Owners of the Chase Freedom® will be happy to hear that you can now activate its 5% cash back categories for the Fourth quarter of 2016. When you activate this bonus, you can earn x5 the points you’ll originally earn for up to $1,500 in purchase for a maximum of 7,500 points or $75 cash back. Continue earning 5%, up to $1,500 in combined purchases, at Department Stores, Wholesale Clubs, and Drug Stores. You will still earn 1% on everything else. Simply enter your name, last 4 digits of your card, and zip code to activate for absolutely free!
If you don’t have the Chase Freedom® then you might want to hear about its fantastic signup bonus of $150 after spending $500 during the first three months of membership. Keep in mind Chase recently changed their card application rules. If you opened more than 5 credit cards from any bank in the last 24 months, you’ll most likely be unapproved. This card also offers 15 months of introductory 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers and no annual fee. Check our complete review of the card for all its benefits.
Chase Freedom 2016 Fourth Quarter 5% Cash Back Categories
- Department Stores
- Wholesale Clubs
- Drug Stores
Here’s a full list of restaurants eligible for the 5x category such as Loehmann’s, Lord & Taylor, Magic Mart, Max & Jill, Neiman Marcus and NM Last Call, Rains, RH Renny, Saks Fifth Ave and Off 5th, Sam Moon, Shopko etc. Other restaurants may work depending on how their payments are coded.
The four major wholesale clubs eligible for the 5% category include Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s, and Texas Jasmine(others may be included). This applies to both online purchases and in-store purchases including buying the membership at the member services desk.
Examples of these Walgreens, CVS, Duane Read, Discount Drug Mart, Long’s Drugs, Bartell Drugs, Rite Aid. Other drugs stores may work depending.
Important Note: You cannot get 5X back on gas and fuel or other specialty services such as travel, insurance, cell phone and home improvement from the Wholesale clubs. However, I recommend to buy their store gift card at the regular checkout and use those to buy gas, travel, etc. to earn 5X back on everything.
For those of you with chase freedom cards, take advantage of this offer before it’s too late. If you don’t have the Freedom card, sign up ASAP for the Chase Freedom® due to being a limited time offer. This is a fee-free card, so you don’t need to worry to cancel it anytime. Enroll now at ChaseBonus.com via text or email reminders. Take advantage of these opportunities to earn 5% cash back on select purchases with your Chase Freedom®.
The Chase Freedom Flex offers a $200 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!
• 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards, our premier rewards program that lets you redeem rewards for cash back, travel, gift cards and more
• 3% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service
• Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases
You cash back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open and there is no minimum to redeem for cash back.
This card has no annual fee.