Chase Freedom Visa Card $100 Bonus Promotion and 5% Cash Back
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Chase Freedom Card is one of the best rewards credit cards. It allows cardholders to earn 5% cash back up to $1,500 on selected shopping categories every quarter and 1% cash back on all other purchases. The card has no annual membership fee and there's no limit on rewards you can earn.
Chase Freedom Card, one of the best rewards credit cards, is also one of my favorite cards to earn cash back for everyday purchases, though now I only use the card to shop in those categories that offers 5% cash back. I used to charge almost everything on the cards, from groceries to gas, but changed the way how I use it after Chase switched its rewards program from direct cash back to reward points, which can be redeemed for cash or gift cards, a couple of years ago and started to rotate rewards categories every quarter. Nonetheless, the card itself is still very attractive because 5% cash back is very generous these days, even though you can’t get the 5% rebate everyday and need to remember when to use it because the shopping categories change every three months. From October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, get 5% Cash Back on up to $1,500 spent at hotels (on hotel rooms purchased directly with the hotel), airlines (on tickets purchased directly with the airline), Best Buy® and Kohl’s. You’ll enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months like grocery stores, movie theaters and more. It’s free and easy to activate your bonus each quarter!
And to make the card even more rewarding, Chase is now offering $100 promotional bonus to new cardholders after $500 is spent on purchases made within the first 3 months after account opening. This is an improved offer from the promotion Chase had last time in June. In that promotion, you had to spend $1,500 in 6 months in order to receive the same amount of bonus. In my opinion, the one-time cash back bonus is very generous and the spending limit for the bonus is quite low.
Even though the Chase Freedom Visa Card currently rewards cardholders based on purchase categories, which has recently been expanded so that more purchases are eligible for higher cash back rewards, you can still earn cash back if you charge the card with everyday purchases that are outside the 5% bonus cash back categories. The standard rebate for everything else is 1%, which is very common among rewards credit cards nowadays.
The Freedom Card has no annual membership fee and there’s no limit on how much cash back you can earn on the standard rewards categories. For the 5% bonus rewards categories, you are allowed to earn up to $1,500 cash back each quarter. That’s equivalent to $10,000 spending every month, a pretty large amount of money to charge on the card.
Details of this $100 bonus offer are shown below.
You will receive 10,000 bonus points with this bonus offer, which can be redeemed for a $100 check. To qualify and receive your bonus, you must make purchases totaling $500 or more during the first 3 months from account opening. Purchases do not include using your account for balance transfers or cash advances, or using any checks that access your account. After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus points to post to your account. To be eligible for this bonus offer, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. This one-time bonus offer is valid only for first-time cardmembers with new accounts. Previous and existing cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer.
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