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6 tips for using gas rewards cards wisely

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Private label cards are usually only accepted at that brand's gas station, so if you buy gas elsewhere, you won't get the reward. If you're using a co-branded card, your rewards may be dependent on the credit card company coding that merchant as a gas purchase.

"Any main label gas purchase should code as gas, but if you're going to a small off-brand gas place, sometimes it won't officially appear as a gas purchase," says Ridout. "If you're going to some out-of-the-way gas station that's not part of a large chain, you do run the risk of it not being coded as a gas purchase."


 

 

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