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Wells Fargo Platinum 5x at Grocery-Gas-Drugstores(2016 onwards)

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This is the thread for 2016. The previous megathread is here.

The current WF cards that earn 5x Go Far Rewards points (WF points) are WF Visa Signature card and WF Rewards card. The 5x introductory period is 6 months, then they earn just 1x WF points. Each card is now capped the 5x at $12,500. (Updated Mar-2019)

Wells Fargo Visa Signature card:
https://www.wellsfargo.com/credit-cards/visa-signature/

Wells Fargo Visa Rewards Card:
https://www.wellsfargo.com/credit-cards/rewards/

Churnable to get repeated 5x rewards?

Not possible
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/22871522-post710.html

How to pay down CL quickly?
Use WF account to pay

Likely to get shut down if...?
- Cycling several times through your CL
- Cause a negative balance
- Have a really high balance
- Calling in and getting caught by human eyes on MS activities.

To check what your 5X/5% window is:
In your account summary page on WF website, go into the CC, and click "show my rewards" on the left side, then click "Visit Wells Fargo Rewards"
From there go to "Earn Rewards" on the top and click "My Offers" and go into the "Promotional Offers-Usage" tab.

To check which transactions get 5X/5% before your statement posts
To check if new transactions are eligible, go to "My Rewards" on the top, click "Activity", and set the start/end dates. You should see a "bonus earning" 4% for anything that's eligible.

What to do when transaction not going through due to FA?
Human @ fraud prevention line is 877-575-0462 (to verify charges if locked out) (Update 3-3-15 - Phone number no longer in service per this post)

Automated response number: 800-446-0664
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Old Jan 10, 16, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by lumangoy View Post
try calling 800-446-0664. This is automated and will clear your FA.
Thanks. Programmed into my phone. Ended up having to talk to someone as it said it couldn't pull up my info. Got it cleared.
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Old Jan 11, 16, 11:03 am
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Has anyone ever deposited M.O.s to pay for the credit card balance in branch?
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Old Jan 11, 16, 7:04 pm
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My WF signature card was just approved so i don't know how exactly it works. Can you redeem the points as go? The reason I ask is, you do all the work and then after 3-4 months if they shut you down, you are going to loose all the work.
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Old Jan 11, 16, 7:12 pm
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You get points on a monthly basis, a couple days after your statement closes.
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Old Jan 12, 16, 7:03 am
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Has anyone ever deposited M.O.s to pay for the credit card balance in branch?
I have done this several times. There is a couple days delay on it fully clearing to your available balance though.
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Old Jan 12, 16, 12:53 pm
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Any risk with using Fidelity Bill Pay to pay down the CC balance. Have a current balance of $6000 (already posted). Can I use Fido Bill pay to reduce the balance down to $1000? Seems like it would be faster than transferring to my WF checking account and then paying. It says payment will post tomorrow (1/13) if I use Bill Pay vs arrive by 1/15 if I transfer to my WF checking.
I double dog dare you!
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Old Jan 12, 16, 1:20 pm
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Any risk with using Fidelity Bill Pay to pay down the CC balance. Have a current balance of $6000 (already posted). Can I use Fido Bill pay to reduce the balance down to $1000? Seems like it would be faster than transferring to my WF checking account and then paying. It says payment will post tomorrow (1/13) if I use Bill Pay vs arrive by 1/15 if I transfer to my WF checking.
It may post but your CL may not be reduced.

Quickest way to clear CL is pay from WF checking.
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Old Jan 13, 16, 2:19 pm
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After my the last statement cutoff, my cash back activity is missing the date. Pending - Expected Redeemable Date. Anyone else?
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Old Jan 13, 16, 2:44 pm
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So, I've been using Serve to MS, and then I would withdraw the balance directly to my WF Checking to kill two birds with one stone: 1) meet requirements to waive the monthly fee 2) Pay off credit card asap/clear credit limit.

Since I've been shut down for Serve, I'm looking for a different way to satisfy the direct deposit requirement. Do you guys have checking accounts that you know ACH-ing in will work for sure as the direct deposit (aka #1)? Should it be a push, or does pull work?
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Old Jan 14, 16, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by Wakinguptooearly View Post
So, I've been using Serve to MS, and then I would withdraw the balance directly to my WF Checking to kill two birds with one stone: 1) meet requirements to waive the monthly fee 2) Pay off credit card asap/clear credit limit.

Since I've been shut down for Serve, I'm looking for a different way to satisfy the direct deposit requirement. Do you guys have checking accounts that you know ACH-ing in will work for sure as the direct deposit (aka #1)? Should it be a push, or does pull work?
+1
I'm in the same boat. Good question! I may just get stuck paying the $1 fee. Any Ideas out there???
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