Has anyone done any research as i have looked and all the information is pre merger. I have both the SPG Amex Preferred Guest CC and the Ritz Carlton Rewards CC at $450 a year. I think the Amex is only $99 a year. I spend a lot on credit card spend. Thats how I get my miles and travel moderately but use the points to stay for free. Which is the best option? Last year i got the Ritz Carlton credit card as it propelled me to Platinum status for $75k spend and the status was recognized on SPG. But post merger that status is Platinum Elite and now there is a Platinum Premier Elite which seems rewards wise was equivalent to the previous Platinum status. Are both cards now earning exactly the same? I think if they are the same I would like to pare down the cards and which do you recommend I get rid of?
Also since I was awarded Platinum Premier Elite status for 2018 I read somewhere that your 2018 status will carry over to 2019? Can anyone confirm this?