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Amex shows me what I bought??

I just had a transaction from Staples post on my card. When I click on the details, it shows the date, time, address, but also says at the bottom: command mini hooks, and papermate erasers. So, from Staples at least, Amex knows exactly what you bought.

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@ilovelisa wrote:

I just had a transaction from Staples post on my card. When I click on the details, it shows the date, time, address, but also says at the bottom: command mini hooks, and papermate erasers. So, from Staples at least, Amex knows exactly what you bought.


That is pretty interesting and get people in trouble who are into MS.  Good for Amex.

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I did also use my card online to reload my Starbucks card, and at the bottom of that one it says "GIFT CARD"

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I think most places now give a detailed breakdown of the charges. I noticed Amex shows rest charges and has a separate tip amount, so if I'm cheap or over tip the waiter/waitress they know that also.

I think at most stores they know when its a gift card. I know places like cvs spell it out in plain letters. Make sure you never buy a book such as "how to file for bankruptcy" on the card.
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@purebulldogs500 wrote:
I think most places now give a detailed breakdown of the charges. 

I think at most stores they know when its a gift card. I know places like cvs spell it out in plain letters. Make sure you never buy a book such as "how to file for bankruptcy" on the card.

Only if the store does enhanced reporting, and most still don't.  (And I've never seen any detail on all my CVS gift charges.)

 

And for Amex, yesterday bought $2000 + fees of gift cards at a local supermarket.

 

DOING BUSINESS AS
 
STOP & SHOP
MERCHANT ADDRESS
 
XXXX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
568397 GROCERY STORE
REFERENCE NUMBER
 
XXXX
CATEGORY
 
MERCHANDISE & SUPPLIES - GROCERIES
 
 GROCERY STORE

 

Is all that shows on my Amex statement

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@purebulldogs500 wrote:
I think most places now give a detailed breakdown of the charges.

Only if a store uses Level 3 data reporting. Staples is one of those store. Not a lot of them reports Level 3 data.

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@trumpet-205 wrote:

@purebulldogs500 wrote:
I think most places now give a detailed breakdown of the charges.

Only if a store uses Level 3 data reporting. Staples is one of those store. Not a lot of them reports Level 3 data.


Do you know if that is corporate wide?   Looking at the Visa site, https://www.visa.com/supplierlocator/search/index.jsp

when I look at Staples in my area, most show no enhanced reporting, a few Level 2, and another few:

 

Level II
Level III Line Item
Level III Summary

 

so either the info isn't up to date, or some stores provide it and others don't (and maybe that multiple entry means some registers in a store do!)

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I don't think Staples near me shows me that at all 


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Staples reports this way for all cards, I have a MC from work and my staples charges are always itemized



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Do you use several staples stores?   

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