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Playing the credit card points game

I saw a post from JDialz in April (What is your favorite credit card? (bravado.co)) about recommending credit cards, but I wanted to take this topic in a different direction than some of the answers.


Focusing on the points - do you play the "points game" where you switch to 3-4 different cards each year and try to max out the bonus offers? What success have you had, any great free stuff you've gotten? I could also use a new card now, so if any current deals are going on let me know. (My last card was the Hilton Honors Amex and I already got the points bonus).


I dabble a bit (not as professional as the points guy who I shared the link for or anything), but my best reward was getting enough points to fly Business Class from Australia to New Zealand on Emirates, that was legit!

https://thepointsguy.com/cards-pm/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BRD1-Other-the%20points%20guy-460231335569&utm_term=the%20points%20guy&utm_cmpid=1023450124&utm_adgid=54348627830&utm_tgtid=kwd-306275226200&utm_mt=e&utm_adid=460231335569&utm_dvc=c&utm_ntwk=g&utm_adpos=&utm_plcmnt=&utm
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SADNES5
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Business Development
Churning is a full time job. I like to sign up, hit min spend, get points, cancel or ask to waive annual fee.ย 

I am a big "points" guy.ย 

App I use to stay on top of my loyalty cards StoCard
Tres
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Account Executive
What's your best card right now?ย 
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Best card? For what - flights? Hotel?ย 
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Needer of Life Alert
Churning can be fun if you have the time to keep up with it. I stopped when travel stopped.
SalesPharaoh
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AM BDR
Yes I play the points game usually to buy electronics like phones, kitchen equipment w/e the elecronic shop has available last I got was Vaccum cleaner.
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Travel cards are where it's at.

Pay for absolutely everything with our shared AMEX and we get about 2k+ in discounts annually on flights.


CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Just keep in mind you can fucking trash your credit score this way. It can cause problems in the long-term.
Tres
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Yes it does ding your credit score a little bit for each one, so I do try to limit to only a few cards per year
aiko
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+7
Sr. Account Executive
Few cards per year? Do you open a few cards every year?
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