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If you are about to head out for lunch (or plan ahead for dinner), then be sure to grab your Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card as today is a “First Friday” which means the card pays out 3x Ultimate Reward points on dining expenses instead of the normal 2x.
This program ran in 2013, but it seems to have been extended through 2014 as well!
Obviously this is not a huge increase over the normal 2x, but still a good reminder to earn every point possible! If you are going somewhere that takes reservations via OpenTable, then make sure you do that as well to earn some points in that program, and if you are picking up a coffee or snack at Starbucks then be sure to use your Chase Freedom as that is a first quarter 5x bonus category on that card (along with gas stations and movie theaters). And to round out the options, Discover cards are offering 5% cash back at restaurants this quarter.
However you pay for lunch today, stay warm and eat well on this First Friday of 2014!
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