VISA Promotion

Get Extra Points at Ski Slopes, Sporting Goods, and Sunglass Retail Shops

During the months of March and February, get 2 points for every dollar with your Platinum+ JCU Rewards credit card at all merchants set up as “Recreational Services,” “Sporting Goods” or “Specialty Retail”.


How it Works

To VISA, everyone who accepts a payment is a “merchant.” Each merchant is placed into merchant categories based upon the type of business they are. When JCU runs a promotion, extra points are automatically awarded to purchases made at selected merchants. For the additional points to be awarded, the retail location will need to be set-up as one of the following merchant categories: “Recreational Services,” “Sporting Goods Stores” and “Specialty Retail”.

Below are the types of retail shops that are included in the selected merchant categories.

Recreational Services

  • Ski Slopes
  • Ski Resorts
  • Aircraft Rentals
  • Driving Ranges
  • Miniature Golf
  • Public Swimming Pools
  • Sport
  • Sports Instruction
  • Parachuting
  • Motorcycle Rentals
  • Hunting Licenses
  • Shooting Range
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Batting Cages
  • Roller Skating Rinks

Sporting Goods Stores

  • Ski Shops
  • Ski Resorts
  • Skateboard Shops
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Surfboards, Accessories
  • Trekking Equipment Stores
  • Windsurf Boards, Accessories Stores
  • Backpacking Equipment Stores
  • Bait, Tackle Stores
  • Billiard Tables – Sales
  • Camping Equipment
  • Cutlery – Sporting Knives
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Golf Equipment Shops
  • Gun Shops
  • Hiking Equipment Stores
  • Hunting Equipment, Supplies Stores
  • In-Line Skates Shops
  • Pool Tables – Sales
  • Rollerblade Shops
  • Scuba, Skin Diving Equipment Stores

Specialty Retail

  • Sunglass Shops
  • Ammunition Stores
  • Atlas, Map Stores
  • Beauty Supply Stores
  • Bottled and Distilled Water Dealers
  • Collectibles, Memorabilia Stores – Sports and Hobby
  • Dealers – Ice
  • Dealers – Miscellaneous Automotive Dealers
  • Firearms, Ammunition Stores
  • Fireworks Stores
  • Frame Shops – Photograph, Poster
  • Headstones, Monuments
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Magic Shops
  • Monuments, Gravestones – Sales, Installation
  • Party Supply Stores
  • Trophy Sales

Double point promotion lasts 2/1/2016 to 3/31/217. 2X is equal to 2 points for every dollar. Offers do not compound. Promotion requires the retail location VISA merchant codes to be set up as “Recreation Services”, “Sporting Goods Stores” or “Specialty Retail”. Membership eligibility required.