Chase Freedom®

Chase Freedom®
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Rotating Quarterly Categories
(cap: $1,500)

Card Features

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The Sign-Up Bonus

  •  Earn 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points when you spend $500 within the first 3 months

Get These Perks

  •   5% cash back up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate (manual activation required for these rotating categories)
  •   Pay no annual fee on this card
  •   0.00% Intro APR for 15 months

Pros & Cons

  No annual fee
  0% intro APR for 15 months
  Travel benefits
  Shopping benefits

  Complicated rewards structure

  Highest rewards limited to rotating bonus categories

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Annual Fee
No annual fee
Foreign Transaction Fees

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Written by Amy 3 weeks ago

The bonus categories for this card rotate every 3 months, giving cardmembers opportunities to increase their rewards.

Review of the Chase Freedom®

Every quarter, Chase designates a bonus categories and/or brands that will earn 5% in their Ultimate Rewards program.  To get the full benefit of this card, every quarter you have to choose the rewards categories that best fit your spending habits.  In addition, you have to be mindful that because of the $1,500 spending cap, you can only earn $75 cash back each quarter, after which the rate reverts to 1%. 

The Bottom Line
To maximize your rewards, this card is best used only when the bonus categories apply and before maxing out on the $1,500 quarterly limit. For the rest of your everyday purchases another cash back card would be simpler and earn more rewards.

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