Top 5 Coasters:
Raging Bull, Viper, MF, Magnum, Beast
I need to use the Pipi station.
Dollar for dollar it's not a good a deal as Discover. Spend the same amount needed to earn a family pass on the SF card and you could buy almost 2 with your Discover cash back! (No, I don't work for Discover :) ) So is it worth it to have that pretty SF logo on the card?
My mind works in strange ways. Yeah with a chain driven lift hill and gravity.
Get the American Express Costco cashback card and you'll get up to 2% back*. Enough for four season passes when you spend the same amount needed to get a pass with the six flags credit card.
*What do the credit card companies mean by up to 2% back and such? Does it exclude things like liquour, milk, tobacco; or do only gas stations, costco, and supermarkets give you the full 2%. Anybody have experience with these credit cards?
Usually, there's a tiered scale -- "spend up to X, and we'll give you 1%. Spend more than that, we'll give you 2%."
It's another way to try to encourage you to spend money. If you're paying, say, 15% interest on the card and they give you a 1% "cashback bonus", they're still coming out ahead, after all...
But once you reach 4000 points with the SF pass, is there very much value to charging more? Here you might make a case for two cards: accumulate the 4000 points on the SF card and then put the remaining charges on another card such as Discover.
Personally I use an airline credit card that gives one frequent flyer mile per dollar charged. There's an annual fee, which most cards don't have, but with the amount I charge, I come out way ahead considering that frequent flyer miles have a realistic value of about $0.02 per mile.
It pays to examine your spending patterns before selecting a card or cards.
I had one of these cards a few years ago. I earned just enough points to get one free Six Flags pass, then I cancelled it.
Then when I took the free pass to SFWoA (er, SFO at the time), they held me up at the gate for 15 minutes while various managers looked it over. Then one of them disappeared for a while and I stood there for a few minutes more. Finally I got tired of waiting and I asked one of the people who was "supervising" me if I could just go in. He shrugged so I entered.
A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.
Six Flags has a hard enough time running an efficient park, do you really want them to be handling your credit on a regular basis? ; )
First USA (A Bank One Company) is handing it Not Six Flags. How this type of credit card works is Six Flags makes an Agreement with First USA to get a certain percent of the money spent on the Credit Card. That’s why you have many stores that have there own credit card. It's another way to make money.
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