Best Credit Card for Supermarket Spending

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  1. jetsfan
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    I'm looking for a supermarket credit card. The clear choice is the Amex BlueCash, but I already have 5 Amex cards so feel I likely won't be approved for one and if I am I'd likely have to go through the FR process.

    I have too many cards with Citi, Chase, Barclays, and Bank of America, so I was wondering whether there are any hidden cards that would work well (smaller banks/credit unions).
     
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    Which cards do you already have?
     
  3. jetsfan
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    Amex Business Gold
    Amex SimplyCash Business
    Amex SPG Business
    Amex SPG Personal
    Amex Hilton HHonors (NAF one)

    Citi Forward
    Citi ThankYou Preferred

    BofA CashRewards Mastercard (not the Visa, so I'm somewhat confused as to what the rewards for this card are)
    BofA Merrill Accolades

    PNC Points (should probably cancel this)

    Recently applied for (and approved)
    Chase Slate (for BT arbitrage)
    Barclays NFL MasterCard

    Applied for and pending
    Chase InkCash Business
     
  4. miles and smiles
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    3 of your AMEX cards are business, so are you sure that you can't get another personal card?

    Important note about the AMEX Blue Cash preferred - from now on the 6% for supermarket spending is capped at $6000 in spend. After you spend $6000, you get only 1% cash back. This GREATLY reduces the value of this card. I will probably cancel mine in May after two good years and a lot of cash back.

    I haven't seen any other cards that give bonus miles, points or cash back for supermarket spending.
     
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    Your Hilton AMEX should be earning 6x at grocery stores aka supermarkets
     
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    Until the closing date in May?
     
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    Grocery stores aren't going away like Drugstores, at least I thought from everything I've read. At worst, the Hilton AmEx would still be 5x for groceries after May, but I've seen conflicting reports - one saying that nothing else was changing other than the addition of restaurants to replace drugstores.
     
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    I was gonna say the BlueCash or the Hilton AMEX but upthread have their points.
     
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    I use my Chase Silver Rewards Card to build up points for a free night. It is only 1% payback, but most cards are that too and I am building points.
     
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    What is a chase silver ?
     
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    I did a search and nothing came up for it...:confused:
     
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    The Priceline Visa provides $50 cash back after your first purchase and 2% cash back on all purchases everywhere.
     
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    I have a question please re: Priceline Visa.
    - Is the redemption through statement credits?
    - If so, will I be able to redeem the full value of points earned regardless of what category I want the statement credit applied? Or are there tiers like the Barclays Arrival Card, where you can redeem at full value only for travel, and all other categories at half value? Thank you.
     
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    Yes, the redemption is via statement credits. Priceline Visa has no categories.
    Your earn 2 points for every dollar you spend and each point = .01. When you reach 2500 points (or more) you can redeem for $25.00 (or more) credit.
     
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    The USbank Flexperks card offers 2x on grocery purchases. There is a thread on it in the credit card forum.
     
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    Thank you for your replies. I guess I will be switching my Barclays Arrival card (I can redeem full value ONLY for travel, half value for non-travel) for the Priceline Visa. I did look into the USbank Flexperks card but there's a cap amount on it if I remember correctly.
     
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    The chase priority club card is either 3x or 5x for groceries.
    AA mc gold has a targeted promo for 3x
     
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    So true the points are worth much less to me than the miles. I guess you gotta go with what you have in your wallet at the moment.
    :)
     
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    Club Carlson Visa is 5x points. I am using this cards as my go to card right now as I am saving for a particular hotel stay in Europe next year.
     
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    The PC is only in my wallet if I am walking into an IHG property for a stay.
     
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    +1. I keep it in my sock drawer for the free nights
     
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    When you take it out does it have lint? Haha
     
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    There is no cap on the FlexPerks reward card. You get 2x on grocery so if you find reload cards you can get up to 4x towards travel. $80 in reload fees for a flight on any airline for us to $400..can't complain
     
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