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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 #2820 on: January 13, 2022, 05:31:24 PM »
Did anybody receive the additional bonus points for the top spend category in Q4?
Any idea when they should post?

Mine also have yet to post...I have the same question.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2821 on: January 13, 2022, 06:13:28 PM »
"The top spend category bonus points will post your account by the end of February 2022."
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 #2822 on: January 14, 2022, 05:16:28 AM »
Thanks.
Is there any way to check if I will receive the bonus?
I spent the money but it's unclear if my purchases fell into the categories that were listed on Chase's site.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2823 on: January 25, 2022, 03:33:39 AM »
Did anybody receive the additional bonus points for the top spend category in Q4?
Any idea when they should post?
I now see on two different freedom accounts the 6,000 bonus points are pending

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2824 on: April 26, 2022, 12:26:43 PM »
What was the max for the Freedom Flex 5x 1st year grocery spend?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2825 on: April 27, 2022, 07:30:17 PM »
If someone has a Freedom card and wants to transfer points to United does anyone know if you call Chase to upgrade the Freedom card to a Sapphire if they can instantly do the transfer after or can take some time etc

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2826 on: April 27, 2022, 07:31:11 PM »
What was the max for the Freedom Flex 5x 1st year grocery spend?
$12K
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2827 on: April 27, 2022, 07:31:22 PM »
If someone has a Freedom card and wants to transfer points to United does anyone know if you call Chase to upgrade the Freedom card to a Sapphire if they can instantly do the transfer after or can take some time etc
Should be instant.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2828 on: April 27, 2022, 08:10:39 PM »

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2829 on: April 27, 2022, 08:46:35 PM »
Should be instant.

Much Appreciated on the prompt response Dan!

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2830 on: June 14, 2022, 09:15:01 AM »

Q3:
  • Gas Stations
  • Rental Car Agencies
  • Movie Theaters
  • Select Live Entertainment

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2831 on: July 01, 2022, 11:51:33 AM »
some people on the freedom flex have 5X on gas charges for the first year will that stack with the 3Q gas category for 10% back?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2832 on: July 01, 2022, 12:02:33 PM »
some people on the freedom flex have 5X on gas charges for the first year will that stack with the 3Q gas category for 10% back?

With the grocery offer it did stack :)

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2833 on: July 01, 2022, 02:56:17 PM »
With the grocery offer it did stack :)

wow that is a serious bonus with todays gas prices; at least we can molify somewhat the pain at the pump if these stack :-\

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2834 on: July 01, 2022, 05:00:34 PM »
With the grocery offer it did stack :)

Just to point out-  it's only 9x, the base x1, +4 bonus, +4 bonus

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2835 on: July 04, 2022, 12:09:28 PM »
Does Quick Chek post as a gas station?

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2836 on: July 07, 2022, 07:59:38 PM »
Does Quick Chek post as a gas station?
Yes.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2837 on: July 07, 2022, 08:26:46 PM »
Yes.
Was this one attached to a gas station or a free standing one?
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« Reply #2838 on: July 07, 2022, 08:40:30 PM »

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« Reply #2839 on: July 07, 2022, 09:00:43 PM »
So, it's probably the same as with 7-elevens, the ones that are attached to gas stations code as gas and those that arenot, don't.
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