Chase has activated the Chase Freedom Card 5x category bonus sign up for the 4th quarter link. For the 4th quarter, you can earn 5x points for each dollar spent at Walmart and Department Stores. The 5x category bonus offer from Chase Freedom every quarter is one of the main reason why I converted my Chase Slate Visa card to Chase Freedom Visa card.
Chase Freedom Q4 5x Category Bonus
Use the Chase Freedom 5x Category bonus offer link and activate your Chase fourth quarter 5x bonus category offer. Earn 5 points for each dollar you spend on Walmart and Department Stores purchases (ex: JC Penny, Kohls, Macy’s, etc. ). Note department stores like Target, K-Mart is not included as part of the 5x bonus category points. Also, specialty stores inside Walmart like McDonald’s, Hair Saloon, Nail and Spa, Insurance companies are not included as part of the 5x category bonus deal. Check out the following Chase website link for the list of store inclusion and exclusion for the 4th category bonus deal.
Maximum Points One Can Earn for the 4th Quarter
You can spend a maximum of $1500 from October 1 through December 31st and receive 7500 points for your total spend at Walmart and Department Stores. All other spends will receive 1 point per dollar spent. Any spending at the Walmart or Department stores over $1500 for the 4th quarter, will receive one point for each dollar spent.
Advantage of Chase Freedom Points
Each Chase Freedom Point is worth 1¢, your 7500 points received for the spending of $1,500 is worth $75 which you can use for feature purchases, or you can receive the amount as cash back from Chase.
For me, the best value of the 7500 Ultimate Rewards Points is the ability to transfer the points to Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve. The points transferred to Chase Sapphire Preferred or Reserve can be used for premium class travel by using the airline transfer partner available for Chase Ultimate Rewards.
How Do I get the Q4 5x Category Bonus
You need to activate your Chase Freedom card, to get the 5x category bonus, if you do not activate your card, you will not get the bonus points for your Walmart/Department Store spending for the 4th quarter. Use the following link to register your card for the 5x bonus category offer. You must activate the offer on or before December 14, 2017, to receive the 5x bonus category points for all the Walmart/Department store spend during the 4th quarter.
Activate Using your Chase Online Account
You can also activate the 5x bonus category using your Chase online account. After logging on to your account, you will see a link activate 5% cash back, click on the link and activate your 5% cash back for the 4th quarter.
- Login to your Chase Freedom account and choose the Activate link available in your Chase account to activate the 4th quarter bonus category.
- Click Activate Now button to activate the 4th quarter Chase freedom bonus category.
For the list of stores, you are eligible to receive 5x category bonus check out the following link.
How to Maximize Q4 5x Category Bonus Deal
Walmart stores operated gas stations are included as part of the deal. For the 4th quarter, if you switch your gas fill up at Walmart you will earn five ultimate rewards points per dollar. If your gas spend is $200 per month for the 4th quarter, you will earn 3,000 ultimate rewards points for your gas fill up at Walmart gas stations.
Also purchasing gift cards at Walmart and Department store will earn you 5x ultimate rewards points per dollar. Let us say you frequent eat at the various restaurant every month, find out whether your restaurant gift card is sold at Walmart, purchase the gift card for your restaurant spend. The gift card purchase will earn you 5x points per dollar spent.
Assuming you spend $500 to purchase the various gift cards at Walmart during the 4th quarter, you will be able to receive 2,500 ultimate rewards points per your gift card purchases.
Stores Excluded from Q4 5x Category Bonus
Walmart Related Exclusions:
- Non-Walmart merchants operating within or on Walmart premises including retailers that sell fast food, beauty services, and gas stations that are not Walmart branded.
- Sams Club.
- Target, K-Mart, Department stores like T J Maxx, General varieties and merchant stores (99c Stores, Dollar Stores, any Mom & Pop stores), electronic stores (example Best Buy, Frys).
FAQ about 5x Category Bonus
Check out the following link for frequently asked questions about the 5x Category Bonus deal for Chase Freedom card.