Reply
Valued Contributor
tntexans72
Posts: 1,071
Registered: ‎04-24-2008
0

Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Need some help on deciding what CC offers the best rewards for entertainment, bars, restaurants. Thanks in advance.....

Valued Contributor
trumpet-205
Posts: 2,505
Registered: ‎11-11-2010
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Citi Forward --> 3.2% return per dollar spent on entertainment, bars, and restaurants.



In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi Dividend (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)
Established Member
waralpha
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎08-16-2011
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Agree with Citi Forward.

Valued Contributor
tntexans72
Posts: 1,071
Registered: ‎04-24-2008
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Chase Sapphire Preferred has a 2pts per $1 spent on the reference above?? Any other banks comes near?

I would like rewards, cashback options that can be converted to flyer miles. A card with no AF...probably far fetched I am sure.

Anyone?

Epic Contributor
Creditaddict
Posts: 22,096
Registered: ‎10-23-2007
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Citi Forward - choice 1

other options: Costco Amex or now the new Mercedes Amex.

Fico Scores: EQ- 626 Overstck., TU 696 Walmart, EX 695 Chase (11-05-14)
You will have to put up Electric Fence to keep me in the garden!
Highest Limit: Navy Federal Cash Sigi Visa $50k (AU)
Lowest Limit: Target $200
66 Cards and Counting :smileytongue:
Valued Contributor
trumpet-205
Posts: 2,505
Registered: ‎11-11-2010
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants


tntexans72 wrote:

Chase Sapphire Preferred has a 2pts per $1 spent on the reference above?? Any other banks comes near?

I would like rewards, cashback options that can be converted to flyer miles. A card with no AF...probably far fetched I am sure.

Anyone?


An AF of $95 pretty much negated any rewards you are getting (unless you spend a lot on these bonus categories). Not to mention entertainment does not fall into 2 pts category.

 

Citi Forward offers the highest return for those categories.

 

You can look into Discover Escape, AF of $60 with 2 miles per dollars spent. Not airline miles though.

In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi Dividend (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)
Valued Contributor
clocktick
Posts: 1,603
Registered: ‎12-07-2008
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

What things are considered as entertainment, movies?

11/30/08 TU 648 EX 672 EQ 656 SEPT 2014 TU 787 EX 789 EQ ???
Amex BCP $24.1K/Clear $8.5- Sallie Mae $27.5 -Cap One QS $7.5 - Chase Freedom $7.5/United $5k/CSP $20k/Ink- Citi DP $9.5/Dividend $13k/HHHx2 $15k/16.4/Reserve $4.5k Best Buy $1940 HD $1701- Discover IT $15k - Elan $8k GEMB Lowes $20k - Macy's $2k - Kohl's $800




Starting Score: 648
Current Score: 736
Goal Score: 765


Take the FICO Fitness Challenge

Frequent Contributor
dookdig
Posts: 332
Registered: ‎04-08-2011
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Travelocity amex with $39 AF get 4% back on restaurant,fastfood toward travel purchase on travelocity.com. But if their price is not the cheapest for your destination, it might actually worth less than 4% to buy from them than from competitors.
Valued Contributor
trumpet-205
Posts: 2,505
Registered: ‎11-11-2010
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

That can vary depending on each lender. But in general this includes movie, concert, bookstore, video game, movie rental, and album store.

In My Wallet:
Citi Forward (12/2010) | Citi Dividend (05/2011) | Chase Freedom (11/2011) | GECRB/PayPal (05/2012)
Discover it (07/2012) | AMEX BCP (09/2012) | TD/Target REDCard (10/2012) | Chase Ink Classic (11/2012)
BofA BBR (04/2013) | FNBO/Overstock.com (02/2014) | Barclaycard Arrival (04/2014) | FIA/Fidelity AMEX (04/2014)
New Contributor
tuffluck
Posts: 75
Registered: ‎08-18-2009
0

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

citi's website says:

 

5 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent on purchases at restaurants (including fast food), bookstores, music stores, video rental stores and movie theaters; 1 ThankYou Point for every $1 spent on all other purchases

 

does a bar really count as a restaurant?  i mean if you go to a dance club that only sells alcohol, would you get the 5 points per dollar spent there?


myFICO is the consumer division of FICO. Since its introduction 20 years ago, the FICO® Score has become a global standard for measuring credit risk in the banking, mortgage, credit card, auto and retail industries. 90 of the top 100 largest U.S. financial institutions use the FICO Score to make consumer credit decisions.

>> About myFICO
FICO Score - The Score that matters
Click to Verify - This site chose VeriSign SSL for secure e-commerce and confidential communications.
Fair Isaac Corporation is a BBB Accredited Financial Service in San Rafael, CA
FOLLOW US Social Media Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+
}