Category Boosts

What are Category Boosts?

Category Boosts are increased reward rates earned for shopping with your Fold Card at certain types of stores, aka categories, during a certain period of time. These boosted categories will be rotated throughout the year.

Which categories are currently boosted?

Category Boosts will cycle throughout the year. Find these in the app on the Offers page.


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How do Category Boosts work?

You earn eligible Category Boosts automatically. Here's how they work:

Step 1: Use Your Fold Card

Make a purchase using your Fold Card at a merchant that falls under one of the current Category Boosts.

Step 2: Stack Rewards

Your Category Boost earns you a boosted reward rate of 1.5%.

What are MCCs?

MCCs, or Merchant Category Codes, are four-digit numbers assigned to businesses by debit/credit card companies, like Visa. These codes categorize the business based on the type of goods or services it provides. MCCs help identify transactions on your credit card statement and also affect the "interchange fees" that companies like Visa charge merchants to use their network. The interchange fees impact the revenue that we (Fold) earn, which in turn influences the rewards that we can pass along back to you for each type of transaction.

How do MCCs affect my rewards?

By grouping MCCs into categories, we are able to pass along higher rewards for the types of transactions that earn us the most interchange. So, the category your transaction falls into can affect the rewards you receive from us.

MCC 6012 and how that impacts PayPal bill pay

Due to changes made by Visa, all transactions with MCC 6012 earn a flat 0.5% flat rate. This includes bill pay with your Fold Card to pay your mortgage, credit card payments, and other bills.

Which MCCs fall into the current Category Boosts?

5815 Digital Games and Media - Books, Movies, Digital artwork/images, Music
5816 Digital Games and Media - Games
5817 Digital Games and Media - Applications (Excludes Games)
5818 Digital Games and Media - Large Digital Goods Merchant
7298 Membership Clubs - Health and Beauty Spas
7933 Membership Clubs - Bowling Alleys
7992 Membership Clubs - Public Golf Courses
7997 Membership Clubs - Sports, Recreation, Athletic Clubs
5812 Restaurants and Bars - Eating Places, Restaurants
5813 Restaurants and Bars - Drinking Places
5814 Restaurants and Bars - Fast Food Restaurants
4111 Rideshare & Taxis - Commuter Transport
4121 Rideshare & Taxis - Taxis / Uber / Lyft
4784 Rideshare & Taxis - Tolls and Bridge Fees
5552 Rideshare & Taxis - Electric Vehicle Charging
7523 Rideshare & Taxis - Parking Lots, Meters, & Garages
3000- 3308 Travel - Airlines
3351- 3441 Travel - Rental Cars
3501- 3839 Travel - Lodging
4511 Travel - Airlines and Air Carriers (Not Elsewhere Classified)
7033 Travel - Trailer Parks and Campgrounds


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