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Last Week to Earn 5X for Freedom & Discover It Bonus Categories in 2016!

Last Week to Earn 5X for Freedom & Discover It Bonus Categories in 2016!

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If you haven’t spent up to the limit in 5X bonus categories this quarter with your Chase Freedom or Discover It card, you still have a few more days!

Last Week To Earn 5X For Freedom Discover It Bonus Categories In 2016
Discover It Has Amazon as a 5% Bonus Category This Quarter. You Still Have Time to Earn Extra Rewards on up to $1,500 in Purchases

I’ll remind you which categories earn 5X through the end of 2016!

Earn 5% Back in Popular Bonus Categories

1.   Chase Freedom

Link:   Chase Freedom

Link:   Activate Chase Freedom Bonus

With the Chase Freedom card, you can earn 5% cash back (5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points) on up to $1,500 in combined spending through December 31, 2016, at:

Keep in mind you will NOT earn 5% back if you didn’t activate the bonus by December 14, 2016.  That’s why I recommend activating it as soon as it’s available.  Because it only takes a few seconds!

Remember, wholesale club purchases of gas and specialty services like travel, insurance, cell phones, and home improvement will NOT qualify for the bonus.

2.   Discover It

Link:   Discover It

Link:   Discover It 2016 Bonus Categories & Registration

Folks with the Discover It card can earn 5% cash back at Amazon, department stores, and Sam’s Club, on up to $1,500 in spending through December 31, 2016.  And if you’re a new cardmember, all the cash back you earn will be matched after your 12th billing cycle, for a total of 10% back!

Last Week To Earn 5X For Freedom Discover It Bonus Categories In 2016
Get 5% Cash Back at Department Stores, Amazon, and Sam’s Club With the Discover It Card. Make That 10% Back If You’re a New Cardmember!

Be sure to activate your bonus before you start shopping.  Because you can’t apply the bonus retroactively.

It’s not too late to earn 5% cash back if you want to shop at department stores or Sam’s Club.  Or if you want to place a last round of orders at Amazon.  Maybe party supplies for a New Year celebration? 🙂

Bottom Line

Now’s your last chance to earn 5% back in 2016 with the Chase Freedom or Discover It card.

Folks with the Chase Freedom will only earn 5% back if they activated the bonus by December 14, 2016.  And those of y’all with the Discover It card can still activate the bonus and go shopping!

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rob: Yes. I reloaded my Costco gift card at checkout (even online) and it counts.

May we buy Sam’s Gift card and still get the 5% on an activated Freedom Card?

I activated my chase fredom bonus months ago, but spent $2000 on the card at a non bonus category retailer. If I spend another $1500 at a bonus category store will I still get the bonus or is it only on the first $1500 spent in the quarter? Thank you

You earn 5X on the first $1,500 you spend in the bonus categories. So you can still get the bonus this quarter!