Just a few weeks ago Chase announced the Freedom 5x points categories for 2013.
These bonuses are valid for both the Chase Freedom® Visa Card and Chase Freedom® Mastercard, both of which have no annual fee. You can earn the 5x points for up to $1,500 of spend per quarter. The catch is that you have to register to be eligible, and registration is now open for the first quarter bonus category, which runs from January 1 through March 31, 2013. Those bonus categories include gas stations, drugstores (lots of potential there!), and Starbucks.
While the Chase Freedom cards accrue cash back (one point gets you one cent cash back), if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Ink Plus® Business Credit Card, or Ink Bold® Business Charge Card, you can convert those “cash back points” into Ultimate Rewards points. That means you’d be earning 5x points per dollar spent with United or Hyatt, for example.
Be sure to register, as it’s a fairly easy 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points this quarter! Registration is required by March 14, 2013.
(In the interest of full disclosure, I earn a referral bonus for anyone that is approved through the above links. Thanks for your support!)