Playing the Credit Card Game

By Dr. Addison Killeen

September 27, 2022

Gaming the Points

If you’re anything like me, you love to get a good deal. Since almost every expense these days is on credit cards, my love for “deals” also extends to credit cards and gaming their points.

For the past few years, I’ve had my go-to mix of Chase Ink for many expenses and then sometimes using Southwest Airlines, Hyatt, or United Airlines cards for certain expenses to keep my rewards tier status.  

However, sometimes the game to accrue, spend, and keep the levels can get really complicated. When it works, it’s amazing and you can sometimes get 3-4X the 1% value of normal points. When it doesn’t work…you sit on points that you never get to use. 


Our New Play

Recently, however, we were able to negotiate a deal with a Mastercard for the World Elite Card connected with Dental Success Network. This credit card is a nice change of pace because you don’t have to play the points game anymore. Here’s a few of the benefits:

If this interests you, you can check out how the card matches up to others at