Using the Citi Forward for purchases on Amazon

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Using the Citi Forward for purchases on Amazon

Postby commdiver » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:33 am

Since Amazon is a bookstore, would I be getting five points per dollar even if I purchase a non-book item (video game, TV, CDs, etc.)? What about MP3 downloads?
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American Express: Blue Cash Everyday, Fidelity Investment Rewards
Discover: It
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Visa: BB&T Visa Signature, Capital One Business Platinum, Chase Freedom, Citi Forward


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Postby bisbicos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:45 pm

Absolutely. I only use my forward card on amazon. Boots, electronics, DVDs, books, clothes all count for 5x points because amazon.com is listed as a bookstore. Same as apps for android phones on amazon, those are considered purchases made from a record store which also gets 5x
Credit Cards
American Express: Fidelity Rewards (2% cash back) 9.5k
Zync NPSL
Discover: Discover More (5% rotating categories) 12k
Mastercard: Chase Freedom (5% rotating categories) 4.6k
Visa: Citi Forward (5x pts on restaurants) 15.7k
Citi Dividend (5% rotating categories) 5.6
Capital One Journey (1.25% cash back) 1.25k
BofA AAA (5% on gas) 2.5k
PenFed Platinum Rewards (5% on gas 3% groceries) 7.5k

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:19 pm

I think I'm going to apply for this card in a few months. Is Citi generous with the limits on 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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Postby bisbicos » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:53 pm

Got mine Sept 10 with a 3500 Cl. By June 11 they had increased it to 6700.
Credit Cards
American Express: Fidelity Rewards (2% cash back) 9.5k
Zync NPSL
Discover: Discover More (5% rotating categories) 12k
Mastercard: Chase Freedom (5% rotating categories) 4.6k
Visa: Citi Forward (5x pts on restaurants) 15.7k
Citi Dividend (5% rotating categories) 5.6
Capital One Journey (1.25% cash back) 1.25k
BofA AAA (5% on gas) 2.5k
PenFed Platinum Rewards (5% on gas 3% groceries) 7.5k

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using citi forward on amazon

Postby zooiet » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:23 am

many of our purchases on amazon are for pricey 'subscribe and save' supplements that are auto shipped monthly. would these qualify for the 5% citi forward rewards? thank you.

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Postby bisbicos » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:06 pm

Most likely your purchases will receive the 5x points per dollar spent. However it depends on what you use your points toward to maxamize your savings. if you use them toward certain gift cards then you will receive 5%, if its cash back its more like 3.5%
Credit Cards
American Express: Fidelity Rewards (2% cash back) 9.5k
Zync NPSL
Discover: Discover More (5% rotating categories) 12k
Mastercard: Chase Freedom (5% rotating categories) 4.6k
Visa: Citi Forward (5x pts on restaurants) 15.7k
Citi Dividend (5% rotating categories) 5.6
Capital One Journey (1.25% cash back) 1.25k
BofA AAA (5% on gas) 2.5k
PenFed Platinum Rewards (5% on gas 3% groceries) 7.5k

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US Bank Cash +
Chase Ink

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Postby Blue Moon » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:21 pm

Spoke with a Citi rep today. She said the 5 points with Amazon is a promotional offer that will be ending at some point. :(



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