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Supercharger Billing - What's the credit card merchant category?

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by jsmay311, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. jsmay311

    jsmay311 Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how Supercharger billing transactions are categorized on credit card statements for the purposes of credit card rewards?

    I've got a few different credit cards and each has it's own categories of merchants where it gives higher cashback rates (3-5%), including "travel" and "gas stations". (I know Superchargers aren't gas stations, but I figure there's at least a chance that they're categorized as such.) So I'm wondering if I should use one of those credit cards for my Tesla account for Supercharging, or if I should just use one that has a decent cashback rate (2%) cashback for all merchants.

    Granted, it'll only make a few dollars difference per year at most either way. But still, enquiring minds want to know. :D

    Thanks!
     
  2. Need

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    I can tell you that when you pay Tesla for extended warranty, reservation for model 3, deposit for model 3, accessories from the shop, they all categorized as "Transportation: Automotive Expenses" on my Bank of America Premium Reward card. And it is NOT considered as Travel at least by BoA.
     
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  3. swaltner

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    My Supercharger expenses on a credit card with US Bank came through with the following merchant details:

    Merchant category
    AUTO/TRUCK DEALER - SALES/SERVICE/REPAIRS/PARTS/LEASING

    That's the same category as for the parts order I placed on tesla.com for some charging adapters.
     
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  4. Need

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    I got that same wordings but listed under Merchant Description on BoA. The "Transportation: Automotive Expenses" is listed as Transaction Category.
     

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