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Earn 5X Points at Gas Stations, Commuter Transportation With Chase Freedom Next Quarter

Earn 5X Points at Gas Stations, Commuter Transportation With Chase Freedom Next Quarter

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Our suspicions for the new Chase Freedom bonus categories have been confirmed!

Chase has now released the next 6 months of bonus categories for the Chase Freedom.  You’ll earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) when you spend at gas stations and on commuter transportation from January to March 2017, on up to $1,500 in combined spending.

And you’ll earn the same bonus at grocery stores and drug stores from April to June 2017.

Earn 5X Points At Gas Stations Commuter Transportation With Chase Freedom Next Quarter
Earn Bonus Points for Your Commute, Whether You Drive or Take Public Transportation

Here’s what you need to know!

Chase Freedom Bonus Categories for First Half of 2017

Link:   Chase Freedom

Link:   Activate Chase Freedom Bonus Categories 

The Chase Freedom bonus categories have been released for the first 2 quarters of 2017.  And they match the rumors we heard a couple weeks ago!

You’ll get 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) on up to $1,500 in combined spending when you spend at gas stations and on commuter transportation from January to March 2017.

Note:  Gas stations usually sell more than just gas.  You can usually buy groceries, toiletries, and more!

You’ll also earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you shop at grocery stores and drug stores from April to June 2017, on up to $1,500 in combined purchases.

Remember, you can activate the bonus starting tomorrow, December 15, 2016.  Don’t worry, you won’t invalidate this quarter’s earnings!

5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points is worth 5% cash back.  But if you have cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Chase Ink Business Preferred, you can transfer your points to lots of great airline and hotel partners for even better value!

Earn 5X Points At Gas Stations Commuter Transportation With Chase Freedom Next Quarter
Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Big Travel

Note:   Be sure to check out the Discover It card, a no-annual-fee credit card with similar bonus categories.  And if you’re a new cardmember, Discover will match the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first 12 billing cycles.  So instead of earning 5% on rotating categories, you’ll earn 10% the first year!

Bottom Line

The Chase Freedom categories for the first half of 2017 will be:

  • January to March – gas stations and commuter transportation
  • April to June – grocery stores and drug stores

We’ll let you know as soon as we find out the bonus categories for the last half of 2017!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Does this only apply to Chase Freedom cards? You have a link to Chase Sapphire Preferred at the bottom of this page

Does Costco gas count as gas station?

Good time to buy gift cards at the gas stations. Hopefully they will take Visa for that in the store.