It’s time again for an OTR reader contest, and this time I thought I’d have folks weigh in on the back-and-forth Gary from View from the Wing is having with Lucky from One Mile at a Time about the relative usefulness of the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. You can read their discussion here and here.
In short, Lucky believes Membership Rewards is pretty much useless to him now that Continental is gone from the program and Aeroplan has changed its fuel surcharge rules. Gary says there’s still plenty of value in Membership Rewards, even with the various fuel surcharges you’ll face with some partners. Again, details in links above.
For this contest: simply weigh in in the comments section to this post about which card you prefer and why, or why you like both. Or neither. You get the point. Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you.
The winner will receive their choice of either:
– The use of Gary or Lucky’s fantastic award booking service. For this prize, your choice of either of them will book you the most complex award you can think of for up to 2 people.
– A $250 gift card on Continental Airlines (maybe this will make up for some of the sadness you feel because they’re no longer part of Membership Rewards).
You can enter until Friday, November 18th at 5pm Eastern. Soon after that, I will use a random number generator from Random.org to pick the winner from the comments. I will then contact the winner about whether they want the Award Booking or the gift card as their prize. One entry per person, please. I’m the final arbiter of the rules, so there ya go.
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