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A Quick Citi Update

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I posted previously about the good experiences that I’ve had with CitiBank, but neglected to mention one nice feature of their reward cards. Once the promotional offers of 5% off of everything run out, a number of their cards continue to offer 5% off of gas, groceries and drugstore purchases (like the Dividend Platinum card that I mentioned in my previous entry). What I failed to mention was that all purchases at our local Super Wal-Mart (the kind with a grocery store built in) are treated as a grocery purchase.

This is equally true if you are buying groceries, fishing tackle, or a lawn mower. On top of this, you can earn 5% off on store gift cards, which can then be used at Sam’s Club. Since Sam’s Club doesn’t accept Visa or MasterCard (except at the pump) this is a great way to earn rewards when you shop at Sam’s. Note that regular Wal-Marts don’t seem to qualify for the 5% treatment, and I’ve heard that not all Super Wal-Marts are coded in the Citi system as being grocery stores. But if you have one around, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Published on May 3rd, 2005
Modified on January 14th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards

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