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Is This True: 3x on Gas for the CSR???

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Is This True: 3x on Gas for the CSR???

I just read this article by Million Mile Secrets: https://millionmilesecrets.com/news/chase-credit-card-is-worth-the-annual-fee/?utm_source=Twitter&ut...

 

And the article was saying that you can get 3x points on gas with the CSR?

 

Has anyone heard of this before or know if this is true?

 

If it's true, I've been throwing away valuable points away for the last couple of years lol.

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Re: Is This True: 3x on Gas for the CSR???

It's only true if paying for gas codes as a travel expense and therefore gets 3X UR points per dollar. 

 

If that's the case you may be better of using the CSR to purchase gas than using a cash back card. The AMEX BCP card gives 3% cash back on gas purchases, and other cards pay 4-5% back (e.g., Costco, Ducks Unlimited, and Discover in certain quarters). 

 

Doing the math: UR points are valued at approximately $0.02 each, so 1,500 points is worth about $30. If instead you collected 3% cash back on $500 in gas purcahses, you'd make only $15. If you get 4% cash back (Costco VISA), you'd make $20. Even if you use your Ducks Unlimited card, you'd get $25 back. So if you earn 3X UR points per dollar on gas purchases, you're better off using the CSR card.

 

Not sure if gas purchases code as travel for earning UR points, but I'll bet someone here knows!

 

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Re: Is This True: 3x on Gas for the CSR???

Gas station doesn't seem to be part of the travel category with CSP/CSR. See if anybody has different data point.

I use wells propel in combination with wells ziggy for 4.5% on gas.
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Re: Is This True: 3x on Gas for the CSR???

No it does not.  The article is incorrect.  Chase Freedom gets 5x up to $1,500 on a quarter during the year.  The $75 can be transferred to UR if you hold a UR card for 7,500 UR points.

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Re: Is This True: 3x on Gas for the CSR???

That's what I figured. It sounded too good to be true. Thanks for the info everyone!

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Re: Is This True: 3x on Gas for the CSR???

I wish!

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