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5% cash back on Drug stores

Which credit cards gives 5% cash back on drug stores?

 

With or Without Annual fee is OK.

 

I have

a) Chase Freedom for 1Q 2013- $1500 max

b) Citi Dividend- for 1Q 2013- $ 6000 yearly limit

 

Can you suggest addition to the list?

 

 

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Established Contributor

Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores


nishant1 wrote:

Which credit cards gives 5% cash back on drug stores?

 

With or Without Annual fee is OK.

 

I have

a) Chase Freedom for 1Q 2013- $1500 max

b) Citi Dividend- for 1Q 2013- $ 6000 yearly limit

 

Can you suggest addition to the list?

 

 


Of course there are a lot of 1% cash back cards that would work for that. But also the BCE 3% and BCP 6% at supermarkets. This could possibly work if you were using the supermarket pharmacy. For instance I shop at HEB supermarket and I use their pharmacy. Their pharmacy is coded as a supermarket since they are using the same POS system. So I get 2% cash back on all my pharmacy purchases with BOA cash rewards card.

 

But on the other side of the coin, I can't use Freedom for the 5% because they aren't coded as a pharmacy Smiley Frustrated


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Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores

Freedom is 5% at Drugstores and if you have a Chase checking account there is an annual 10% bonus. Smiley Happy


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Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores

Is CVS pharmacy or Walgreens considered as Superstores by Amex Blue Cash whether preferred or Everyday?

 

If yes, then it is good to use it there to average out 6% and 3% respectively to get closer to 5% cash back.

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Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores

2% cash back is not attractive these days to apply for a new card on that basis.

 

3% or higher is worth consideration.

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Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores


nishant1 wrote:

Which credit cards gives 5% cash back on drug stores?

 

With or Without Annual fee is OK.

 

I have

a) Chase Freedom for 1Q 2013- $1500 max

b) Citi Dividend- for 1Q 2013- $ 6000 yearly limit

 

Can you suggest addition to the list?

 

 


The Citi Forward card gives 5x points at drugstores through the end of March.

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Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores

I believe you won't find any card that gives 3% or higher at stand-alone drugstores that is not a rotating 5% card like the ones you already have. The highest is 2%. You won't get the bonus with BCE/BCP at Walgreens or CVS since those are not grocery stores. As another poster mentioned, some grocery stores have pharmacies inside so it may work at those.

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Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores

I think there was a HIlton card that gave those types of rewards, but it has since been nerfed.

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Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
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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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Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores


Pilotdude wrote:

Freedom is 5% at Drugstores and if you have a Chase checking account there is an annual 10% bonus. Smiley Happy


more details please ??


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Re: 5% cash back on Drug stores


FutureBillionaire wrote:

nishant1 wrote:

Which credit cards gives 5% cash back on drug stores?

 

With or Without Annual fee is OK.

 

I have

a) Chase Freedom for 1Q 2013- $1500 max

b) Citi Dividend- for 1Q 2013- $ 6000 yearly limit

 

Can you suggest addition to the list?

 

 


The Citi Forward card gives 5x points at drugstores through the end of March.


I think that's a targeted offer - I received an offer for 5x travel for Q1 rather than drugstores.

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