Does the sales tax paid for with your card earn rewards?

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papelet
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Does the sales tax paid for with your card earn rewards?

Postby papelet » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:08 am

Hello guys!

I already spent $3,000+ on my Sapphire Preferred in order to get the 50,000 bonus points, about half of that amount on airfare tickets.

So far (about a week) I've purchased 3 flights from Jet Blue at around $500 each, so that makes it about $600 in taxes and fees if you look at the example below.

One of the ticket cost me $522 = $329 + $193 in taxes and fees = $522.

Question:

- Do taxes and fees count on airfare towards the 3k I need to spend?
Or do I get credit for $329 instead of $522?

- Would I get UR points for those taxes and fees?
Or is Chase just giving me 3 points per dollar on $329?

I know I could call them and just ask, but I just want to know if there's a way to make it work in my favor in case they just want to give me points for the ticket cost.

Thank in advance!
[B]Cards:
1st. Express NEXT --------------$1,990
2nd.Cap1 Platinum MC ---------$3,250
3rd. Discover IT -------------------$5,600
4th. CSP Visa Signature --------$13,000
5th. Citi TY Pref World MC ------$5,900
6th. Freedom Visa Signature ---$7,900
7th. Amex Blue Cash Everyday-$18,000
8th. Barclays Arrival+ WEMC---$13,000


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Postby jeffysdad » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:54 am

Whatever the total charge was to the credit card is what counts. So if it was $500 including taxes and fees, then you get points for that and it counts toward your minimum for receiving the bonus. The credit card provider does not break down individual charges. However, with Sapphire you will likely get a year-end summary that breaks your charges into categories based on merchant code, but that is something different.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

papelet
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Postby papelet » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:53 am

jeffysdad wrote:Whatever the total charge was to the credit card is what counts. So if it was $500 including taxes and fees, then you get points for that and it counts toward your minimum for receiving the bonus. The credit card provider does not break down individual charges. However, with Sapphire you will likely get a year-end summary that breaks your charges into categories based on merchant code, but that is something different.


Thanks jeffysdad!

I guess there's no problem with paying the card in full before the statement closes, right?

another silly question: how can I get rid of the scratches on my Sapphire? lol

Thanks again
[B]Cards:

1st. Express NEXT --------------$1,990

2nd.Cap1 Platinum MC ---------$3,250

3rd. Discover IT -------------------$5,600

4th. CSP Visa Signature --------$13,000

5th. Citi TY Pref World MC ------$5,900

6th. Freedom Visa Signature ---$7,900

7th. Amex Blue Cash Everyday-$18,000

8th. Barclays Arrival+ WEMC---$13,000

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Postby jeffysdad » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:07 pm

You can pay in full before the statement closes and it shouldn't affect your rewards status. Just remember to pay the total of any subsequent charges that post between your payment and the closing date by the following due date to avoid a penalty.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

papelet
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Postby papelet » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:03 pm

Thanks again jeffysdad
[B]Cards:

1st. Express NEXT --------------$1,990

2nd.Cap1 Platinum MC ---------$3,250

3rd. Discover IT -------------------$5,600

4th. CSP Visa Signature --------$13,000

5th. Citi TY Pref World MC ------$5,900

6th. Freedom Visa Signature ---$7,900

7th. Amex Blue Cash Everyday-$18,000

8th. Barclays Arrival+ WEMC---$13,000

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Postby bisbicos » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:40 am

The only credit card that I have that does not include taxes on purchases on my rewards statement is my best buy reward zone MasterCard. For that reason I don't use it often. You should be OK getting the full 522 amount credited to your account
Credit Cards
American Express: Fidelity Rewards (2% cash back) 9.5k
Zync NPSL
Discover: Discover More (5% rotating categories) 12k
Mastercard: Chase Freedom (5% rotating categories) 4.6k
Visa: Citi Forward (5x pts on restaurants) 15.7k
Citi Dividend (5% rotating categories) 5.6
Capital One Journey (1.25% cash back) 1.25k
BofA AAA (5% on gas) 2.5k
PenFed Platinum Rewards (5% on gas 3% groceries) 7.5k

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