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Old 09-29-2009, 07:13 PM   #76
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I'm still a bit confused..I know that sometimes I get the postcard for different incentives but I never really pay much attention because it is unlikely (in most cases) that I'd ever spend $500-$1000 in specific categories. But...this month alone I have spent nearly $5000 in airline and hotel and more in restaurants and I remember getting a postcard last month or so.

My question is...do I have to sign up for something or does it just appear Some previous posts mention "signing up" while others say it is not necessary. Regardless, most of you are using 9/29 as a deadline (TODAY!) -- maybe I should just call?
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:28 PM   #77
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Okay, so I walked my butt downstairs to get my card and placed the call -- and YES, you do need to enroll!!and tomorrow is the deadline so I am glad I called, yet...it's never what you think it might be

My offer started July 1st and includes 5x anything over $750 in groceries, gas, dining, and airline, with a CAP of $100

I'll take it but hey, it's not what I thought it would be. Yes, it was worth the walk downstairs and the phone call, but it's less than 2X what it would have been, maybe not much more at all than what I originally expected and certainly not 5X...

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Old 09-29-2009, 07:38 PM   #78
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I'm still a bit confused..I know that sometimes I get the postcard for different incentives but I never really pay much attention because it is unlikely (in most cases) that I'd ever spend $500-$1000 in specific categories. But...this month alone I have spent nearly $5000 in airline and hotel and more in restaurants and I remember getting a postcard last month or so.

My question is...do I have to sign up for something or does it just appear Some previous posts mention "signing up" while others say it is not necessary. Regardless, most of you are using 9/29 as a deadline (TODAY!) -- maybe I should just call?
There have been offers just about every quarter this year. My postcards came in Jan., Apr., June and today. Each one of them had the choice of a phone number to call or a website to visit. And there was a unique PIN number that was associated with one account number.

The July-Aug.-Sept postcard stated that you could enroll in the promotion as late as 9/30/2009 and still have your bonuses retroactively applied. You won't lose anything by making a call to the Chase Disney Rewards call center to see if you had an offer for this period. It's worth a try.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:42 AM   #79
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Received my new post card yesterday, but same offer as always for me. $1000 in the four categories of airline, dining, gas and groceries. I was a bit bummed (okay a lot bummed about the $1000 minimum) until I thought about all of those who never get an offer. But still, I would love to have a low minimum.
We are traveling in November, so that month should reach the minimum.

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Old 09-30-2009, 09:09 AM   #80
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I got a postcard yesterday for October 1-December 31; this time I have a $750 minimum but I can't find ANYTHING that says it's for the specific categories it usually is: gas, grocery, hotels & airfare Could I possibly be reading it correctly in that it's now on ALL purchases? I have a hard time getting up to $750 on gas & groceries, but if I can use it on everything I can get to the $750 on day care alone! Anyone else get this offer??
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:50 AM   #81
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I got a postcard yesterday for October 1-December 31; this time I have a $750 minimum but I can't find ANYTHING that says it's for the specific categories it usually is: gas, grocery, hotels & airfare Could I possibly be reading it correctly in that it's now on ALL purchases? I have a hard time getting up to $750 on gas & groceries, but if I can use it on everything I can get to the $750 on day care alone! Anyone else get this offer??
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For every eligible dollar you spend above $750 each month, you'll accumulate Disney Dream Rewards Dollars at 5X the regular rate.


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You do not earn rewards on balance transfers, cash advances, any checks that are used to access your account, overdraft advances, money orders interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including fees for products that protect or insure the balances of your Account.


I'm taking this to mean that ALL purchases over $750/month that would normally qualify for the 1% back will now be rewarded 5X the normal amount of rewards dollars.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:06 AM   #82
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There have been offers just about every quarter this year. My postcards came in Jan., Apr., June and today. Each one of them had the choice of a phone number to call or a website to visit. And there was a unique PIN number that was associated with one account number.

The July-Aug.-Sept postcard stated that you could enroll in the promotion as late as 9/30/2009 and still have your bonuses retroactively applied. You won't lose anything by making a call to the Chase Disney Rewards call center to see if you had an offer for this period. It's worth a try.

Does anyone have the phone number to call about the July-Aug-Sept promotion?
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:07 AM   #83
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I'm taking this to mean that ALL purchases over $750/month that would normally qualify for the 1% back will now be rewarded 5X the normal amount of rewards dollars.
Same with me! This would actually be great for me if it's all purchases, because like I said, day care gets me over that $750 hump pretty quickly! I love bonus rewards!
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I got a postcard yesterday for October 1-December 31; this time I have a $750 minimum but I can't find ANYTHING that says it's for the specific categories it usually is: gas, grocery, hotels & airfare Could I possibly be reading it correctly in that it's now on ALL purchases? I have a hard time getting up to $750 on gas & groceries, but if I can use it on everything I can get to the $750 on day care alone! Anyone else get this offer??
Yep - my threshhold was $500 but there are no categories. I will be putting EVERYTHING on my charge now!
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Does anyone have the phone number to call about the July-Aug-Sept promotion?
The phone number on the postcard is only good if you also have your 10-digit enrollment PIN that is also on the card.

You might have luck by calling the Disney Rewards Program customer service number: 800-300-8575. Someone there might be able to help you, but only if the offer had been extended to you in the first place.
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Yep - my threshhold was $500 but there are no categories. I will be putting EVERYTHING on my charge now!
Just check for what they top you off at. USually there is a $100 cap on rewards you can earn which comes up pretty fast. If that is your limit once you've cahrged $2500 on your card you will have earned the $100 bonus and anything after that will only be earning at the 1% rate.
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My top-off is $5000- everything is going on the card! It will make for a nice lump toward our January 2010 trip!
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got my card on Saturday and enrolled. Any purchases over $250 in a month in the following catagories:grocery, dining, gas and airline purchases will earn the 5x reward. We are going to the world in 3 weeks, so we will use it to pay for our dining AND we are driving from northern indiana, so we will use it for gas. Couldn't have come at a better time.
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Does anyone know exactly what stores "qualify"? I think we tried this promotion once because we put EVERYTHING on credit and then pay it off each month. But if I remember correctly, they didn't pay out squat last time because none of the places I usually shop like Walmart don't count. I found it funny that we got a different Visa and started using that and disregarded our first Visa. So of course we got a postcard about the Visa we haven't been using lately.
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I just called....and they said ANY purchase and NO theshold on our offer So I will be charging everything and we will pay off the balance each month. The limit of points is 200.
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