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Do I need Costco Amex?

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Re: Do I need Costco Amex?

BluMoon, I received a notice with my last statement about the Costco Amex rewards reduction:

http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Costco-AMEX-restaurant-reduction/m-p/946210#M271361


Besides using this card at Costco, I only use this for travel and restaurants. I sometimes have to travel a lot, so the rewards add up after a while. I use a different rewards card for gas because it has a better cash back bonus.

I've considered taking a shot at applying for the blue cash preferred card, but there's a lot of inertia on my end.Smiley Happy
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Re: Do I need Costco Amex?


700orbust wrote:

Hauling,

 

So the BCP 3% works on Costco Gas? Is that the same for other wholesale gas pumps? (like Sam's Club, BJ's, etc)

 

If so that would be nice, as my company car I usually fill up at Sam's...


I think the only card that gives the higher percentage for gas at Costco is the Costco TrueEarnings...  All other cards specifically say it excludes wharehouse items.


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Re: Do I need Costco Amex?

 


Tazman81 wrote:

700orbust wrote:

Hauling,

 

So the BCP 3% works on Costco Gas? Is that the same for other wholesale gas pumps? (like Sam's Club, BJ's, etc)

 

If so that would be nice, as my company car I usually fill up at Sam's...


I think the only card that gives the higher percentage for gas at Costco is the Costco TrueEarnings...  All other cards specifically say it excludes wharehouse items.


I might have gone out on a limb on this one, and fallen right off.  Smiley Tongue  I didn't consider if a Costco gas purchase is coded as a gas purchase or a Costco purchase. I'll have to try it out and see, but it will be a while before I can see which way it goes on my statement.

 

*slinks away in confusion*

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