Wednesday, January 15, 2014

7-11 Continues to be a Gas Station!

Chase Freedom Quarter 1 5% categories includes gas stations.  Most 7-11 stores are considered gas stations and every 7-11 I've been to carries $500 Visa Gift Cards.

Here's the Rub:  7-11 registers allow you to buy the $500 Visa gift cards with a credit card.  Policy varies from store to store whether the clerk/manager will allow it, but I was able to find one in the Teaneck area that works.  Keep trying the different 7-11's and eventually you will probably find one near you as well.

Don't bother with Vanilla Reloads, you will probably find plenty of them and even if the store lets you try to buy it with a credit card, the register is coded not to let the purchase go through unless it is paid for with cash.

Not every 7-11 is considered a Gas Station so make a small purchase and go to Chase Blueprint to see how the purchase is categorized under "Track It."

You can see from the picture that the last time I spent a significant amount on gas was July and August of this year, which corresponds to the last time Chase Freedom had Gas as a 5% category and the last time I bought $500 Visa Gift Cards at 7-11 (actually, then you could still buy Vanilla Reloads at 7-11).

Note: American 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.