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Goodbye frequent flyer miles, hello cash back?
Posted by George Hobica on Sunday, December 27, 2009
$25000 spent on a frequent flyer credit card vs. an Amex Blue Cash cash back card
|Grocery||Gas||Drugstore||All other purchases||
|Fee to obtain ticket||Total cashback (total miles plus cash cost of "free" domestic flight)|
|The Spend||$10,400 ($200/week)
|American Express Blue Cash (5% on groceries, gas, pharmacy; 1.25% on everything else after you spend $6500 annually)||$520||$150||$50||$132||$0||$0||$852|
|Airline credit card (miles earned)||10,400||3000||1000||10,600||up to $100||up to $50||(25,000 plus $150 in fees)|
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