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5% categories for fourth quarter of 2017:
Dept. stores and Walmart

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 Master Thread
« Reply #2560 on: October 10, 2017, 01:35:58 AM »
does 5X work for all sellers on Walmart.com?
Not sure about all, but I bought something from a third party seller and got 5x.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2561 on: October 10, 2017, 05:33:07 PM »
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Bought $500 Walmart branded Visa GC in store with freedom. 

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2562 on: October 10, 2017, 05:50:39 PM »
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Bought $500 Walmart branded Visa GC in store with freedom.
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Are there stores that do not allow CCs for GCs? I think I read that somewhere. Any DPs in NJ? (PMs welcome.)

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2563 on: October 12, 2017, 12:57:01 PM »
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Bought $500 Walmart branded Visa GC in store with freedom.
Is it a Vanilla card? If it is it will not work for WMT MO's, what is the issuing bank? Thanks.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2564 on: October 12, 2017, 01:00:35 PM »
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Did you buy the $500 card at self checkout, cash register or service desk?Who is the issuing bank? Need a card that works for MO at WMT.  Thanks.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2565 on: October 14, 2017, 09:58:07 PM »
Not sure if this was mentioned already, but I thought I would mention just in case, chase.com has the online shopping mall that earns bonus point when you shop through them. I just ordered from Walmart via the chase.com and got 2% back in addition to the 5% for using my freedom card- that's 7% plus if you redeem with the CSR that 10.5% back.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2566 on: October 15, 2017, 01:30:03 PM »
Not sure if this was mentioned already, but I thought I would mention just in case, chase.com has the online shopping mall that earns bonus point when you shop through them. I just ordered from Walmart via the chase.com and got 2% back in addition to the 5% for using my freedom card- that's 7% plus if you redeem with the CSR that 10.5% back.
Thanks , will this work for gift cards and prepaid visa etc ?
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2567 on: October 16, 2017, 11:20:34 PM »
Thanks , will this work for gift cards and prepaid visa etc ?
Wondering the same. Anyone know?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2568 on: October 16, 2017, 11:22:47 PM »
Are there stores that do not allow CCs for GCs? I think I read that somewhere. Any DPs in NJ? (PMs welcome.)
I tried a $500 VGC today. The cashier allowed it, but it was hard coded: debit only, not cc. I inserted my cc, and the machine was dormant.

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Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2569 on: October 16, 2017, 11:34:07 PM »
Did you buy the $500 card at self checkout, cash register or service desk?Who is the issuing bank? Need a card that works for MO at WMT.  Thanks.
Is it a Vanilla card? If it is it will not work for WMT MO's, what is the issuing bank? Thanks.
I donít remember which bank. It was not Vanilla.  Nor was it meta bank.  The package said Walmart on it. Fee was less than $5. I didnít try it at WM for MO. Bought from regular cashier. 

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2570 on: October 17, 2017, 01:49:05 PM »
I donít remember which bank. It was not Vanilla.  Nor was it meta bank.  The package said Walmart on it. Fee was less than $5. I didnít try it at WM for MO. Bought from regular cashier.
Thanks, will check my local Walmart.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2571 on: October 17, 2017, 01:51:28 PM »
I donít remember which bank. It was not Vanilla.  Nor was it meta bank.  The package said Walmart on it. Fee was less than $5. I didnít try it at WM for MO. Bought from regular cashier.

Its issued by greendot, what can be done with it? load serve, MO at supermarket?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2572 on: October 17, 2017, 02:13:58 PM »
Its issued by greendot, what can be done with it? load serve, MO at supermarket?
Do greendot cards work at WMT for money orders? I have been using metabank cards at walmart for money orders.I know Vanilla works only for up to $49  which makes useless .
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2573 on: October 17, 2017, 05:07:18 PM »
Uniqlo didnt code as dept. store :( waiting to see if Bloomingdale's will. Covered balance with Walmart. Done with Q4 and its only 10/17
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2574 on: October 19, 2017, 08:42:04 AM »
Not sure if this was mentioned already, but I thought I would mention just in case, chase.com has the online shopping mall that earns bonus point when you shop through them. I just ordered from Walmart via the chase.com and got 2% back in addition to the 5% for using my freedom card- that's 7% plus if you redeem with the CSR that 10.5% back.
Thanks , will this work for gift cards and prepaid visa etc ?
Any update?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2575 on: October 19, 2017, 12:03:47 PM »
Do greendot cards work at WMT for money orders? I have been using metabank cards at walmart for money orders.I know Vanilla works only for up to $49  which makes useless .
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2576 on: October 23, 2017, 02:28:26 PM »
Does anyone think or know about online clothing stores like "gilt" - are they classified as department stores?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2577 on: October 26, 2017, 11:01:43 PM »
Bought $500 Walmart branded Visa GC in store with freedom.
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Was it the walmart prepaid moneycard issued by greendot or the regular greendot card and did you have to register the card (with ssn)

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2578 on: October 28, 2017, 08:19:54 PM »
I tried a $500 VGC today. The cashier allowed it, but it was hard coded: debit only, not cc. I inserted my cc, and the machine was dormant.
had the same issue this week
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2579 on: October 29, 2017, 12:13:53 AM »
Went through this entire thread before applying and just got my card today!
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