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- Location: Texas
No worries, Hematino. Some places will only do auto debit to checking accounts because they don't want to pay the interchange fees, obviously.
My insurance provider (Farm Bureau) is a bit of a hybrid. They will not auto debit from a credit card, only checking. However, you can pay online with a credit card and there is no fee. I would prefer auto debit, but I'll pay online to get the points.
Watch out with auto debit to anything other than a checking account, for instance savings. There are banking rules against that, I was told once by ING Direct.
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.