No 2x Points on Wholesale Gas on AmEx PR Gold

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No 2x Points on Wholesale Gas on AmEx PR Gold

Postby Smerri » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:35 pm

Just an FYI I was looking at my paper statements today and noticed a lack of bonus points on last months statement. I looked back at the few months before that and all bonus points were there. I called AmEx to inquire as to why I only had 27 bonus points versus a couple hundred and they told me since I do all my gas shopping at Costco that doesn't apply to the 2x for gas. So unfortunately February and March (Costco gas just opened in my area) I didn't earn bonus points. I love Costco but will be going back to a Gulf or Sunoco in my area to earn the bonus points. Just someting to keep in mind if you have a PR Gold but I am not sure how this applies to AmEx Blue Cash/Costco TE or even Discover or Chase (at say a BJs Gas Pump) when they offer 5% on gas.

I don't know what prompted me to open my paper statement but I am glad I did. My first Costco TE statement isn't until April 8 so I am curious to see if the 3% will apply to Costco gas purchases.


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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:15 pm

Yeah unfortunately wholesale store gas stations like Costco and Sam's Club do not count for high reward categories on any credit card that I know of. They all have exemptions for warehouse stores. Not even the Costco Amex gives the 3% at their own gas stations.

The Costco station in my area isn't priced all that competitively anyway and considering the long lines that are often there, I find that with the credit card rebate not only do I pay less at other stations but I also save time.
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Postby jerigan » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:45 pm

I thought the card from Costco at least gave the 3% at their stations. Why not? I feel that is misleading on Costco's part to have a card and advertise 3% on gas but then turn around and not give at their own stations for crying out loud.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Mon May 02, 2011 2:20 pm

I could have been wrong in my last post. I recently heard from a friend's mom that her Costco cards DOES give 3% on Costco gas. Though others have posted on here saying otherwise.
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Postby Smerri » Thu May 12, 2011 10:55 am

My statement just posted for my Costco Amex and it does indeed give 3% cash back on Costco gas purchases.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Mon May 16, 2011 10:58 pm

That's great to know Smerri thanks for the confirmation!
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Postby milkthatcard » Thu May 19, 2011 5:16 pm

Why does American Express give the higher point value for the TrueEarnings on gasoline but not their other cards? To me that is not operating in a transparent manner and confuses cardholders.



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