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I've had one for several years now and in addition to the normal bells-and-whistles, it has two great features that make it my go-to card: double miles on dining and travel, and the fact that it can transfer points to a bunch of places that my Amex can't: United Airlines, Korean Air, Southwest and Amtrak. Our 2015 First Class trip to Asia happened because of this card. I also use their shopping portal to rack up lots of bonus points on toiletries and household cleaning on Drugstore.com.
|in-flight cocktails in the Korean Air A380 lounge thanks to our Sapphire|