Good CC for gas spend?

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  1. jojim

    jojim Silver Member

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    I've been looking for a credit card that has a great bonus for gas station spending. I am aware of the Chase Ink for 2X UR points for gas. Any other good ones for this specific category of spend...

    The 7-11 right next to my house has a ton of VRs ;)
     
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    BoA Cash Rewards and AX Blue Pref pay 3X for gas, Discover and Chase Freedom -- 5X this quarter only. It would be wise to verify at your specific 7-11, that your item of interest can be paid for with a cc, and that it will be coded as a gas purchase.
     
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    I'm on a targeted 5X gas bonus with a Citi MasterCard at the moment and can relay that my local 7-Elevens (plural) code pay-at-the-pump as "Automated Gas Dispenser" and all inside purchases as "Service Station". Will see what that truly means when the statement closes ;)
     
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    Disappointment: my 7-11 inside purchase on a Freedom Visa just posted as a "Online, Mail Order, or Telephone Transaction".
     
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    Weak. Do you have another 7-Eleven nearby?
     
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    It definitely seems like its varied.

    On the original question, Amex Premier Rewards Gold is 2x MR at Gas Stations. And if you do 30k you get another 15k MR for the year.
     
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    Citi Banks flexperks gives 2x on the category you use the most. I use it for groceries, but gas would work as well.
     
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    Costco Amex business card unlimited 4% cash rebate at stand alone gas stations, and if you buy gas at a Costco you get the 2% Costco rebate as well. Total of 6% rebates, can any other card bet this? No quarterly categories, valid year round.
     
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    Need a Costco gas station nearby, which for me is a 30min drive. Also pretty sure the OP is looking for something to buy 'nilla with.

    But thats interesting, I didn't realize the Costco Amex had rewards outside of Costco.
     
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    Yes, I do have a couple of other 711's in the area. It's not high on my list, but perhaps I might try to test my Discover in one of them.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. And the tip. I already verified o can buy vanillas with my cc. I have to see if it is coded as "gas"
     
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    Great suggestion thanks. I havent collected an MR points yet, but they seem pretty valuable. I might look into getting this card.
     
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    Geez. If only I had a Costco nearby...
     
  14. miles and smiles
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    My local grocery store chain has gas stations at many of its locations. I buy their gift cards with my AMEX Blue Cash Preferred for 6% cash back and this chain gives an extra .03 off for using their gift cards. So, in effect I am getting 7% off. Obviously a YMMV situation only good in my area.
     
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    Folks talk about the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Platinum Cash Rewards Visa. I don't have this card myself, but 5% cash back for gasoline purchases paid at the pump sounds pretty sweet.

    The PenFed Visa is a no fee card, if I recall correctly.
     
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    Say what ? Isn't the Amex Blue 5% after you hit a min spend?

    DTWBOB
     
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    Amex Hhonors Surpass gives 5x at gas stations
     
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    So does the CC Visa. On anything actually.

    But just because you get 5 points doesn't mean it's better than another card that only gives you 1 or 2 points per dollar.

    I'd rather have 2 UA miles on my UA Visa Select than 5 HHonors points.
     
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    It's possible. There are so many variations, it's hard to keep track. The card I have is AX Blue Cash Preferred -- pays 6% in supermarkets, 3% on gas & dept. stores, 1% on everything else.
     
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    I totally agree, however I'm just trying to spend my final 10k on the Surpass card to get diamond status
     
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    You are thinking about the old version of Blue Cash. Some folks still have that version, but it hasn't been available for new applications for a while.
     
  22. Ed Chandler
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    This is all correct. It depends on whether the OP really means "bonus for gas station spending" (as he said) vs "bonus for gas." The PenFed card gives 5% back as a statement credit (automatically, ... no need to "redeem" anything), but only for gas paid AT THE PUMP. Automatic fuel dispensers have a different MCC. The card earns .25% on everything else, so it just sits in my glove box to be used only on gas.

    It is a no-fee card and is ALSO chip-and-PIN (no, ... really ... chip and PIN, not chip and signature like most US cards.

    Very happy with it so far.
     
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    A tough card to get that is running a promo for 5% cash back on gas and is loaded with great features is the Discover It card:

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    It is rated as the best cash-back card, but it is tough to get because it requires a very good credit rating. The major items that are offered for cash back do rotate quarterly, however.
     
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    Oh, make no mistake, ... my Discover It and Chase Freedom cards are getting a workout at gas stations this quarter as well. :) I also assumed the OP meant a persistent bonus, ... not just getting lucky with a quarterly bonus on gas stations.
     
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    I buy gas cards at OD with my Ink for 5x UR points. Limits you a little to specific gas stations but I don't find it to be an issue.
     
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