Chase has activated the Chase Freedom Card 5x category bonus sign up for the 1st quarter link. For the 1st quarter, you can earn 5x points for each dollar spent on Gas stations, Internet, phone service, cable tv and Chase pay, Android pay, Apple pay & Samsung pay. The 5x category bonus offer from Chase Freedom every quarter is one of the leading reason why I converted my Chase Slate Visa card to Chase Freedom Visa card.
The Q1 bonus offer presents an excellent opportunity to gain the maximum of 7500 points during January – March 2018 spend if you channel all your gas, internet, cable and telephone spend through the Chase Freedom card.
Chase Freedom Q1 5x Category Bonus
Use the Chase Freedom 5x Category bonus offer link and activate your Chase first quarter 5x bonus category offer. Earn 5 points for each dollar you spent on filling up gas, paying internet, cable, and telephone services. Also, the 1st category bonus offer includes 5x points earning using Chase Pay, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Check out the following Chase website link for the list of merchant inclusion and exclusion for the 1st category bonus deal.
Maximum Points One Can Earn for the 1st Quarter
You can spend a maximum of $1500 from January 1 through March 31st and receive 7500 points for your total spend at bonus category merchants. All other spends will earn 1 point per dollar spent. Any spend after hitting the maximum spend of $1500 at the bonus category merchants, 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 obtain the amount as cash back from Chase, or you can use the point for Chase travel.
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 moved 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 Q1 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 eligible category spend. Use the following link to register your card for the 5x bonus category offer. You must activate the offer on or before March 14, 2018, to receive the 5x bonus category points for all the eligible category spend during the 1st 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 1st quarter.
- Login to your Chase Freedom account and choose the Activate link available in your Chase account to activate the 1st quarter bonus category.
- Click Activate Now button to activate the 1st quarter Chase freedom bonus category.
For the list of vendors, you are eligible to receive 5x category bonus check out the following link.
After successful registration, you will receive an email that your credit card has been enrolled in the 5x bonus offer.
How to Maximize Q1 5x Category Bonus Deal
- Use your Chase Freedom card to fill up the gas for your car
- Use Chase Freedom card to pay your cable/satellite bills
- Use Chase Freedom card to pay your telephone, mobile bills
- Register your Chase Freedom card with Apple or Android or Samsung pay and pay using your phone where digital payment through phones are accepted.
Stores Excluded from Q1 5x Category Bonus
- Car repair shop, grocery stores, warehouse stores, discount stores. For a full list of exclusion check out the following link.
- Equipment purchase from satellite or cable company.
FAQ about 5x Category Bonus
Check out the following link for frequently asked questions about the 5x Category Bonus deal for Chase Freedom card.