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Guernsey Globetrotter 567 posts

Thanks for the data point @Lux . I’ve had the ICC dollar card for sometime and find myself thinking a bit about the value proposition every year!

USD136 per annum for a card whose only key benefit is earning 1 point per USD on US spend is not great: You need to spend 13.6k to break even on a 1c p/pt basis. However, what other cards earn any points on US spend without a hefty FX fee?

Also, it’s not just relevant for US trips. Lots of international hotels (e.g. Maldives) also bill in USD.

Online points purchases normally settle in USD also.

All of this, plus the asymmetric KrisFlyer conversion opportunity that Rob mentions, keeps me renewing…

As it’s no longer issued I may be hanging on to a legacy card that I can’t re-apply for if I regret giving it up but I’d be happy if any on here could suggest an equivalent for US spend?!

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