Last Day To Register For Freedom Q2 Bonus Spending

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-Chase Freedom Mastercard-Earn $100 cash back (in the form of 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points) when you spend $500 in 3 months.
-Chase Freedom Visa-Earn $100 cash back (in the form of 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points) when you spend $500 in 3 months.
There is no annual fee for Chase Freedom!
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Today is the last day to activate your Q2 Chase Freedom 5% categories.

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.

If you have a Chase checking account and are enrolled in the old Exclusives program you will earn 5.1 points per dollar plus 10 points per transaction

If you have a Chase checking account and are in the new Exclusives program you will earn 5.5 points per dollar in the bonus categories but the extra .5 bonus won’t post until next January or February,

If you or your spouse has a Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold, or Ink Plus card you can transfer Freedom points over to one of those cards and then transfer them at a 1:1 ratio into much more valuable airline miles (United, British Airways, Southwest, Korean, etc) or hotel points (Hyatt, etc)

The 5 point categories for 2013 are as follows:

Q1, January – March: Gas stations, Drugstores & Starbucks
Q2, April – June: Restaurants, Movie theaters, and Lowe’s.
Q3, July – September: Gas stations, Theme parks & Kohl’s
Q4, October – December: Select department stores & Amazon.com

Here is a link that explains where you will and won’t earn the 5 points per dollar this quarter

Q2 Spending:

Your favorite restaurants will probably also be happy to sell you a gift card so that you can lock in 5 points per dollar now.

Here is a list of gift cards sold by Lowe’s. The selection (especially of the gas gift cards offered)  may vary at your local store.

Of course if you have an Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card you will earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent all year round on telecom, cable, internet, as well as everything from office supply stores, which includes gift cards to other stores and prepaid cash cards that can be used anywhere. With the Bold/Plus cards that’s capped at $50,000 per year and with the Cash card that’s capped at $25,000 per year. The cards also earn 2 points per dollar year-round at gas stations and either hotels (Bold/Plus) or dining (Cash)

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ari

Whats good to buy to cash out if they are no longer selling prepaid visa gift cards?

dovid k

If you have a Chase checking account and are enrolled in the old Exclusives program you will earn 5.1 points per dollar plus 10 points per transaction …. starting august 1 they are stopping the 10 points per transaction

g

Dan, I just got a letter saying that my rewards program is gonna change and it sounds like I’m gonna get on the new program. I’ve had the freedom for a few years and have always gotten the 10 bonus points. Did you hear about this?

mikey

does it make a difference bet. business and personal ink cards for those spending benefits ??

A

@g:

Same here. Received a letter yesterday that described the current program and a new program. The new program left out the 10 points per transaction.

keli

Me too. Its seems they are cutting back on that 10pts and giving it only in Feb. Seem everyone is getting that letter

huda

so now amex is better even for small purchases

TG

@Dan
Can you explain the difference between the “old” Exclusives and the “new”?
If “old” means grandfathered in, why did chase send me a letter saying the 10pts per transaction is going away?

avraham

Me too got same letter. No more being grandfathered in to old program

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