My credit card gives 3% rebate on "qualified travel" ans 1% on other purchases. When I saw that I had received only 1% for a trip, I called them. I was informed that "thr merchant was a school and educational facility" . This doesn't seem fair to me!
I too have the Chase Sapphire Card and was told this expense was not travel since they were an educational organization, and would not qualify for the 3X travel points. My main worry was that since they did not consider a $5,000 trip to Spain as travel the travel insurance and other trip related benefits the card offered would not be available if I needed them. I was relying on the included RS travel insurance and that from the credit card to eliminate the need for any other insurance purchases. Chase says if I can document the trip the insurance would be in effect. I am still appealing for the travel points.
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I also have Chase Sapphire. I called and was told that Road Scholar only qualifies for 1%. I was not given the additional points. So calling doesn't always win you the extra 2% "travel" points.
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