All questions about 5X Rewards here...

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  1. JodiR

    JodiR DIS Veteran

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    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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  3. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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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.
     
  4. alyssa810

    alyssa810 <font color=purple>It's much more fun on the boat<

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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!
     
  5. DisneyDebbie

    DisneyDebbie DIS Veteran

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    mine is the same time period, but 5x and the minimum is $1000.
     
  6. ceecee

    ceecee DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  7. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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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.
     
  8. ceecee

    ceecee DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  9. cinderella97

    cinderella97 DIS Veteran

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    Do you have to get the email about this or do you just sign up?
     
  10. secretpantssam

    secretpantssam DIS Veteran

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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...:sad1:
     
  11. eyor44

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    Mine is the same minimum which stinks. I never spend $1000 in one month in those categories........though I do try.:lmao:
     
  12. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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    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.
     
  13. HeyIt'sMe

    HeyIt'sMe <font color=darkorchid>For Tag Fairy's Use only<br

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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.
     
  14. thymed

    thymed Mouseketeer

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    That would explain why we didn't get it either :(
     
  15. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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    :confused3 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.
     
  16. deedeetoo

    deedeetoo DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  17. Ava

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    I got the offer for Apr-June and for July-Sept this year. Both of my offers were 5X rewards in groceries, dining, gas, & airlines with a minimum of $250. I got the offer at least once last year as well, but with a higher minimum (I think $750 or $1000) & I never earned any bonuses. The highest bonus I've earned was $13, but most months it's only been around $5. I'll take it though!
     
  18. eyor44

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    Just an FYI
    I viewed my statement online last night and it showed $25 bonus rewards. I had purchased a plane ticket, so I am sure that is what put me over my $1000 minimum.:cool1:
     
  19. DLW8

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    I haven't gotten any of the 3X or 5X rewards points (and I'm a Day 1 cardholder, too!), but earlier this summer I got a postcard that said if I pay my telecommunications bill as a recurring payment on my credit card for 2 months between July and SEptember, I'd get 25 bonus points. I quickly changed my phone and cell bills and got the 25 bonus points. perhaps that is what you have as well.

    with the 5x rewards, typically it takes 6 - 8 weeks after the end of the program to get those bonus points...
     
  20. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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    It's actually 6-8 weeks following the date that the charges are posted to your account. So anyone who got the July-Aug-Sept offer might be seeing some of those 5x rewards in their statements right now if they reached their monthly threshold in early- to mid-July and they have a late-August or early-Sept closing date.

    We've already seen some bonus rewards on our recent online statement. :cool1:
     
  21. jfegan

    jfegan Earning My Ears

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    I haven't been paying close attention, but it seems we've been getting our bonus rewards applied every month. This was the first offer of it's kind for us and I don't think I will use the card for awhile and see if that helps renew the offer for us.

    Besides CC make my DH a nervous wreck even if I pay them in full each month. I'm sure he would like to breath easy for a few months heading into the Christmas season and then if they offer the 5x's offer (or something like it again) then I will drive him crazy again.

    He'll understand when we are spending free money in 2011!!:goodvibes
     

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