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In case you’re unfamiliar with Chase Freedom Flex 5x Category bonus:
Every quarter the Chase Freedom or Freedom Flex Card gives a quarterly bonus on specific categories. The bonus applies to the first $1500 that you spend on those categories, each quarter, earning you $75 cash back or 7500 Ultimate reward points. It’s an absolutely fantastic way to earn bonus points on money that you would ordinarily spend. If you were to max out the categories each quarter you’d earn a total of 30,000 points on $6000 spend. A great way to earn more points and get you closer to some aspirational travel!
Technically the Chase Freedom Flex card is a cash back card, so if getting a statement credit is your top priority you can use the credit you earn to get cash back on your statement. But, if you hold a premium, Ultimate Rewards earning credit card ( Sapphire Preferred, Ink Business Preferred, Sapphire Reserve ) and you’re more interested in using the points on travel, then you can transfer your accrued ‘cash back’ to one of those other cards and redeem Chase Ultimate Reward points.
$100 of cash back = 10,000 Ultimate Rewards
You can then use those Ultimate Rewards to transfer 1:1 to their Air and Hotel partners
Here’s the current 2020 Calendar
How much have you spent on a Freedom 5x category so far this quarter?
It’s getting towards the end of August and you’re probably wondering: how much do you have left to spend in a specific category and still get the 5x bonus? I haven’t shopped at Wholesale Clubs this quarter so I’ll show you how I checked my Grocery Spend
Step 1: Log in to your Chase account
Step 2: Find your Freedom Account:
Step 3: Click on details…and you’ll see
I’ve been horrible on maxing out this quarter’s bonuses
Step 4: Track your spending by category
Click on the Pie Chart
Step 5: Select the Category
Voila…you can see detailed information for each category.
Don’t forget that a great way to pick up extra Chase points is via referral
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|Chase Ink Business Preferred||100k after $15k spend
Free Cell phone insurance
$95 Annual Fee
|Chase Sapphire Preferred||60k after $4k spend
2x dining, travel
$95 Annual Fee
|Chase Freedom Flex||$200 after $500 spend
5x rotating categories
No Annual Fee
|Chase Ink Business Unlimited||Earn $750 after $7500 spend in 3 months. Earn 1.5x on every purchase|
|Chase Freedom Unlimited||Earn 3% back on all purchases up to $20k|
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♥ Earn 20k Bonus Points or $200 after $500 Spend in 3 months
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel
♥3x on dining and drugstores
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