Some credit card companies offer a cash bonus for store purchases.

Let's say Mincha has a live-in Gentile worker, Jim. Jim is an authorized credit card user for Mincha's account. During Pesach, Jim buys lots of chametz and charges it.

In June, Chase bank, gives Mincha $200 in cash back bonus for all the chametz that Jim bought several months ago.

Even though Mincha didn't get the bonus immediately during Pesach, did he derive any benefit from the chametz that, he paid for?

  • How is Jim allowed to buy the Chametz on Mincha's credit card during Pesach?? – Double AA Mar 26 '15 at 15:42
  • @DoubleAA - He has his own credit card with Mincha's account #. I prob. meant to say authorized "user". – DanF Mar 26 '15 at 15:48
  • I meant allowed Halachically. Mincha is gifting chametz to a non-jew on pesach. Sounds like benefit. – Double AA Mar 26 '15 at 15:53
  • @DoubleAA - Not sure. How is that different from giving Jim cash and telling him, go buy what you want? – DanF Mar 26 '15 at 16:01
  • Well, in this case, Mincha is the one paying for the chametz from the store. – Daniel Mar 26 '15 at 16:12

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