Published on November 2nd, 2016 | by Chuck24
Some EZ-Pass Payments are No Longer Triggering CSR Travel Credit [Northeast Only]
One of the easiest ways to meet the $300 Chase Sapphire Reserve airline credit is by paying your EZ-Pass bill, something many of us do a lot here in the Northeast.
Unfortunately, there was apparently a change in how some Northeast EZPass payments are coming through on Chase cards. It used to code as travel which earned 3x and worked to trigger the travel credit. But it recently changed to be coded as “government goods and services,” and doesn’t earn 3x or get the travel credit.
My guess is that there’s nothing sinister here – just some sort of recoding which caused this change. Hopefully, it will revert back at some point, but at least for now it’s not coding as travel in some areas.
Many other toll services are still counting as travel as before so don’t start fretting if you live in a different part of the country.
It’s unclear exactly which states in the Northeast are affected; it still seems to be working for some. Let us know in the comments if it’s still working for your state.
For more info on other options to trigger the $300 travel credit see: What Counts For The $300 Chase Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit?
It appears that manual loads are coding as travel and getting the travel credit while auto-loads are not.