Does AMEX use the same MCC Codes As Visa ?

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Wildcat_1
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Does AMEX use the same MCC Codes As Visa ?

Postby Wildcat_1 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:46 am

Hi all

I found a great link to the Visa MCC lookup and was pleasantly surprised to see my local Walmart & Target show up as 5411 code (Grocery Stores). My question though is does AMEX use these same codes or in fact code differently. If the same this could be awesome for some of the bonus categories

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:01 pm

No, they code things differently.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby Wildcat_1 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:09 pm

awwww crap :) Thats what I thought, is there a lookup tool for the AMEX MCC's or anyone had any success seeing Target/Walmart showing as Grocery stores ?

Thanks Future !

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:55 pm

I've not seen a lookup tool for Amex. Good questoin though. Only certain visas show Target and Wally World as grocery stores, from what I understand.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape



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