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Citi Prestige Card No longer accepting application

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Best Card for Alaska/Fringe Airline Miles After the Marriot/Starwood Change

Best Card for Alaska/Fringe Airline Miles After the Marriot/Starwood Change

  1. Anonymous

    This past summer, I, as an Alaska frequent flyer, wrote to you asking about the best credit card for earning Alaska Miles. You kindly replied and recommended the SPG American Express card, which I subsequently acquired and various every day spend cards from American Express. However, with the loyalty program change, converting points earned with the SPG card will no longer be as lucrative: cardholders will only earn two marriot points as of 8/1 instead of the three currently earned (even on most purchases with the luxury card).

    Is there another card you would recommend instead, or is the updated card the best for now?

  2. David W

    I think that when you factor in the transfer bonus (which basically stays in place at the same rate), it’s still a better card to earn AS miles with, compared to their own credit card. If you dont have the AS card, you might want to get it and use it to purchase flights on AS while putting other spend elsewhere.

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