Fuck, Marry, Kill: Capital One Venture Card vs Amex Blue Cash Preferred vs Chase Freedom Credit Card
As the saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea. This expression isn’t only true of romantic partners but also of credit cards. The options are endless, they all have different qualities, and you aren’t sure if they have your best intentions at heart when you first meet.
In the endless sea of credit card choices, I’ve ended up dating these 3: the Capital One Venture Card, Amex Blue Cash Preferred, and the Chase Freedom Credit Card. Like my romantic partners, each one of these credit cards has served a different purpose in my life. They all had some wonderful qualities, other not-so-great ones, and out of all of them, there’s one that stands out far above the rest.
If you’re looking to start a relationship with a new credit card and are finding it hard to navigate the sea of possibilities, this article will help narrow your focus. In it, I’m going to tell you why I got into a relationship with each card, the pros and cons I experienced during each of these relationships, and rank each card by which I would fuck, marry, and kill.
Capital One Venture Card
You know that electrifying feeling you get when you walk into a room and see a smokin’ hot person across it? How you try to focus on everything else but can’t fight the urge to look over in their direction every 30 seconds, even though they’ve already caught you staring several times? That’s what finding the Capital One Venture Card was like for me. Only in this case, it wasn’t the good looks that got me, it was the sign-up bonus. 60,000 points right off the bat! I was smitten at first glance.
I kept toying with the idea of whether or not I should go up to the Venture Card and get to know it better. I was nervous about starting a relationship with another credit card and wasn’t sure if he would like my credit score. It was above average, but so are lots of other people’s. But I just couldn’t stop staring, so I got up the courage and went over to him.
That’s when I found out how easy going he was. With him, I would get 2 points for every dollar I spent, no matter what I bought. There were no special categories to remember or extra savings to activate each…