Anybody using iDine?

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Anybody using iDine?

Postby jeffysdad » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:44 pm

It's a rewards program to which you link your credit card(s) and then earn cashback or loyalty program points for dining at participating restaurants.

I registered a cc more than a year ago and then forgot about it. Recently I got a promo from IHG's PriorityClub offering 1,000 points to sign up for iDine and take rewards in PClub points.

I registered all my cards and have started earning PClub points through iDine. Today I realized that registering the card I had registered previously with iDine (for cashback) canceled that account. I lost about $4 I didn't now that I had. Oh well.

I'm wondering if anybody has an opinion on whether I can get more value taking iDine rewards in PClub points (you get 5 points per dollar spent at participating restaurants) or just taking cashback through a plain, unaffiliated iDine membership.

Right now I'm trying to build up PClub points for a trip next year so that's what I'm doing, but I'll probably switch back to taking cash rewards some time in the future.

One other thing about iDine. In the last 2-3 weeks I've called them twice with questions. Both times it was as if the CSR was sitting by the phone waiting for my call. Perfect English, answered all my questions flawlessly and sounded genuinely happy that I called. Exceptional customer service, better than ANY I've had from a bank/cc. Wonder why they're so good?
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 (, 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.

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