If you are planning on making a big purchase, there are a few options to consider. A big purchase on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant could bring you closer to more benefits. Cardholders who spend $75,000 in eligible purchases on their card in a calendar year earn Platinum Elite Status. This status means cardholders will have access to room upgrades, welcome gifts at check-in, 50% bonus points on stays, and more at Marriott Bonvoy properties.
Although the Southwest credit cards limited time offers have expired, the consumer cards still have a bonus of 40,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening. While this bonus isn’t anything to write home about, earning 110,000 points is. That’s because you can qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass which essentially lets a companion travel with you for a very low price of $5.60 each way.
Essentially, if you are going to make a big purchase, choose the card that makes the most sense for you. If you want the flexibility to travel, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a good card to go for. If you fly Delta often, the Platinum Delta or Delta Reserve are good options since they earn plenty of miles and come with plenty of benefits.