Posted by Chuck on October 6, 2016
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Published on October 6th, 2016 | by Chuck

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Which Video and Music Streaming Services Earn 5x Rewards with Chase INK? Add your Data Points Here

There are dozens of music and video streaming services available, and some of them are considered as Utilities which earn 5x rewards on the Chase INK cards, same as cellular and cable.

Here’s the official lingo on the Chase website:

Earn 5 points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores and on cellular phone, landline, internet and cable TV services each account anniversary year

In the end, it simply depends on how the provider is coded with the credit card. So the question becomes which providers are coded as part of the 5x-earning utilities category and which are not.

A recent Reddit thread notes that Spotify, Netflix, and Hulu all earn 5x when paying with the Chase INK card.

We’ll try to put together a list of which of these services earn 5x and which don’t for easy reference so that when signing up for one of these services you’ll know whether to use INK or a different card.

Of course, all of these services are just a few dollars a month, but would still be useful to know when setting these up whether to put them on the INK card.

Please contribute your data points in the comments, and we’ll add them to the post.

Earns 5x

  • Spotify
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Sling
  • SiriusXM
  • Vudu
  • TiVo
  • SeeSo (1)

Doesn’t Earn 5x

  • Playstation Vue
  • Amazon Prime music and video
  • Roku (1)
  • Patreon (1)



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mrpeet
mrpeet

Not a streaming service, but on a similar note: When I ordered a HTC Vive via http://www.vive.com it coded as 5x on my INK. I used the regular, non PayPal checkout. Thought I’d leave it here in case anyone finds it useful.

j
j

PlayStation Vue does NOT earn 5x

Jeff
Jeff

Seconded

B
B

For playstation vue, I typically get $20 playstation gift cards on ebay via paypal gift cards and earn 5x.

linky:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Playstation-Network-Gift-Card-20-50-Email-delivery-/281997386206

Jennifer
Jennifer

You can buy Playstation cards at Staples and it will apply to Playstation Vue. I tested it a few months ago and it worked.

stvr
stvr

A lot of these services sell gift cards

Theo
Theo

Sling and SiriusXM.

Glenn
Glenn

Yes a thread on FT suggests Sirius/XM qualifies.

Obviously iTunes and Amazon Prime Video do not.

Michael
Michael

I can confirm that Sling TV earns 5x.

Marko
Marko

Siriusxm for me too

Josh M
Josh M

Vudu

bob
bob

i wonder if they code as 5% for Amex SimplyCash

Niel
Niel

I paid Sirius XM for many years and I did not use Ink….

Giel
Giel

This is a great initiative! Maybe we can make this a little broader and have a reasonably complete list of what gets 5x on Ink. Specifically, I was looking on any recent DPs on Google Fi and Google Fiber.

XP1
XP1
Dukie02
Dukie02

Google Project Fi does NOT earn 5x.

cataphoresis
cataphoresis

Seconded, no 5x for GFi.

Eva
Eva

I used google service.(cloud) what card should I use to gain more points? Ink is only 1x

Giel
Giel

I think Amex BRG does 2x or 3x if you pick it as your top category.

B
B

For playstation vue, you can purchase playstation gift cards on ebay via paypal gift cards and earn 5x.

cataphoresis
cataphoresis

Or at Staples/Office Depot/Office Max.

cataphoresis
cataphoresis

Replying to myself, the quicker way is via Gyft and pay through Paypal with your Ink. Counts for 5x and instant delivery from your couch.

Glenn
Glenn

HBO Now anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Obviously if I pay for it via Apple then it won’t, but what about if I pay for it directly?

mrpeet
mrpeet

If you pay for it via Apple, can you use iTunes gift cards? Those frequently sell for 15% off (sometimes 20%, rarely 25%) at PPDG where you can stack 5x with INK.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

Interesting. Went and checked my UR page and my Ink+ does NOT code my Spotify subscription at 5x. So its YMMV apparently

tulikettu
tulikettu

DP: Paying for Spotify with Ink Cash via PayPal earns 1x. If paid directly, it earns 5x.

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