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Cash Bank on Utilities

February 16th, 2018 at 03:48 pm

Our US Bank Visa sent me an email to pick our 5% cash back categories for second quarter beginning in April. I always pick 5% cash back on cell phones which saves us about $8 per month or $96 a year. I'm picking that again!

I'm picking 2% cash back for Restaurants. I could have chosen Grocery Stores or Gas Stations, but I have other cards that provide that or more. I also rarely remember to use this card for the 2% categories because I'm not usually carrying this card in my wallet.

There is a new 5% category...Utilities! According to US Bank this includes electric companies, gas utilities and waste management companies. We don't have gas in our home that we pay regularly. Probably will only fill up once right before we move. The payment for our trash service is paid out of our checking account and is not worth switching to a credit card as there is a fee that would offset any savings.

As you know, we spend way too much on electricity in this home as I have mentioned in the past. And I do pay with a credit card...so that means I WILL be switching cards to take advantage of the cash back. This month's bill is $250...so we would have received $12.50 back if it were in effect. I'm not sure if this benefit will last more than one quarter, but I expect it may be a regular option. If so I could possibly receive $300 just by paying our electric bill with this card.

Do any of you get 5% cash back on your electric or other utility bills?

6 Responses to “Cash Bank on Utilities”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow! I may have to see if they have a sign up bonus ... I could use cash back on our utilities - our gas bill (average billing) just went up another $9!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CCF - do you get a referral credit? It looks like there is a $150 sign up bonus.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ok, no problem. Smile

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    No referral link. (I deleted the other comment as I must have signed in differently on my phone...had my real name.)

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oops! I didn't even notice!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, that is a great advantage on your credit card! Wish we could get 5% back on utility bills.

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