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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 #2680 on: December 27, 2018, 01:59:57 PM »
Chase announces Q1 5% category gas, drug stores and tolls
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181213005410/en/Chase-Freedom-Gas-Stations-Drugstores-Tolls-New
Does this mean I could load my E-ZPass and get 5 points per dollar?
Presumably it'd work, but potentially better off getting 3 PPD with reserve and saving your 5x allowance on gas/Rx.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2681 on: December 27, 2018, 05:50:03 PM »
Costco.com earns 5 points? Can I purchase a cash card?
Yes according to t&c. I hope so, because that's what I did
I bought one last month and didn't get 5ppd.  :(

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2682 on: December 29, 2018, 07:43:22 PM »
Yes according to t&c. I hope so, because that's what I did
So far pending with 5x

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2683 on: December 29, 2018, 08:18:52 PM »
I bought one last month and didn't get 5ppd.  :(
Weird. Sure you were registered?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2684 on: December 29, 2018, 09:08:29 PM »
I bought one last month and didn't get 5ppd.  :(
Really?
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2685 on: December 31, 2018, 03:19:06 PM »
What's more likely to post on time for 5X - buying a Sam's Club gift card at samsclub.com or buying a Walmart gift card at walmart.com with Chase Pay?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2686 on: December 31, 2018, 03:26:51 PM »
What's more likely to post on time for 5X - buying a Sam's Club gift card at samsclub.com or buying a Walmart gift card at walmart.com with Chase Pay?
At this point it may be too late for both

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2687 on: December 31, 2018, 03:32:00 PM »
What's more likely to post on time for 5X - buying a Sam's Club gift card at samsclub.com or buying a Walmart gift card at walmart.com with Chase Pay?
If anything I would make an in store purchase, and even that will only go into pending today, slight chance it will post today.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2688 on: December 31, 2018, 03:32:21 PM »
At this point it may be too late for both
I see Walmart.com can send egift cards, so I'll go with that.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2689 on: December 31, 2018, 03:35:42 PM »
I see Walmart.com can send egift cards, so I'll go with that.
Not sure why that makes a difference

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2690 on: December 31, 2018, 03:37:45 PM »
Not sure why that makes a difference
I looked over my last order from samsclub.com. It was shipped the day after I placed it and that is when it posted to my amex. If I order a card for them to ship, they will probably ship it on 1/2 and it will post on 1/2. By ordering an egift card, they can deliver it immediately and the charge could post today.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2691 on: December 31, 2018, 03:39:11 PM »
I looked over my last order from samsclub.com. It was shipped the day after I placed it and that is when it posted to my amex. If I order a card for them to ship, they will probably ship it on 1/2 and it will post on 1/2. By ordering an egift card, they can deliver it immediately and the charge could post today.
I still don't think the charge will post today, but not sure.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2692 on: December 31, 2018, 03:48:29 PM »
I still don't think the charge will post today, but not sure.
Post date <> transaction date
Bonus should follow the transaction date IME
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2693 on: January 02, 2019, 12:43:33 PM »
Post date <> transaction date
Bonus should follow the transaction date IME
I bought Walmart egift cards on Walmart.com. Transaction was 12/31/2018. Posted on 1/1/2019. 5X was earned.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2694 on: January 02, 2019, 01:24:13 PM »
I bought Walmart egift cards on Walmart.com. Transaction was 12/31/2018. Posted on 1/1/2019. 5X was earned.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2696 on: March 01, 2019, 03:05:23 PM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/chase-freedom-freedom-unlimited-10x-bonus-category-hotels-added-march/

clear from dan that there is a way to ms this, just dont know how. I have  a bunch of  cards and could really do well if i knew the secret

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2697 on: March 01, 2019, 03:52:29 PM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/chase-freedom-freedom-unlimited-10x-bonus-category-hotels-added-march/

clear from dan that there is a way to ms this, just dont know how. I have  a bunch of  cards and could really do well if i knew the secret
Any ideas?  :)
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2698 on: March 03, 2019, 08:33:53 PM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/chase-freedom-freedom-unlimited-10x-bonus-category-hotels-added-march/

clear from dan that there is a way to ms this, just dont know how. I have  a bunch of  cards and could really do well if i knew the secret
Why do you say that? I could not even find an allusion.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2699 on: March 03, 2019, 09:27:45 PM »
Why do you say that? I could not even find an allusion.
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