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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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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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Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

Agree with Citi Forward.

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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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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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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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Re: Best CC for entertainment, bars, and restaurants

What things are considered as entertainment, movies?

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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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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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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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