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Old 05-18-2014, 01:43 PM   #21
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Yes we did, I had a card that promised rebates off of new cars(back when we bought new), when we went to use it the points had expired, despite being on my statement. Next time we tried, couldn't find any dealership to honor it.

We have the BofA card, I just haven't spent the effort to figure out how to collect.

The Fidelity/FIA card when set up automatically, is a no brainer to collect with.
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Go online at BofA, go to the rewards tab for your credit card, and there you should see what to do to redeem the points.
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One of my top 3 annual category expenses is groceries. That BofA card would be nice for that. Anyone use their credit card a lot for groceries? I always use my debit card, but could try that proposed rewards CC instead--which I have never done before.
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Go online at BofA, go to the rewards tab for your credit card, and there you should see what to do to redeem the points.
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This is our main card. While it's true that AMEX is not accepted everywhere, we put every purchase we can on credit (for the rewards/convenience), and our AMEX gets charged an average of ~ 10x what we charge to our other card (Amazon Visa, which pays 3% on some Amazon purchases).

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Question: If a person has another AMEX card (an affinity card with an airline, "Blue Cash" rewards card, etc), and they want to get this FIDO AMEX card to replace it, how would that impact their credit score? It would be great if the new AMEX card carried over the "record" from the old AMEX card (years in service, etc) instead of just showing up as a new line of credit.
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I've had the Fido 2% card for a couple of years and it is great. I pay every bill I can with it and have the CC bill auto paid from my checking account. A couple of times a year I transfer my rewards from my Fido account to my checking account. Free money and it works at Costco.
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One of my top 3 annual category expenses is groceries. That BofA card would be nice for that. Anyone use their credit card a lot for groceries? I always use my debit card, but could try that proposed rewards CC instead--which I have never done before.
We use the Fidelity AMEX for our groceries all the time. All our main stores accept it: Costco, Sprouts, and HEB. 2% cash back adds up!
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Nope - cash rewards, travel miles, rebates, discounts, etc., are not considered income.

I guess it's because you spent more to get the rebate.
Sounds good, Thankx..
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