Clearly, the no-brainer choice right now, for those of us who fly Delta is the current Delta AMEX card LTO or Limited Time offer <-LINK that ends today i.e. today is the last full day to get the increased bonus offer. Before you ask, this is the final Delta AMEX card I have never had and got the new card bonus for (until, perhaps, such a time that Amex says I have not had them before).
After spending $4000 I will net out 74,000 SkyMiles. This card alone, with the new card bonus, just about covers my trip in SkyMiles to fly the inaugural A350 to Japan in Premium Select. After I buy a $50 Delta Amex e-Gift card I will get the $100 statement credit and thus I am only out of pocket net $95 for all these points. #Winning!
The next one I purposely waited to apply for until the offer changed over from the old offer of 2 free nights (at a Hyatt 1-7 properly) to the new current Chase Hyatt hotel card offer of 40,000 points. This card is NOT under the horrid 5/24 rule that says if you have applied for more than 5 cards from ANY bank (including AUs) in the past 24 months you cannot get a new card from Chase. I got a pending, called right away to the reconsideration line, moved some credit over from one of my other cards and was approved.
The next one, the Citi Expedia+ travel card may sound like a very strange choice but it works for my current needs and I want to test something. I am taking a number of cruises over the next 2 years. I book them all via Expedia and start at TopCashBack to get max perks. I am going to end up with a bunch of Expedia+ points and this will let me add to those totals to help pay for hotel rooms. Hotel rooms is the point area I am lacking the most and this Citi branded points card helps me. Lastly, I want to test buying a $100 Delta e-Gift card to see if that triggers the $100 statement credit making the card free year one (fee is $95).
Again my last one may sound strange. Why the Wells Fargo Propel card? While I will take the points they offer all I really want to do is have my cell phone bill to this card to get the $600 in protection doing so offers. I will think of this card like my Citi Prestige card that I pay for airline tickets with because it offers travel insurance that kicks in after just a 3 hour delay. This will be, if they approve me, simply an insurance policy card with no annual fee. That works for me!
So there you are. Those who voted on my twitter poll for 4 cards you were right. Now I just need to get Wells Fargo to say OK as it has been a VERY long time since any card company has said NO for any card I have requested. – René