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If you are living or temporarily traveling in Israel; maximizing your american CC usage in Israel for traveling and points accrual
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Best american CC's for use while in Israel (with no forex):
Chase cards click here
CSR, $300 travel credit including CityCar, public transportation purchases, taxis
Marriot Premier, United Explorer, CSP
Freedom/Freedom Unlimited-only when making online purchases from US stores

Did you know that some places in Israel are registered under the travel category so you will receive 3x whereas some places are not registered as a travel category then you only receive 1x with the CSR? Or a restaurant that is not categorized as a restaurant, so you only receive 1x instead of 3x? Are you aware of this??

I'm looking for people who live here to post what they have found. I have found that some stores are properly categorized while others are not. we are strictly speaking about maximizing american cc usage and points accrual.

Maybe some other people have experience using other american CC's like the Amex Plat and will share their experiences, or people with the new Capital One cc.

Which american credit card(s) do you use while in Israel?

This is a long needed post for those who are playing the credit card game from Israel.

« Last edited by yman on February 18, 2019, 03:31:51 PM »

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and i think some of the older threads (like 4 years ago) with no recent conversations or posts should be deleted, and then it will also be cleaner.
We can understand why you think that, but that is not the way these forums work. Everyone sticks a deal of an item for ten dollars into the thread from when it was fifteen with a comment "now ten" which nobody sees.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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We can understand why you think that, but that is not the way these forums work. Everyone sticks a deal of an item for ten dollars into the thread from when it was fifteen with a comment "now ten" which nobody sees.
Wait, so you agree that everyone should start new topics at will?
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Guys, can we please stay on topic?

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Man guys, CALM. DOWN.
Rav kav gets 3x on CSR, MS the hell out of my bus rides!
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Man guys, CALM. DOWN.
Rav kav gets 3x on CSR, MS the hell out of my bus rides!
And travel credit

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And travel credit
Oh that's right, did just notice some of my 2019 credit was used with it.
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Oh that's right, did just notice some of my 2019 credit was used with it.
Then you lost your 3x points..
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Then you lost your 3x points..
You lose it on whatever you use it on...
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Man guys, CALM. DOWN.
Rav kav gets 3x on CSR, MS the hell out of my bus rides!
You lose it on whatever you use it on...
Then you lost your 3x points..
Oh that's right, did just notice some of my 2019 credit was used with it.

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Golan telecom, hott mobile , 012 smile (internet) and 019 mobile stopped registering with chase ink as telecom/internet services by me. No more 5x . Tried SM about it with a no change.

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Man guys, CALM. DOWN.
Rav kav gets 3x on CSR, MS the hell out of my bus rides!

what do you mean by MS?

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Humor.
Oh I thought you meant the combo UPS/RavKav method
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Oh I thought you meant the combo UPS/RavKav method
That doesn't even make sense
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