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    Default McDonald's credit card for employees the "Gold Card Plus". Anyone see this?

    The McDonald's employee credit card press release claims that it will save "On average, a McDonald’s employee can save as much as $1,500 a year with the Gold Card Plus program."

    http://www.pr-inside.com/mcdonald-s-...s-r2351065.htm

    I am highly skeptical.
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    Is this actually a credit card or just a glorified loyalty card that cobbles together multiple retailers? It's the same company that publishes the "Entertainment" coupon books. I remember those, he he.
    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.
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    You are right it's a glorified rewards card. The new article which linked the press release had described it as a McDonald's credit card which initially confused me.

    If McD's really wanted to help out their employees paying them a bit more would likely be more helpful than this rewards program.
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