Published on May 30th, 2018 | by Chuck54
MPX is now Carrying Over the Merchant Category [3x Sapphire Reserve, 5x INK]
We reported back in March when purchases on the MPX app stopped carrying through the merchant category to get bonus points on Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase INK, probably a coding change from MPX’s end. For example, restaurant purchases through the app stopped earning 3x on CSR, and office supply store purchases through the app stopped earning 5x.
We’ve gotten two data points recently (Applebee’s and IHOP) that CSR is now coding again properly as restaurant and earning 3x. It might be that INK cards will earn 5x at office supply stores now as well. If everything is back to normal, here are some experiments we carried out a couple of years ago, but the current reality may or may not be the same.
Please contribute any data points you have in the comments below.
Update: From data points in the comments, it seems everything is back to normal with most/all restaurants coding as restaurant, and office supply stores coding at 5x on INK.