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Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released

Crowhelm
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Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released


@ZackAttack wrote:

@Duke_Nukem wrote:

AFCU has released their Hi5 categories for the 1st quarter of 2022.

ETA: actual cashback % when using the Cash Rewards card added below.

 

GAS = 7% (Gas is normally 2%, so Hi5 adds additional 5%)

CELLULAR / WIRELESS

CABLE / SATELLITE

 

 

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Is it possible to see which categories are being offered on the website or through online banking? I am having no luck and I just got the cash rewards card. 


My wife and I just got the card a week and a half ago and you can go here for the Hi5 categories https://www.affinityfcu.com/Credit-Cards/hiFive.aspx?utm_source=hpBanner&utm_medium=banner&utm_campa... but they are not updated yet. I think after this coming quarter we will get an email sometime in March to get the next quarter's awards and so on. We just joined too late to get the email this time around. 







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xenon3030
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Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released

It gets updated early in Jan. Some people said ~Jan 10th.


Fico8: EX~EQ~TU~800 (12 month goal~840).
BOA (Custom Cash Rewards, Better Cash Rewards, Premium Rewards), Chase (CFF, CSP, Amazon), US Bank (Cash+, Altitude Go/Connect,Ralphs), Affinity CR, Discover, Amex (BCP, HH), Walmart/Cap1, Barclay View.
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ZackAttack
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Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released


@xenon3030 wrote:

It gets updated early in Jan. Some people said ~Jan 10th.


If we wait 10 days after another quarter, then I think they need to readjust how they do share quarter rewards. That's basically 10 days gone wondering what the rewards are.

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arunkumarmm
Regular Contributor

Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released


@ZackAttack wrote:

@xenon3030 wrote:

It gets updated early in Jan. Some people said ~Jan 10th.


If we wait 10 days after another quarter, then I think they need to readjust how they do share quarter rewards. That's basically 10 days gone wondering what the rewards are.


They send you an email before the quarter starts. You don't have to waste any days. Its just that the website is getting updated late

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xenon3030
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Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released

I received an email today saying that the Q1 5% categories are gas (+2%->7%), cable/sat (+2% ->7%), mobile (+1%->6%).

 

It would be nice if they would send it before starting the quarter to be able to set the categories of the rotating cards like Cash+ properly.


Fico8: EX~EQ~TU~800 (12 month goal~840).
BOA (Custom Cash Rewards, Better Cash Rewards, Premium Rewards), Chase (CFF, CSP, Amazon), US Bank (Cash+, Altitude Go/Connect,Ralphs), Affinity CR, Discover, Amex (BCP, HH), Walmart/Cap1, Barclay View.
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xenon3030
Established Contributor

Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released

Verizon gives discount if using autopay by debit card (no credit card except Verizon CC). Is it feasible to get both autopay and 6% Affinity discounts, if I pay my monthly with PPK-Affinity CR card?


Fico8: EX~EQ~TU~800 (12 month goal~840).
BOA (Custom Cash Rewards, Better Cash Rewards, Premium Rewards), Chase (CFF, CSP, Amazon), US Bank (Cash+, Altitude Go/Connect,Ralphs), Affinity CR, Discover, Amex (BCP, HH), Walmart/Cap1, Barclay View.
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arunkumarmm
Regular Contributor

Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released


@xenon3030 wrote:

Verizon gives discount if using autopay by debit card (no credit card except Verizon CC). Is it feasible to get both autopay and 6% Affinity discounts, if I pay my monthly with PPK-Affinity CR card?


Yes.... thats how I have been paying using MCP

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xenon3030
Established Contributor

Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released

Great. To simplify bill payments, I put them all on PPK and if I want to pay one bill with another card, I mark it in my calendar and switch the PPK card a few days before. I see how it goes in this quarter and whether they get coded correctly.


Fico8: EX~EQ~TU~800 (12 month goal~840).
BOA (Custom Cash Rewards, Better Cash Rewards, Premium Rewards), Chase (CFF, CSP, Amazon), US Bank (Cash+, Altitude Go/Connect,Ralphs), Affinity CR, Discover, Amex (BCP, HH), Walmart/Cap1, Barclay View.
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MrDisco99
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Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released

Looks like they're pretty generous with the cable/satellite category.  It also includes streaming services.

 

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ocheosa
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Re: Affinity FCU 1st quarter Hi5 bonus cats released


@xenon3030 wrote:

I received an email today saying that the Q1 5% categories are gas (+2%->7%), cable/sat (+2% ->7%), mobile (+1%->6%).

 

It would be nice if they would send it before starting the quarter to be able to set the categories of the rotating cards like Cash+ properly.


First notification of upcoming Q1 2022 Hi5 Categories was announced in the Dec 14 Bonus Rewards email. The email subject "The New Year Is About To Get Waaaay More Rewarding!" You may have just overlooked it?

 

Affinity has its act together; at least this has been my experience thus far. Can't say that for a lot of small local/regional banks & credit unions but AFCU, definitely. Even sent out a blast email today notifying members of short staffing due to omicron and how best to get support if needed. Of course, YEMV.

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