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paytonc
10/14/06 2:28 PM
Here's an interesting site that came up on FlyerTalk: <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.creditcardtuneup.com/">Credit Card Tune Up</a> allows you to input your monthly spend on various categories and evaluates the annual cash reward you'd get with one or a combination of cash-back credit cards. Comes with helpful mouseover documentation.<br><br>It seems to favor Driver's Edge for the 6% rebate, pointing out that other cards' rebate terms are so volatile anyways that a one-year limit isn't that big a deal.
WikiPost
10/14/06 2:28 PM
Here's the description of the Credit Card Tune-Up decision support tool from the site <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.CreditCardTuneUp.com/">Credit Card Tune-Up: Maximize Your Cash Back Rewards</a> (www.CreditCardTuneUp.com):<br><blockquote><hr><u>Credit Card Tune-Up: Maximize Your <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.fatwallet.com/stores.php">Cash Back</a> Rewards</u><br><br>Choosing the best rewards credit cards to maximize your <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.fatwallet.com/stores.php">Cash Back</a> can be daunting. There are hundreds of credit cards to choose from and their reward structures are a complex mix of tiers, limits, and categories. New credit cards come out all the time and the rewards structures of existing cards change as well.<br><br>The Credit Card Tune-Up tool makes all of that easy. Just plug in how much you spend each month, press Enter, and you'll be presented with a list of recommended cards sorted from best to worst by your expected annual reward. If having more than one credit card and using each card to its strengths could yield a greater annual reward, then each of the best N-card combinations is presented in columns labeled "Best N-Card Combo".<br><hr></blockquote>
Hc000
10/14/06 3:25 PM
Intresting website... for some reason, I can't seem to get <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.americanexpress.com/">AMEX</a> cards as a recommendation, even when i spent 15,000 a month...
asdf9876
10/14/06 4:32 PM
Hc000 said: <blockquote><hr>Intresting website... for some reason, I can't seem to get <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.americanexpress.com/">AMEX</a> cards as a recommendation, even when i spent 15,000 a month...<br><hr></blockquote><br><br>Really? I got it to recommend it no problem. Just put in $5,000 a month in groceries and no card with caps can compare. <br><br>The reason why $15,000 in general spending a month doesn't recommend <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.americanexpress.com/">AMEX</a> Blue Cash is because 2%>1.5% <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0> I thought that was obvious. Did you even look at what card it recommened over the <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.americanexpress.com/">AMEX</a> for general spending?
Xeon852
10/15/06 10:39 AM
Certainly an interesting site, I'm not sure if I agree with the Driver's Edge 1 year idea. Obviously the person who runs it makes their money off the referral bonus ($50 or so per approved card) that they get from you applying through their link. Unless you are feeling really generous, you should still apply through cardoffers.com.
letsgetsilly
10/15/06 12:54 PM
cardoffers.com looks great, I hadn't heard of it until this site, thanks for the heads up.
asdf9876
10/15/06 1:13 PM
I think this website is great. Not that I would use it primarily, I do my own calculations. However, there is now a polite way of answering everyone who comes onto this forum and thinks their entitled to a personalized answer to "What credit card should I get?". Now a link to this website should end the thread.
paytonc
10/15/06 11:24 PM
One interesting thing I noted from the site: not only does juggling more than two cards prove to be a hassle in everyday life, it also rarely nets you much marginal gain in rebates.<br><br>Re: CardOffers. Search around; the consensus seems to be that it works (for Citi and <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.americanexpress.com/">AMEX</a>, don't think they give cash for Chase apps) but it takes a long time.
SUCKISSTAPLES
10/15/06 11:33 PM
paytonc said: <blockquote><hr>One interesting thing I noted from the site: not only does juggling more than two cards prove to be a hassle in everyday life, it also rarely nets you much marginal gain in rebates.<br><hr></blockquote>yeah, I carry only one card for everyday usage (a 1%/5% card) and its a ton easier with only slight $$ loss.<br><br>The simplest and most profitable use of CCs , with least hassle, is to use one good <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.fatwallet.com/stores.php">CashBack</a> card for everyday usage, and use the rest for 0% profiteering and signup bonuses.<br><br>
cameron2003
10/16/06 1:07 AM
SUCKISSTAPLES said: <blockquote><hr>paytonc said: <blockquote><hr>One interesting thing I noted from the site: not only does juggling more than two cards prove to be a hassle in everyday life, it also rarely nets you much marginal gain in rebates.<br><hr></blockquote>yeah, I carry only one card for everyday usage (a 1%/5% card) and its a ton easier with only slight $$ loss.<br><br>The simplest and most profitable use of CCs , with least hassle, is to use one good <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.fatwallet.com/stores.php">CashBack</a> card for everyday usage, and use the rest for 0% profiteering and signup bonuses.<br><hr></blockquote><br><br>OK site, although its overrates that Drivers Edge card. I carry multiple rewards cards, figuring the extra cards not only get me more rewards, but also pads my total credit limit so I can be more aggressive with my balance transfer cards.
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