New Citi Card and Amex Pay Over Time
On the more speculative front, I’ve been hearing two pretty exciting rumors, the first is the more likely of the two and that is a mid-tier ($250 annual fee) United card entering into the Chase lineup. This is likely to compete with the Delta Plat, which would be almost hard to do since the Delta Plat is kind of a fantastic card for the fee if you fly Delta a bunch. I’m very curious to see what it offers but that’s about it. Likely, it will fall under the 5/24 rule and I’ll never be able to get an application through. The other is far less likely but such a dream of mine I’ll put it out there. Amex might be sort of considering the possibility of changing the Platinum $200 airline credit to a blanket travel credit, akin to the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Boy, would that be epic. Amex Plats would be the ultimate in travel rewards and luxury cards again. I’ll gladly go through this dry spell of no gift card reimbursements if it’s gearing up for a blanket travel credit. If you head over to the End Results page you’ll see that change would net the wife and I $2800 in travel a year in addition to the $2350 we already have. That’s a whopping $5150 in travel. Disney cruises till we die. So please, Amex, if you’re reading this, make the best move you can make with Plat upgrades and give the people a travel credit!
Also, a friendly reminder that the Amex Plat mid-year credits have renewed. That means your personal Plats are charged with another $50 of Saks 5th Ave credit goodness and your Biz Plats have another $100 to use at Dell.