Signing-up for credit cards through partner links earns us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.
Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
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!
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
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:
- Department stores (including Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Sears)
- Wholesale clubs (BJ’s, Costco, and Sam’s Club)
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
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!
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? 🙂