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Cajun Revolution
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Just thought I'd drop a helpful hint here to anybody that has American Express I was actually denied today at my second day of having the card at a gas station on Bluebonnet. Raceway, I believe





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TheHiddenFlask
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Just thought I'd drop a helpful hint here to anybody that has American Express I was actually denied today at my second day of having the card at a gas station on Bluebonnet. Raceway, I believe


Was it because it was an AMEX or just rejected?

I've never seen a gas station that doesn't take AMEX.






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Cajun Revolution
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They said that they did not accept American Express. Not that it was rejected. It's across from the mall.





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Croacka
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Racetrack doesn't take Amex


Along with some of the other cheap gas stations, and some of the small town ones







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hiltacular
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Racetrack doesn't take Amex


Correct






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BACONisMEATcandy
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There are two places I go regularly that don't take my Amex.... A Mom & Pops Sandwich Shop and inside at Sam's Club.... I use my USAA MasterCard there

If you have Amex as your primary card... Carrying a back-up card is a must






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TheHiddenFlask
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If you have Amex as your primary card... Carrying a back-up card is a must


This.

I pair my Amex with the Citi Forward Visa. Pairing with a Mastercard would be more optimal for me because Sam's is weird and doesn't take Visa.






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wegotdatwood
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because Sam's is weird and doesn't take Visa.



Thought they only take Discover.






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saderade
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Small Hijack- Does anyone use Amex savings accounts? Mint just alerted me that Capital One is changing my savings acct APY to 0%. American Express is offering a high yield savings account for 0.90% APY.





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BACONisMEATcandy
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Thought they only take Discover.


They take Discover and MasterCard for Credit

They take Visa and Mastercard for Debit






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Cajun Revolution
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If you have Amex as your primary card... Carrying a back-up card is a must



I've carry a crappy Citi Mastercard as my backup card. They have crappy service but it has a ridiculous limit. I never use it and the balance is cleared out.






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BACONisMEATcandy
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Yeah... My usaa card is not great for rewards but it has a 1.9% apr they keep renewing since I never carry a balance





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TheHiddenFlask
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5% back on dining, bookstores, and Amazon is pretty phenomenal.

If I used a ton of gas, I would definitely get the Penfed Card.






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wegotdatwood
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5% back on dining, bookstores, and Amazon is pretty phenomenal.



I have the forward, too. I don't think the 5% still applies to Amazon and the points aren't the same as other cards as far as redemption goes. It can vary from less than 1% to just a little over 3% depending how you redeem, so it's not really 5%






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TheHiddenFlask
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1 month ago I got 1 cent per point on brooks brothers gift cards.

I'll look into the amazon thing, but I am pretty sure I am getting it.






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Croacka
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I'm pretty sure I got it on amazon last month





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wegotdatwood
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You see that promotion they had for double points on travel? Hell, maybe 5 points on travel. I used it for a honeymoon I paid off.





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BACONisMEATcandy
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If I used a ton of gas, I would definitely get the Penfed Card.


I fill up my truck... maybe once every other month






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TheHiddenFlask
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I fill up my truck... maybe once every other month


If I don't go on a road trip (only my daily driving) I would probably burn about a tank a month. I have 2 tanks per month budgeted, which is close to my average.

My dad burns 2-3 tanks a week. For him it would be a great deal.






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Lou
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Thought they only take Discover.
Used to be like that awhile back, not anymore






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