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etothejomegan
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Credit card rewards with Paypal

If you pay for something with Paypal, and tell it to use say, Chase Freedom, how do they determine which category the purchase is for 5% reward? What will the transaction show up on the CC bill as?

 

Do you still get the CC benefits such as extended warranty?

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trumpet-205
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Re: Credit card rewards with Paypal

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You don't earn 5% cashback with PayPal. PayPal acts as a third party in the transaction. PayPal pays the merchant and separately charges money on your credit card account.

 

From Chase perspective you are making a purchase from PayPal, not from a merchant, therefore you do NOT have purchase protection, extended warranty, etc.

 

PayPal codes its transaction as professional service, only Citi Business CC gives bonus points on professional service.

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culture
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Re: Credit card rewards with Paypal

so  you will get only the 1% on certain cc's if you use paypal ?

 

 

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jsucool76
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Registered: ‎12-11-2011
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Re: Credit card rewards with Paypal

Yeah.

It is similar to basically buying a money order, and using your money order to pay for... Gas when you're in the 5% on gas quarter. They don't know what you're buying with that money, to them you just made a purchase.
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youngandcreditwrthy
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Re: Credit card rewards with Paypal

The Paypal Mastercard offers 3x points on gas/restaurants...
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jsucool76
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Registered: ‎12-11-2011
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Re: Credit card rewards with Paypal

That is provided you get the mc and not smart connect
And i think OP is just talking about making a paypal payment (say for an ebay item) and simply using a credit card as a funding source instead of a bank account.
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