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Q1 2021 Freedom/Flex 5%: Whsle Clubs Internet Cable Phone & select Streaming.

Q1 2021 Freedom/Flex 5%: Whsle Clubs Internet Cable Phone & select Streaming.

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Below is a copy-paste of the Merchant List for 2021 Q1 (as of 12/15/2020)

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Wholesale Clubs
  • COSTCO.COM **
  • BJ'S
  • SAM'S CLUB
  • TEXAS JASMINE
**Mastercard only accepted online at Costco.com, not in-warehouse.

Wholesale Club Exclusions
Gas, fuel, wholesale specialty service purchases such as travel, insurance, cell phone and home improvement



Examples of Internet, Cable and Phone Services Merchants
  • 1&1 INTERNET
  • ACORN TV
  • AT&T
  • ATLANTIC BROADBAND
  • BOINGO WIRELESS
  • BOOST MOBILE
  • BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS
  • CABLE ONE
  • CBS INTERACTIVE
  • CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
  • CINCINNATI BELL
  • COMIXOLOGY
  • CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS
  • CONSUMER CELLULAR
  • DISH NETWORK
  • DOMAIN HOSTING SERVICES
  • DR GLOBALTECH
  • DREAMHOST
  • DROPBOX
  • EARTHLINK LLC
  • EIG
  • EZETOP
  • GARMIN
  • GLOBAL TEL LINK
  • GODADDY.COM
  • GOOGLE FIOBER (GOOGLE *SERVICES) - confirmed by G2244
  • GOGO INFLIGHT
  • GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
  • GREAT CALL
  • HOLA AMERICA
  • HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS
  • IDT CORPORATION
  • ITALKBB.COM
  • JPAY STAMPS
  • JUSTANSWER
  • LYCAMOBILE
  • MICROSOFT CORPORATION
  • MINT MOBILE
  • MINUMEROLOCAL
  • NEXTIVA
  • NFL GAME PASS
  • OOMA
  • OPTIMUM
  • PANASONIC - AA
  • PERFORMGROUPUS
  • PROJECT PANTHER US LLC
  • RCN CORPORATION
  • REBTEL
  • REPUBLIC WIRELESS
  • RING CENTRAL
  • SKYBEAM CO
  • SKYPE
  • SONIC.NET
  • SPECTRUM
  • SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION
  • STARZ ENTERTAINMENT
  • SUDDENLINK
  • SUDDENLINK COMMUNICATIONS
  • T MOBILE
  • THE RACKSPACE CLOUD
  • TIME WARNER CABLE
  • TING-ORDER
  • TIVO
  • TWC
  • ULTRA MOBILE
  • US CELLULAR
  • US MOBILE
  • VERIZON WIRELESS
  • VIASAT AMERICAN AIRLINES
  • VIRGIN MOBILE
  • VONAGE
  • VS
  • WILDBLUE COMMUNICATIONS
  • WIX.COM
  • WWE NETWORK
  • XOOM CORPORATION


Internet, Cable and Phone Services Exclusions

∑ Purchases or payment for internet, cable and satellite television, phone or related services in a merchant's store that is not classified by the merchant in the applicable services category



Select Streaming Services

Only subscription services paid for with the listed select merchants will qualify for this offer:
  • Disney+
  • Hulu
  • ESPN+
  • Netflix
  • Sling
  • Vudu
  • Fubo TV
  • Apple Music
  • SiriusXM
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • YouTube TV
Select Streaming Services Exclusions
Purchases other than subscription services, e.g., music or video downloads, equipment, gift cards, etc.



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Old Dec 14, 20, 8:47 am
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Q1 2021 Freedom/Flex 5%: Whsle Clubs Internet Cable Phone & select Streaming.

Found on the Ultimate Rewards site under the 5% Categories / calendar this morning
  • Wholesale Clubs
  • Internet, Cable, & Phone Services
  • Select Streaming Services
Whole title was too long to fit.
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Old Dec 14, 20, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by restrictonthehanger View Post
Found on the Ultimate Rewards site under the 5% Categories / calendar this morning
  • Wholesale Clubs
  • Internet, Cable, & Phone Services
  • Select Streaming Services
Whole title was too long to fit.
Not bad for most folks . . .

If you have an Ink Cash, shop Costco and converted your Freedom Visa to a Flex MasterCard then it is not so good. Shrug.
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Old Dec 14, 20, 11:59 am
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Wow... 5% back at Costco! There has to be a low limit on that one I'd think. I heard from a Costco employee that Visa made a special deal with them and don't charge Costco any merchant fee. Not sure if it's true but that would be pretty amazing..... and would mean there is nothing to offset the 5%.
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Old Dec 14, 20, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by mtofell View Post
...There has to be a low limit on that one ....
Freedom and Flex quarterly offers are always capped at $1,500 spend.

Costco's agreement with VISA and Citi is complicated, and while Costco's "net" cost is reportedly zero, that does not mean that the card issuer isn't paid. In any event, bear in mind that many people carry a balance, and there are finance charges to offset these offers.
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Old Dec 14, 20, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by highops View Post
Not bad for most folks . . .

If you have an Ink Cash, shop Costco and converted your Freedom Visa to a Flex MasterCard then it is not so good. Shrug.
Just use your Flex MasterCard on Costco.com to purchase Costco Shop Cards (formerly Cash Cards). Problem solved.
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Old Dec 14, 20, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
Just use your Flex MasterCard on Costco.com to purchase Costco Shop Cards (formerly Cash Cards). Problem solved.
And I suppose I can switch the cell phones over to the Flex for 3 months and be careless with them through March.
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Old Dec 14, 20, 9:01 pm
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And I suppose I can switch the cell phones over to the Flex for 3 months and be careless with them through March.
. Only if you arenít really interested in solving your own problem.
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Old Dec 14, 20, 9:38 pm
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Yawn..... (not saying I won't max it - but if their goal is engagement, I don't see how this works). 2 of the 3 are set and forget it charges, they hope.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 8:02 am
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Clarification on what the "select streaming services" are

Only subscription services paid for with the listed select merchants will qualify for this offer:
Disney+
Hulu
ESPN+
Netflix
Sling
Vudu
Fubo TV
Apple Music
SiriusXM
Pandora
Spotify
YouTube TV
Exclusions: "Purchases other than subscription services, e.g., music or video downloads, equipment, gift cards, etc."
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Old Dec 15, 20, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
. Only if you aren’t really interested in solving your own problem.
Eh. I don't need $1500 in Costco gift cards. The insurance is not worth 4 URP/$ usually, but it is better than no value from the quarter.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 11:37 am
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Comcast/Xfinity not included in list of Internet Cable services! Bummer!!!
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Old Dec 15, 20, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by jmd001 View Post
Comcast/Xfinity not included in list of Internet Cable services!
I expect this is just an editing error in posting the list of examples.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 1:12 pm
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Comcast/Xfinity not included in list of Internet Cable services! Bummer!!!
Originally Posted by mia View Post
I expect this is just an editing error in posting the list of examples.
I also don't see Verizon Fios explicitly listed but I'm sure its the same concept. They also say the list there is of examples of merchants
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Old Dec 15, 20, 9:01 pm
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Eh, not much good for those of us who don't shop at warehouse clubs.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 9:03 pm
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I need to figure out if my local Sam's Clubs still stock MCGCs... that was quite a deal 2 years ago when it was 5x on the freedom, and Sam's was on Uber Visa local offers (believe this program has been discontinued) and Dosh. Was basically earning 15x-ish.

Not too amazing otherwise because I use my USB Altitude Reserve at Costco now since it earns 3x points for using mobile wallet.
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