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Ends Soon: 5% Back (5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points) at Gas Stations and Streaming Services

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Ends Soon: 5% Back (5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points) at Gas Stations and Streaming Services

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INSIDER SECRET: If you pool the Chase Ultimate Rewards points you earn with the Chase Freedom® onto a Chase Sapphire Reserve®, each point is worth 1.5 cents each toward travel booked through the Chase travel portal. So you’re effectively earning 7.5% back in travel rewards for your quarterly bonus category spending.

There’s still time to activate your Chase Freedom card for the Q3 Chase Freedom bonus categories. You’ve got until September 14, 2019, to enroll your card and earn 5% cash back (5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per dollar) on gas station and streaming service purchases (on up to $1,500 in combined purchases). If you make the most of this deal, you can earn $75 cash back (7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points).

These bonus categories are available on qualifying purchases made between July 1 and September 30, 2019. The best part is that you’ll retroactively receive this 5% bonus for purchases made since July 1 — even if you’re just registering today.

Save on streaming services with this quarter’s Chase Freedom bonus categories. (Photo by Proxima Studio/Shutterstock)

Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

Chase Freedom’s quarterly bonus categories are a terrific way to earn valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points. That’s one of the reasons MMS writers keep the Freedom card in their wallet.

This quarter, one of the bonus categories is gas stations. That’s a fantastic category, but there are some exceptions you should know about. Here’s how to tell if you’ll get that sweet 5X bonus.

1. Check Which Stores Are Eligible

While gas stations might seem like a simple category, Chase has several exclusions.

Even with these exclusions, it’s possible certain merchants will still code as a gas station. I recommend checking the Visa supplier locator website to see which merchants are categorized as gas stations. Even some merchant locations that don’t sell gas are sometimes coded as gas stations.

Just enter your location and select gas stations as the “Industry Segment.”

2. Check If Your Gas Station Earns 5X

To be safe, I recommend sticking to the list of eligible gas stations put together by Chase. You can also check your Chase account to see if it the transaction earned a 5X bonus.

Pro Tip: You can pool the points you earn with a Chase Sapphire Preferred® CardInk Business Preferred℠ Credit Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve® and transfer them to airlines and hotels. 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 (four quarters X $75 per quarter).

If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve you could pool your points on that card which are then worth 1.5 cents each toward travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal. So that extra $300 in cash back each year could be used to pay for $450 in flights, rental cars or hotels.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees

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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 Walmart.com. 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. Walmart.com 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 Chase.com 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 Walmart.com

@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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