And through September 30, 2016, you can earn that many Chase Ultimate Rewards points by spending $1,500 using your Freedom card at restaurants and wholesale clubs when you register by September 14, 2016.
So I put together a list of ways to help you earn the full number of points!
Here are 5 ideas for earning this quarter’s 7,500 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
Earn Extra Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at Restaurants and Wholesale Clubs This Quarter
Link: Chase Freedom
And when you have the Freedom card AND the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or Ink Bold (no longer available), you can use your Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Big Travel with transfer partners like United Airlines and Hyatt!
So check out these 5 ways to earn more bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points with your Freedom card this quarter:
1. Buy Big Ticket Items at Wholesale Clubs
Wholesale clubs like Costco don’t just sell groceries. They sell quality big ticket items too, like furniture, appliances, televisions, jewelry, sporting and fitness equipment, and computers!
And Costco is known for its excellent customer service in case you don’t like an item.
So if you have any big purchases planned, it’s worth checking to see if your local wholesale club carries it!
Note: Purchases of gas, wholesale club specialty service purchases such as travel, insurance, cell phone and home improvement purchases, are not included in the 5X bonus category.
2. Buy Gifts in Advance
Wholesale clubs also sell things like toys, books, clothing, and other items that make good gifts. So you could buy a Christmas, birthday, and anniversary gift now. And earn 5X points for your purchase!
If you’re buying gifts in advance, it also gives you a chance to keep an eye out for sales. Because you never know when Costco might offer a coupon for that kayak you’ve been eying. 😉
3. Pay for Drinks With Your Freedom Card
Many nightclubs, lounges, and bars are coded as restaurants. So use your Freedom card to buy drinks and get 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
Or buy the first round for your friends and earn even more!
4. Pay for a Catered Event
Are you throwing a birthday party, office party, or big get-together? Check to see if your favorite restaurants offer catering services. And use your Freedom card to pay the bill!
5. Pay for a Friend’s Meal
Have a friend who only uses debit or cash? You could take him or her out to dinner, pay the bill with you Freedom card, and get paid back in cash.
Or treat your friend to a free meal because you’re earning 5X points anyway!
What Can You Do With 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points?
7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points are worth:
- $75 cash back
- 1 free night at a Hyatt Category 1 hotel, that’s often worth much more than $75
- Part of the way to an incredible stay at a Hyatt hotel
- A short one-way flight on a British Airways partner like American Airlines, often worth much more than $75
- A flight on Southwest that costs between ~$107 and ~$128, because Southwest points are worth between 1.43 cents and 1.7 cents per point
- Part of the way to an award flight on United Airlines or a Star Alliance partner
Note: The Freedom is NOT a good card to use overseas because it charges a 3% foreign transaction fee. Use cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus instead, that don’t charge foreign transaction fees.
Register your Chase Freedom card by September 14, 2016, to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on purchases at wholesale clubs and restaurants through September 30, 2016.
To earn the full number of bonus points with your Freedom card this quarter, you can do things like buy a gift in advance or pay for a friend’s meal.
And don’t forget, wholesale clubs sell expensive and quality items like furniture, appliances, and sporting goods. And nightclubs and bars often count as a restaurant purchase!
Plus, when you have the Freedom card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or Ink Bold (no longer available), you can use your Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Big Travel.