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REWARDS INFORMATION: RETAIL CATEGORIES

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RETAIL CATEGORY
Category / Definition What does this mean for you? Products
U.S. Supermarkets

To earn additional rewards on supermarket purchases, the supermarket must be located in the U.S.

A supermarket offers a wide variety of food and household products such as meat, fresh produce, dairy, canned and packaged goods, household cleaners, pharmacy products and pet supplies.

(Superstores, convenience stores and warehouse clubs are NOT considered supermarkets.)

Supermarket FAQs
Examples of merchants* that accept the Card and where you can earn additional rewards include:
  • Gristedes
  • Foodtown
  • Pathmark
  • Shoprite
  • Stop and Shop
  • Vons
  • Whole Foods
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Online supermarkets such as FreshDirect

*This is not a complete list.

Examples of merchants where you will NOT earn additional rewards include:
  • Specialty stores (e.g., fish markets, cheese shops, wine shops, and other specialty food stores )
  • Superstores (e.g. Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart)
  • Warehouse clubs (e.g. BJ's Club and Costco Wholesale)
  • Amex EveryDaySM Credit Card
  • Amex EveryDaySM Preferred Credit Card
  • Blue Cash® Card
  • Blue Cash Everyday® Card
  • Blue Cash Preferred® Card
  • Hilton HHonorsTM Card
  • HiltonTM Surpass® Card
  • Premier Rewards Gold Card
  • Cash Rebate Card
U.S. Gas Station

To earn additional rewards on gas purchases, the gas station where you purchase gasoline must be located in the U.S.

A gas station is defined as a merchant that is in the primary business of selling gasoline to consumers. Gas stations may sell other convenience items, but its primary business must be selling gasoline to consumers.

(Superstores, supermarkets, and warehouse clubs that sell gasoline are NOT considered gas stations)

Gas Station FAQs
Examples of merchants* that accept the Card and where you can earn additional rewards include:
  • Gulf
  • Murphy USA
  • Murphy Express
  • Exxon
  • Mobil
  • Hess
  • Shell

*This is not a complete list.

You will NOT earn additional rewards for gas stations that are part of supermarkets or warehouse clubs, unless specifically stated. Examples of merchants where you will NOT earn additional rewards include:
  • Costco**
  • Target

**Costco TrueEarnings Card Members will earn additional rewards on gas purchases at Costco.

You may earn additional rewards if the gas station is also a convenience store.

You will NOT earn additional rewards for marina or any type of commercial fuel (e.g.- jet fuel).
  • Amex EveryDaySM Preferred Credit Card
  • Blue Cash® Card
  • Blue Cash Everyday® Card
  • Blue Cash Preferred® Card
  • Only select Business Gold Rewards Cards (Please call the number on the back of your Card for more information)
  • Cash Rebate Card
  • Hilton HHonorsTM Card
  • HiltonTM Surpass® Card
  • JetBlue® Business Card
  • Mercedes-Benz Credit Card
  • Premier Rewards Gold Card
  • Only select SimplyCash® Business Credit Cards (Please visit the URL on the back of your Card or call the number on the back of your Card for additional information.)
  • TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express(Costco gas included)
  • TrueEarnings® Business Card from Costco and American Express (Costco gas included)
U.S. Restaurants

To earn additional rewards on a restaurant purchase, the purchase must be at a restaurant located in the United States.

Restaurant FAQs
You will earn additional rewards in the restaurant category when you purchase at restaurants located in the U.S.

You will NOT earn additional rewards for purchases made at a restaurant owned by a U.S. company but located outside the U.S. (e.g. Hard Rock Café in Paris).

You also will NOT earn additional rewards at nightclubs, convenience stores, grocery stores, or supermarkets.

You may not earn additional rewards at a restaurant located within another establishment (e.g. a restaurant inside a hotel, casino, or event venue). For example, purchases made at a restaurant located within a hotel may be recognized as a purchase at a hotel, not a restaurant.
  • Blue Sky Preferred® Card
  • Hilton HHonorsTM Card (effective May 1)
  • HiltonTM Surpass® Card (effective May 1)
  • Lowe's Business Rewards Card
  • Mercedes-Benz Credit Card
  • TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express
  • TrueEarnings® Business Card from Costco and American Express
  • Only select SimplyCash® Business Credit Cards (Please visit the URL on the back of your Card or call the number on the back of your Card for additional information.)
U.S. Select Major Drugstores

To earn additional rewards on drugstore purchases, the purchases must be made at a drugstore that is included on our list of "select major drugstores" and must be located in the United States.

Drugstore FAQs
You will earn additional rewards ONLY for purchases made in the U.S. at the following list of drugstores that accept the Card:
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • DUANEreade
  • Rite Aid
  • Walgreens
  • Blue Cash® Card
  • Cash Rebate® Card
U.S. Select Major Department Stores

To earn additional rewards on department store purchases, the purchases must be made at a department store that is included on our list of "select major department stores" and is located in the United States.

Department Store FAQs
You will earn additional rewards ONLY for purchases made in the U.S. at the following list of department stores that accept the Card and have these specific names:
  • Bealls
  • Belk
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Bon Ton Stores
  • Boscov's
  • Century 21 Department Stores
  • Dillard's
  • J.C. Penney (JCP)
  • Kohl's
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Macy's
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sears
  • Stein Mart
  • Blue Cash Everyday®
  • Blue Cash Preferred®

This website is only a summary of certain information about rewards programs. All rewards programs, base rewards and additional rewards are subject to and governed by the terms of the applicable Card Member Agreement or the Membership Rewards® program terms and conditions, as the case may be. Those terms will govern if they conflict in any way with this website. The information on this website is subject to change without notice.