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. The last week was an interesting one for PYCR. I wrote a card review, a perspective post, and two news posts.
Review: Barclays Jet Blue Card
Monday’s post was a classic card review about the no annual fee Barclays Jet Blue Card. This card’s purpose is a downgrade option to the Barclays Jet Blue Plus Card, which has a $99 annual fee. However, the Jet Blue Plus Card has more benefits and a slightly better earning structure.
Citi Should Discontinue the Prestige Card… Permanently
Wednesday’s post was a bit controversial, stirring up a mixed response. I wrote about how Citi should discontinue the Prestige Card in favor of the Premier Card. Changes in the card market, consumers, and Citi themselves prompted me to write this post. Notable recent events include the Prestige Card’s re-release in January 2019, the 2019 JD Power Survey results, and Citi dropping benefits from their cards.
The Prestige is the card that suffered the most from these events and it’s time for Citi to discontinue it for good.
The American Express Business Green Card Has a 150,000-Point Offer
American Express revealed a huge offer for their Business Green Card on Thursday. The offer is worth 150,000 Membership Rewards (MR) points. But the $50,000 spend requirement is one of the biggest I have ever seen, especially for a $95 per year card.
Most businesses would be better off with the Business Platinum Card or the Chase Ink Business Preferred. The former has a 100,000-point offer and a $25,000 minimum spend requirement. Furthermore, the latter has an offer worth 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points. But the spend requirement is a relatively small $5,000.
This offer is noteworthy because it is so big. But most consumers and small businesses should look elsewhere.
Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2019 Categories Revealed
Chase revealed its 4th Quarter 2019 categories on Friday the 13th. Just like the last few fourth quarters, department stores are the primary category. But Chase Pay and Pay Pal are the other categories. Your mileage may vary with these categories. Not everyone shops at department stores or uses Chase Pay or Pay Pal. However, Chase is hoping that more people will shop at department stores for the holiday season. Chase is also hoping that more people will use Chase Pay and Pay Pal.
I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!