Credit Cards

A Great Credit Card – And I Can’t Get It

I was walking around Dubai today before making my way to the packet pick-up/race site for tomorrow’s marathon. Near the starting area, they were setting up a ton of banners for the various sponsors. The title sponsor of the race is Standard Chartered Bank. Since I am always looking for some good travel/money deal, I did a quick double take when I saw a credit card offering – 10% CashBack! I got really excited – until I remembered that I would not be able to apply for the card (not being a citizen of the UAE and all).

great credit card

Nice credit card offer!

This would be a great card to get in the US! It has limits – the 10% cashback only applies to purchases at supermarkets, utilities, and school fees. Further, it only gives a max of 400AED ($108) per month. Even with that limit, that still equates to a little over $1,300 cashback each year. Not bad – especially if they had prepaid cards at supermarkets. 🙂 For those interested in looking at the card, here is the application link (of course, I do not receive a commission for this card). Come on, Chase/Amex/Citi/Barclays/etc – give us a card like this! 🙂

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.