Another week has gone by and it is time for me to summarize this week’s posts for those who have missed out. Links are provided to each one for curiosity.
This week featured two overdue card reviews from Delta and American Express. Also featured was a news article.
Without further ado, here’s the weekly review:
Review: American Express Delta Gold SkyMiles Business Card
The Delta Gold SkyMiles Business Card was the focus for Monday’s post. This card is American Express’ and Delta’s lower mid-tier card. It has a $95 annual fee, which is not increasing on January 30, 2020. The suite of Delta cards is undergoing some changes on that date. Fortunately, the Delta Gold SkyMiles Business Card is receiving mostly positive changes.
This card is great for business owners and entrepreneurs who casually fly on Delta Airlines. And it will get even better after January 30, 2020. However, business owners and entrepreneurs who are not loyal to Delta or any other airline should look elsewhere. There are many mid-tier transferrable points cards that will suit their needs much better.
Review: American Express Delta Reserve for Business Card
The Delta Reserve for Business Card was the focus for Wednesday’s post. This card is American Express’ and Delta’s premium card and it offers every perk that the two companies have to cardholders. It currently has a $450 annual fee, but that will increase to $550 on January 30, 2020.
The Delta Reserve for Business Card is a great choice for business owners and entrepreneurs who often fly on Delta Airlines. It’s also great for those who want some of the best perks of any airline co-branded card. However, there are better options for business owners and entrepreneurs who are not loyal to Delta or any other airline. And there are much better earners including the lower level Delta SkyMiles cards.
Chase Freedom 1st Quarter 2020 Categories Revealed
Chase revealed the Freedom card’s 5x categories for the first quarter of 2020 on Thursday. These categories are bountiful for many people, especially travelers who want to take road trips. The way I see it, each quarter, Chase offers 5x on a main category and at least one “side category” on the Freedom. The main category is one that’s easiest to spend money in. And the side categories are not always as easy to spend money in.
The main category for this quarter is Gas Stations, which is great for anyone who owns a car. However, those who do not own cars can buy gift cards and snacks in the convenience store.
The two side categories are Streaming Services and Internet, Cable TV, and Phone Services. The former category makes the Chase Freedom compete with the Amex Blue Cash Preferred. And the latter categories make the Chase Ink Business Cash redundant unless you spend more than $1,500 on those services next quarter.
Reminder: Today is the first day to apply for the new categories.
I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!