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Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

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Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

I've had the BCE for almost 3 months now and was chatting with Amex CSR about offers and product changes.

 

She said that I could take advantage of the BLUE CASH REBATE card and get better bonuses on my card. She said that the BLUE CASH REBATE card was not available to the open market.


My current rewards = 3% groceries, 2% dept. stores & gas, 1% other

New rewards = 5% on all groceries

 

Basically I would get my groceries bumped up to 5%. I tried looking this up and couldnt find anything. Can anyone else ask their Amex CSR if this is available to them? Anyone heard about this offer?

 

 

 



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Valued Contributor

Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

Never heard of it-but is it just groceries? No other categories? Or is the 5% rotating?
Seems the BCP would be better if you spend enough. 6% on groceries plus you get 3% on gas and I think either food or department stores.
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Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

Interesting

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Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

This is interesting indeed... 5% off groceries with no AF would be exceptional.

 

Hopefully somebody will be able to chime in with additional info. 

Frequent Contributor

Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

Congrats on the awesome PC! Did they say whether the 5% was capped at anything?
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Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?


UncleB wrote:

This is interesting indeed... 5% off groceries with no AF would be exceptional.

 

Hopefully somebody will be able to chime in with additional info. 


Could this be the OBC?  5% off groceries, gas and drugstores, up to $50K spend a year, but after a threshold spend of $6.5K?

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Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?


longtimelurker wrote:

UncleB wrote:

This is interesting indeed... 5% off groceries with no AF would be exceptional.

 

Hopefully somebody will be able to chime in with additional info. 


Could this be the OBC?  5% off groceries, gas and drugstores, up to $50K spend a year, but after a threshold spend of $6.5K?


That's what I was wondering as well.  Maybe the OP can update us if he receives any terms in the mail?

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Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

I've never heard of it but did a quick internet search.  It lead me to a fatwallet thread.  (thread is old)  but does discuss the structure of the card as it was then.  Looks like some decent historical information on the card.  https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/100210 

 

 

 

Valued Contributor

Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

Probably OBC. I don't have a ton of confidence in the CSRs for their non-premium cards.

 

Happy with Platinum, though.

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Re: Strange Amex PC from BCE. Anyone else have this?

On Flyertalk and elsewhere, there have been reports that people who still had the Cash Rebates card are being automatically converted to the BCE.  So offering it is indeed strange.   From the fatwallet link, it looks like the major difference between OBC and this is that Cash Rebates has/had 1.5% on non-everyday spend, vs 1.0% for OBC.   But neither card should be used for that anyway....