Episode 8 – 5x Categories, Office Supply GCs, Bed Bath deal, Chase/Disney Non-News

On today’s show:

0:30 2019 5x/5% Categories Available for Activation

Citi Dividend 5% categories announced for 2019. Drugstores in Q2. Can use all $6,000 in one quarter. Card not available for new signups, but still PC’able (though, be aware of 24 month clock resetting when you do this). 2018 was a dud of a year – good to see Drugstores back. (link)

Chase Freedom 5x Q1 2019 activation open (link)

  • Drug stores
  • Gas stations
  • Tolls

Discover 5% – Grocery Stores Q1 (link)

2:55 Gift Card Sales at Office Supply Stores

Staples $5 off a $200 VGC

  • Reduces fee from $6.95 to $1.95
  • Through 12/22
  • In-store only. (link)

$15 back on $300 VGCs at Office Depot/Max

  • Buy 2 x $200
  • Through 12/22 (link)

4:00 $10 back on 3rd party GC via rebate at Bed Bath Beyond

  • 12/15-1/1
  • Unlimited? Really? No, not really. T&Cs changed, limit 10. (link)

4:40 Chase Disney Non-News

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