Chase, Citi, Discover, American Express Credit Cards 5% Cash Back Categories – Quarter I 2015

by Hu$tler on December 15, 2014

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Below chart gives you the 5% Cash Back Quarterly Categories  for Chase Freedom, Discover It, & Citi Dividend. I also added the year round 5% in office supply stores and cable bundled services with the Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Bold, and Chase Ink Cash. For American Express, you can get the SimplyCash Business Card or the Blue Cash Preferred to earn 5% or 6% in their respective categories below.  You should know that Chase, Discover, and Citi open up enrollment for the bonus categories about two weeks before the new quarter begins. Here are the categories that will be earning 5% cash back for the Quarter I 2015.

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2015 Quarter I Credit Cards 5% Cash Back Categories

Credit CardCash Back Limits5% Cash Back CategoriesSign-Up
Chase Freedom®($100 bonus)Up to $1,500/quarter spent in bonus categories-Grocery Stores
-Movie Theaters
-Starbucks Stores
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Discover it®$1,500 spent in purchases in bonus categories-Gas & Ground Transportation
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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express ($150 statement credit after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership)Up to $6,000 per year-6% cash back at U.S supermarketsReview
Citi® Dividend Platinum Select® Visa® Card$6000 yearly spent per calendar year in bonus categories-Macy’s
-Home Furnishing Stores

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SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express ($250 statement credit requires $5,000 in qualifying purchases over the first 6 months, and that the application must be received by June 23, 2015.)Up to $25K in purchases per rebate year, and then 1% thereafterYear Round
-Wireless services
-Office supplies
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Citi® Double Cash CardUnlimited-About 2% Cash Back on All PurchasesReview
Ink Plus® Business Card
($625 bonus toward travel)
Up to $50K in purchases Year Round
-Office Supply stores
-Cable bundled services
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Chase Ink Cash® Business Credit Card
($200 cash bonus)
Up to $25K in purchasesYear Round
-Office Supply stores
-Cable bundled services
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John E October 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

does anyone pay better than 1%on medical bills

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Chris December 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

My Chase confirmation for the 5% categories says Gas Stations, Drugstores and Starbucks for Jan 1 to March 31, not restaurants and Amazon.

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Hu$tler January 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm

thanks. the error is fixed.

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MAC October 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm

US Bank Cash+ card (relatively new) has one 2% cash back category (drug, gas, groceries) every quarter and 2 5% cash back categories every quarter. Up to you to pick the categories every quarter. 5% cash back categories include Bill Pay (utilities, insurance, internet/cable), airlines, hotels, etc. So far, the same category choices have been available every quarter but T&Cs state they can change.

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John F. March 11, 2013 at 2:01 am

Yes, US Bank Cash+ should be added to the table. Another is the Sallie Mae World Mastercard. 5% cash back year round (remitted as statement credit, student loan payment, or upromise deposit) on grocery, gas, and bookstore purchases, with $250, $250, and $750 monthly caps, respectively. 1% on everything else.

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Joe February 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Chase Ink ended their 5% last I checked, Its 3% now I think.

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Hu$tler February 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Nope, it’s still 5%. You can see it once you click through the link.

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