Monday, July 28, 2014

7-11 is a Gas Station - For Real!

For those of you who live in the West Coast of the US this probably won't come as much of a surprise, but for those East Coasters like me who may not have seen this in the wild, this might be interesting.

Apparently, 7-11 has actual gas stations, which would explain why they are coded as gas stations by credit cards. Who knew!

In other news, I will be returning from my vacation on the West Coast of the US on Wednesday, so I hope to return to a more normal posting schedule.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

American Express Shop Small - $5x3 Credit in Houston, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Sacramento

American Express is running a mini Shop Small promotion in a limited number of cities.  Eligible cities include Houston, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Sacremento

If you spend $5 or more you will get a $5 credit.  Each registered American Express card is eligible for 3 credits.  Registration starts August 1st 2014 and the spending must take place during August.

Online purchases will not qualify.

Every American Express card with a unique account number will count as a separate card for this promotion, including authorized users on American Express branded cards.   American Express cards that are branded by other companies (like Citibank and Fidelity) will only receive one credit per account.  Serve cards are eligible, but all other prepaid cards are not eligible.

Offer terms

American Express randomly runs great promotions so I like to have as many American Express cards that have no annual fee as possible.

Hopefully, as the date gets closer, we can figure out a store to call that will process a useful credit.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

7-11 is Still a Gas Station!

My wife and I are on vacation with our two sons, currently in San Francisco.  We rented a car yesterday to spend the day in Monterey.  I highly recommend Monterey for their Aquarium, beautiful views of 17 mile drive and Dennis the Menace Playground if you have kids.

When we were back in San Francisco, we wanted to fill the gas tank back up to not pay the $9 a gallon price for having them do it yourself.  We searched our GPS for local gas stations and three 7-11's came up.  I had already seen these 7-11's and I knew that you couldn't get gas there, but I highly pleased to know that even the GPS thinks that 7-11 is a gas station.

7-11 is still a Gas Station!

Since Visa think that 7-11 is a gas station, you are able to get 5% there until the end of September (up to $1,500 of purchases), including on $500 Visa Gift cards.

In other news, Chase Freedom now breaks down how many points you get for each transaction, which allows you to easily see whether a purchase qualifies for a 5% category bonus. The picture at the beginning of the post is from my Chase Freedom account.

Not every 7-11 is considered a Gas Station so make a small purchase and see how many points you get the purchase is categorized under "Track It."

NoteAmerican Express seems to code some 7-11's as grocery stores so if you have an American Express Blue Preferred and can't find $500 Visa Gift Cards at a Grocery stores, this is a good option to look into.  First buy a little and see how it is coded.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

$5 off of $25 in NYC restaurants from American Express

American Express is offering $5 off of a $21+ purchase in New York City from July 21- August 15th.

You can get multiple credits on each card you register so you don't need to register more than one.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014