Posted by Chuck on January 28, 2016
Shopping payments workshop

Published on January 28th, 2016 | by Chuck

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Payments Workshop – Making Payments Rewarding and Efficient

Introducing Payments Workshop, the place to discuss anything related to making payments with credit cards and gift cards.

We’ll explore how to maximize credit card categories, get airline credits, and best use prepaid cards.

 

We’ll examine the following topics:

  • Which merchants and retailers trigger bonus categories across the various credit card programs?
  • Which travel purchases work to trigger airline or travel credits?
  • Find here which vendors are partners with VisaSavingsEdge, MastercardEasySavings, and Amex OPEN.
  • Which merchants allow overpayment/prepayment?
  • Major online retailers whoplace a $1 hold, who require you to register a prepaid card to your address, and who drain prepaid cards automatically.
  • Max number of gift cards or credit cards that can be used online or in-store.

Please read this post for a longer explanation of what we record in this table, how to use this table, examples, search tips, and glossary.

 

Merchant Tag Workshop Last Updated Source
1and1.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
6pm.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
9/11 Museum and Memorial (NYC) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
1800Flowers Category, Amex Amex OPEN partner 10/31/2016 Source
1800Flowers.com Mac GC Max of 2 online and up to 5 over the phone (unconfirmed) 1/28/2016 Frequentmiler
AAA membership Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Accuracy Limo (via Square, Salt Lake City, UT limo service) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
ACE Adventures (West Virginia White Water Rafting) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Worked with manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Acme Max CC At least 15 CC 1/28/2016 Reddit
Adobe Acrobat Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
Adorama.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
AdvancedMedicalCertification.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
AEP (electric bill) Prepay Allows overpayment; $2.95 fee for up to $1k 3/7/2017 Source
Aer Lingus ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Aeroplan Award fees Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
agoda.com Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Air Asia tickets (booked on airline site) Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Air Canada bag fee Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Air Canada ticket (via travel agent) Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Air France award fee Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Air France award flights fees/taxes Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Air India Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 3/13/2017 DoC
AirAsia Flights (airasia.com) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
AirBnB Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Airbnb Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
airbnb bookings Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Airline baggage fees Airline credit, Ritz Works 12/18/2016 DoC
Airline lounge day pass Airline credit, Ritz Works 12/18/2016 DoC
Airline seat upgrades Airline credit, Ritz Works 12/18/2016 DoC
Airport Parking Denver Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Airport Parking Logan Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Akran Marketing Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Alamo Mac GC Max 1 Discover Alamo gc can be used per rental 1/28/2016 Source
Alamo Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Alaska Air Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Alaska Airline e-gift cards Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Alaska Airline taxes Airline Credit, CNB Works 1/2/2017 DoC
Alaska Airlines Max GC Max 4 GC 1/11/2017 Source
Alaska Airlines checked baggage fee Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Alaska Airlines gift card and e-gift Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Works 3/29/2017 DoC
Alaska Airlines gift cards Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Alaska Airlines gift certificates Airline credit, Prestige Does not work 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Alaska Airlines in-flight food Airline credit, Prestige Does not work 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Alaska Airlines inflight food Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
Alaska Airlines ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Alaska Airlines upgrade Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Alaska e-gift ($100) Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Alaska gift cards Airline Credit, CNB Does not work 1/2/2017 DoC
Albertson’s Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/2/2017 DoC
Albertson’s Max CC At least 10 CC 1/2/2017 DoC
Aldi Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/5/2017 Source
aliexpress.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Allegiant ticket YMMV Airline credit, Prestige Needed manual input 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Amazing Bike Tours Thailand Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Amazon $1 hold Visa has no hold, Amex has $1 hold 1/28/2016 My experience
Amazon AWS Category, Chase INK Plus 5x? 12/27/2016 Source
Amazon Prime music and video Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
Amazon Prime Now Category Does not code as food (on restaurant) or bookstore 1/5/2017 Source
amazon.com Use GC We can now use Amazon gc to buy 3rd-party gc 1/28/2016 Source
amazon.com Category, Citi ATTcc Mixed data points if it earns 3x (it worked for me) 10/31/2016 Flyertalk MtM
Amazon/MPX Category, Barclay Sallie Mae Not included in ‘Amazon category 10/31/2016 DoC
Amazon/MPX Category, Discover Not included in ‘Amazon’ category 10/31/2016 DoC
Amazon/MPX Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Ameren Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
American Airline e-gift card Airline Credit, CNB Works 1/2/2017 DoC
American Airline redeposit fees Airline Credit, CNB Works 1/2/2017 DoC
American Airline upgrade certificates Airline Credit, CNB Works 1/2/2017 DoC
American Airlines Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
American Airlines Category, Amex Platinum Earns 5x on AA gc 11/14/2016 reddit
American Airlines award flight fees/taxes Airline credit, Ritz YMMV 12/18/2016 DoC
American Airlines baggage fees at airport Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
American Airlines e-gift Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
American Airlines gift card and e-gift Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Works 3/29/2017 DoC
American Airlines gift cards Airline credit, Ritz YMMV 12/18/2016 DoC
American Airlines gift cards ($100 or less) Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
American Airlines gift certificate Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
American Airlines in-flight food Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
American Airlines inflight food/drink Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
American Airlines p-gift card Airline Credit, CNB YMMV 1/2/2017 DoC
American Airlines status challenge payment Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
American Airlines telephone booking (including booking fee) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
American Airlines ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
American Eagle Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/28/2016 DMA in the comments
americanairlines.com Use GC 72-hour wait until gc is active 1/28/2016 Reported on Flyertalk
americanairlines.com Mac GC Max 8 GC 1/28/2016 Source
Amex gift cards Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Amtrak (cafe car purchases as well as tickets purchased from kiosks) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Amtrak (possibly due <$25 charge) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Amtrak train ticket Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Amtrak train ticket (ALB-NYP) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
AnswerConnect Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
Apple/iTunes Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 12/21/2016 My experience
Apple/iTunes Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 12/21/2016
Applebees/MPX Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Applebees/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Applebees/MPX Category, Citi Prestige Earned 2x 12/18/2016 Reddit
AragLegal.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Argosy Cruises (SEA, classified as RECREATION) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Aria Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Arrival+ Annual Fee Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
AT&T Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
AT&T cable/internet/landline Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
AT&T monthly bill Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Source
AT&T online payment Misc Can make 1 penny payment 1/28/2016 My experience
AT&T online payment Prepay Allows overpayment, at least a couple thousand if not more 1/28/2016 My experience
AT&T online payment Misc Can not pay the exact same amount twice in the same day with the same card 1/28/2016 My experience
AT&T phone purchase Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x (unclear if this is for online purchase or in-store) 12/27/2016 Source
Atlantic Airways ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Autoeurope.com Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
AutoZone Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Aviance upgrade fee Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Avis Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Avis rental car Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
B&H Photo Video Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Babies R Us Max CC At least 8 CC; no need to tell cashier to split, you can split it yourself 1/28/2016 Esther from Demflyers via PM
Bahn.com (when using Paypal) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Bananarepublic.com Mac GC Max 5 GC 1/28/2016 Stated on Discover Rewards site
BART Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) San Francisco Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Baymont Inn & Suites Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Bealls Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
beauty.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Bed Bath & Beyond Max CC At least 4 CC 1/28/2016 Source
Bed Bath & Beyond Mac GC Max 8 GC 1/28/2016 Milesperday
Belk Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Best Buy Max CC Max 10 CC 1/28/2016 Reported by Josh
Best Buy Drain prepaid card Draining works (at least Amex) 1/28/2016 My experience
bestbuy.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
bestbuy.com Mac GC Max of 10 GC or possibly 7 1/28/2016 Orensmoneysaver.com
Volker
BHphotovideo.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
bidawiz Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Bieber bus tickets Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Bing Ads Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Bing Ads Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
birchbox.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
bizequity.com Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
BJ’s Misc GC can be used for gas 11/28/2016 My experience
BJ’s Use GC GC can be used for gas 11/28/2016
BJ’s Checks (online order) Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 2/12/2017 DoC
BJ’s gas station Category, Amex Codes as gas with Chase but not with Amex 1/3/2017 Source
bjs.com (BJ’s online) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 4/20/2017 DoC
Blizzard Entertainment Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Bloomingdale’s Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Blue Cross health insurance Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Blue Water Rafting Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
bluehost.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
BodyGloveHawaii.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Boingo Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Bon Ton Stores Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Bonanza Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Boost Mobile Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Boscov’s Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Boston MBTA Charlie Card (reload & Commuter Rail passes/tickets) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Brazil airline GOL (booked online) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
British Airways award tickets taxes + phone fees Airline credit, Ritz YMMV 12/18/2016 DoC
British Airways ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Budget Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Buffalo Wild Wings/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Burj Khalifa observation decks Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Buying Lifemiles from Avianca Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Cablevision Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
cafepress.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 1/17/2017 Source
California DMV Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Capitaine Train Tickets (capitaine.com) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Car2go Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Cardcash (via Paypal) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x, via Paypal only 12/27/2016 DoC
cardcash.com (via Paypal) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
cardpool.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Carmel Limo (NYC car service) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Carrabba’s Max CC At least 4 CC 1/28/2016 Source
Carrabba’s/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
carrentals.com Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Cashstar gift card purchase Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x on some/all gift cards from Cashstar 12/25/2016 DoC
Cashstar gift card purchase Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 1/19/2017 DoC
Cashstar/Office Depot e-gift Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/28/2016 DoC
Cashstar/Staples e-gift Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/28/2016 DoC
Cebu Pacific bag fee Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Cebu Pacific ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Century 21 (c21stores.com) Mac GC Max of one gc per order Source
Century 21 Department Stores Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Certified-Mail-Envelopes.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
ChargePoint for Electric Vehicle Charging Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Charter Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Charter Spectrum/Time Warner Cable monthly bills Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
cheaptickets.com (hotel) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Cheesecake Factory/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Chevron Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
chewy.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 1/17/2017 Source
Chick-fil-A Drain prepaid card Draining works on all cards 1/28/2016 Slickdeals
Chili’s/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
China Airlines ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Chinese Visa Application Fees Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Worked with manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Circus-Circus Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Citi ThankYou Booking Airline credit, Prestige; Category, Citi Points + Cash booking does not work to trigger Prestige credit but does earn 3x 3/5/2017 Source
Citi ThankYou Points Trip Portal (if you use TYP to book a flight and have to pay part of the airfare with cash) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
City Taxi (Tampa) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
clclodging.com Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Clipper card Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
CoffeeForLess.com Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
CollegeBoard.org Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Comcast Prepay Allows overpayment 12/13/2016 Reddit
Comcast Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Con Edison (NY) Prepay Allows overpayment, up to $1500 each transaction, with fee 12/27/2016 Reddit
Condointernet Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Costco Drain prepaid card Draining works on all cards 1/28/2016 Slickdeals
Costco gas Category, Chase Costco gas station codes as Gas for Freedom quarterly category 1/4/2017 Source
costco.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
CostcoTravel Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Cotai Waterjet (Hong Kong) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Cox cable Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Cox Internet Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
Cricket Mobile Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
Cruise bookings Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Cruise Excursions Booked Prior to Cruise (and fully refundable) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
CT Limo Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Cub Foods Drain prepaid card Draining work 1/5/2017 Source
CVS Max CC Max 7 CC 1/28/2016 Reddit
CVS Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/28/2016 Travelwithgrant.com
CVS Pharmacy Category, Amex OBC Earns 5% 1/17/2017 Source
Daily Getaways (purchase of Busch Garden tickets) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR (and CSP) Works 4/20/2017 Source
Daily Getaways purchase of HHonors points Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Davinci Virtual Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Days Hotel Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Days Inn Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
DB Bahn Trains Germany (bahn.de) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
DC Metro (WMATA) SmarTrip farecard Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
De Palm Tours, Aruba Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Deed Plotting Software Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
delivery.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Dell Combine GC GCs can be combined over the phone, full details http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/19/campaigns/gift-card-consolidation-popup-us?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&~lt=popup 12/25/2016
Dell.com Max CC Use three cc per order 3/1/2017 Source
Dell.com Mac GC One gc per order 1/28/2016 Bighabitat.com
dell.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Delta award fees (less than $250) Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Delta award taxes Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Works 3/29/2017 DoC
Delta bag fee Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Delta baggage fees Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Delta change fees Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Delta e-gift Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Delta flight Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Delta flights Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Delta gift card Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Delta gift card Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Works 3/29/2017 DoC
Delta gift cards Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Delta in-flight purchase (not wifi) Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Delta lounge access Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Delta physical and e-gift ($50 or less) Airline Credit, Amex Works ($50 works; $100 does not work) 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Delta ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Delta upgrade Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Delta upgrade fees Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
delta.com Mac GC Max 3 GC 1/28/2016 Reddit
Digital River MyCommerce/vorpX (PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Dillard’s Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Dillard’s Max GC Max 10 GC’s 1/17/2017 Source
dinova Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
DirecTV Prepay Allows overpayment up to $99k 12/27/2016 Reddit
DirecTV Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
DirecTV.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Dish Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
Disney Max GC Max one; however, gc can be merged online or loaded to Disney Vacation Account 11/28/2016 Frequentmiler
Disney Vacation Account Misc There’s a 7-day hold until account can be used 11/28/2016 Frequentmiler
Disney Vacation Account Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/27/2016 Reddit
Disney Vacation account funding Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Disney Vacation Club dues Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Disney.com – Walt Disney ticket purchase Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Disneyland Hong Kong Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Worked with manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
disneystore.com Use GC Apply GC (or multiple GC) over the phone after the order is processed so long as it hasn’t shipped yet (CC isn’t charged until shipped) Heard from a friend
disneystore.com Max GC, Combine GC Max 1 GC; but you are able to combine multiple gc into one online so 1 gc suffices Heard from a friend
Domino’s/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Dominos/MPX Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Dominos/MPX Category, Citi Prestige Earned 2x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Dream Hotels Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
DriveNow (in EU & US) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Dropbox Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
drugstore.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
DTE Energy (Gas & Electricity) in Michigan Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
DUANEreade Category, Amex OBC Earns 5% 1/17/2017 Source
Dublin Bus Tours Hop on, Hop off (Green) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Duke Energy (Ohio) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 4/20/2017 Source
Dunkin Donuts Combine GC GC can be merged in online DD account 11/28/2016
Dunkin Donuts Misc GC can be merged in online DD account 11/28/2016 My experience
Dunkin Donuts e-gift Category, Chase CSP No double points earned 11/29/2016 My experience
Dunkin Donuts e-gift Category, Chase CSP No double points earned 11/29/2016
East Bay Municipal Utilities District Prepay Allows overpayment (with fee) 1/5/2017 Source
ebags.com Mac GC Max one gift card per order 1/28/2016 Heard from a friend
ebags.com Combine GC Can get multiple gift cards merged into one upon request Source
ebags.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x via Paypal, but YMMV without Paypal 10/31/2016 DoC and Source
eBay Use GC There is a delay of up to 4 hours from when you get the card until it can be used 1/28/2016 DoC
eBay Use GC, Buy GC eBay gc no longer works to buy third-party gc 10/15/2016 DoC
eBay Mac GC Max of 8 gc or coupons can be used per order 1/28/2016 DoC
eBay seller fees Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 11/26/2016
eBay seller fees Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
eBay seller fees Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 11/26/2016 a reader
eBay seller fees Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 12/26/2016 DoC
ebay/Cardency (paid via Paypal) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
ebay/Giftcardmall Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x when paid via Paypal, but not w/o PP 10/31/2016 DoC
eBay/GiftCardMall (PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
ebay/PaypalDigitalGifts (paid via Paypal) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
eBay/SVM (via Paypal) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 4/20/2017 DoC
eBay/SVM Gift Cards (PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
efurb.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
eGifter.com Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 11/15/2016 my experience
egifter.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 2/12/2017 DoC
Eiffel Tower Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Worked with manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Emirates gift shop purchase Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Empire State Building tickets Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Enterprise rent-a-car (paid at counter) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Enterprise Rental Car Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/28/2016 DoC
esaving.com (via Paypal) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
EssexApartmentHomes.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Etihad Airlines Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 3/13/2017 DoC
Etihad award taxes/fees Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Etsy Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Europcar.com Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Eurostar Train Tickets (eurostar.com) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Eurostar.com Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Evan Evans Sightseeing tours (UK based) – evanevanstours.co.uk Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Excalibur Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Expedia.com Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Experian Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
express park (outside PHL) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/29/2016 DoC
Exxon Category, Amex Counts as gas for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
EZ-Pass Prepay Allows overpayment up to $25k 12/27/2016 Reddit
EZ-Pass (NY) Category, Discover Counts as part of Transportation category; YMMV 1/2/2017 DoC
EZ-Tag (Houston) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
EZPass Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Usually works. YMMV in NYC-area (might depend on manual-load vs. auto-load) 11/16/2016 DoC
EZPass Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
EzPass (Massachusetts) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
EZPASS northern Virginia (495 Expressway) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Fastrak (S. Cal.) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 1/5/2017 Source
Fastrak tag autoload (San Francisco bridge tolls) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
FastTrac Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Fedex Category, Amex Amex OPEN partner 10/31/2016 Source
FedEx.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
FinishLine.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Fireman’s Fund (business insurance) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 3/14/2017 From a friend
Fireman’s Fund (business insurance) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 3/14/2017 From a friend
Firestone Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Foodtown Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Formula1 Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR (and CSP) Works 4/20/2017 Reddit
FreedomPop Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
FreshDirect (online) Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
fromyouflowers.com Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Frontier bag fees Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Frontier Fios Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Frontier inflight drink Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
Fuelman Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Gabbyville.com Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
GameStop.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Gap Max CC At least 8 CC 1/28/2016 Esther from Demflyers via PM
Gap.com Mac GC Max 5 GC 1/28/2016 Stated on Discover Rewards site
Geico Prepay Does not allow prepayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Georgia Peach Pass Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Gett Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Giant (supermarket) Buy GC Accept CC for variable-load prepaid cards 10/31/2016 DoC
Giant Eagle (OH/PA/WV grocery) Drain prepaid card Draining works on all cards 1/28/2016 Slickdeals
giftcardmall.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Giftcardmart.com Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
giftcards.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Source
Giftcardzen.com Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 2/12/2017 Source
giftcardzen.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Global Entry Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Global Entry fees Airline credit, Ritz Works 12/18/2016 DoC
GO Shuttle Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
GoDaddy Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Godiva Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
GoGo Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Google Cloud Platform (cloud.google.com) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 DoC
Google Domains Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 4/20/2017 Source
Google Domains Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 1/5/2017 Source
Google Drive Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
Google Express/Costco Category, Discover Does not code like Costco for Wholesale category 1/23/2017 Source
Google Express/Costco Category, Chase Freedom Codes as Costco for Wholesale category 1/2/2017 Source
Google Fi Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 10/31/2016 Source
Google Fi Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 4/20/2017 Source
Google Fiber Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Google gSuite (formerly Apps) Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 1/5/2017 Source
Google Wallet $1 hold There is a $1 hold 1/28/2016
gotobus.com Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/29/2016 DoC
Gotobus.com (Long Distance Buses) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Grasshopper Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Greyhound buses Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Gristedes Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Groupon Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 1/17/2017 Source
groupon.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Grubhub Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
gtlc.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
guess.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Gulf Category, Amex Counts as gas for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
gyft.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x with Paypal, but not w/o PP 10/31/2016 DoC
Gyft.com Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x when paid with Paypal, but not without Paypal 10/31/2016 Source
H20 Wireless Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/27/2016 Source
Half.com (PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
harrys.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Hawaiian Airlines Max GC Max 4 GC 1/11/2017 Source
Hawaiian Airlines gift cards Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR works 12/2/2016 DoC
Hawaiian bag fee Airline credit, Prestige works 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Hawaiian extra legroom seats Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Hawaiian gift card ($100 or less) Travel Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Source
Hawaiian gift card (slightly over $50) Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Hawthorn Suites Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Hertz Category, Amex Amex OPEN partner 10/31/2016 Source
Hertz Rent-a-Car (hertz.com) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Hess Category, Amex Counts as gas for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Hetzner.de (PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
HH Gregg Max CC At least 8 CC Source
Home Depot Max CC At least 4 CC 1/28/2016 My experience
Home Depot Drain prepaid card Draining works (at least Amex) 1/28/2016 My experience
Homeaway – Vacation Rental by Owner Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Homeaway.com, posts as real estate. Barclays said they’d make a one-time exception but future purchases won’t count as travel. Travel credit, Barclay Arrival YMMV, might get manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
homedepot.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Honeyfund.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Hong Kong Airport Express Pass Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Hooters/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Hop On/Hop Off Bus (Spain) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Hornblower dinner cruise Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
Hornblower dinner cruise Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 11/28/2016 DoC
Hotel parking fees in Fairmont SF Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Hotels.com Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Hotels.com Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Hotels.com Misc GC can be combined online 11/28/2016 Link
Hotels.com Gift Card Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
Hotels.com Gift Card Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Hotwire Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Howard Johnson Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
HP Category, Amex Amex OPEN partner 10/31/2016 Source
hp.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
https://www.japan-rail-pass.com/ (JR Rail in Japan) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 4/20/2017 Source
Hulu Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
Hulu Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 3/19/2017 My experience
Hyatt e-gift Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 11/28/2016 DoC
Hyatt e-gift card Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Hyatt eGiftcard Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
Hyatt Hotels Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Hyatt physical G.C. from Hyatt.com Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
HyperOffice Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Iberia change fees Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
iherb.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
IHG Ambassador recognition program Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
IHG points and cash hotel redemption Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
IHOP/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
IHOP/MPX Category, Citi Prestige Earned 2x 12/18/2016 Reddit
IHOP/MPX Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Illinois I-PASS (auto refill) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/29/2016 DoC
In-flight internet/entertainment Airline credit, Ritz Works 12/18/2016 DoC
In-flight meals Airline credit, Ritz Works 12/18/2016 DoC
INIZ (PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Intuit tax preparer bill Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
IPass (Illinois) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
iRobot Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
IRS taxes Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
ItaliaRail (online booking agency for TrenItalia) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
iTechDeals.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
iTunes Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 10/31/2016 Source
J.C. Penney Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Jack in the Box restaurant Drain prepaid card Draining works 3/7/2017 Source
jcrew.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
jcrew.com Max CC Use 2 cc in one transaction 1/28/2016 DoC
Jet Blue gift card Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Does not work 3/29/2017 DoC
jet.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
JetBlue bag fees Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
JetBlue Flight Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
JetBlue inflight food/drink Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
JetBlue inflight food/drink Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x as dining 12/18/2016 DoC
JetBlue ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Kaiser Health Insurance premiums Prepay Allows overpayment 1/5/2017 Source
Kiva Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
KLM ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Kmart Max CC Max 5 CC 1/2/2017 DoC
Kmart Drain prepaid card Draining works on all cards 1/28/2016 Slickdeals
Knights Inn Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Kohl’s Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Kohl’s/MPX Category, Chase Freedom Not included in Department Store category 10/31/2016 DoC
Kohl’s/MPX Category, Discover Not included in Dept Store category 10/31/2016 DoC
kohls.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
kohls.com Max GC Max 4 GC 1/22/2017 Source
Korean Air ticket (via travel agent) Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Kroger Buy GC Max $1999.99 in Visa gift cards including fees, hard-coded MIlesperday here and here
Kroger Max CC At least 15 CC; after 10, cashier has to override 1/28/2016 Reddit
Kroger Use GC Sells money orders up to $1,000, can split between multiple debit cards, $.69 fee Marco in the comments
Kroger / Smith’s Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/28/2016 Milestomemories
Kroger gas station Category, Chase Freedom Counts as part of gas category 1/23/2017 Source
La Quinta Inn & Suites Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
LA Swamp Tours (Steamboat cruise, Haunted History Tours – New Orleans) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Lahaina-Maui Ferry Tickets (go-lanai.com) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Las Vegas Show (booked through hotel) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Las Vegas show tickets (booked online – Mandalay Bay Box office) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
lastcall.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Lenovo Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Lenovo.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Lilly Pulitzer Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
LivePlan Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
LivingSocial (via Paypal) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 DoC
livingsocial.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
London taxi Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Lord & Taylor Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Lowe’s Max CC At least 8 CC 1/22/2017 Source
Lowes Drain prepaid card Draining works 3/20/2015 My experience and Parkerthon’s
Lowes Mac GC At least 11 GC 1/28/2016 My experience
lowes.com Mac GC No limit 1/28/2016 Lowe’s on Facebook
lowes.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Lufthansa ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
LumberLiquidators.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Luxor Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Lyft Category, Chase Freedom Counts as part of Transportation category 1/2/2017 DoC
Lyft Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Lyft Category, Discover Counts as part of Transportation category 1/2/2017 DoC
Lyft Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Lyft Max gc Max 1 gc per ride 12/13/2016 Source
M-Life (advance reservation deposit) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Macy’s Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
macys.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
macys.com Mac GC Max 5 GC 1/28/2016 Source
MailChimp Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Mailchimp Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 1/5/2017 Source
Malaysia Airlines ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Malaysian Overnight Train – ktmb.com.my (KUL-SIN) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Mandalay Bay Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Manhattan parking garages Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/29/2016 DoC
Marriott gift card Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/28/2016 DoC
Marriott hotel charge Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
McDonald’s Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/28/2016 Flyertalk
Megabus.com Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Meh.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Meijer Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Meijer Buy GC Allows CC for purchase GC 1/28/2016 Source
Meijer Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/28/2016 Source
Meijer Use GC Use Vanilla Visa gc to buy money order 1/28/2016 Source
Meijer convenience store (gift card purchase) Category, Chase Freedom Does not count as part of gas category 1/23/2017 Source
Meijer gas station Category, Chase Freedom Counts as part of gas category 1/23/2017 Source
MGM Grand Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
MGM grand Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 3/13/2017 DoC
Michigan State University parking meter (MSU Police Dept. 1x) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Microsoft OneDrive Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
MicrosoftStore.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Microtel Inn & Suites Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
mimeo.com Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
MIR Travel Agency Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Misook.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Mobil Category, Amex Counts as gas for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
monster.com Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Monte Carlo Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Monterey Aquarium Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Montway Auto Transport (deposit) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
MPX Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Works 3/29/2017 DoC
MPX Category, Amex Platinum & BGR do not earn bonus points with MPX for airfare 11/29/2016 My experience
MPX Airline Credit, Amex Hasn’t been working recently 12/2/2016 DoC
MPX Airline Credit, CNB Does not work 1/2/2017 DoC
MPX Travel Credit, Suntrust Does not work 1/5/2017 DoC
MPX/Kohl’s Category, Citi Dividend Does not work for 5% department store category 10/27/2016 DoC
MPX/Sears Category, Citi Dividend Works for 5% department store category 10/27/2016 DoC
MPX/Staples Category, Amex SimplyCash, does not earn 5% 1/5/2017 DoC
MPX/Uber Category, Chase Freedom Counts as part of Transportation category 1/17/2017 Source
MPX/Uber Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
MPX/Uber Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/5/2016 DoC
MUD gas/electric Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Murphy Express Category, Amex Counts as gas for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Murphy USA Category, Amex Counts as gas for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
MWI Animal Health Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
MyExpressFreight.com Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Namecheap Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 1/5/2017 Source
Namecheap.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Namecheap.com with Paypal Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x, via Paypal only 4/20/2017 Source
namesilo Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 12/26/2016 DoC
National Car Rental Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
National car rental Max GC Max 1 Discover National gc can be used per rental 1/8/2017 Frequentmiler
National Grid electric (MA) Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Nationalgiftcard on eBay Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 2/18/2017 DoC
Nationwide Buxx loads Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Neiman Marcus Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
neimanmarcus.com (via Paypal) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Nelnet loans Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Netflix Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Netflix Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 12/26/2016 DoC
Netflix Category, Synchrony Marvel Does not earn 3% 2/26/2017 Source
Netflix Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
New York Waterways Ferry (between NJ and NYC) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Newegg (PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
newegg.com Use GC Can’t use Newegg gc to buy third-party gc 1/28/2016 Source
Newegg.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
newegg.com Buy GC third-party gc purchases come within minutes of placing order 1/28/2016
Ngong Ping 360 (Hong Kong) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Night Hotels Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
nike.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
NJ Transit Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Nordstrom Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
nordstrom.com Mac GC At least 12 GC 1/28/2016 Source
Norton/Symantec Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Norwegian Cruise Line (deposits & payments) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Norwegian Cruise Line (telephone order from vacationstogo.com) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
NS Hispeed Train Tickets (nshispeed.com) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
NTTA (toll) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 3/13/2017 DoC
Nvidia GeForce Now Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 1/5/2017 Source
NYC MetroCard Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
NYC MTA Subway Cards Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
NYC Taxi Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Oculus Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
Office Depot Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016
Office Depot Max CC At least 8 CC 1/28/2016 Reported by Mario
Office Depot Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016
Office Max Max CC At least 6 CC 1/28/2016 Reported by Justin
Office Max Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016
Office Max Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016
Office Max store pickup Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/27/2016
Office Max store pickup Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/27/2016 Heard from a friend
Office Max/MPX Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
officedepot.com Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016
officedepot.com Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016
OfficeFurniture.com Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Oldnavy.com Mac GC Max 5 GC 1/28/2016 Stated on Discover Rewards site
Omaha Public Power Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Ooma phone service Category, Chase INK Preferred Does not earn 3x 1/17/2017 Source
Optimum (cable) Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 4/20/2017 Source
Orbitz.com purchase Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
ORCA card for Seattle area tolls Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Oyster card Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
P.F. Chang’s/MPX Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not earn 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Pacific Gas & Electric Prepay Allows overpayment 1/5/2017 Source
Panda Express Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Panda Express/MPX Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Panda Express/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Panera Bread Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Panera/MPX Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Conflicting results if it earns 3x 10/31/2016 Source
Panera/MPX Category, Chase Freedom Earns 5x as restaurant category 10/31/2016 DoC
Papa John’s Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Papa John’s/MPX Category, Chase Hyatt Earns 2x 10/31/2016 DoC
Papa John’s/MPX Category, Citi Prestige Earned 2x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Papa Johns/MPX Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Paris RATP Metro/VATP Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Parking at HSV Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Parking at IAH (on airport) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Parking at Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Parking at SNA (John Wayne Airport) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Parking lots in San Jose Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
Parking meters (Chicago,Portland,SF) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Parkmobile street parking Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
parkrideflyusa Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
ParkWhiz Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Pathmark Drain prepaid card Draining works on debit 1/28/2016 Orensmoneysaver
Pathmark Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Patreon Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 3/7/2017 Source
Paypal Digital Gifts (paypal-gifts.com) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
Paypal Digital Gifts on eBay Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
Paypal Person-2-person payment Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Paypal Shipping (USPS) Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
paypal.com $1 hold, Register Accepts prepaid, even Amex; no need to register address; places $1 hold 1/28/2016
Pep Boys Drain prepaid card Draining works Source
petsmart.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 1/17/2017 Source
Plastiq Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 3/2/2017 Source
Plastiq Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x on the fees but NOT on the the main charge 2/11/2017 Source and my experience too
Plastiq Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works for 3x on (many) rent & mortgage payments, but not on utilites & student loans 4/20/2017 DoC
Plastiq (for mortgage, car loan, IRS federal taxes) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Plastiq (utilities) Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Plastiq telecom Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
plastiq.com $1 hold, Register Accepts prepaid (YMMV), no need to register address; no $1 hold
Playstation Vue Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
PMRF Beach Cottages (Kauai) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Points.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Points.com (Southwest) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Postal money orders USPS Max card At least 7 4/4/2017 Source
Practical Ecommerce Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Priceline Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Priceline (exp deals) Category, Citi Prestige Earns 3x Travel 1/5/2017 Source
priceline.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Primetime Shuttle (LAX-SNA) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Prince Resorts Hawaii Gift Card (Prince Hotel Waikiki, Mauna Kea Hotel, Hapuna Beach Hotel) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
proactiv Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 11/29/2016
proactiv Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 11/29/2016
PSE&G Prepay Allows overpayment up to $1,500 with fee 12/27/2016 Reddit
Public parking garage in SF Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Publix Use GC Can’t buy ANY gc with Publix gc Flyeralk
Publix Use GC Sells money orders, max $500; can split between debit cards; $.89 fee for money order MMS
Qatar Airways ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Radpad (direct payment, no electronic wallet) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 3/29/2017 DoC
Radpad with Apple Pay or Android Pay (only) Category, Citi Prestige Works for 3x 3/29/2017 DoC
Radpad with Apple Pay or Android Pay (only) Category, Chase INK Preferred Works for 3x 3/29/2017 DoC
Radpad with Apple Pay or Android Pay (only) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 3/29/2017 DoC
rail europe on Travelocity Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
rail JR Rail in Japan Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Worked with manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Rainbow (MN/WI grocery) Drain prepaid card Draining works on all cards 1/28/2016 Slickdeals
Raise Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 1/29/2017 Source
raise.com $1 hold, Register Accepts prepaid cards, no need to register address; places $1 hold 1/28/2016
raise.com Category, Citi ATTcc Some report this works & some say it doesn’t 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
rakuten Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Ramada Inn Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Red Robin Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Red Robin/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Regal/MPX Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 1/17/2017 Source
RentPayment.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Republic Wireless Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 1/5/2017 Source
Ringcentral Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
RingPlus Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
RingPlus (Direct entry) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Rite Aid Use GC Cash only for loading Serve DoC
Rite Aid Category, Amex OBC Earns 5% 1/17/2017 Source
Rite Aid Buy GC No cc for Visa gc purchases DoC
Rite Aid Max CC At least 4 CC Source
RiverLink tolls, TxTag Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Rocketmiles (hotel booking) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Roku Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 3/7/2017 Source
rover.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Royal Caribbean drink package Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Safari Helicopter Tour (Kauai) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Safeway Drain prepaid card Self-checkout will drain one card, but not two on the same transaction 1/28/2016 Milesperday in the comments
Safeway Use GC Use Safeway GC to buy third-party GC works 2/19/2017 Source
Saks Fifth Avenue Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
Sam’s Club Max CC At least 3 CC 10/31/2016 DoC
Sam’s Club Buy GC You can *buy* at least 8 Sam’s gc in one transaction; at least $3750 value 10/31/2016 DoC
Sam’s Club Misc Variable-load prepaid V/MC/A gc must be purchases separately from all other items 10/31/2016 DoC
Sams Club Drain prepaid card Draining does not work 1/5/2017 Source
Sams Club gas station Category, Chase Freedom Codes as gas for quarterly category 1/8/2017 DoC
samsclub.com Max CC Allows 2 CC per order, not more 1/28/2016 DoC
samsclub.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Samsung Pay Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 12/15/2016 Source
Samsung Pay gift cards via app Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
samsung.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
San Francisco Clipper Card (autoload via website) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
saveya.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
SDG&E (San Diego, CA) Prepay $1.50 fee for up to $1k 3/7/2017 Source
Sears Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
sears.com $1 hold There is a $1 hold 1/28/2016 Chasingthepoints
sears.com Mac GC Max of 15 GC per order 1/28/2016 Frequentmiler
Sears/MPX Category, Discover Included in Dept Store category 10/31/2016 DoC
Sears/MPX Category, Chase Freedom Included in Department Store category 10/31/2016 DoC
SearsPartsDirect Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Seashells (shopseashells.com) Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 1/19/2017 DoC
Seashells roundup app Category, Citi ATTcc Appears to earn 3x 1/5/2017 DoC
SEASTREAK LLC – NYC (Commuter Ferri) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
SeeSo Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 3/7/2017 Source
Sheez (food) Category, Discover Codes as gas for quarterly category 1/8/2017 Source
Shell Category, Amex Counts as gas for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
shoebuy.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
shop.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
shopkeep Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Shoprite Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Simon Mall Max CC Max 6 CC 1/2/2017 DoC
simonmall.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Source
Singapore Air Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Singapore Cable Car Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
SiriusXM Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
Skyjump at Stratosphere Hotel LV (not charged by hotel) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Sling TV Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
Sling TV Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
sony.com Mac GC Max 10 GC online 1/28/2016
sony.com Max CC Allows more than one card 1/28/2016 Frequentmiler
Southwest Mac GC 4 forms of payment total, e.g. 3 gc and one cc Dannydealguru
Southwest – taxes on companion fare Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Southwest airline ticket less than $100 Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Southwest Airlines Max GC Max 3 GC 1/11/2017 Source
Southwest Airlines Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Southwest Airlines in-flight purchases Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Southwest award Airline Credit, CNB Works 1/2/2017 DoC
Southwest award fee Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Southwest award taxes and fees Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Southwest e-gift Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/28/2016 DoC
Southwest Early Bird Check-in (billed separately from airfare charges) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Southwest early bird check-in fee Airline Credit, CNB Works 1/2/2017 DoC
Southwest early bird check-in fee Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Southwest fees Airline Credit, CNB Small fees seem to work 1/2/2017 DoC
Southwest fees Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Works 3/29/2017 DoC
Southwest Flight Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Southwest gift card Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Works 3/29/2017 DoC
Southwest gift card Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Southwest gift card ($100 or less) Travel Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Source
Southwest gift cards Airline credit, Ritz YMMV 12/18/2016 DoC
Southwest gift certificate Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Southwest Giftcard Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Southwest in-flight meal purchases Airline credit, Prestige Does not work 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Southwest pet seat Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
Southwest taxes Airline Credit, CNB Works 1/2/2017 DoC
Space Needle and Chihuly Garden Tickets Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Spirit Big Front Seat upgrade fee Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Spirit in-flight snacks Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Spotify Category, Synchrony Marvel Does not earn 3% 2/26/2017 Source
Spotify Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Spotify Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC Flyertalk
Sprint Prepay When refunding a prepayment, refund goes back to card used to pay 12/27/2016 Reddit
Sprint Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
Sprint Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016
Sprint Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016
Sprint online payment Prepay Allows overpayment 1/28/2016 My experience
Square Cash via app Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
St Pauls Cathedral Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Worked with manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Stamps.com Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 12/26/2016 DoC
Standard Legal Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Staples Drain prepaid card Draining works on all cards 1/28/2016 Slickdeals
Staples Max CC Some report a limit of 5 and some say 15 1/28/2016 Reddit Vinh from Milesperday
Staples Use GC Staples Rebate Visa card: last 4-digits works as PIN 1/28/2016 Source
Staples store Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Staples.com Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Staples.com Mac GC Max 5 online 1/28/2016
staples.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
staples.com Use GC Can’t use Staples gc to buy third-party gc online (in-store is YMMV) 1/28/2016
Staples.com $1 hold There is a $1 hold; no $1 hold when using the designated prepaid card option 1/28/2016
Staples.com Max CC You can use one prepaid card and one cc; also, use up to 5 Staples Rebate cards (7 cards total, besides gc) 1/28/2016
Staples/MPX Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Staples/MPX Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
Starbucks Misc GC can be combined online 11/28/2016 Frequentmiler
Starbucks Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/28/2016 Chasingthepoints
Starbucks (via Chasepay) Category, Chase Hyatt Earns 2x for restaurant 1/17/2017 Source
Starbucks e-gift purchase Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Starbucks/MPX Category, Citi Prestige Earns 2x Dining 10/31/2016 DoC
starbucks/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Starbucks/MPX Category, Chase CSP Earns 2x as restaurant 10/31/2016 DoC
Starwood points purchase Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Starwood Vacation Ownership -SPG Timeshare (Westin Princeville Kauai) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Stein Mart Category, Amex BCP Earns 3% as department store 1/17/2017 Source
SteveMadden.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Stop & Shop Drain prepaid card Draining works (at least Amex) Gaurav in the comments
Stop & Shop Max CC At least 4 CC Gaurav in the comments
Stop & Shop (supermarket) Buy GC Accept CC for variable-load prepaid cards 10/31/2016 DoC
Stop and Shop Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Stratosphere’s Chapel in the Clouds (wedding bill) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
StubHub Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Stylenanda Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Suez (water) Prepay Allows overpayment up to $1k with fee 12/27/2016 Reddit
Sun Country ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Sunpass prepaid tolls Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Super 8 Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Super Shuttle Travel credit, Barclay Arrival YMMV, sometimes works depending on area 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
SurLaTable.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
T-Mobile Prepay Allows overpayment just $100 extra (others say you can do much more https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/5i522q/making_a_list_of_all_accounts_you_can_prepay/db5qj7v/) 12/27/2016 Reddit
T-Mobile Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
T-mobile in-store purchase Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 3/13/2017 DoC
T-Mobile monthly bills Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
T-Mobile phone and equipment orders Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 DoC
Tampa Electric Prepay Allows overpayment 12/27/2016 Reddit
Target Max CC At least 12 CC DansDealsForums
Target Drain prepaid card Draining works on all cards processed as credit; does not drain PIN-based debit (process prepaid as credit and it should work) 1/28/2016 Slickdeals and personal experience
target.com Mac GC Max 4 GC online 1/28/2016
target.com $1 hold No $1 hold (without Paypal) [Also,from memory, no need to register address]
target.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x with and w/o Paypal 10/31/2016 DoC
Taxi (in Austin) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/28/2016 DoC
Taxi in Zürich Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Taxi Magic /Curb- Taxi service Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
tello.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Texaco Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
texas roadhouse/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
ThankYou portal booking (points+cash) Airline credit, Prestige Needed manual request 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
The Mirage Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
thegiftcardshop.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 2/18/2017 My experience
Thello train (France-Italy night train) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Ticketmaster.com Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
ticketmaster.com Mac GC Max of 1 GC per order 1/28/2016 Source
ticketsnow.com Max CC Allows up to 2 cards per order Calvin in the comments
Time Warner Cable Prepay Allows overpayment 12/13/2016 Reddit
Time Warner Cable Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
tiresplus Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
TiVo Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
tj maxx/MPX Category, Chase CSR Earns 3x 12/18/2016 Reddit
Todoist Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
Tolls Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Top of the Rock tickets (NYC) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Toys R Us Max CC At least 20 CC; no need to tell cashier to split, you can split it yourself Anonymous in the comments
Trader Joes Drain prepaid card Draining does not work 1/5/2017 Source
Train and bus travel in Scotland (purchase at ticket counter) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
trainline (UK train tickets) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Travelodge Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Trenitalia (both online and in stations) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Trenitalia Online Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Trimet (Portland OR public transportation) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
TSA Precheck/Global entry Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
TurboJET (Hong Kong) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Turkey Hill gas station Category, Chase Freedom Counts as part of gas category 1/23/2017 Source
Turkish Airlines tickets Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Turkish Airlines upgrade fee Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Uber Category, Discover Counts as part of Transportation category 1/2/2017 DoC
Uber Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Uber Category, Chase Freedom Counts as part of Transportation category 1/2/2017 DoC
Uber Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
UBER eGift Card Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Uber Pool Pass Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
UberEats Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Ubereats Category, Chase Freedom Counts as part of Transportation category 1/2/2017 DoC
Uhaul storage Prepay Allows overpayment up to 12 months out 12/27/2016 Reddit
Umbra Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Undercover Tourist Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
United Airlines Award Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
United Airlines First class upgrade Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
United Airlines Flight Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
United Airlines gift registry Airline Credit, CNB Does not work 1/2/2017 DoC
United award fees Travel Credit, Amex Does not work 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
United awards Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
United Baggage Fee Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
United change fee Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
United Club Pass (regualar or app purchase) Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
United Economy Plus fees Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
United flights Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
United gift cards Airline Credit, Amex Does not work 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
United gift cards Airline credit, Ritz No, YMMV 12/18/2016 DoC
United gift certificates Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
United gift registry Travel Credit, Wells Fargo Does not work 3/29/2017 DoC
United gift registry Airline Credit, Amex YMMV 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
United gift registry Airline credit, Ritz No, YMMV 12/18/2016 DoC
United in-flight beverage Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
United in-flight wifi service (purchased through app) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
United pet fee Airline Credit, Amex Works 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
United ticket Airline credit, Prestige Triggers credit 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
United travel bank Travel Credit, Suntrust Works 1/5/2017 DoC
United upgrade Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
United upgrade fees ($99) Airline Credit, Amex Does not work 12/18/2016 Frequentmiler
Universal Studio Orlando tickets Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Worked with manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
UPrinting.com Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
UPS Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 12/26/2016 DoC
US Airways award ticket taxes Airline credit, Ritz Could work 12/18/2016 DoC
USPS.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
vegas.com Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR (and CSP) Works 4/20/2017 Source
Venmo Category, Chase INK Preferred Earns 3x 2/15/2017 Source
Venmo (P2P payment) Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
Ventra (Chicago) Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
VentraChicago.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Verizon Use GC Verizon gc can be used in-store (only) to pay prepaid balance Source
Verizon Prepay You can overpay your bill online Source
Verizon cable/internet/landline Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
Verizon Fios Prepay Allows overpayment up to $2499 12/27/2016 Reddit
Verizon Fios Prepay Upon cancellation, refund comes via debit card, not returned to original payment method 3/7/2017 Source
Verizon Wireless Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/27/2016 Source
Verizon Wireless Prepay Allows overpayment up to $500 11/29/2016 DoC
Verizon Wireless Prepay When refunding a prepayment, refund goes back to card used to pay (might be different if you cancel your VZW plan https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/4q0orq/dollar_limits_when_prepaying_your_bills/d4pub3c/) 12/27/2016 Reddit
Via Rail Canada Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Viator Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Viator (sightseeing/tours) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Viator.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Victoria Clipper (passenger ferry) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
VirginMobile phone purchase Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Reddit
VirginMobileUSA.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
VirginMobileUSA.com (Direct entry, PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
visiondirect.com (via Paypal) Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 10/31/2016 DoC
vive.com (HTC Vive) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 Source
Von’s Drain prepaid card Draining works 1/2/2017 DoC
Von’s Max CC At least 34 CC; every swipe after 10 requires manager override 1/2/2017 DoC
Vons Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
VRBO Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Does not work 12/18/2016 DoC
Vudu Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 10/31/2016 DoC
Walgreen’s Use GC Can’t use Walgreen’s gc online Fatwallet
Walgreen’s Use GC Can’t use Walgreen’s gc to buy other gc, nor to buy milk Michael in the comments
Walgreens Category, Amex OBC Earns 5% 1/17/2017 Source
Walmart Buy GC Variable-load prepaid V/MC/A gc must be purchases separately from all other items 10/31/2016 DoC
Walmart Max CC Max of 3 debit cards can be used to load a prepaid card; max of 4 for buying a money order; ordinary purchases should work with a max 4, but there is one report of a max 2 Limit 2 found here
Walmart Drain prepaid card Amex prepaid drains; Visa/MC doesn’t drain even when processed as credit Slickdeals
Walmart MoneyGram Max card At least 6 debit cards 4/4/2017 Source
Walmart.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
walmart.com Mac GC Max of 4 GC per order
Walmart.com (PayPal) Category, Chase INK Plus Does not earn 5x 12/15/2016 Flyertalk
Washington D.C. Metro Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Washington State GoodToGo tolls Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Waste Management Category, Citi ATTcc Earns 3x 1/17/2017 Source
Way2Ride Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 12/18/2016 Flyertalk
Wayfair.com Category, Citi ATTcc Does not earn 3x 10/31/2016 Flyertalk
Wendy’s Drain prepaid card Draining works Source
Western Union money order (at grocery, etc.) Max card At least 8 4/4/2017 Source
Whole Foods Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
Whole Foods Max CC At least 16 CC Esther from Demflyers via PM
Whole Foods Drain prepaid card Draining works Frequentmiler
Windsor Castle Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Worked with manual credit 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Windstream telecom (business user) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 3/14/2017 From a friend
Windstream telecom (business user) Category, Chase INK Plus Earns 5x 3/14/2017 From a friend
wine tasting rooms Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Winn-Dixie Category, Amex Counts as grocery for Amex 1/17/2017 Source
WMATA (Washington DC Metro) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
www.b-europe.com (SNCB rail) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
www.spiritcruises.com (Spirit of NY Dinner Cruises) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
Yearly lounge membership of your choice Airline credit, Ritz Works 12/18/2016 DoC
Yiftee Category, Mastercard Mastercard Easy Savings 12/15/2016 Source
Zazzle.com Category, Visa Visa SavingsEdge for business cards 11/29/2016 Link
ZERVE *CA WHALES (whale watching tour) Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Does not work 1/8/2017 Flyertalk
Zip Car Travel Credit, CSR; Category, Chase CSR Works 11/16/2016 DoC
Zipcar Travel credit, Barclay Arrival Works 1/8/2017 Flyertalk

 

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133 Responses to Payments Workshop – Making Payments Rewarding and Efficient

  1. Calvin says:

    Not really a site most people will use, but TicketsNow.com allows split payment up to two credit/debit cards

  2. Kent C says:

    Toys R Us allows split payments with a CC. Done 10 at one time. They call it “partial pay” and you do everything on the terminal yourself. The cashier just sits back and waits. Nice having that control. Helpful for Amex sync offers.

  3. Michael says:

    Walgreens:

    1) Can’t use Walgreens GCs to buy Gift Cards

    2) Can’t use Walgreens GCs to buy Milk (and a few other odd items which I can’t remember)

    • Barb says:

      1. YMMV. It probably depends on the district because I’ve read on FT and other boards that many are able to buy third party GCs with WAG GCs PROVIDED they are the GCs off the rack, not merchandise credit GC. I’ve tried this also at different stores in various states and GCs I’ve bought from WAG were taken as payment for other GCs.

      2. YMMV. from experience, the merchandise credit GC (the ones they issue for returned items) are the ones that have a lot of restrictions. For the regular GCs off the rack, they are accepted for milk and other dairy products and eggs, too.

  4. Chuck says:

    Thanks Calvin, Kent, Anonymous, and Michael. Added the data points.

  5. Evan says:

    Wait, so you can add a VGC to your PayPal account?

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  7. I found that Safeway self checkout will autodrain 1 card. If I try another card that doesn’t cover the total, it errors out and I have to use a ‘real’ cc to finish rest. Have not tried at regular checkout.

  8. Dma says:

    American Eagle autodrain in store

  9. Gaurav says:

    Stop and Shop will autodrain AXGC. I’ve split payment at least four ways, not sure what the theoretical max is.

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  12. Ren says:

    Doesn’t apply to many, but I drain cards online via my E-Z Pass prepaid toll account, Just select 1 time cc payment and enter the exact amount. Prob works for other prepaid toll systems around the country.

    e-zpassny.com

  13. Can we get some data for the USPS? Lots of people are starting to buy money orders from them using prepaid debit.

  14. Deborah says:

    Verizon: not sure whether this belongs here, but Verizon does not allow their own gift cards to be used to pay for the prepaid plans, despite the card being advertised as payment for “phones, accessories and services.” It’s in the little tiny print on the back of the card (which you see only after you purchase it) or on the website on the page where you can check the balance (after you purchase the card.) I was given a card as a refund for a phone and found this out the hard way when I tried to pay my bill online…confirmed by hour of useless “chat”. Went back to the store where I was given the card and amazingly, the staffperson ran the gift card through his handheld device and it took the payment that way. I have to go back to the store every month now to pay my bill so I can use up the gift card.

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  16. Dan says:

    Data point: You can use multiple GC at Dell if you call them.

  17. TrAAveller says:

    Data point: Able to use multiple VGCs at Kroger on a single purchase transaction. Cashier had to click a button for those after the second swipe, but it auto-drains the full $500 amount each time. No need to tell the cashier prior to swiping. I was able to do all my intended nine VGCs in my one transaction and even use a CC to pay off the final remainder.

  18. PDXDealsGuy says:

    Max number of GC at Nordstrom.com is at least 12 (maybe more – but that’s all I tested)

  19. Chuck says:

    @PDXDealsGuy @Deborah Added the data points, thanks

  20. Bryan says:

    Verizon Wireless allows you to overpay your bill online. Did this with previous Amex offers.

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  24. DSP says:

    Did see a Simon Mall max CC DP. I split payment between 3 CCs yesterday for 2×500 GCs.

  25. Dukie02 says:

    Meijer Superstores (midwest) allow auto-draining on Visa and Mastercard prepaid. They allow cc purchase of GCs (they usually only carry up to $200 cards). They sell MOs, up to $500 value. I’ve never tried split tender here, but they will let you purchase multiple MOs. Vanilla work fine. Fee is $0.65.

  26. Mark says:

    “Draining” gift cards? Can anyone give me a definition of how this works? Thanks.

    • Dukie02 says:

      If you make a $20 purchase at Kroger, you can use a VGC with $12.10 on it, and Kroger register will automatically apply the full balance of that card to your purchase (it drains the card of all it’s value without you telling the clerk what that value is). In this manner, you can pull out a half-dozen old gift cards with odd balances on them and swipe each one applying all their value to the $20 bill until you reach the limit – without you having to know the specific value of each card. If a register doesn’t auto drain, it would either decline the card for insufficient balance or you would need to tell the clerk specifically how much to charge on the card.

  27. Beth says:

    data point: HH Gregg-used 4 Visa giftcards and 4 separate credit cards for a single appliances in-store purchase.

  28. Sam says:

    Can you please add Alamo in the list? can’t add >1 Alamo GCert from Discover for reservations.

  29. Jeff S. says:

    From personal experience within the last few months, I have used multiple prepaid Visa/MC or Amex debit cards at:

    Cox.com (Cable)
    VZW.com (Verizon Wireless)
    Verizon.com (FIOS)

    All take CC’s as well. I mix-and-match CC & Debit until the bill is paid in full.

    I did not register the debit cards, however, most of them were mail-in rebate cards from other electronics purchases that already “knew” my address & were mailed to me. These places will drain them; no hold. I didn’t see a limit of number of cards – I have used up to 3 or 4 in one day. I would assume they will allow you to overpay, if you want, but I didn’t try. I don’t see the point in letting them hold on to my money, but I don’t do “M/S” either.

    Services like these (luxury items) take your money just about anyway they can get it and happy your actually paying your bill. I am sure some others can chime in about their cable company, phone, or media services (i.e. XM, Hulu, Pandora, etc.). I bet they all gobble up cards.

  30. calwatch says:

    At Pep Boys for auto service I was able to drain two rewards cards, three gift cards (purchased on eBay via Paypal digital gifts), an AMEX GC, and a regular Visa credit card.

  31. Jedi says:

    Amazon DOES allow the purchase of gift cards with Amazon gift card credits. Been that way at least for months, but was not that way last year at x-mas.

  32. PSJc1eAmawCjwfbdf says:

    Any chance this could be made into a Google Spreadsheet or something? It has the nice ability of filtering columns so it’s easier to find particular datapoints.

  33. Chuck says:

    @jedi, @calwatch, @jeff, @sam, @beth, @dukie

    Thanks for all those points. I’ve updated the table with the additional info.

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  35. Volker says:

    My current exprience is that I can’t get past 7 GC for bestbuy orders on bestbuy.com.

    The error message was two times the same “Oops, this isn’t a valid gift card number of savings code. Please double-check it and try again.” while the GC used where in a random order.

    GC tried where a) the expiring GC from a recent PPDG deal and b) non expiring GC from a recent PPDG deal.

    • Volker says:

      The odd thing I forgot to mention is that with the initial order of BBY GC from bestbuy.com that are paid with BBY GC accepted 10 GC, but they canceled the order. But even with the hard 7 limit GC that where not used in the original purchase are denied. Maybe it depends on the kind of product or a bug in their website?

  36. stvr says:

    Data point from the field…

    Walgreens POS locked up hard after 22 gift cards. Tried again using 14 and it went fine. I would say don’t use more than 20 in a single transaction.

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  39. Puja says:

    how can i split payment over multiple credit cards to purchase lowes store gift card online? How many max cards can be used to split purchase for a $500 lowes store giftcard?

    • Chuck says:

      Online you can only use one card. In-store I’ve had success with at least 2 or 3 in one transaction.

      • Mser says:

        In store at Lowes, I think there are reports up to 20 or more split payments. I’ve done 8 at once (8 x $25) to buy a $200 Amazon gc. Good luck trying to find a cashier who even knows how to do splits…

  40. Daniel says:

    kmart 5 max swipes confirmed

  41. Chalkitup says:

    Simon mall is max 6 swipes

  42. Chalkitup says:

    Vons is at least 34 swipes.. every swipe after 10 requires manager override. I assume this holds true for Albertsons and Safeway too but I haven’t confirmed.

  43. Chalkitup says:

    Albertsons is at least 10 swipes. Albertsons and Vons both autodrain AGCs

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  45. Chuck says:

    Thanks Chalkitup and Daniel. Added data points.

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  47. Jason says:

    Auto drain: Aldi, and Cub Foods
    did not Auto Drain: Trader Joes, Sams Club, Walmart
    Ink 5X: Republic Wireless

  48. weedibix says:

    East Bay Municipal Utilities District: prepay/overpay allowed. $1.99 fee.
    Pacific Gas & Electric: prepay/overpay allowed.
    Kaiser Health Insurance premiums: prepay/overpay allowed. No fee. MC/Visa/Discover/Amex/JCB.

  49. Andy says:

    United mileage plus x codes as special ticket on American express, but does not trigger the platinum and prg travel credit, nor does it trigger the respective 5x and 3x

  50. Elton says:

    priceline exp deals coded as 3x for citi prestige. not sure if what it means all priceline

  51. Juan says:

    Nvidia GeForce Now (https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/games/#geforcenow) game subscription codes under internet service on Ink cards. I switched my subscription to my Ink Cash and it gave me 5X points on my $7.99 subscription.

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  53. TG says:

    Amazon Prime Now (including restaurants) doesn’t code as food nor bookstore. Shows up as “MISCELLANEOUS / SPECIALTY RETAIL STORES.” Unsure if cards will code it properly for Amazon specific bonuses.

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  55. Brad says:

    Namecheap, Google Domains, Google gSuite (formerly Apps), Mailchimp all earn 3x with Ink Preferred

  56. Chuck says:

    Added all the data points until here, thanks everyone!

  57. PD says:

    Dillard’s online ets you use up to 10 gift cards.

  58. Jake says:

    Soylent.com does not code as a regular retail purchase (not Dining category) for CSR and Citi

  59. smbayguy says:

    ny idea on how many Home Depot GCs can be used in a purchase?

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  62. Elton says:

    starbucks reload works for 2x restuaruant on chase hyatt (used chasepay but it should not matter right?)

  63. Steve says:

    More data for coding on the AT&T Access More:

    3X:
    chewy.com
    petsmart.com
    Amazon
    Waste Management
    MPX – Regal Entertainment – concessions only
    Groupon – when buying pillows
    eBags.com (without PayPal)

    1X:
    MPX – Amazon
    MPX – Regal Entertainment – tickets bought through Fandango app
    Groupon – when buying a restaurant voucher
    cafepress.com
    Bed Bath & Beyond (really)

    • Chuck says:

      Steve, I don’t understand a lot of your data points. You’re MPX DPs don’t make sense: if you buy on MPX, it’s just a gift card so there’s no buying “through Fandango app”.

      • Steve says:

        That’s a good point – something extraneous and irrelevant that I shouldn’t have included. Anything else didn’t make sense?

      • Steve says:

        As I look at it again, MPX would not know whether I spent the gift card on concessions or tickets, either. But it did code differently, which makes no sense to me.

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  65. Brad says:

    Ooma phone service does not count towards the InkPref 3% for some reason 🙁

  66. Chuck says:

    Added all the data points until here. Thanks everyone.

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  68. Joeheg says:

    This was from my Citi Premier card. I’m thinking it will get the 2x for entertainment.

    911 MEMORIAL AND MUSE 212-312-8800 NY Collapse Details
    Additional Details
    Transaction Type: Purchases
    Posted Date: Jan. 13, 2017
    Category: Entertainment – TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND EXHIBITS

  69. Chase Ink Plus is 1x on giftcardzen

  70. Jake N says:

    Anyone know how Postmates codes for Visa? Thinking of whether it counts as dining for CSR before buying.

  71. Chuck says:

    Added the data points until here, thanks

  72. Rene says:

    Might be too specific to be useful for a lot of people, but SDG&E (San Diego, CA) allows CC Payment up to $1000 per transaction with a fixed fee of $1.50.

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  74. TygerHawke says:

    Jack in the Box restaurants work to drain GC’s

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  76. rxgeek says:

    AEP allows credit card prepayment of electric bill up to $1000 for a $2.95 fee.
    https://www.aepohio.com/account/bills/pay/CompareAllPayments.aspx

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  78. Chuck says:

    Thanks all, added the data points until here.

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  80. Raymond says:

    Is there a way to download these data points? Or Filter?

  81. Rene says:

    A somewhat old data point (10/2016): show via vegas.com triggered both the $300 Travel Credit + 3x for Travel on the CSR

  82. Bob says:

    Optinum (cablevision) ATTcc does NOT earn 3X

  83. legpanda says:

    Google Fi / Project Fi earns 3x with Ink Preferred

  84. Jacob says:

    The JR Rail in Japan currently has Barclaycard worked with a manual credit. Additional data point, I just bought the JR pass online at https://www.japan-rail-pass.com/ and am able to use my Barclaycard travel credit.

  85. Max says:

    Duke Energy, a utility company in Ohio, does not code as 5x on Ink+.

  86. Peter says:

    Namecheap.com earns 5% with Chase Ink+ via PayPal ONLY. Direct credit card via site checkout does NOT earn 5%.

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  89. Elton says:

    eBay/SVM (via Paypal) earns 3x on citi ATT now. I suppose that’s good news for a lot of people.

  90. Dani Lynn says:

    Does anyone know if cell insurance with GeekSquad will track ink 5% CB

  91. Jeremy says:

    Anyone have data points for Citi Thank You Premier at Vudu (2x for entertainment) or Expedia Local Expert (3x for travel)?

  92. Chaser123 says:

    Plastiq with Chase Saphire card to pay First Republic Mortgage does NOT fall under travel category (As some other mortgage payments does)

  93. ENOTTY says:

    Google Domains does NOT earn 5x on Ink Plus.

  94. Chuck says:

    Thanks all, added the data points until here

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