Reminder: Chase Freedom 4th Quarter Bonus Categories Start Today, Including Department Stores, Wholesale Clubs, and Chase Pay!!

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Reminder:  Chase Freedom 4th Quarter Bonus Categories Start Today, Including Department Stores, Wholesale Clubs, and Chase Pay!!

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This is our permanent page for Chase Freedom quarterly bonus category updates.  So you can bookmark it as it will be updated regularly.  And to stay on top of every other deal, subscribe to our newsletter.

Starting today (October 1, 2018), you can earn 5% cash back on new bonus categories (on up to $1,500 in combined purchases) for eligible purchases made with your Chase Freedom® card.  If you make the most of this deal you can earn $75 cash back (7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points)!

The new bonus categories are available on qualifying purchases made between October 1 and December 31, 2018. 

The information for the Chase Freedom has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets.  The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Save Even More at Costco This Quarter by Using Your Chase Freedom Card!

Activate the bonus (by December 14, 2018) and you will earn 5% cash back (5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent) at department stores, wholesale clubs (like Costco!), and on Chase Pay purchases, on up to $1,500 in combined spending.

Having Chase Pay as a bonus category makes it especially easy to earn the full bonus this quarter.  Because Chase Pay is accepted in so many places!

Just remember, stores like Target and Walmart are NOT considered department stores.  And you wouldn’t earn bonus points on gas purchases made at wholesale clubs.  But you might be able to get around these exclusions by using Chase Pay in order to qualify for the bonus!

When you pool the points you earn this quarter with points from annual-fee Chase cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, those bonus points would be enough to earn you a free stay at a category 1 Hyatt hotel with points to spare!  Or you can transfer them to other terrific partners like United Airlines or Southwest for nearly free flights.

If you make the most of your spending every quarter, you can earn $300 per year (30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points) in bonus category spending alone (4 quarters X $75 per quarter)!

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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 "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises 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 Chase Pay work with Costco Auto Department or Sears Auto Service Department?

Used my $10 credit (that I earned from Best Buy when spending the $200 to get 1250 points when I used the CFU) on another gift card and paid using Chase Pay.

I’m looking to spend about $500 on Disney tickets and trying to earn 5% with my Freedom. I wasn’t able to use my credit card to buy a gift card at walgreens this quarter and couldn’t find Disney gift cards at any gas stations. Does anyone have any ideas where I could still find the bonus for this quarter, or any ideas for next quarter where I could use Chase Pay to buy gc?

Sam’s sells Disney cards at a slight discount and is part of the bonus. Download the dosh app to get another 2-5% back on Sam’s purchases.

You can get the bonus at Walmart and Get the walmart app and sign up for Walmart Pay. Use Chase Pay as your default method of payment for Walmart Pay and then use Walmart Pay in the store using the Walmart app and selecting Walmart Pay, then scan the QR code at the register and it gets charged to your Chase Pay. Make sure the Freedom card is your default for Chase Pay. directly supports Chase Pay at checkout. Just log into your Chase Pay account. I maxed out three quarters using this trick.

Help please. I couldn’t find a way to add Chase Pay, as a default method of payment for Walmart Pay. The only option I found was to add a specific credit card.

Thanks in advance.

You have to scroll down. You won’t see it. It says “Add Payment Method”. Choose Chase Pay. It will take you to a window that looks like and you log in. It will use the default card. I made the Chase Freedom card the default in the Chase Pay app. If you had the app on before. Uninstall it and download a new copy from the App Store or Play Store. Log back in and set up your Walmart Pay again. Good Luck.

Rather just stick with

@Ravi….Just did that exact Walmart Chase Pay you described today.

Since Chase Pay is now integrated with Samsung Pay, does that mean using my Freedom through a Samsung Pay linked Chase Pay card will qualify for this quarter bonus?

Good question Ben. I’m not sure if that would work.

It’s still pretty early so we may need to wait a few weeks to get some hard data points from others.

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