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American Express Blue Preferred - Department Stores (Who Counts)

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Sorry for confusion... It pays 2% rewards at Department Stores... Wondering if Im correct in my thinking below:

 

I assume Macy's, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus etc.

 

Zappos and Amazon are not going to count right?

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Re: American Express Blue Preferred - Department Stores (Who Counts)

I am lost at what trhe question is

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Re: American Express Blue Preferred - Department Stores (Who Counts)

I believe CA is asking if those department stores are gonna be excluded in earning the extra bonus points for the department store category earnings on the BCP. CA, I been wanting to apply for that card so I'm curious as to why u think they would not count?


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Re: American Express Blue Preferred - Department Stores (Who Counts)

Amazon is considered online warehouse, so no.

 

Department store means store like JCP, Macy's, etc where it primarily sells cloths or houseware.

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Re: American Express Blue Preferred - Department Stores (Who Counts)

For me, its 3% rewards at Macy's, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, but only 1% at Zappos and Amazon.  Maybe its another one of those YMMV situations but, this is how it shakes out for me with my BCP. 



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Re: American Express Blue Preferred - Department Stores (Who Counts)

The preferred version actually pays 3% on those categories. Amazon is classified by Visa and Mastercard as a bookstore so I would guess American Express may be the same. I  am not sure about Zappos but probably not.

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Re: American Express Blue Preferred - Department Stores (Who Counts)

so what about stores like American Eagle, Hollister, Abercrombie&Fitch, Hibbets, Finish Line and stores like that? are they covered by the BCP 3%



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Re: American Express Blue Preferred - Department Stores (Who Counts)

Once you buy something just check online on what the merchant is categorized as Walmart Supermarket is grocery at 3-6% and Walmart Supercenter at 1%.

 

You can also go to local grocery store like Smiths, VONS, or Walmert Supermarket and buy Amazon gift card and earn 3-6%.

 

$100 Amazon gift card gets your $3-$6 depending on your BCE/BCP card.

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