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FutureBillionaire
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5x points promo

Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:37 pm

Cashback took advantage of this offer already. Looks like it is up again. I need to clean up some utilization, then I'm going to app for this.

The old Citi 5% gas/grocery/drugstore link is dead, heres a new one
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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Postby cashback » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:14 pm

Don't wait too long
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

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

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

FICOs
Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781

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Postby RewardHop » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:51 pm

Will they honor this? I clicked through the application and it doesnt mention the 5%.
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Amex BCE: 3% grocery, 2% gas
Bank of America Better Balance Rewards MC: $25/quarter bonus
Barclaycard Rewards Visa Signature: 2% gas, groceries, utilities
Capital One Quicksilver Visa Signature: 1.5% everything
Chase Freedom Visa Signature: 5% rotating
Citi Forward Visa: 5% restaurants/fastfood, movie theaters, amazon.com
Discover It: 5% rotating
SallieMae MC: 5% Groceries, Gas, Amazon
US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature: 5% electronic stores, restaurants
Sock Drawered: Chase Sapphire, Chase Amazon[/size]


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Postby cashback » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:13 am

It didn't mention it when I did it, or when they sent me the welcome package. I had to call them to confirm that I was getting it. My first statement posted a few days ago and there were no problems with the points.

But like the article says, I would definitely take a screenshot of the promo just in case.
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

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

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

FICOs
Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781

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Postby DavidNY » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:04 am

I have two new Citi cards. Thanks, Cashback!

What's the best way to redeem ThankYou points?

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:07 am

DavidNY wrote:I have two new Citi cards. Thanks, Cashback!


The Dividend and the TYP?
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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Postby cashback » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:14 am

DavidNY wrote:Thanks, cashback!

What's the best way to redeem ThankYou points?


Amazon gift cards (or any merchant gift card), mortgage payment, or student loan payment. All of those are 1:1 redemption values.

I'm going to test it out for myself, but other people have reported being able to cash the mortgage payment check into their own bank account.
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

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

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

FICOs
Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781


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Postby DavidNY » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:21 am

cashback wrote:Amazon gift cards (or any merchant gift card), mortgage payment, or student loan payment. All of those are 1:1 redemption values.

I'm going to test it out for myself, but other people have reported being able to cash the mortgage payment check into their own bank account.


Let me know if sending a check to yourself works. If not, the gift card options look OK (also 1:1).

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:48 am

DavidNY wrote:Let me know if sending a check to yourself works. If not, the gift card options look OK (also 1:1).


You can get 1:1 at department stores too.
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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Postby cashback » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:52 am

Gift cards are alright, but I'm planning on getting about 3-4K worth of rewards from this card and I want that money in my bank account!
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

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

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

FICOs
Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781



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