Freedom Categories Announced For Next Year

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Postby cashback » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:41 pm

Only one that interests me is Drug Stores because most have an excellent selection of gift cards. All other categories I can get 5% or more year round.
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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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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:58 pm

cashback wrote:Only one that interests me is Drug Stores because most have an excellent selection of gift cards. All other categories I can get 5% or more year round.


Which drug stores sell gift cards for other places?
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 Ratfacedudeguy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:22 pm

Walgreens and CVS do just off the top of my head. I'm sure there must be more too.
Amex Green - NPSL - 05/12
Amex Zync - NPSL - 06/12
Discover it - $7750 - 11/12
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $5000 - 11/12
SECU Platinum Visa - $5000 - 08/08
Bank of America Cash Rewards Platinum Plus Visa - $3000 - 06/08
Citi Diamond Preferred Mastercard - $3000 - 05/12
GECRB Old Navy Visa - $2500 - 11/12
Chase Amazon Visa - $2000 - 11/12
Chase Freedom Visa - $2000 - 07/12
Citi Thank You Visa - $1000 - 06/12
Amex Blue Cash Everyday - $1000 - 01/13

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Postby cashback » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:52 pm

Ratfacedudeguy wrote:Walgreens and CVS do just off the top of my head. I'm sure there must be more too.


Yeah pretty much all of them
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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Postby FutureBillionaire » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:00 pm

cashback wrote:Yeah pretty much all of them


My existing cards only get 2% back at drugstores. Is there another card that gets 5% at drugstores?
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 Nov 28, 2012 3:04 pm

FutureBillionaire wrote:My existing cards only get 2% back at drugstores. Is there another card that gets 5% at drugstores?


None that i am aware of other than this one. But with only one quarter for drug stores and being capped at 1500, ill wait on this card for a major purchase and 0% intro.
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 CC Deville » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:06 pm

[quote="By the way American, where did you find this information? I briefly checked my account online and didn't really see any mention of it.[/QUOTE"]

Someone posted it to MyFico. I don't know where that poster found it but it looks legit. There is a little picture of the guy from the commercails above it....

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Postby CC Deville » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:08 pm

A lot of you seem happy with this. The Amazon and gasoline are great, but I am not sure what happened to groceries. Discover pulled this a few years ago by only offering one month. For 2012 they initially sent out the calendar without groceries but added the month later. Perhaps Chase will do the same.

But this is another reason why I don't get excited for new cash back cards like US Bank's Cash +...once it becomes too popular they ultimately end up changing it to benefit them.

Citibank Dividend used to be awesome but for 2012 it was pretty lame. No groceries or gas....I will stick with my BankAmericard Cash Rewards and use Freedom for the gas and Amazon.

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Postby cashback » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:46 pm

CC Deville wrote:A lot of you seem happy with this. The Amazon and gasoline are great, but I am not sure what happened to groceries. Discover pulled this a few years ago by only offering one month. For 2012 they initially sent out the calendar without groceries but added the month later. Perhaps Chase will do the same.

But this is another reason why I don't get excited for new cash back cards like US Bank's Cash +...once it becomes too popular they ultimately end up changing it to benefit them.

Citibank Dividend used to be awesome but for 2012 it was pretty lame. No groceries or gas....I will stick with my BankAmericard Cash Rewards and use Freedom for the gas and Amazon.



Thats why ya gotta get the rewards while ya can
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 bisbicos » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:01 pm

Sweet, any news on discovers 2013 categories?
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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

Future Cards
US Bank Cash +
Chase Ink



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