Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Chuck28
BBVA 5% for February 17th have Posted
The 5% rewards for the NBA All Star Weekend promotion on the BBVA NBA card hadn’t post properly for February 17, only for the 18th and 19th. Today, the rewards are showing up properly for the entire period.
One oddity is that rewards for the 17th are still showing as 1x in the detailed transaction history, BUT your actual reward balance should reflect the full 5%, and that amount is fully redeemable.
Due to a previous cash back balance on the BBVA card, I’m finding it hard to figure out whether my Plastiq tax payment earned 5%; it hadn’t worked in previous promos and I did a small $50 test. A larger pay1040 tax payment clearly earned 5%, as has been the case in the past. Update: I see now that my Plastiq tax payment worked. I’m guessing everything works now since it’s capped at $5k.
The easiest way to redeem rewards is to use the Rewards > Cash Back > Account Credit option since it allows redeeming exact amounts. Readers point out that BBVA rounds off, so to maximize you’ll want to redeem to the dollar and not the cent, e.g. redeem 24,300 points for $243, and don’t redeem the full 24,356 points.
If you have the app, you can use Real Time Rewards to accomplish the same.
Thanks to readers for letting us know