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Very Good News For US Bank Cash + card members from April 2013

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Re: Very Good News For US Bank Cash + card members from April 2013

  I have comcast and that seems to qualify.  OF COURSE I JUST PREPAID my cable for the rest of the year.  LOL I can't win.  Good news though.

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Re: Very Good News For US Bank Cash + card members from April 2013

OK, so it sounds official.  Really wonder why they don't call it Telecommunications though.  I hope it's not to give them wiggle room to later reject non-wireless providers if there is still too much spend in this category.

 

I got Verizon to stop my One-bill (where landline and wireless appear on the same bill) as this is billed from Verizon Communications rather than Verizon Wireless, and produce a separate wireless bill.    Sounds like I didn't need to!

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Re: Very Good News For US Bank Cash + card members from April 2013

My Verizon Wireless bill was also 4899 ("Cable, Satellite, and Other Pay Television and Radio") in January and February, then 4814 ("Telecommunication Services") in March.

My local phone company (a co-op) is 4812 ("Telecommunication Equipment and Telephone Sales") .  Frontier (my landline) is 4814.  And TiVo is 4899.

 

Bookstores is:

5192 (Books, Periodicals, and Newspapers)

5735 (Record Stores)

5942 (Book Stores)  (Both Amazon and Amazon Marketplace)

 

Department Stores: 5311

 

Electronics: (5732)  (BestBuy, BestBuy.com via Paypal, Fry's, Newegg, Geeks.com)

 

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Re: Very Good News For US Bank Cash + card members from April 2013

Does anyone know about Netflix or Tivo? Great news thanks for sharing, insurance is the best bill pay though.

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Update:   I chose the cell phone category for Q2, and paid my normal Verizon bills.   They posted 4/2, with MCC 04899 (as usual).   They apparently did NOT get the bonus, just the 1%.   Anyone had success with this?

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Re: Very Good News For US Bank Cash + card members from April 2013


Gharlane wrote:

My Verizon Wireless bill was also 4899 ("Cable, Satellite, and Other Pay Television and Radio") in January and February, then 4814 ("Telecommunication Services") in March.

My local phone company (a co-op) is 4812 ("Telecommunication Equipment and Telephone Sales") .  Frontier (my landline) is 4814.  And TiVo is 4899.

 

Bookstores is:

5192 (Books, Periodicals, and Newspapers)

5735 (Record Stores)

5942 (Book Stores)  (Both Amazon and Amazon Marketplace)

 

Department Stores: 5311

 

Electronics: (5732)  (BestBuy, BestBuy.com via Paypal, Fry's, Newegg, Geeks.com)

 


Does this mean that anything sold from Amazon or Amazon Marketplace qualifies for 5%?


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5% for Amazon?! 

Is this going to stay?

If so I am definitely applying in August!!

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NJTurnpike wrote:

Gharlane wrote:

My Verizon Wireless bill was also 4899 ("Cable, Satellite, and Other Pay Television and Radio") in January and February, then 4814 ("Telecommunication Services") in March.

My local phone company (a co-op) is 4812 ("Telecommunication Equipment and Telephone Sales") .  Frontier (my landline) is 4814.  And TiVo is 4899.

 

Bookstores is:

5192 (Books, Periodicals, and Newspapers)

5735 (Record Stores)

5942 (Book Stores)  (Both Amazon and Amazon Marketplace)

 

Department Stores: 5311

 

Electronics: (5732)  (BestBuy, BestBuy.com via Paypal, Fry's, Newegg, Geeks.com)

 


Does this mean that anything sold from Amazon or Amazon Marketplace qualifies for 5%?


There are some threads on that, but basically someone needs to try.   They officially list Amazon Kindle as the example, which gets the Record Store MCC.  But obviously for other book stores they need the 5922, so they would have to implement special code to restrict Amazon to Kindle stuff.  They might or might not have done this, hence the need for a test.

 

But my Verizon test contradicts what the OP was told, so we just don't know.

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bs6054 wrote:

Update:   I chose the cell phone category for Q2, and paid my normal Verizon bills.   They posted 4/2, with MCC 04899 (as usual).   They apparently did NOT get the bonus, just the 1%.   Anyone had success with this?


So US Bank responded to my query, looks like it really is restricted to cell stuff.

 

We understand your concern regarding the 5% rebate for your cell phone purchases, [first name as personal touch!]. Our records indicate the transaction to Verizon is categorized as  "Cable, Satellite, and Other Paye TV/ Radio".  Therefore these transactions did not qualify for the 5% rebate.

 

 

 

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Re: Very Good News For US Bank Cash + card members from April 2013 - NOT about Amazon


bs6054 wrote:

bs6054 wrote:

Update:   I chose the cell phone category for Q2, and paid my normal Verizon bills.   They posted 4/2, with MCC 04899 (as usual).   They apparently did NOT get the bonus, just the 1%.   Anyone had success with this?


So US Bank responded to my query, looks like it really is restricted to cell stuff.

 

We understand your concern regarding the 5% rebate for your cell phone purchases, [first name as personal touch!]. Our records indicate the transaction to Verizon is categorized as  "Cable, Satellite, and Other Paye TV/ Radio".  Therefore these transactions did not qualify for the 5% rebate.

 

 

 


Hm, puts a new meaning in "narrowly" defining a term.