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If you are living or temporarily traveling in Israel; maximizing your CC usage in Israel for traveling and points accrual
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Best 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 cc usage and points accrual.

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

Which 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 December 26, 2018, 08:07:58 AM »

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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.


chase ink does not have foreign transaction fees?

id love to know which 3rd card to add, currently have, CSP, freedom unlimited (used for US purchases), and whats next?
my wife has the CSR,

BTW, i think this is a great need, as you mentioned, there are many in israel trying to rack up points and miles... all the help is greatly appreciated!


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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.



you spoke to reps at chase ink?
what about bezeq?

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chase ink does not have foreign transaction fees?

plus and preferred dont. Cash and unlimited do



1) you spoke to reps at chase ink?

2) what about bezeq?

1) i sm'd online
2) i dont have bezeq so cant talk from experience

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plus and preferred dont. Cash and unlimited do

1) i sm'd online
2) i dont have bezeq so cant talk from experience


just checked what SM was, = Secure Message


also, do you know anything about this?

100,000 points -- You must apply in-branch through a Chase Business Relationship Manager (BRM) to receive this offer.

120,000 points -- You must apply using an invitation code from a Chase mailer with this offer to get it.

see below...

https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/credit-cards/blog/how-earn-120000-bonus-points-chase-ink-business-preferred/


thank you


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just checked what SM was, = Secure Message


also, do you know anything about this?

100,000 points -- You must apply in-branch through a Chase Business Relationship Manager (BRM) to receive this offer.

120,000 points -- You must apply using an invitation code from a Chase mailer with this offer to get it.

see below...

https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/credit-cards/blog/how-earn-120000-bonus-points-chase-ink-business-preferred/


thank you
Why the double posting?

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wasnt sure which thread would be answered....

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just checked what SM was, = Secure Message


also, do you know anything about this?

100,000 points -- You must apply in-branch through a Chase Business Relationship Manager (BRM) to receive this offer.

120,000 points -- You must apply using an invitation code from a Chase mailer with this offer to get it.

see below...

https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/credit-cards/blog/how-earn-120000-bonus-points-chase-ink-business-preferred/


thank you
I got a few of those but afaik from my branch those offers arent avail anymore.
Why the double posting?
wasnt sure which thread would be answered....
Two different subjects  though.

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Manufactured spend
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anyone here have the chase quinfecta or have any ideas how to maximize/take advantage of opportunities?

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does anyone recommend using the united card to get the additional 25000 bonus? or what about the Marriott card?

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does anyone recommend using the united card to get the additional 25000 bonus? or what about the Marriott card?
If u don't want to apply for any other credit cards where you would be getting more for your spend...

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If u don't want to apply for any other credit cards where you would be getting more for your spend...


like which cards? i have the explorer, marriott premier, csr, freedom unlimited, and spg.

 

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like which cards? i have the explorer, marriott premier, csr, freedom unlimited, and spg.
Amex biz card? Citi cards? Find out which cards currently have good signup offers

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does anyone recommend using the united card to get the additional 25000 bonus? or what about the Marriott card?
what does this have to do with isreal aside from the fact that you use miles to travel (to isreal if you wish)

what is this thread for?
nothings impossible- the word itself says Im possible