Activate Tomorrow – New Chase Freedom Bonus Categories!

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Activate Tomorrow – New Chase Freedom Bonus Categories!

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Via Reddit, Chase has released the upcoming Chase Freedom category bonuses for next quarter!

You’ll get 5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 you spend (5% cash back) at restaurants and movie theaters July through September 2017 with your Chase Freedom!  If you spend the $1,500 maximum in bonus categories, you’ll earn 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($75).

But you’ll have to register your card to get this bonus!  Registration should be open tomorrow, June 15, 2017.  And you’ll need to activate your card by September 14, 2017.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for the Chase Freedom, but we’ll always tell our readers how to earn the most miles & points!

Chase Freedom 5X Categories July 2017
You’ll Get 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (5% Cash Back) on up to $1,500 in Combined Category Spending When You Use Your Chase Freedom at Restaurants July Through September!

I’ll show you how to get the most from this bonus!

New Chase Freedom Bonus Categories July 2017

Link:   Chase Freedom Quarterly Activation

Link:   Chase Freedom

Link:   My Review of the Chase Freedom

Starting tomorrow, June 15, 2017, you can register your Chase Freedom card to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) at restaurants and movie theaters between July 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017.  You’ll earn the bonus on up to $1,500 in combined spending.

To qualify for the bonus, you must register by September 14, 2017.  You can even activate late in the quarter and earn the bonus retroactively from July 1, 2017.

Note:   Today is the last day to register your Chase Freedom for grocery and drug store spending April through June 2017.  You’ll also earn a retroactive bonus for that spending.  And registering for next quarter’s bonus now will NOT deactivate the current bonus categories for this quarter.

Chase Freedom 5X Categories July 2017
Escape Reality and Earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (5% Cash Back) in the Process! Movie Theaters Are a Chase Freedom Bonus Category This Quarter

It should be easy to make the most of this bonus, because many folks spend a lot at restaurants!

Note:   The Discover it also offers rotating 5% back bonus categories.  And its July through September bonus category is also restaurants!

Bottom Line

Activate your Chase Freedom tomorrow to earn 5% cash back (5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points) at restaurants and movie theaters from July 1, 2017, to September 30, 2017 on up to $1,500 in combined spending.

I love when restaurants are included in the quarterly bonus categories, because most folks already spend lots of money there!  So it’s easier to make the most of the bonus.

We don’t earn a commission from the Chase Freedom, but Emily and I are committed to helping you get the most points for your spending!

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FWIW, the bonus categories with Freedom are actually 6%. According to my account, I get the standard 1x reward purchase amount PLUS the 5x bonus, making it a total of 6x.

Thanks for the update! Just logged in and activated July-Sep. Will be using Freedom instead of my Sapphire during this period. (At least up to $1500!)