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On 11/5/2021 at 4:52 PM, TheVig said:

Changed the 3% category on the BofA Custom Cash back to "travel". The domicile we moved to back in August finally got with the times doing online payments for rent. My hope is it will code as a qualifying travel category like it did at the old place.

 

@cv91915 Following up. I paid rent early. The curiosity was killing me. It coded as a qualifying travel category. :clapping:

 

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2 hours ago, TheVig said:

 

@cv91915 Following up. I paid rent early. The curiosity was killing me. It coded as a qualifying travel category. :clapping:

 

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That's worth the move alone! :D  

 

Love it when stuff like this happens!

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3 hours ago, TheVig said:

 

@cv91915 Following up. I paid rent early. The curiosity was killing me. It coded as a qualifying travel category. :clapping:

 

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Hi @TheVig, we can pay rent with a credit card online too but they take a fee. I did the math and the 3% would cover the fee. So with the BofA card you can make a rent payment and it codes as a travel category?

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46 minutes ago, StarkRaven$ said:

Hi @TheVig, we can pay rent with a credit card online too but they take a fee. I did the math and the 3% would cover the fee. So with the BofA card you can make a rent payment and it codes as a travel category?

 

Yes it codes as a travel category. The pic of the merchant description I posted was taken directly from my account after the charge posted.

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2 hours ago, TheVig said:

I was poking around my Shell Fuel rewards app on my phone and noticed you can now earn AA miles. 2 cents/gal.

 

In 2022 these miles will be Loyalty Points toward AAdvantage status.  Noted, and thanks.  Never would have found this.

 

We don't burn a lot of gas, but it all adds up.

 

 

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3 hours ago, cv91915 said:

 

In 2022 these miles will be Loyalty Points toward AAdvantage status.  Noted, and thanks.  Never would have found this.

 

We don't burn a lot of gas, but it all adds up.

 

 

 

Nice thing about it, is you don't have to link a specific credit card. Just enter your phone number at the pump, and use whatever card works for you. 

 

We don't burn a lot of gas either in our personal vehicles. However I do in my company car. So using the company fleet card for gas, won't be an issue.

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Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue 202,652

American Airlines. Citi MileUp MC 64,619

Amtrak Guest Rewards MC 78,864

IHG Traveler MC 60,763

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,290

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,441

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

Shopping Portals / Stacking Opportunities

DOSH (CB) $107.72

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. Points Pending: 18,710

Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 32,846

Ibotta (Grocery CB) $22.55

GetUpside (Fuel CB) $35.97

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Rakuten quarterly payout.

 

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IHG Traveler MC 60,763

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,290

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,441

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

Shopping Portals / Stacking Opportunities

DOSH (CB) $107.72

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. Points Pending: 2219

Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 33,257

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GetUpside (Fuel CB) $36.74

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Amex Gold (Grocery & Dining), Every Day MR 373,589

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue 202,670

American Airlines. Citi MileUp MC 64,619

Amtrak Guest Rewards MC 83,009

IHG Traveler MC 60,763

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,310

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,465

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

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Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 33,535

Ibotta (Grocery CB) $22.55

GetUpside (Fuel CB) $36.74

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I started playing around with a new to me app called CoinOut. Basically another receipt scanning app like Fetch, except you earn real cash back. Like Fetch, they try to get you to buy specific items, but you don't have to. Currently earning anywhere from $0.02 to $1 a receipt. No credit card linking, so I don't have to worry about it interfering my card linked stack setups.

 

Amex Gold (Grocery & Dining), Every Day MR 373,664

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue 202,688

American Airlines. Citi MileUp MC 64,619

Amtrak Guest Rewards MC 83,009

IHG Traveler MC 60,763

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,310

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,465

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

Shopping Portals / Stacking Opportunities

DOSH (CB) $109.21

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. Points Pending: 2219

Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 33,801

Ibotta (Grocery CB) $22.55

GetUpside (CB) $38.56

CoinOut (CB) $3.14

Shell Fuel Rewards (Earning AA Miles 2miles/gal.) 

AA/DL Dining and Shopping

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Amex Gold (Grocery & Dining), Every Day MR 373,704

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue 202,738

American Airlines. Citi MileUp MC 64,619

Amtrak Guest Rewards MC 83,009

IHG Traveler MC 60,763

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,310

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,465

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

Shopping Portals / Stacking Opportunities

DOSH (CB) $109.21

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. Points Pending: 2219

Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 33,943

Ibotta (Grocery CB) $22.55

GetUpside (CB) $39.91

CoinOut (CB) $3.36

Shell Fuel Rewards (Earning AA Miles 2miles/gal.) 

AA/DL Dining and Shopping

Groupon / LivingSocial

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Amex Gold (Grocery & Dining), Every Day MR 373,704

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue 202,894

American Airlines. Citi MileUp MC 64,619

Amtrak Guest Rewards MC 83,009

IHG Traveler MC 60,763

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,310

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,465

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

Shopping Portals / Stacking Opportunities

DOSH (CB) $109.21

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. Points Pending: 2219

Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 34,060

Ibotta (Grocery CB) $22.55

GetUpside (CB) $39.91

CoinOut (CB) $3.70

Shell Fuel Rewards (Earning AA Miles 2miles/gal.) 

AA/DL Dining and Shopping

Groupon / LivingSocial

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While not life altering, the GetUpside app is proving to be worthwhile. Besides getting CB on gas, they have been adding many restaurants that also happen to participate with DOSH, Rakuten, and airline dining programs. Many restaurants paying out 7%+ on GetUpside.

 

A typical, successful restaurant stack scenario for me has been:

 

1. Rewards Credit Card

2. GetUpside

3. DOSH

4. Skymiles Dining, AA Dining, or Rakuten

5. Fetch

6. CoinOut

 

 

Amex Gold (Grocery & Dining), Every Day MR 373,704

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue 202,894

American Airlines. Citi MileUp MC 64,619

Amtrak Guest Rewards MC 83,009

IHG Traveler MC 60,763

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,310

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,465

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

Shopping Portals / Stacking Opportunities

DOSH (CB) $109.21

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. Points Pending: 2219

Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 34,135

Ibotta (Grocery CB) $22.55

GetUpside (CB) $40.10

CoinOut (CB) $3.78

Shell Fuel Rewards (Earning AA Miles 2miles/gal.) 

AA/DL Dining and Shopping

Groupon / LivingSocial

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Amex Gold (Grocery & Dining), Every Day MR 373,704

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue 202,894

American Airlines. Citi MileUp MC 64,619

Amtrak Guest Rewards MC 83,009

IHG Traveler MC 61,263

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,310

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,465

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

Shopping Portals / Stacking Opportunities

DOSH (CB) $110.27

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. Points Pending: 4452

Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 34,546

Ibotta (Grocery CB) $22.55

GetUpside (CB) $42.45

CoinOut (CB) $4.27

Shell Fuel Rewards (Earning AA Miles 2miles/gal.) 

AA/DL Dining and Shopping

Groupon / LivingSocial

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Amex Gold (Grocery & Dining), Every Day MR 373,704

Delta SkyMiles. Amex Delta Gold and Blue 203,050

American Airlines. Citi MileUp MC 64,619

Amtrak Guest Rewards MC 83,009

IHG Traveler MC 61,263

BofA Customized Cash Rewards Visa (3% Travel) $190.65

Citi Double Cash MC (2% CB Everything) $167.05

Citi Rewards+ MC Thank You Points (Gas & Grocery) 19,310

Choice Privileges Visa Signature 413,465

WF Active Cash Signature Visa (2% CB Everything) $52.96

 

Shopping Portals / Stacking Opportunities

DOSH (CB) $110.27

Rakuten Amex MR Earning. Pays out quarterly. Points Pending: 4909

Fetch Rewards Points (Redeemable for GC) 34,571

Ibotta (Grocery CB) $22.55

GetUpside (CB) $42.45

CoinOut (CB) $4.39

Shell Fuel Rewards (Earning AA Miles 2miles/gal.) 

AA/DL Dining and Shopping

Groupon / LivingSocial

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Anything for a buck. I have a day trip tomorrow to Greensboro via Amtrak. They want me to attempt a "BidUp" to business class for the leg up. lol.

 

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