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The Chase Freedom® is one of my favorite no annual fee credit cards, as it offers 5x points in rotating quarterly categories. The best part is that in conjunction with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, points on this card can be converted into “premium” Ultimate Rewards points, and be transferred to the Ultimate Rewards airline and hotel partners.
As luck would have it, the card is even offering an increased sign-up bonus right now, which is more than double the normal bonus:
- For a limited time, earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first three months from account opening
- Earn a $25 Bonus after you add your first authorized user and make a purchase within this same three month period
Anyway, the card offers 5x points in rotating quarterly categories, and you only have a few days left to activate the second quarter 5x points bonus.
As you can see, this quarter you can earn 5x points at restaurants and more. You have until June 14 to register, and then have until June 30 to maximize the bonus.
You can track your progress towards maximizing the bonus by going to the Ultimate Rewards home page for the Chase Freedom®. I’ve already maxed out the bonus for the second quarter, as I’ve spent $1,500 in qualifying categories.
I’ve already gone back to putting my dining spend on the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Citi ThankYou® Premier Card, and Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, all of which offer 2x points at restaurants.
If you haven’t yet registered to earn 5x points on dining this quarter with the Chase Freedom®, be sure to do so by June 14. Then starting June 15 you can register to earn 5x points at gas stations and more this summer.
And if you don’t yet have the Chase Freedom®, it really is a card which is worth signing up for. Not only can it help boost your Ultimate Rewards balance, but having a card without an annual fee long term can help boost your credit score as well.
Have you maxed out 5x points on dining this quarter?