Originally Posted by zippo69
Anyone have any recommendations on credit cards? I saw someone mentioned it a few pages back. I'm looking into one that will serve basically as a debit card that I pay off after each purchase. Would love one with good reward points/travel points.
I like AmEx Gold w/ membership rewards: 3 points per dollar on airfare, 2x on gas and groceries, 1x on everything else. AmEx points are valuable because you can redeem them on virtually any airline (sometimes with transfer bonus: last year British Airways gave an extra 50% on miles transferred to their Avios program). You can exploit airline alliances to get some great deal (i.e. transfer points to Singapore Air to redeem on United domestic round-trip first class= only 40k miles).
The promotion when I signed up was 50k miles to start and no annual fee for the first year, thereafter $175.