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Chase Freedom $200/20,000 Point Offer Linky
I’ve just received word moments ago that the 20,000 point ($200) Freedom signup offer for spending $500 is being pulled on Monday at 10am! Chase.com is only showing an offer for 10,000 point ($100) signup offer for spending $500.
I recently was approved for a Freedom card (I had received the bonus in the past for it) and got the 20K points again and got matched to 30K points via secure message. All 30K points posted on my statement.
The Freedom card is an integral part of the Chase Trifecta, a term I coined here last year. When you have the Sapphire Preferred Visa, Sapphire Preferred World Mastercard, or Ink Bold card along with Chase Freedom and a Chase checking account you can truly maximize your spending and rewards.
You can put all spending on dining and travel that is $10 or more and all overseas spending on the Sapphire Preferred (or spending on telecom, cable, office supplies, gas, and lodging on the Ink Bold) and then put all other spending on Freedom where you earn 10 points for every transaction and and 10% bonus points for every dollar spent and 5 points per dollar in rotating categories.
Then instead of cashing Freedom points out at a penny per point you can transfer Freedom Ultimate Rewards points to Sapphire Preferred or Ink Bold Ultimate Rewards points and from there you can transfer them into much more valuable airline or hotel points like my favorites, United or Hyatt.
Here is the 5% Freedom calendar for 2012:
Q1: Gas stations and Amazon.com
Q2: Grocery stores and movie theaters
Q3: Gas stations and restaurants
Q4: Hotels, airlines, Best Buy, and Kohl’s.
You earn 5 points per dollar on up to $1,500 of spending per quarter.
Although they are called “5% categories” you really get 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent which can be cashed out for 5% cash. For $1,500 in spending you will earn at least 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points.
With Chase checking account you will be upgraded to Chase Exclusives within 3 months which gives you even more bonus points!
You will earn:
-10% bonus points on top of all base points earned.
-10 bonus points for every transaction you make.
And that’s on top of points for spending in 1% and 5% categories!