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Price Protection Benefits Gone?!?!?!

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Price Protection Benefits Gone?!?!?!

I just learned Discover ended their price protection. I used it last year on Black Friday and it worked great. It appears Chase might have ended this benefit as well? Does anybody know which companies still offer this Price Protection Benefit?

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Re: Price Protection Benefits Gone?!?!?!

Chase discontinued it *for Visa products* on August 26, 2018.

 

Citi still offers it, though they've gotten stricter about benefit caps, rules, and ineligible items. A few other issuers offer it, as well as (many? most? all?) WEMC (and maybe WMC/Platinum MC) cards.

 

I use Citi. The benefit terms are still probably the best overall, and I'm familiar with the process.

Spend: BofA PR + WWFCR, BBP, Schwab Platinum, CFF+CF, Costco, Discover
Perks: IHG49, Hyatt75, Delta Platinum, "Old" SPG95
SD/AAoA Ballast: Arrival, CFU, DC
Upgrade/downgrade games: BCE, EDP
SUB: JetBlue, Amex Platinum
Mostly earning MRs and cash back as I use up hotel and airline points spread across several programs.
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Re: Price Protection Benefits Gone?!?!?!

I just noticed the same thing! Was getting ready for my "Black Friday" shopping (aka, using the price protection to get the low price without waiting in lines), when I noticed it. Bummer.

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I use Citi PriceRewind without an issue but with their website issues and seeing the changes they're making I feel its only a matter if time till its gone with them too.


EQ 816, TU 821, EX 826
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Re: Price Protection Benefits Gone?!?!?!

Citi is the card to use this year... Just bought a new macbook pro on my citi dc card. was already 150 off, but i suspect to see it for 250 off and use price rewind to take care of the extra $100.

 

Think Citi got a bit of loyalty of bigger purchases due to this.  Amex also has some good extended warranties a well another good option.  Chase and Discover would be my last choice on big purchases unless Amazon and you are on 10% first year and only then would i use it for a decent size purchase

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Chase has good travel protections, and Discover is good for stuff that can't break that Amazon sells at a standard price floor.

 

But for merchandise...stuff that can break, has a warranty to extend, or might be cheaper elsewhere (or in the future)...I rarely find much reason to use a card other than Amex or Citi.

Spend: BofA PR + WWFCR, BBP, Schwab Platinum, CFF+CF, Costco, Discover
Perks: IHG49, Hyatt75, Delta Platinum, "Old" SPG95
SD/AAoA Ballast: Arrival, CFU, DC
Upgrade/downgrade games: BCE, EDP
SUB: JetBlue, Amex Platinum
Mostly earning MRs and cash back as I use up hotel and airline points spread across several programs.
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Citi is definitely getting all of my big purchases this year.


                                                  
                                                                                              
Total Credit: $107,000Utilization: 1%AAoA: 2yrs, 4mthsAoOA: 3yrs, 1mthAoYA: 1yrs, 10mthsBaddies: 0

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Re: Price Protection Benefits Gone?!?!?!

I found out my paypal 2% card has price protection through MasterCard. Does that mean all mastercards have Price Protection?
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Re: Price Protection Benefits Gone?!?!?!

The Chase IHG card has it since it's a benefit of MC and the other Chase cards are VISA.  It may be a VISA initiated problem since most Citi cards are MC.


@3bcswins3 wrote:

I just learned Discover ended their price protection. I used it last year on Black Friday and it worked great. It appears Chase might have ended this benefit as well? Does anybody know which companies still offer this Price Protection Benefit?


 

EX: 765
EQ: 760
TU: 758

Discover it 6/2014 -> $14900
Citi Costco 8/2014 -> $2100
AMEX EDP 2/2017 -> $2000
Chase CFU 6/2017 -> $5000
Chase IHG 7/2017 -> $2400
Chase SW Priority 9/2017-> $2000
Chase SW Premier 3/2018 -> $5000
AMEX Platinum 3/2018 -> NPSL
AMEX BBP 5/2018 -> $9000
Citi AA Biz 7/2018 -> $5000
Barclays AA Biz 7/2018 -> $2500
AMEX SPG Biz 9/2018 -> $10000
Citi Premier 10/2018 -> $5500


Avianca Vuela 11/2018 $5200
Chase Sapphire Preferred 01/2019 $6700
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any updates on new discover benefits?

i thought discover would intro some new benfits since they radically scaled back the card benefits earlier in the year. i've heard nothing about updates. have i missed anything?

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