[Moved into a new thread from: Bank of America/Merrill Edge - Preferred Rewards --admin LadyGeek]
Yes, online shopping means "shopping", as in buying stuff (of course, I have had actual online shopping not be counted as "online").Cubicle wrote: ↑Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:19 pm As of this post, there are 2,548 posts on this thread. So I apologize if it has been already mentioned.
I have the Custom Cash Rewards card, 3% category online shopping set already. I set up PayPal bill pay (not PayPal Key) for my electric/gas bill & property taxes; I'm thrilled I can pay with a credit card. But both of those are only earning 1%. I thought being a PayPal transaction would qualify, but I guess the fact it is utilities & taxes reduces it to 1%.
Just a data point to add.
Paying bills is not shopping. But Chase Freedom is 5% for paypal and another poster indicated that does apply to paypal bill pay. I paid a couple bills that way, waiting to see if they get 5%...