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We are bigtime Chase Freedom fans, and by the book, the Chase Freedom is a cash back card, but we know there’s something better… This card is a point making machine when combined with another Chase card that earns premium Ultimate Rewards. How? You can earn 5x points/cash back on up to $1500 worth of spend each quarter on bonus categories. This next quarter presents a great opportunity to earn the full bonus, especially during the upcoming holiday season. So what are these new bonus categories? According to DOC, they will be….
Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2018 categories
- Wholesale Clubs
- Department Stores
- Chase Pay
One thing I often forget, or at least don’t prioritize is using Chase Pay. I’ll certainly pay far closer attention to this starting in October, and also look to buy my year’s worth of contacts at Costco to earn 5x points on them. Who knows… maybe I need a new tv as well. OLED anyone? This should be a great quarter to easily max out the bonus categories and earn 7500 Ultimate Rewards. BYAH!
Don’t have a Freedom?
The Feature Pic is from EVA’s Royal Laurel Business Class. One of the best in the sky.
I used Ultimate Rewards to transfer into Singapore Airlines to access this award. Cost just 27,500 miles and was an incredible way to fly intra-asia. If you were to maximize each quarter’s $1500 bonus category you’d end the year with 30k miles, more than enough to experience the same route as I did.
I guess this will do 😉
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A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike because it earns unlimited 1.5x Ultimate Rewards with no annual fee.
♥ Earn 20k Bonus Points or $200 after $500 Spend in 3 months
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel
♥3x on dining and drugstores
♥1.5x on all purchases, unlimited