Earn 7,500 Chase Points With the Freedom Card This Quarter: Bonus Categories Include Wholesale Clubs, Chase Pay, and More!

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Earn 7,500 Chase Points With the Freedom Card This Quarter: Bonus Categories Include Wholesale Clubs, Chase Pay, and More!

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There’s a fresh set of new bonus categories for Chase Freedom® cardholders this quarter.  If you plan accordingly, you can make the most of your bonus, earning $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. 

In the Final Quarter of 2018, You’ll Be Able to Earn Bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Purchases Made With Chase Pay!

After you activate the bonus (by December 14, 2018) 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 normally earn bonus points on gas purchases made at wholesale clubs.  But you can get around these exclusions by using Chase Pay in order to qualify for the bonus!

When pooled 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 Freedom®

Chase Freedom®

  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.74-25.49%. Balance transfer fee is 5% of the amount transferred, $5 minimum
  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate
  • Enjoy new 5% categories each quarter
  • Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases - it's automatic
  • Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open and there is no minimum to redeem for cash back.
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  • No annual fee

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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.

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.

Is it correct that travel purchases from Costco Travel are also excluded? I don’t think Costco offers Chase Pay as a go-around. If that correct, do you know of any cruise travel agents who accept Chase Pay?