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For 2021, I'm doing things a little different. Instead of being a thread that is centric on Choice Hotels, I'll be posting the earnings and redemptions for all the programs I participate in.

 

Here is a list of credit cards and shopping portals I use most. I'm not gonna list the earnings multipliers for each card or program. Most people here already know what they are. For those that don't know, now is a good time for you to do some leg work and learn. DISCLAIMER-- Everybody's goals and strategy is different. There is no one size fits all. 

 

Credit Cards

 

Amex Green

Choice Privileges Visa Signature

Amex Delta Gold

Amex Delta Blue

Amex Platinum (card is on probation to be canceled June 2021)

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MC

Citi AAdvantage MileUp MC

Citi Double Cash MC

Citi Rewards+

Amtrak MC

BofA Cash Rewards Visa

IHG Premier MC

US Bank Cash+

 

Portals

 

Rakuten (Amex MR Earning)

DOSH

Delta Skymiles Dining

American Airlines AAdvantage Dining

Delta Skymiles Shopping

American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping

 

Let the points, miles, and cash back hoarding and redeeming begin!

 

 

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Points, miles, and cash back as of 12/27/2020

 

These low balances are pathetic.

 

Amex MR 269,685

Delta SkyMiles 188,910

American Airlines 61,371

Amtrak 27,360

IHG 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards MC $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $16.35

Citi ThankYou 16,300

Choice Privileges 178,951

US Bank Cash+ $2.45

DOSH $44.45

 

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Amex MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles 188,910

American Airlines 61,469

Amtrak 27,360

IHG 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards MC $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $16.35

Citi ThankYou 16,300

Choice Privileges 178,951

US Bank Cash+ $2.45

DOSH $44.45

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Adding some cards to the list.

 

Amex MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 188,910

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 61,469

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,360

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $16.35

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 178,951

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

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Amex MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 188,924

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 61,469

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,360

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $16.35

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 178,951

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

 

In other news. I'm on a pencil run this morning with the lesser cards.

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Note to self. Pay closer attention to rewards programs that have fallen off my radar. In this case. Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards. I almost missed this one. I have the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Signature.

 

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Woke up this morning to an email from Citi.

AAdvantage Platinum Select. Now until 2/28/2021. Earn 5x with online shopping. Only exclusions are gas, restaurants, and American Airlines purchases that earn double miles. 

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4 hours ago, TheVig said:

Woke up this morning to an email from Citi.

AAdvantage Platinum Select. Now until 2/28/2021. Earn 5x with online shopping. Only exclusions are gas, restaurants, and American Airlines purchases that earn double miles. 

I received a similar offer on my Executive card.  Unfortunately I buy all of my gas online.

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Amex MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,216

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 61,469

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,360

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $16.35

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 178,951

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,216

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 61,469

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,360

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 178,951

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $28.29

 

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,216

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 61,469

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,360

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 178,951

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $36.08

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,280

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 62,040

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,360

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 183,951

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $36.08

 

5000 point holiday promo from a previous Choice stay posted.

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,280

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 62,040

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,360

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa $86.56

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 200,576

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $36.08

 

5 night stay at the Econo Lodge, Raleigh NC.

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,280

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 62,040

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,360

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $119.74

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 200,576

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $36.08

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,242

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,280

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 62,360

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,541

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $119.74

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 200,576

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $36.08

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,288

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,280

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 62,360

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,541

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $119.74

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 210,966

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $36.08

 

3 night stay in Raleigh, NC.

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,288

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,280

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 62,360

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,541

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $119.74

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 217,193

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $36.08

 

Choice credit card statement cut.

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 270,288

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,280

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 62,360

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,541

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $119.74

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 217,193

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $37.25

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Amex Green and Platinum MR 271,502

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue cards. 189,280

American Airlines. Citi Platinum Select MC and MileUp MC 62,360

Amtrak. Amtrak Guest Rewards MC. 27,541

IHG MC 53,581

BofA Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $119.74

Citi Double Cash MC $35.01

Citi Rewards+ MC. ThankYou Points 16,300

Choice Privileges Visa Signature / Points 217,193

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature $2.45

DOSH $44.45

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. See Amex MR balance above.

Regions Cash Rewards Visa Signature $115.83

HSBC Cash Rewards MC $256.32

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Signature Visa $37.25

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