Published on March 7th, 2018 | by Chuck24
Citi AT&T No Longer Earns 3x at Paypal Digital Gifts
Via r/churning user nikdaquik, the Citi AT&T credit card no longer earns 3x for Paypal Digital Gifts purchases. A friend has confirmed that their PPDG-direct purchases also earned 1x on a statement which closed today. I believe it’s retroactive in the sense any statement closing now (perhaps since March 1) will only earn 1x, even for purchases made during February.
Citi announced back in July 2017 their intention to exclude gift card purchases from earning 3x with the AT&T card. In reality, there wasn’t any big shift on the date of the change, just a slow process as they weed out gift card vendors from being eligible for 3x.
Well, apparently they’ve finally detected PPDG and excluded them from earning 3x. Nothing changed from what we see on our end; they probably just individually coded the merchant not to earn 3x any longer.
It’s a real bummer because AT&T really helped juice the margins on some break-even deals. RIP