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Old 20.10.2017, 09:11
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Re: Swiss credit cards - air miles, reward points?

It's not a big deal when you realize that they probably don't have these kind of deals here because either there are not so many stupid people here or there are laws protecting them or both.

While you may miss out on some points, the benefits of living in a society with less stupid people far outweighs it.

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In the US you can get up to 50.000 miles for a simple signup.

Signup, keep the card for 1 year (or otherwise minimum term), cut it and quit, after another year repeat it.

There are tons of companies offering that in the US.

They can do it because plenty of customers are stupid AND keep on having a negative balance on the card = super high interest to pay. Apparently thats normal in the US.

Behavior here, where 95% pay on time is hardly seen there. Banks here charge you an arm and a leg for "foreign" transactions. And bonus/cashback is seldom.

OP: Best you can get are like 20k miles from either Corner or SwissCard. But they are not as customer friendly as you might have been used in the US. The churning game wont work here.

For more information I suggest checking Flyertalk, Swiss subsection. Got a thread about it all.
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