, American Express, and Citibank. All three cards have their strengths and weaknesses despite having annual fees of at least $450.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve has the biggest travel credit, smallest annual fee, and fewest perks. However, its sign-up bonus, earning structure, and part in the Chase “ecosystem” make it a fantastic card for many people.

The Citi Prestige doesn’t have the best set of travel partners. But it has the best earning structure of the three cards, as well as a nice set of perks and a good sign-up bonus.

The Amex Platinum lacks in earning potential and has a hard-to-earn sign-up bonus. However, its perks are second-to-none. Amex also has the most expansive list of transfer partners of the three issuers.

Review: American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Card

On Tuesday, I reviewed the Gold Delta SkyMiles Card. This card is one of Delta’s mid-tier co-branded cards which is a great option for Delta perks without breaking the bank. The Gold Delta SkyMiles Card has a $95 annual fee (waived the first year) and some great perks for Delta flyers.

This card’s most significant perk is its first checked bag free. What’s so awesome is that the perk applies to up to nine people per reservation (including the person who made the reservation). At $50 in value per bag, that can save you up to $450 for a party of nine!

Card Wars: 5% Rotating Category Cards

On Thursday, I compared three of the best 5% rotating category cards including the Chase Freedom, Discover It, and the US Bank Cash +.

All three cards earn cash back unless you have either of the Chase Sapphire Cards or the Chase Ink Business Preferred. If such is the case, the Chase Freedom earns Ultimate Rewards (UR) points that can be transferred to travel partners. In turn, the Chase Freedom is the winner for travelers and Chase cardmembers.

The Discover and US Bank cards are great for straight cash back. This is especially true if you have random travel expenses that can’t be covered using points and miles.

 

I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!