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Start Earning 5X Points (5% Cash Back) Today at Gas Stations and Kohl’s With Chase Freedom

Start Earning 5X Points (5% Cash Back) Today at Gas Stations and Kohl’s With Chase Freedom

Million Mile SecretsStart Earning 5X Points (5% Cash Back) Today at Gas Stations and Kohl’s With Chase FreedomMillion Mile Secrets Team

Today you can start earning 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) at gas stations and Kohl’s department stores when you use your Chase Freedom card.

You’ll earn the bonus for up to $1,500 in purchases from July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014, for a maximum of 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points or $75 cash back.

The bonus doesn’t happen automatically, though.  You need to activate the bonus before September 14, 2014.  But it only takes a minute!

Start Earning 5X Points 5 Cash Back Today At Gas Stations And Kohls With Chase Freedom
Earn 5X Points or 5% Cash Back at Gas Stations and Kohl’s Starting Today…Don’t Forget to Activate!

What’s the Chase Freedom Card?

Link:   Chase Freedom

Link:   Activate the Chase Freedom 5X Categories 

Emily and I love the Chase Freedom card because it’s easy to earn 5X the number of Ultimate Rewards points (up to $1,500 or 7,500 points a quarter) for purchases we would make anyway.

The 5X bonus categories are different each quarter.  If you spend $6,000 a year ($1,500 X 4 quarters) you’ll get 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points or $300 cash back.

The Chase Freedom is a fee-free card, so it’s a good card to keep long-term.  This could increase your length of credit history and improve your credit score.

Start Earning 5X Points 5 Cash Back Today At Gas Stations And Kohls With Chase Freedom
Keeping Fee-Free Cards for a Long Time Could Improve Your Credit Score

You can redeem the points earned for cash back, but I prefer transferring points to the Chase Sapphire Preferred, (no longer offered) Chase Ink Bold, or Chase Ink Plus.  From there, you can transfer points to airlines and hotels like United, Southwest, Hyatt, and IHG and get lots of Big Travel with Small Money!

Start Earning 5X Points 5 Cash Back Today At Gas Stations And Kohls With Chase Freedom
You Could Transfer Points to IHG and Stay at the Intercontinental in Bali!

Shop at Kohl’s Through an Online Portal to Earn More Points

Some online shopping portals offer additional points or cash back when you shop at Kohl’s.  I check Evreward.com before I shop at Kohl’s online to see where the best deals are.  These change often, so it’s worth checking right before you shop.

Start Earning 5X Points 5 Cash Back Today At Gas Stations And Kohls With Chase Freedom
Evreward Lists Cash Back and Points Rewards for Shopping at Kohl’s (and Many Other Stores!)

Bottom Line

Today is the 1st day to start earning 5X points (5% cash back) at gas stations and Kohl’s department stores using your Chase Freedom card.  But you have to activate the bonus before September 14, 2014, to get the points.

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Is anyone else having trouble trying to get to the Kohl's shopping portal through evrewards? I get brought to chase.com where it says there's an error...

If you buy gift cards at Kohl's through a shopping portal, will you still get the portal bonus points?

It really doesn't make sense to buy amazon giftcards at Kohls or Gas stations because that will be that next 5% category. Unless, of course, you plan to buy everything from amazon for xmas.

Do you know any gas stations that sell $500 Metabank gift cards?

Hi Darius,

I noticed that you can purchase Visa gift cards on Kohls.com. However, when I clicked this option, I was forwarded to another website giftcardmall.com. Will this still count as a Kohl's purchase for the bonus points? Thanks.