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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 #2610 on: March 14, 2018, 07:50:55 AM »
PayPal Includes transactions made using your Chase Freedom card with PayPal for purchases or sending money. Eligible transactions only qualify for a total of 5% Cash Back rewards. Purchases made usingPayPal at other current 5% quarterly categories will be awarded a total of 5% Cash Back rewards on up to $1,500 in combined purchases. When you send money to Friends & Family via PayPal using your Chase Freedom card, standard transaction fees apply. See PayPal's fees. Websites and other information provided by PayPal are not within Chase's control and may not be available in Spanish. Must have/open a PayPal account to send and receive money.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2611 on: March 14, 2018, 11:55:56 AM »
could you product change between freedom and freedom unlimited as many times as you want or is there a limit?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2612 on: March 22, 2018, 09:41:44 AM »
Spending $1,500 on Verizon Fios mobile app even if i don't have that balance would still get me the 5% correct? I can prepay my Verizon bill and dont need to use Chase Pay, Verizon is a 5% bonus category for 1Qtr?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2613 on: March 22, 2018, 10:27:39 AM »
Do additional cards get the bonus too?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2614 on: March 22, 2018, 10:59:49 AM »
Do additional cards get the bonus too?
the primary and authorized users are 1 account for freedom, so you have a max spend bonus amount of 1500 per quarter, per account

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2615 on: March 22, 2018, 11:01:39 AM »
Spending $1,500 on Verizon Fios mobile app even if i don't have that balance would still get me the 5% correct? I can prepay my Verizon bill and dont need to use Chase Pay, Verizon is a 5% bonus category for 1Qtr?
any other big sites where u can do similar, looked at optimum and not an option, but then again have ICP so get 5% there anyways...

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2616 on: March 25, 2018, 08:47:25 AM »
PayPal Includes transactions made using your Chase Freedom card with PayPal for purchases or sending money. Eligible transactions only qualify for a total of 5% Cash Back rewards. Purchases made usingPayPal at other current 5% quarterly categories will be awarded a total of 5% Cash Back rewards on up to $1,500 in combined purchases. When you send money to Friends & Family via PayPal using your Chase Freedom card, standard transaction fees apply. See PayPal's fees. Websites and other information provided by PayPal are not within Chase's control and may not be available in Spanish. Must have/open a PayPal account to send and receive money.
What are the fees to send money to a friend?
Was hoping this was an easy way to hit my $1500.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2617 on: April 02, 2018, 02:16:59 PM »
I find chase  CS extremely  awful  much worse then there competitors when it comes to 5 bonus points issues.
Not my first time seeing this with them .
 This time I made 2 separate charges at my cellphone carrier in March 30 to get in the 5 bonus points for that quarter.
However I checked my account today and 1 charge is showing March 31 as transaction date , and I did got the bonus points for that charge, however the second charge is showing April 1 as the transaction and I did not get the bonus  points for that charge .
I contacted chase asked for a supervisor after a  "brief hold" of 15 minutes , she came back saying they cannot give me the points and cannot do anything to get me bonus  for the second charge as it shows for them April 1.
No one time exception in there dictionary whatsoever.
Anyone with similar experience?
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2618 on: April 02, 2018, 04:57:28 PM »
Yes. Tell them to escalate the issue.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2619 on: April 02, 2018, 05:03:13 PM »
Yes. Tell them to escalate the issue.
It was a supervisor , to whom to escalate it to ?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2620 on: April 02, 2018, 05:33:58 PM »
It was a supervisor , to whom to escalate it to ?

No clue but they submitted a request for me and a couple weeks later i got the points

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2621 on: April 02, 2018, 05:54:41 PM »
No clue but they submitted a request for me and a couple weeks later i got the points
What was your story ?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2622 on: April 02, 2018, 06:26:48 PM »
What was your story ?

Same with just 1 charge

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2623 on: April 02, 2018, 07:05:24 PM »
No clue but they submitted a request for me and a couple weeks later i got the points
You spoke to a supervisor?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2624 on: April 02, 2018, 08:02:58 PM »
You spoke to a supervisor?

Dont recall was 2 years ago... Im not playing 20 questions here. Huca or sm with proof of purchase date