Nice find for those that qualify, and are cash back CC users.
Hey guys, so I was seeing if there was a 5% on home improvement and charity and I actually found the card, its from safe cu. The categories are home improvement, charity, utilities, and movie theatres. min. Redemption is $10, I believe its only for people in Northern California, but when I was talking to the rep, she said they recently branched out to Alameda county a few months ago, so I couldn't even get the card. So, I believe they publicly branched out to all counties around the bay area. They give 3% on gas, groceries, and restaurants. Not bad at all! Just what I was looking for!
I even asked how long they had it for and she said she been working there for 3 years and they never changed the categories or replace it with anything, so thats really good.
I don't know if this applies for getting the credit card (bad experience with Golden One!) but to join the CU you can be "an employee or member" of a lot of things, including Aerospace Musuem of California. This costs $75 to join but presumably you need to do it only once.
Tried for membership with this CU from Upper Midwest. Even got a membership to the Aerospace Museum of California to qualify.
They won't approve membership due to 'not qualifying for membership' (ie being out of their geographic area), but there was nothing requiring that for the online application. The Aerospace Museum membership was an option though.
Got denial letter and confirmed as much with 2 different phone calls.
Fwiw, I applied and was accepted to join Golden1 CU a few years back for their unlimited 3% on Grocery spend. Still applied from Upper Midwest with one of their associated affiliations for membership and no issues with joining. Had heard they have clamped down on that since though.