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Capital One Cash back rate reset?

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Capital One Cash back rate reset?

Hi everyone, I've got a question for you all.

It seems like the cash back rate for my Capital One I has been set back to earn 0.5% currently, but the thing is I've had this card for a while and definitely spent more than $3000 so far.

I've chatted with an agent about that and she said that the earn rate gets reset every year. This seems a little fishy to me but coming from an agent I've decided to go with it

Can any one else confirm that earning rate resets every year or was I given a false info?
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gizmokrap wrote: Yes
Any reason you choose to spend 3k on a card earning 0.5% when there are far better options?
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From the card info on the website, it says "0.5% on the first $3,000 you spend annually on all other purchases, and 1% after that"

So I'd say the agent was right that the rate is reset once a year.
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coolintheshade wrote: Any reason you choose to spend 3k on a card earning 0.5% when there are far better options?
Someone people don’t care about the extra 0.5 to 1% cash back. They think it is wasting time to chase the extra.
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ml88888888 wrote: Someone people don’t care about the extra 0.5 to 1% cash back. They think it is wasting time to chase the extra.
He should have his RFD membership revoked Face With Tears Of Joy
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yes its annually, say its right on their website, dining gives you 3% tho, gas 2%, everything else is the up to 1%, first $3K is 0.5% this card is not that great for everything else spending, much better options out there, Only thing good about it is it doubles as your membership, I have this card and only use it for the membership, when paying at costco I still bust out my other card to use.

https://www.capitalone.ca/credit-cards/costco/
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rogerrabbit168 wrote: yes its annually, say its right on their website, dining gives you 3% tho, gas 2%, everything else is the up to 1%, first $3K is 0.5% this card is not that great for everything else spending, much better options out there, Only thing good about it is it doubles as your membership, I have this card and only use it for the membership, when paying at costco I still bust out my other card to use.

https://www.capitalone.ca/credit-cards/costco/
Then you are still carrying two cards, this and the other one. The saved wallet space from not carrying your Costco member card has not materialized.
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mr_raider wrote: Then you are still carrying two cards, this and the other one. The saved wallet space from not carrying your Costco member card has not materialized.
You are right, wallet space not materialized, but Costco card gives 3% on dining (not everywhere take the Amex) so that’s what I used for
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rogerrabbit168 wrote: You are right, wallet space not materialized, but Costco card gives 3% on dining (not everywhere take the Amex) so that’s what I used for
Pretty much the only free card that does it. Tangerine is 2% at best. It actually makes a nice complement to amex Scotia gold I guess.
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What would an RFDer use the Costco capital one for anything else except for restaurants and gas.
The tiered 0.5% to 1% is not even funny.
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doberman_baby wrote: What would an RFDer use the Costco capital one for anything else except for restaurants and gas.
The tiered 0.5% to 1% is not even funny.
Loyal Costco customer? LOL Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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