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

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 II 2015.

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2015 Quarter II Credit Cards 5% Cash Back Categories

Credit CardCash Back Limits5% Cash Back CategoriesSign-Up
Chase Freedom®($100 bonus)
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Up to $1,500/quarter spent in bonus categories-Restaurants
-Bed Bath & Beyond
Discover it®
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$1,500 spent in purchases in bonus categories-Restaurants
Citi® Double Cash CardUnlimited-2% Cash Back on All PurchasesReview
Citi® Dividend Platinum Select® Visa® CardUp to $1,500/quarter spent in bonus categories-Macys
-Home Furnishing stores

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 September 21, 2015.)Up to $25K in purchases per rebate year, and then 1% thereafterYear Round
-Wireless services directly from US providers
-U.S. Office supplies
Chase Ink Plus® Business Card
($625 Bonus towards travel)
Up to $50K in purchasesYear Round
-Office Supply stores
-Cable bundled services
Chase Ink Cash® Business Credit Card
($200 bonus)
Up to $25K in purchasesYear Round
-Office Supply stores
-Cable bundled services


  1. Chris says

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

  2. MAC says

    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.

    • John F. says

      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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