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5% categories for second quarter of 2017 (April-June):
Grocery Stores (Not Target or Walmart)
Drug Stores

There are three possibilities for how many points are earned. In the following examples, the effective rates are assuming you cash out the points for 1 cent each, but if you can transfer them to Sapphire Preferred or Ink, the effective rate could be much higher.
  • Cardholders without a Chase checking account
    1 base point per dollar for all spending. Additional 4 bonus points per dollar for spending up to $1500 in quarterly categories.
    Example 1: Spend $1 on a parking meter. Earn 1 point, an effective rate of 1%.
    Example 2: Spend $10 to refill a Metrocard in 2016 Q1. Earn 50 points, an effective rate of 5%.
    Example 3: Spend $100 to buy a Long Island Rail Road Peak Ten-Trip ticket between zones 1 and 3 in 2016 Q1. Earn 500 points, an effective rate of 5%.
    Example 4: Spend $1500 at 7-Eleven in 2016 Q1. Earn 7500 points, an effective rate of 5%.
  • Cardholders with a Chase checking account in older program
    1 base point per dollar plus 10% of the base points plus 10 points per transaction for all spending. Additional 4 bonus points per dollar for spending up to $1500 in quarterly categories.
    Example 1: Spend $1 on a parking meter. Earn 11.1 points, an effective rate of 11.1%.
    Example 2: Spend $10 to refill a Metrocard in 2016 Q1. Earn 61 points, an effective rate of 6.1%.
    Example 3: Spend $100 to buy a Long Island Rail Road Peak Ten-Trip ticket between zones 1 and 3 in 2016 Q1. Earn 520 points, an effective rate of 5.2%.
    Example 4: Spend $1500 at 7-Eleven in 2016 Q1. Earn 7660 points, an effective rate of 5.11%.
  • Cardholders with a Chase checking account in newer program
    1 base point per dollar for all spending. Additional 4 bonus points per dollar for spending up to $1500 in quarterly categories. Annual bonus of 10% of the total of base and bonus points (until February 2016).
    Example 1: Spend $1 on a parking meter. Earn 1 point on the next statement and .1 points at year's end, an effective rate of 1.1%.
    Example 2: Spend $10 to refill a Metrocard in 2016 Q1. Earn 50 points on the next statement and 5 points at year's end, an effective rate of 5.5%.
    Example 3: Spend $100 to buy a Long Island Rail Road Peak Ten-Trip ticket between zones 1 and 3 in 2016 Q1. Earn 500 points on the next statement and 50 points at year's end, an effective rate of 5.5%.
    Example 4: Spend $1500 at 7-Eleven in 2016 Q1. Earn 7500 points on the next statement and 750 points at year's end, an effective rate of 5.5%.

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #75 on: November 15, 2011, 10:34:21 PM »
FYI...this was the actual message:

Thank you for taking the time to email us regarding the
rewards on your Sapphire account.

I would like to clarify that you will earn an annual
bonus, regardless of spend, and there is no cap on the 7%
dividend. The initial sign up bonus is considered earned
points and subject to the dividend.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
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So what happens if you transfer freedom points to your sapphire preferred, do you also get the 7% dividend on those points?

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #76 on: November 15, 2011, 10:37:12 PM »
So what happens if you transfer freedom points to your sapphire preferred, do you also get the 7% dividend on those points?

once again, no

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #77 on: November 15, 2011, 10:43:27 PM »
once again, no
ouch! didn't see that anywhere.  Thanks for replying

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #78 on: November 15, 2011, 10:50:29 PM »
ouch! didn't see that anywhere.  Thanks for replying

sorry

welcome to the forums!  :)

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #79 on: November 16, 2011, 08:31:54 AM »
Good idea springles, will report back

Got the full 30000! And that was on top of the 2500 the first rep gave! 32500 total! Thanks for your help guys!

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #80 on: November 16, 2011, 10:06:12 AM »
Got the full 30000! And that was on top of the 2500 the first rep gave! 32500 total! Thanks for your help guys!
I'm jealous. I sent an SM and got nothing, called and got 5000. It's better than nothing, but a far cry from 30K.

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #81 on: November 16, 2011, 10:37:03 AM »
Got the full 30000! And that was on top of the 2500 the first rep gave! 32500 total! Thanks for your help guys!
Congrats!
I'm jealous. I sent an SM and got nothing, called and got 5000. It's better than nothing, but a far cry from 30K.
Like Shmooz did, try replying and explain that although 5000 is a nice gesture you still feel slighted as you should have gotten 30k.  I dont know your particular case but it never hurts to try again.

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #82 on: November 30, 2011, 04:00:51 PM »
2012 bonus categories are official:

January-March
Gas stations
Amazon.com

April-June
Grocery Stores
Movie Theaters

July-September
Gas stations
Restaurants

October-December
Hotels
Airlines
Best Buy
Kohl's

Amazon is an interesting one.  and 2 quarters of gas, but I wonder what the difference between gas and gas stations is.  Does that include items from inside the store and gas? Or just items in the store and not gas?

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #83 on: November 30, 2011, 04:07:28 PM »
2012 bonus categories are official:

January-March
Gas stations
Amazon.com
AP?  :o

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #84 on: November 30, 2011, 04:10:59 PM »
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #85 on: November 30, 2011, 04:11:43 PM »
Highly doubtful.

but would be awesome !!

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #86 on: November 30, 2011, 04:13:11 PM »
but would be awesome !!

...as would teleportation and winning the lottery ;)
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #87 on: November 30, 2011, 04:35:38 PM »
Considering that the amazon visa card doesn't get the bonus for AP I'd say this would be the same. Still a pretty awesome deal,

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #88 on: November 30, 2011, 04:46:13 PM »
2012 bonus categories are official:
and 2 quarters of gas, but I wonder what the difference between gas and gas stations is.  Does that include items from inside the store and gas? Or just items in the store and not gas?
but it says gas stations both times
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2011, 05:55:33 PM »
Sweet, the 2 places I use credit cards the most are gas and Amazon!

Can anyone think of a reason why I should use my BP Visa for 5% cashback at BP rather than using my Freedom during the quarter that gas is 5%? In general, does it make more sense for me to use my Freedom at any gas station rather than going specifically to BP and using my BP card?
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