Common Questions about merchants/categories.
Q. What determines whether a merchant falls within a particular rewards category?
A. Merchants who accept Visa/MasterCard credit cards are assigned a merchant code based on the kinds of products and services they sell. Chase groups similar merchant codes into categories for purposes of making rewards offers to you. Chase makes every effort to include all relevant merchant codes in its listed categories. However, even though a merchant or the items that it sells may appear to fit within a listed category, the merchant may not have a merchant code that falls within that category. Therefore, purchases with that merchant will not qualify for the stated rewards offer on category purchases.
Q. What types of purchases qualify for 5% cash back this quarter?
A.You’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases from January 1 through March 31, 2014 when you use your card for purchases at Gas Stations, Movie theaters, or Starbucks® stores.
Q. What types of merchants are in the gas stations category?
A. Merchants in the gas station category sell automotive gasoline that can be paid for either at the pump or inside the station, and may or may not sell other goods or services at their location. Please note that some merchants that do not specialize in selling automotive gasoline are not included in this category; for example, truck stops, boat marinas, oil and propane distributors, and home heating companies.
Q. What types of merchants are in the Movie theater category?
A. Merchants in the Movie theater category show motion pictures to an audience, including at drive-in theaters, and typically sell refreshments in addition to movie tickets. Please note that theaters that provide live entertainment and merchants that sell and rent movies or provide movie subscription or streaming services are not included in this category.
Q. What do I need to know about earning bonus 5% cash back at Starbucks?
A. Purchases made at Starbucks® stores, StarbucksStores.com, and through the Starbucks mobile phone application will qualify for bonus cash back (including reloads of your Starbucks card). Please be aware that purchases made at Starbucks locations within grocery stores, hotels, or other merchants may not qualify because the purchases may not be identifiable by Chase as having been made at a Starbucks store.
These lists are examples of merchants where you will earn 5% cash back this quarter. Please call the number on the back of your card if you have any questions regarding what is included in this category.