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Time to do that quarterly mental switch!
If you’re like me, you’ll probably start to pull out your Freedom to pay at a restaurant and then it’ll dawn you that the 5x bonus is over. Yep, the bonus has changed. Starting today, Chase Freedom earns 5x points with Walmart and Department Stores. Personally, I think this one of the better quarterly categories that Chase has offered. You can literally buy anything and everything at WalMart. Tires? Check. Juice? Check. Gift Cards? Check. My point is…You can max out this category bonus with very little effort.
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- Freedom is technically a cash back card EXCEPT
- When paired with a Ultimate Rewards earning card like the Sapphire Preferred, Reserve, Ink Plus, Bold, or Biz Preferred.
Having a Chase Freedom is an Integral part of the Chase Trifecta of earning ( A Sapphire Preferred or Reserve + Ink Plus/Cash/Preferred, and then a Freedom card. When you pair a Freedom with one of the other Ultimate Reward earning cards you can transfer those cash back points 1:1 into your Ultimate Rewards account and then into transfer partners like Singapore Airlines.
If you were to maximize the category bonuses throughout the year you’d earn 30k points. Pair that with the 50k point sign up bonus of the Sapphire Preferred or Reserve and you’ve got yourself a one way flight in Lufthansa First Class. Easily worth $10k. This is the power of points.
Check out our review of Lufthansa First Class
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Capital One lit the premium card market on fire when it dropped this card. It quickly was added to our wallet for the following reason!
♥ Earn 100k Bonus Points after $10k Spend in 6 months
♥$300 Annual Travel credit within Capital One Travel Portal
♥2x on every single purchase without limit
♥10x on hotels and car rentals purchased via Capital One Travel
♥5x on airfare purchased within Capital One Travel
♥Erase any travel purchase off your card at a penny a piece with Capital One Travel Eraser
- Access to the Capital One lounge network
- Priority Pass access ( including restaurants for you and two guests ) Authorized Users have access as well
♥ 10k Anniversary Miles every year you keep the card – worth $100 in Capital One Travel or transferred to partners
♥$395 Annual Fee
If you spend more than $400 a year on travel, you’ll quickly offset the annual fee with the $300 travel credit and 10k anniversary bonus. The rest is gravy. And you can add up to 4 Authorized Users fee free!