Last Chance To Earn 5x Points At Grocery Stores

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One of the most valuable no annual fee credit cards is the Chase Freedom®, thanks to the fact that it offers 5% cash back in select rotating quarterly categories.

Last chance to earn 5% cash back at grocery stores

Since the beginning of the year we’ve been able to earn 5% cash back at grocery stores, Starbucks stores, and movie theaters. Hopefully everyone has already registered, though if you haven’t, you must register by tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, 2015.

As long as you register by March you can continue to earn 5% cash back at those merchants through March 31, 2015.

5% cash back at restaurants on the way shortly

On Sunday, March 15, 2015, registration will open for the second quarter 5% cash back categories, which include restaurants and more.

How to do better than 5% cash back

Keep in mind that while the Chase Freedom® is marketed as offering 5% cash back, the points can be worth much more than that. If you have this card in addition to one of the cards that accrue “premium” Ultimate Rewards points, you can transfer these points to Ultimate Rewards. Cards that accrue “premium” Ultimate Rewards Cards include the:

So 5% cash back converts into 5x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar with one of the above cards.

Bottom line

Having a no annual fee card like the Chase Freedom® is a no brainer. Not only do you earn tons of points in valuable categories, but keeping a no annual fee credit card long term is great for your credit score, since it helps raise your average age of accounts.

If you haven’t yet registered to earn 5x points on grocery stores, Starbucks stores, and movie theaters this quarter, do it now before you forget.


Have you maxed out the 5% bonus category this quarter yet?

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  1. I’m pretty sure as long as you register by March 14, you get the bonus for the whole quarter, including past purchases.

    It will be interesting to see what all the “and more” categories are in the upcoming quarters.

  2. Close to maxing for this quarter. My wife accidentally charged $100+ worth of groceries to the Sapphire Pref. instead of the freedom when this quarter began, bye bye 500 pnts. She is not a pointer and is always asking which card to use, for what.
    Grocery stores often sell gift cards to various places, I might have to max out by buying some of those, if I run out of time.
    I wonder what “more” is too

  3. Chase does not consider Target or WalMart as “grocery stores”. However, both stores are growing rapidly in that segment and I know many people that shop all their groceries in either Target or WalMart. Hope they adjust to the reality next time they offer bonus for groceries.

  4. Worth mentioning many supermarkets sell GCs to other retailers mine has places like Gap, Macy’s, and Nordstrom to name a few. This may be a good way to top off the offer but keep in mind anything you subsequently purchase with the GCs won’t be covered under Visa extended warranty and return protection.

  5. I go to Winn-Dixie and buy Shell gas gift cards, which also gets me off every gallon of gas up to 20 gallons of gas. A few weeks back I filled up 20 gallons for $17.80 and then I paid with my Shell gas gift cards!

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