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Best rewards cash back – Flying to Singapore “CRA”?

Best rewards cash back – Flying to Singapore “CRA”?

  1. Jon Gibson

    Hi Lucky,
    What’s the best credit card to earn a quick $500 cash/credit on any airline ?
    I just saw “ Crazy Rich Asians” and the places and people seemed to be electric with
    life, humor, great history and a respect for deep traditions .
    I must see this wondrous place I’ve only dreamed of.

    Thanks,
    Owner of my first passport at 55

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Welcome [USER=4591]@Jon Gibson[/USER] and congrats on the passport! Are you just looking for something to earn some cash back to help you offset the cost of a flight?

  3. Jon Gibson

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 60273, member: 184″]Welcome [USER=4591]@Jon Gibson[/USER] and congrats on the passport! Are you just looking for something to earn some cash back to help you offset the cost of a flight?[/QUOTE]
    Yes,
    I was hoping to get a cash back bonus of around $500 – $700 if I spend $4k in the first 3 months of getting the card . I need to be able to request the cash back in the form of a check (apparently Citicard told me I can’t use the rewards ‘balance’ as a dollar purchase on Singapore Airlines ??

  4. MidSouthSkier

    Which card were you asking Citi about?

  5. Jon Gibson

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 60295, member: 184″]Which card were you asking Citi about?[/QUOTE]
    Venture (1) , Savor (1) – each card had two tiers of cash back , 2 tiers of annual fees

  6. MidSouthSkier

    Those are both Capital One cards, not Citi cards.

    Citi’s Thank You Premier card will earn 60K points after you spend $4000 from the date of approval. You could then transfer those points to an airline partner if there’s award space available. You can also use them to book via Citi’s travel portal and those points would be worth 1.25 cents each, or $750 toward a paid ticket. Keep in mind that booking through the portal may be slightly more expensive than booking directly with the airline – and sometimes a lot more expensive.

    You can do something similar with Chase’s Ultimate Rewards and Amex’s Membership Rewards portals. Referral links for these cards are available at the Best Credit Cards tab above. Select Flexible Points & Cash Back cards to see the cards I’ve mentioned.

  7. Jon Gibson

    Thanks I saw that one too.That’s attractive.
    I like the freedom of the $500 check upon request (not points with blackouts , conditions and possible fees) ,with the Citi savor MasterCard, the $3k spend req within 3 months (not $4K)
    The $95 annual fee after the 1st year free, has to be considered as well
    I love this website
    Everyone is top of their game
    Great Info. MS Skier , thank you

  8. Anonymous

    Hey [USER=4591]@Jon Gibson[/USER] — Sorry I just saw this, but wanted to chime in on a few things.

    None of these cards with the hefty welcome bonuses will give you cash back [I]as a check[/I] — but they will allow you to “erase” the purchases made on your card. It works like a statement credit in most cases. So that’s fine, just make sure to purchase whatever travel thing it is you’re buying on the card as well.

    You can definitely get WAY more than $500-$700 worth in value by choosing a flexible points currency though. Check out the beginner’s guide in the upper left under Start Here for the basics, and then we’re all happy to help you through it.

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