Originally posted by tncruiseman:
I have had great experience with American Express Membership Rewards, with many charges accumulating double points (groceries, gas, etc.) I use these points for free airfare and then shop for the cruise deal.
That is what we use, as well, for accumulating points. We use our AmEx for any and every purchase we can for that reason.
We recently redemmed points for our airfare to Cozumel for our (*gasp* Hope I can say it!
) CVC week's stay at a resort in Cozumel. We had a really wonderful week's vacation for next-to-nothing.
I'm thinking of looking into a Visa or MC card that has some sort of rewards program, though, as a back up. Sometimes places don't take AmEx, but take either of those.
I was thinking, perhaps, of picking out an airline and applying for one of their cards (like Continental or British Airways). We always pay our credit card balances in full each month, so I'm not too worried about interest rates, although I'd prefer the lowest possible, in case a payment ever gets lost in the mail or something...