Chase Freedom Q4 2014 - Amazon/Dept Stores

Old Sep 30, 14, 2:58 pm
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Do amazon local register transactions get 5% with Freedom Cardin Q4?

I just did the experiment and the answer is No.

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Old Oct 5, 14, 10:50 am
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Chase Freedom Q4 2014 - Amazon/Dept Stores

5% Featured Stores
Amazon.com
Zappos.com


Top Select Department stores:
JCPenney®
Kohl's®
Macy's®
NORDSTROM
Sears®

You'll also earn 5% Cash Back at these Select Department stores:
BASKINS®
BEALLS
BEITER'S
BELK
The Big Store
bloomingdale's
Bon-Ton®, including
Bergner's®
Boston Store®
Carson's®
Elder-Beerman®
Herbergers®
PARISIAN
Younkers®
Boscov's
Bradley's
burke's®
Cayman's®
Cee & Cee Department Store
CHARLES
christensen's
CONWAY
Cook Brothers
Dillard's
FLEMINGTON DEPARTMENT STORE
Getz's®
HUDSON'S
JC'S 5 Star
Jeffery
JOE BRAND
LOEHMANN'S
Lord & Taylor
Magic Mart
MAX & JILL
Neiman Marcus
RAINS
RH Renny
Saks Fifth Ave and Off 5th
SAM MOON
STANLEY KORSHAK
UHAN'S Department Store
UNIWAY®
VON MAUR®
WEAVER'S STORE

Select Department Stores Related Exclusions:

Target®
Walmart
Membership Warehouses
Gift cards purchased at any locations other than the department stores on the inclusion list.
Electronics stores
General Merchandise and Variety stores


I know AP does not work.
Is there a easier way to liquidate the 5% for $1500 spend.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 10:52 am
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Sears is still in business? Huh, imagine that.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyb45 View Post
Sears is still in business? Huh, imagine that.
Only thing useful is Amazon and even then its very limited. I wish Chase would put some more useful categories like drugstores and grocery stores.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 11:19 am
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Does Dept stores sell Visa/MC cards on Chase CC?

That would be easier way I suppose.
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Old Oct 5, 14, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by kay11 View Post
Does Dept stores sell Visa/MC cards on Chase CC?

That would be easier way I suppose.
Local Sears has 200 Visa/MC for 6.95 fee....
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Old Oct 6, 14, 12:03 am
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Sears sells $50 gas and restaurant gift cards. I will probably load up on some gas and rest gift cards to meet the $1,500 and just spend them later. Not ideal but still 5% CB on gas
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Old Oct 6, 14, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by mreno43 View Post
Local Sears has 200 Visa/MC for 6.95 fee....
I'll probably do the Sears VGCs thing. Its just like getting $200 VGCs with Chase Ink...except you don't get the 1% from VSE.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 10:18 am
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Everyone is getting a Christmas gift from Amazon this year. And whatever is left will be used towards gas gift cards.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 10:36 am
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I wonder if Nordstrom Rack is also included under Nordstroms
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Old Oct 6, 14, 10:43 am
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Lately Amazon prices are not good enough.
They even pulled out free shipping and increased it to 35$.

I am seeing better deals in Best Buy, Target, Walmart, even Staples is good.
Big ticket electronic items I prefer a B&M store for the ease of returns. With price match, Best Buy is awesome.

For apparel, Macy's is where I go the most.
Though Kohls also has some good deals.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by nova08 View Post
I wonder if Nordstrom Rack is also included under Nordstroms
Even if it isn't you could buy a Nordstrom GC at the normal Nordstrom and use it to pay at a Rack store.

My fiancee has some big items she is planning to get for herself ($550 Tory Burch boots, not sure why they're necessary [/humblebrag]) plus Christmas gifts for people, that I'll get her to put on her AU card and pay me back, which should cover most of the $1500. To meet rest I'll use for my random Amazon purchases instead of my Citi Forward.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by nova08 View Post
I wonder if Nordstrom Rack is also included under Nordstroms
it was last year but now sometimes it comes up as hautlook now.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by kay11 View Post
Lately Amazon prices are not good enough.
They even pulled out free shipping and increased it to 35$.

I am seeing better deals in Best Buy, Target, Walmart, even Staples is good.
Big ticket electronic items I prefer a B&M store for the ease of returns. With price match, Best Buy is awesome.

For apparel, Macy's is where I go the most.
Though Kohls also has some good deals.
I agree about Amazon, their prices aren't anywhere near as good as they were like 4-5 years ago. I find them to be similar price to B&M stores or even more expensive than the big chain stores so it takes away the benefit.

With CA being a tax state for Amazon purchases since 2012, it really killed the savings for me on buying a ton of stuff on Amazon. Not having the tax was essentially like 9% off my purchase.
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Old Oct 6, 14, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by Chris92128 View Post
Sears sells $50 gas and restaurant gift cards. I will probably load up on some gas and rest gift cards to meet the $1,500 and just spend them later. Not ideal but still 5% CB on gas
There are certainly advantages to spreading your MS across lightly used CCs, etc, but if you have a Vons gas station nearby you'd generally tend to be better off buying gas and restaurant GCs at Vons during 4X on GCs (or even 2X).

Example...

$1500 in fee-free store-specific GCs at Sears with CF
7500 UR points worth ~$113

$1500 in fee-free store-specific GCs at Vons 4X with OBC
5% OBC CB $75
6 x $1 off/gal fillups x say 14 gal = $84
Total $159

$1500 in fee-free store-specific GCs at Vons 2X with OBC
5% OBC CB $75
3 x $1 off/gal fillups x say 14 gal = $42
Total $117
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