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Old 09-01-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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All questions about 5X Rewards here...

Since we all have questions about this program, I thought we could put our questions and answers in one thread.

Right now is the airline, dining, groceries and gas from July 1- Sept. 30.

My question is this... you still earn 1 DDR + another 5 for those amounts that qualify? So it is actually 6 DDR's total?

Feel free to post any questions or comments on the program
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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The categories and threshold of spending is not the same for everyone.

My categories are:
  • Dining
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  • Airlines
I get 4 bonus rewards dollars for every dollar over $250 spent in those categories each month up to a maximum of 100 bonus rewards dollars over the 3-month period.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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Mine is the same, 4 bonus rewards, which if I recall correctly from the last time I had the promo they didn't add until after the promotion ended. My threshold is $600, and I think the last time it was $250 (which was a lot easier to spend). I'll still take all the bonus offers I can get!
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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mine is the same time period, but 5x and the minimum is $1000.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:32 PM   #5
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Mine was 5X over $750.00. Last month's VISA bill was $3200 and I got 31 reward points AND (are you ready for this???) 2 whole bonus reward points. The month prior I got only 4 bonus points. Everything around here is in the "other" catagory and doesn't count. We charge everything and pay it off each month, you get the rewards after you pay I believe.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:07 PM   #6
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Ceecee, the bonus points are awarded 6-8 weeks from the month in which the transaction posts to your account. So if you saw 2 bonus points on last month's statement, they would be from bonus rewards earned on a bill that was generated in May or June.

Most of my purchases show up as "other" in my account online. I still get the bonus credits for my grocery shopping at Pathmark and Safeway.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #7
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mine is the same time period, but 5x and the minimum is $1000.
Mine is the same minimum which stinks. I never spend $1000 in one month in those categories........though I do try.
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:57 PM   #8
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Disney Visa 5x offer

Does anyone remember if the 5x rewards included just airlines or did it include all travel, i.e. Disney travel eligible for the 0% interest offer?

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Old 09-12-2009, 05:46 PM   #9
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The offers can be different from cardholder to another. Mine was for airline tickets but not for travel in general.

Disney packages are eligible for the 6 months at 0% interest. Room-only or ticket purchases are not. In addition, if you book thru a 3rd party like Expedia or Southwest Vacations, your vacation is not eligible.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:40 PM   #10
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Another Disney 5X reward question

I've been getting the extra points from my Disney card for July, Aug and Sep. Got an extra $54 for July!! Anyway, I am going to get a gas gift card for a friend that's having to make trips back and forth to a hospital out of town. Has anyone bought a gift card and received the extra reward? Also, this made me think if I went and bought, say, a $500 grocery store card that I might could get the extra there too.

What do you think?
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:27 PM   #11
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I've purchased GCs at grocery stores and I've gotten the credit. These were not gas GCs. They were Kohl's, McDonald's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, etc. I have gotten credit for them in the past. I'm not sure how they would handle it if you were to buy a gas card at a gas station.
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I was SHOCKED today when I got a postcard for October, November and December and I have to spend $500 in ANY category - I checked and double checked and there are no specific categories! I am so excited b/c I am going on a cruise and to Disney so I will definately be using my card for all of that!!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:14 AM   #13
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I had a promotion back in the spring and they were asking for a high dollar amount I think it was $1000 if I spent in gas, groceries, and airline tickets (I believe, can't remember). I tried to get the extra bonus but didn't receive any, I charged everything, but then I discovered it had to be in these areas only which I didn't do.

I think I'm going to stop using my card for a while and hopefully receive another postcard with a lower dollar amount. We'll use my DH's card in order to earn those airline pts. he has a different card.
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I've purchased GCs at grocery stores and I've gotten the credit. These were not gas GCs. They were Kohl's, McDonald's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, etc. I have gotten credit for them in the past. I'm not sure how they would handle it if you were to buy a gas card at a gas station.
This is how we manage our gas budget every month. We charge $250 in Speedway gift cards at the beginning of the month. This earns us Disney Visa points as well as Speedway rewards points. Then when we use the gift cards throughout the month, we earn additional Speedway points.

When the Disney Visa is doing the 5x thing, we often buy two or three months' worth of gas cards during a single month to make sure we hit the minimum threshold for the bonus.

We just got the new Oct-Dec 5x offer postcard today. Our minimum for the last 3 months was $750, but it dropped to $500 for the next 3.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:55 PM   #15
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I just got 2 of these in the mail today. One for our joint account that we use for absolutely everything. That one is 5x with a $1000 minimun for Dining, Gas, Groceries and Airline purchase. Well, we buy gas at Costco, they don't take Visa, and buy groceries at Target, which isn't classified as grocery.
For my dh's individual card, which is NEVER used, his is just 5x on everything with no minimum at all. I wonder if I could use the code on his offer to enroll our joint card?

Nope just tried that no luck.
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