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I currently have a World Arrival Elite Plus MasterCard. It has given me great redemption value. I am entering my 2nd year with the card. I have used it to redeem hotels and flight tickets. It has returned almost $1000 in the year, I got the initial bonus. In a few days I will have to pay the $89.00 annual fee that was waived for the first year. We buy on average three domestic airline tickets a year. We stay on average 2-4 nights a year in a hotel. Should I keep the card and pay the $89.00 fee or cancel it and get a different rewards card? If I should get a different rewards card, which one should I get? Should I have my wife get the World Arrival Elite Plus MasterCard? I saw the list for January 2016 on the web page. It appears like the first few cards are better suited for those who travel a lot or those with businesses. We use our card to pay for everything we can. I have already had the Starwood Preferred Guest Card. We are not people who travel very much.
Steve R – like a lot of folks it sounds like you might be better off with a cash-back card. Here’s Lucky’s take from July: