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Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Valued Contributor

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.....

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Valued Contributor

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

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

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Established Member

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Agree with Citi Forward.

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Valued Contributor

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?

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Epic Contributor

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Citi Forward - choice 1

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

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Valued Contributor

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.

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Valued Contributor

Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

What things are considered as entertainment, movies?

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Frequent Contributor

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.
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Valued Contributor

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.

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New Contributor

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?

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