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    Default 5% categories for 2013

    Does anyone know when chase freedom, discover more, and Citi post their categories for 5% cash back in 2013?
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    I rember them as in Discover sending me the new categorys for 2012 I believe I received it some time in early December of 2011.
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    I received the same advertisement Money card mentioned from Discover, they seem to be the most transparent about their upcoming categories. Freedom I just converted to this year, so I'm not sure, but Citi unfortunately doesn't ever want to reveal the categories ahead of time and tells customers right as the quarter is upon us.
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    Still haven't heard about Citi Dividend categories for 2013, but:

    Chase Freedom:
    Q1: Gas stations, Drugstores, Starbucks® stores
    Q2: Restaurants, Movie theaters
    Q3: Gas stations, Theme Parks, Kohl's®
    Q4: Select department stores, Amazon.com

    Discover:
    Q1: Restaurants, Movies
    Q2: Spring Style (shows a picture of a flower)
    Q3: Summer Fun (shows a picture of a gas pump handle)
    Q4: Holiday Shopping (shows a picture of a gift bow)
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    Found this post on myFico. I'm not sure how legitimate this is, but it doesn't sound too unreasonable given the graphics on Discover's website.

    "Courtesy of another forum, I have confirmed the following bonus categories for 2 later quarters:
    Q2: Clothing and home improvement
    Q3: Gas stations, theme parks, water parks, and zoos"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakhalin View Post
    Found this post on myFico. I'm not sure how legitimate this is, but it doesn't sound too unreasonable given the graphics on Discover's website.

    "Courtesy of another forum, I have confirmed the following bonus categories for 2 later quarters:
    Q2: Clothing and home improvement
    Q3: Gas stations, theme parks, water parks, and zoos"
    If this is true, that's not too bad. Discover is really stepping their game up. I'm a happy customer.
    Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
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    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
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    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
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    I have both cards, but looks like Freedom has the better categories this year than Discover. That is unless Discover goes with all online purchases and dept stores for the fourth quarter like they did this year, then it's a tossup
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    I don't know if anyone else besides me has the Citi Dividend, it is definitely the least popular of the rotating 5% cards. I just saw on Citi's website the Q1 categories are posted and available for signup:

    Q1: Zappos.com, Drugstores, Fitness Clubs

    Are they purposely trying not to be competitive?? Maybe it's just me, but I can get 5% or better on shoes through ShopDiscover, can get 5% year round already through Citi Dividend's own shopping site for drugstore.com, and while I do exercise, I don't have the time for fitness clubs. On one hand I'm glad they're not overlapping with the other two cards, but their categories are consistently overshadowed by the powerhouse rotating category cards. 2012 Q4 Electronic and Toy Stores was kind of cool until I started realizing the overwhelming potential of Discover's Online Shopping category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hematino View Post
    I don't know if anyone else besides me has the Citi Dividend, it is definitely the least popular of the rotating 5% cards. I just saw on Citi's website the Q1 categories are posted and available for signup:

    Q1: Zappos.com, Drugstores, Fitness Clubs

    Are they purposely trying not to be competitive?? Maybe it's just me, but I can get 5% or better on shoes through ShopDiscover, can get 5% year round already through Citi Dividend's own shopping site for drugstore.com, and while I do exercise, I don't have the time for fitness clubs. On one hand I'm glad they're not overlapping with the other two cards, but their categories are consistently overshadowed by the powerhouse rotating category cards. 2012 Q4 Electronic and Toy Stores was kind of cool until I started realizing the overwhelming potential of Discover's Online Shopping category.
    I've never given that card a second thought. I agree with your assessment.
    Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
    Plane tickets: CSP
    Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
    Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
    Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
    Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
    Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureBillionaire View Post
    I've never given that card a second thought. I agree with your assessment.
    Yeah, I'm sorry but that's just pathetic.
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