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    Default Email from Citi for extra 5x point categories

    I received an email from citi forward stating that I could get 5x points on groceries, gas, and drug stores through the end of March. I love this card.
    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
    Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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    I just got that for my Citi Simplicity that i never use. 5% on $500 spending. Not bad.
    Credit Cards
    Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

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    Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashback View Post
    I just got that for my Citi Simplicity that i never use. 5% on $500 spending. Not bad.
    5% cashback the form of statement credit, cash, or the crappy easy deals rewards they have?
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    I got that email too. Nice promotion but I won't partake as I can still make out better with 5% actual cash in those categories. My Forward is strictly for the Amazon and entertainment purchases where I can't do better. I wish companies would think out of the box a little and offer some different categories like bill pay or all online shopping for these kind of promos, or even come up with something new. Maybe insurance purchases, or college tuition, or car repair, or legal expenses, or discount stores, or something at least as a 5% category. The usual gas, groceries, drugstores, airfare as the major bonus categories are very useful and universal, but getting old for a lot of us who are rewards maniacs and already earning that. Just wish they'd show a little creativity instead of just trying to copy each others ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hematino View Post
    I got that email too. Nice promotion but I won't partake as I can still make out better with 5% actual cash in those categories. My Forward is strictly for the Amazon and entertainment purchases where I can't do better. I wish companies would think out of the box a little and offer some different categories like bill pay or all online shopping for these kind of promos, or even come up with something new. Maybe insurance purchases, or college tuition, or car repair, or legal expenses, or discount stores, or something at least as a 5% category. The usual gas, groceries, drugstores, airfare as the major bonus categories are very useful and universal, but getting old for a lot of us who are rewards maniacs and already earning that. Just wish they'd show a little creativity instead of just trying to copy each others ideas.
    You wont be partaking? The email I got said 5% cash back on ALL spending up to $500.

    And to answer Gamma's question, they said it will be a statement credit.
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    Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

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    Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

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    Sallie Mae World Mastercard

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    This must be a targeted offer. I have the Citi Forward, but I didn't get the email from them. :/
    AMEX BCE ($12500), Citi Forward ($3300), Discover IT ($2250), BoA Travel Rewards ($1800)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakhalin View Post
    This must be a targeted offer. I have the Citi Forward, but I didn't get the email from them. :/
    +1; although I have had the card for only 3 months.
    Sole Ownership Cards:
    1st Financial Bank Platinum Student Visa, $500 CL, Open Since 3/2012
    Citi Forward Student Visa, $6k CL, Open Since 10/2012
    Costco TrueEarnings Amex, $6k CL, Backdates to 1/2012
    SallieMae Rewards Barclay Mastercard, $2.5k CL, Open Since 4/2013
    Jointly Owned Cards (co-owner with mom, not AU, used and paid only by me):
    Chase Amazon Rewards Visa Signature, $2k CL, Open Since 8/2012
    US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature, $13.5k CL, Open Since 10/2012
    Authorized User (Parents Pay/Use)
    Costco TrueEarnings Amex $29.4k CL, AU since 11/2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashback View Post
    You wont be partaking? The email I got said 5% cash back on ALL spending up to $500.

    And to answer Gamma's question, they said it will be a statement credit.
    Either we got a different promotion then or it's different for your Simplicity and my Forward card. The email I got said 5 Thank You Points per dollar for gas, groceries, drug stores, and commuter spending. I won't be participating (lol) in this promo cause I can an actual 5% on cash for gas through PenFed, drug stores through Freedom or Dividend, 6% on groceries through BCP, and I don't spend on "commuter spending" because I drive everywhere. The closest thing to commuter spending to me is the occasional toll (if EZ pass even counts), and miraculously in New Jersey don't have a toll booth between my job and my home.

    5% cash back on everything I would definitely use if that was what they had sent me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hematino View Post
    Either we got a different promotion then or it's different for your Simplicity and my Forward card. The email I got said 5 Thank You Points per dollar for gas, groceries, drug stores, and commuter spending. I won't be participating (lol) in this promo cause I can an actual 5% on cash for gas through PenFed, drug stores through Freedom or Dividend, 6% on groceries through BCP, and I don't spend on "commuter spending" because I drive everywhere. The closest thing to commuter spending to me is the occasional toll (if EZ pass even counts), and miraculously in New Jersey don't have a toll booth between my job and my home.

    5% cash back on everything I would definitely use if that was what they had sent me.
    Must be a different promotion. Mine said 5% off Dining, Groceries, Shopping, Travel, and Everything Else! I even called them to make sure it was for everything.
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    Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

    Not Used
    Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

    Future Cards
    Sallie Mae World Mastercard

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    Quote Originally Posted by hematino View Post
    Either we got a different promotion then or it's different for your Simplicity and my Forward card. The email I got said 5 Thank You Points per dollar for gas, groceries, drug stores, and commuter spending. I won't be participating (lol) in this promo cause I can an actual 5% on cash for gas through PenFed, drug stores through Freedom or Dividend, 6% on groceries through BCP, and I don't spend on "commuter spending" because I drive everywhere. The closest thing to commuter spending to me is the occasional toll (if EZ pass even counts), and miraculously in New Jersey don't have a toll booth between my job and my home.

    5% cash back on everything I would definitely use if that was what they had sent me.
    I got the same email promo as hematino. Says this:
    Get a head start on making this a more rewarding year with your Citi Forward® Card. Earn 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent on things you buy every day at grocery stores, gas stations and drugstores — even commuter transportation expenses. Earn up to 2,500 additional points, through 03/31/13! Start redeeming at thankyou.com for great rewards like music downloads with as little as 100 points.

    Fine print says this:
    Earnings associated with this program will equal 4 bonus ThankYou Points per $1 spent on purchases and may overlap with other special offers in which you are currently enrolled. Bonus points awarded with this offer are subject to a cap of 2,500 additional points.

    If it would have been a statement credit, I would have been all over this promo (expanded my spending from just Amazon and restaurants. I'm pretty frusterated with the ThankYou points. Interesting we got different promos. I've only had the Forward card since September but have used it quite a bit. I think I'll still enroll though.. why not, huh?

    Amex Blue Cash Everyday (25K, 2011)
    Amex Costco TrueEarnings (7K, 2005)
    Citi Forward (12K, 2012)
    Chase Freedom (10K, 2013)
    Chase Sapphire Visa (8K, 2002)
    GE Capital Gap Visa (8K, 2010)
    US Bank Cash+ Visa (13K, 2013)

    BofA Royal Caribbean Visa (11K, 2006) ~not used
    Home Depot Store Card (5K, 2005) ~not used
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