- Jan 5, 2019
The only reason I'm trying to get under 5/24 is for Hyatt points. We travel to Florida a lot and I like the Hyatt hotel options in Orlando and Miami. I've been very happy with Amex. but I haven't engaged in any activity that would attract the RAT. I was going to upgrade my CSP to a CSR, but if I can get 3 points on travel from the new green card I'll cancel my CSP and use that. I have the Gold and the Blue business. The platinum is worthless to me since my DH works for an airline. I do hope Amex relaxes on the 5 card max. All that being said I'm still going to get at least one CIP.That's pretty much what I was thinking. And it's not a bad strategy considering they already pooled your MR points, which is a leg up from Chase. They just had to take it where there was actually multipliers on their cards to give users a reason to want to pay multiple AF's and use multiple cards. I recall getting way more offers to upgrade to a Plat when I had my Gold than applying for a new card. It was a while ago so I could be misremembering but it seemed like they didn't really embrace the multiple card use. Hoping you'd just ignore that most of your spend was at 1x so they could reap more. As more of the population becomes ok with holding and using more than 2 cards, they can make up for that with volume.
Now if they could just relax the RAT they'd probably get a nice shift from Chase. I can only imagine what will happen when more normals get hit with that nonsense.