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A friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last day you can activate your first quarter 5x category bonus for your Chase Freedom. If you’re unfamiliar with this is benefit, each quarter cardmembers of the Chase Freedom card enjoy 5% back on rotating categories. For this first quarter of 2019, Chase is offering it on Gas Stations, Tolls, and Drug Stores, and as long as you activate by tomorrow, you’ll get those 5x on purchases you made dating back to 1/1/2019. Note the 5x bonus is capped at $1500 per category, per quarter, or $75/7500points.
If you’re like me and carry a Chase Premium credit card like the Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, or Ink Business Preferred then you can combine your Freedom points into those accounts in order to transfer them into valuable partners. This is by far the most advantageous usage of Ultimate Rewards, but also increases the value when redeemed in the Chase Travel center. For instance, if you move them into a Chase Sapphire Reserve account, your points will instantly be redeemable for 1.5cents per point, a 50% increase over redeeming them in the Freedom Chase Travel Center.
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*feature image is of Lufthansa Business Class, upstairs on the 747-8 – a redemption made by using Chase Ultimate Rewards transferred to United
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