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EDP grocery category

Postby Battery111 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:19 pm

Ok I know Walmart doesn't count for grocery category since there is no way for amex to discern whether you bought groceries, furniture, or a combination of both for example. Unfortunately in this relatively crappy town I live in grocery store options are rather slim. They're building a Walmart neighborhood market near my house which as I understand it is strictly a grocery store. I'm wondering if shopping there will count as groceries for EDP purposes. Anyone with one of these near them have any experience on this?
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Postby PlyrStar93 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:43 pm

Below is an AMEX transaction in Walmart Neighborhood Market.
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It is categorized as grocery store, but I have no clue if it qualifies for bonus category.

When they say Walmart do not count, I thought they referred to the wholesale store, which in my mind would be the Supercenter coded different from grocery.

7-11 stores can be coded as grocery store, but they do not qualify for bonus. Not sure about Walmart - may be same or different.
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Postby Battery111 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:53 pm

Well until this neighborhood market is done all we have is superstores so that's why I ask. I'm guessing amex doesn't have any particular beef with Walmart and the only reason the superstores don't count is because they can't properly categorize the transaction. Otherwise in town we have a country mart, which is like a grocery store that stayed in the dryer a bit too long; about 2/3 the size of a full grocery store. I have not yet tried it at the commissary on post to see if that counts as groceries, but I'm guessing it would.

Appreciate the info.
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Postby TheLethargicAge » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:56 pm

Yes, Amex considers Walmart Neighboord Market a grocery store. It might be listed as "Discount Store" while the transaction is pending, but will show up as "Grocery Store" once it posts.
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Postby takeshi » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:36 am

Battery111 wrote:Ok I know Walmart doesn't count for grocery category since there is no way for amex to discern whether you bought groceries, furniture, or a combination of both for example.

It's actually because of merchant coding. From the terms:
A purchase will not earn additional points if the merchant's code is not eligible.



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