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Old 09-01-2009, 07:49 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, 08:17 PM   #2
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The categories and threshold of spending is not the same for everyone.

My categories are:
  • Dining
  • Groceries
  • Gas
  • 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, 08:37 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, 08:44 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, 09:32 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, 10:07 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, 10:22 AM   #7
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Great, maybe I will get some morebonus points then! I got a postcard for Apr-June and again for July-Sept. so I was hoping to get some additional points since we charge everything and most bills are around $2000-3000 a month. I did call once and ask about the grocery store and the cs rep just said it depends on how the individual store labels it.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:10 PM   #8
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Do you have to get the email about this or do you just sign up?
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I got this promotion last summer with a limit of $250 and I was able to get a good amount of bonus dollars. Then the next time around they upped the minimum to $500 and I didn't make it so I guess they stopped giving it to me...
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:00 PM   #10
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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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Do you have to get the email about this or do you just sign up?
Mine was a snail-mail flyer. If you didn't get one, you can call Chase to see if you might be "on the list:. As long as you sign up by 9/29/2009, they will go back and calculate your bonuses from July and August. Of course, that doesn't help if you've haven't been using your Disney VISA lately.
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When we first got our Disney Visa (we are Day One cardholders) we used it alot and I vaguely remember getting an initial 5X bonus offer years ago and I think the minimum was some ridiculous amount like $2,500.

We stopped using the card for awhile and - surprise! - last year we got the 5X bonus three times. However, each time the minimum was raised; but that's what the 5X bonus is all about-getting people to use their Chase Disney Visa more! This is what we got -

Jan-Mar 2008 - Limit was $100
Apr-Jun 2008 - Limit was $250
Jul-Sep 2008 - Limit was $500

We easily met these limits but we didn't get an offer after the Jul-Sep 2008 time frame until a year later (Jul-Sep 2009) and the limit is $500 since we've been using the card more.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:10 PM   #13
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When we first got our Disney Visa (we are Day One cardholders) we used it alot and I vaguely remember getting an initial 5X bonus offer years ago and I think the minimum was some ridiculous amount like $2,500.

We stopped using the card for awhile and - surprise! - last year we got the 5X bonus three times. However, each time the minimum was raised; but that's what the 5X bonus is all about-getting people to use their Chase Disney Visa more! This is what we got -

Jan-Mar 2008 - Limit was $100
Apr-Jun 2008 - Limit was $250
Jul-Sep 2008 - Limit was $500

We easily met these limits but we didn't get an offer after the Jul-Sep 2008 time frame until a year later (Jul-Sep 2009) and the limit is $500 since we've been using the card more.
That would explain why we didn't get it either
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:17 PM   #14
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I don't know about that. We use DH's Disney VISA for all our recurring bills and we got the offer twice this year. The first had a threshold of $500/mo in all the select categories while the second offer only had a $250 threshold.

We typically have between $1500-$2500 in charges each month on the card.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #15
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I don't think we've gotten one of these offers in over a year. Last time we had it I bought international plane tickets for four of us, plus a few other big purchases. We got so many extra reward dollars that I think we are now permanently off the list.
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