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AMEX BCE vs Costco?

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Re: AMEX BCE vs Costco?

The Costco/Amex rewards checks can be redeemed for cold hard cash at the membership desk not just towards purchases...sometime a man needs a little bit pocket cash.

I picked TE because I already have a bofa 123 linked to my checking account that when I redeem Into my account I get an extra 10%. So I didn't see the need for BCE/P.

And who am I kidding? I really just wanted 2 cards in one for more room in my wallet. :-)

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Re: AMEX BCE vs Costco?

Thanks for all the feedback!  I think I'm going to app for the BCE when my new NFCU statement posts in the next few days.  Smiley Happy



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Re: AMEX BCE vs Costco?


electra wrote:

I guess I shop more than I thought as Costco since I spent enough to make the executive membership worthwhile but I do most of my shopping at Whole Foods.   I buy gas when I can at Costco but it's not exactly conveniently located so I'd say I get my gas there maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of the time.  So, maybe the BCE would be better.  


If you do most of your shopping at whole foods, unless you are a very light shopper, the BCP is almost certainly better than the BCE.  Ignoring gas and dept store benefits, BCP is better when your annual spend is > $2500 (which isn't many trips to WF!).

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I was under the impression that you couldn't use a regula...

I was under the impression that you couldn't use a regular AMEX at Costco, save for the TE card... am I correct?

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Re: I was under the impression that you couldn't use a regula...


flyingace wrote:

I was under the impression that you couldn't use a regular AMEX at Costco, save for the TE card... am I correct?


Any card with an American Express logo can be used at Costco.

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