Moving Your Payments To The Ness Card? Here’s A Helpful Checklist

If you know about the Ness Card1, you know that it’s the best (and only) card that gets you 5x points on all purchases at healthy merchants.2 But if you’re really in the know, you’re hip to the not-so-secret secret about the Ness Card: It also gets you 2x points everywhere else you swipe, tap, or subscribe.

That’s a big deal. Other cards only give you one cent per dollar, but we double that. This makes your points add up fast, no matter what you buy.

In other words, it’s smart to spend with Ness. When you use your Ness Card to buy anything, it helps you gain more points that you can use in our healthy rewards marketplace—even if the things you bought are not (technically) “healthy.”

Just To Confirm: What Counts for 2x Points on the Ness Card?

The Ness Card has two point multipliers: 5x (for all purchases at healthy merchants) and 2x (everywhere else you make purchases). If you’re not getting 5x points, you’re getting 2x points. We keep it simple because we think that’s how all card points, rewards, and benefits should be. 

Here are some examples of how you can utilize 2x-point purchases on your Ness Card. (Pro tip: Bookmark this page and use it as a checklist as you transfer your spend to the Ness Card. It takes a tiny bit of effort, but it’ll pay off!)

Recurring Payments

Set-it-and-forget-it monthly, quarterly, weekly, or yearly payments. (We’ll get all the -lys). Sure, you’re already putting your gym membership and Seed subscription on your Ness Card—but these 2x recurring purchases will get you a lot of points, too: 

  • Phone bills
  • Internet bills
  • Utilities
  • Newspaper (and crossword) subscriptions
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Patreon subscriptions
  • Substack subscriptions
  • Starbucks and Dunkin’ app reloads
  • Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal (people use Tidal, right?)
  • TV streaming services (A show that makes you worry about your cordyceps consumption is not technically wellness, but we support you using your Ness Card to pay for the platform that lets you watch it)
  • Cable (vintage!)
  • Childcare (daycare, preschool, pre-K—if you’re able to use a credit card, it pays to use your Ness Card)
  • Clothing rental subscriptions
  • Rent

Big One-time Buys:

Necessary splurges. Yeah, using your Ness Card on that new Peloton (from the Peloton website) is a great way to get 5x points. But you can also use your Ness Card to get 2x points on:

  • Furniture
  • Cars
  • Phones
  • Tablets
  • Smartwatches 
  • TVs
  • Computers and laptops
  • Engagement rings & wedding bands
  • Home office setups (why are good chairs so expensive?)

Occasional (Or Not) Purchases:

Those things you do sometimes. Or maybe all the time, depending on where you are in life. In addition to that wellness retreat, you can put these on your Ness Card for 2x points:

  • Plane tickets
  • Train tickets
  • Bus tickets
  • Boat tickets
  • Buying a boat
  • Airline wifi
  • Live music concerts and festivals
  • Theater (movie or stage!)
  • Comedy shows
  • Amusement park visits
  • Happy hours
  • Way-pricier-than-you-expected bar tabs
  • Breweries
  • Rideshare services
  • Tax services
  • Non-athletic clothing

We love 2x-point hacking. If you’ve used your Ness Card in some, ahem, off-label ways, let us know—we might add it to the list.

Still have questions about the Ness Card? We’ve answered them all here.

  • 1The Ness Card is issued by The Bank of Missouri, pursuant to a license from Mastercard, and serviced by Ness Well Financial, LLC (NMLS #2406384).
  • 2See our Rewards Program Terms.
  • 3Rewards available in the marketplace are subject to change.
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“This card is such an exciting addition to my wallet and it’s perfect for someone who values health and wellness but hasn’t found a credit card that rewards me for that. I love getting rewarded for wellness practices like sleeping, meditating, and moving my body—plus extra points on purchases at my favorite places like Whole Foods, ClassPass and sweetgreen. The app is easy to use and the card is designed for your definition of health and wellness, which I love. It’s flexible!”

Kira's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“It’s no secret that wellness is such an important part of my everyday life. I spend a lot of money to help fuel my love of running, recovery, nutrition and mindfulness, so the fact that I can now earn rewards for every dollar I spend with the Ness Card is amazing. My health always comes first, and the Ness Card makes that easy to do. It’s a win-win for everyone!”

Andi's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“As a new mum, wellness and self-care is a priority for me—so I can, in turn, be able to take care of my baby. I love the incentives that Ness offers for making healthier choices. And to be rewarded along the way for those purchases is such a plus!

Oh, and getting 5x point rewards on my Erewhon $20+ smoothie makes it a little more justifiable.”

Amrit's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“I made a promise to myself to find my joy again in 2023. For the past few years, I haven’t been taking care of myself mentally and physically because I’ve just been on the go and focusing on the future instead of being present. I realized that part of the reason I wasn’t happy was because I wasn’t taking care of myself. So, now with the Ness Card—which literally rewards you for staying on top of your wellness journey—I’ve easily been able to focus on my mental and physical journey. Using the card is now a part of my weekly routine, whether I’m buying groceries, going to therapy, spending a day at the spa, or treating myself to a delicious yummy meal.”

Candace's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“I love life with the Ness Card! The team behind the scenes work really hard to make it valuable and to create a sense of community, which you feel in every newsletter and hand-crafted partnership. The card itself encourages me to be even more curious about where I’m spending my money. It definitely incentivizes me to spend ‘healthier’, which is really unique. On top of that, getting points for taking more steps? There is seriously nothing like it.

David's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“My favorite thing about the Ness Card is that it rewards you for your healthy habits, and not all of them require spending. Yes, you can earn 5x points when you spend at any of their approved health and wellness merchants (think Erewhon and many of your other favorites) but you also earn points for being active daily! So now your sanity walks are literally paying off :) As someone who not only works in wellness but lives and breathes it, essentially most of my expenses live in that realm and with the Ness Card I can now be rewarded nicely for those purchases.”

Kirsty's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“I love that I have rewards to look forward to when I focus on my health and wellness. As a mom of two and full time photographer/creator, it’s hard to find time to prioritize my health and—as my body ages—I want to make sure that I’m treating it to all the TLC it needs (and deserves)! The Ness Card reminds me to take care of my mental, physical, and emotional health on the daily.”

Valerie's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“It’s refreshing to have a card app that is so easy to use. I can track my spending and rewards at the click of a button. I love getting a notification when I get extra points for getting a full night sleep or getting my steps in, though of course those are optional. I work a lot, and I feel like I get extra rewarded for taking the time to take care of myself – whether it’s therapy or simply cooking at home instead of dining out. The points accumulate really quickly, and I’ve already gotten a $1,000 credit at Erewhon in my first four months. I also go visit family in Europe a lot, and no one takes my card there, so it’s so convenient to be able to use my Ness Card without ever paying a fee.”

Mélanie's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“As someone who spends the majority of her money on wellness, the Ness Card is perfect for me! I love earning 5x points on purchases at healthy businesses that I was already making, anyways. The Ness Card also motivates me to get enough sleep, practice mindfulness and other healthy habits. The app is really user-friendly and I love watching my points add up. I am excited to redeem them for wellness-related items!”

Lauren's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“The Ness Card motivates me to keep up my healthy habits, and has helped me discover new brands and products that are in alignment with my goals. I’m not spending any more with my Ness Card, but the money I am spending on health and wellness is actually earning me rewards, benefits, and even cash back. And because Ness’s definition of a ‘healthy merchant’ is so generous, I’m able to recognize all of the small ways I practice self-care throughout the week. From buying fresh veggies to going to therapy to taking my supplements, the Ness Card is there to cheer me on: ‘Keep being healthy, girl. You deserve 5x points for that.'”

Melissa's Favorite Healthy Merchants

“The Ness Card rewards me when I spend money on health and wellness. Especially because so much of my wellness routine is spent being active, gardening, making food with my husband, getting a massage, or having some me time, it is nice to be rewarded for that with points that are with brands I shop at all the time anyway. It allows my wellness choices to work harder which I love.”

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