View Single Post
Old 02-28-2023, 11:40 AM   #17 (permalink)
AKA - Jason
JSH's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PDX
Posts: 3,190

Adventure Seeker - '04 Chevy Astro - Campervan
90 day: 17.3 mpg (US)
Thanks: 269
Thanked 1,834 Times in 1,245 Posts
Originally Posted by jakobnev View Post
My biggest problem would be spending $6000 in three months.
That can be a problem. It is important to know your normal monthly spending and when big lump sum payments are due. I specifically timed this card so that 3 months overlapped when my insurance is due for the year (Auto, House, Motorcycle, RV, Earthquake, Medevac, and Umbrella. That is about $2000 extra for February. I also know I would be ordering the solar components for my ambulance to RV conversion. That will be about $10K but I only bought the solar panels so far for $2,000.

In the USA we can pay almost anything by credit car too which helps. For example I can pay all my utilities with a credit card without a surcharge; natural gas, electricity, garbage pick-up, internet, cell phone, etc. Is that possible in Sweden?

Of course there are offers with lower spending requirements. This Chase card is $600 (if you cash out - $750 if used for travel) to spend $4,000 in 3 months.

The Delta card my parents did was 70,000 miles after spending only $2,000 over 6 months.

There is something else key in this offer. Almost every card offers a big sign-up boost over the normal deal once or twice a year. Only sign up for the cards with that boost to maximize the rewards. I would feel foolish to have signed up and wasted a churn for only 40K miles. The Sapphire card above offers 80,000 points as their reward boost.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot 2023-02-28 8.33.17 AM.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	31.6 KB
ID:	33485   Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot 2023-02-28 8.19.30 AM.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	32.9 KB
ID:	33486  
  Reply With Quote