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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
« Reply #320 on: April 22, 2012, 01:09:06 PM »
just got my freedom statement and it appears that target is included in grocery stores.  can anyone confirm or deny this?

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #321 on: April 22, 2012, 01:12:46 PM »
just got my freedom statement and it appears that target is included in grocery stores.  can anyone confirm or deny this?
IIRC Walmart and Target are included.
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #322 on: April 22, 2012, 01:15:57 PM »
then i'm still a little confused about my #'s but i guess they're close enough

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #323 on: April 22, 2012, 01:16:29 PM »
then i'm still a little confused about my #'s but i guess they're close enough
Many times the 5% won't post until the 2nd statement.
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #324 on: April 22, 2012, 01:21:22 PM »
if the 5% on my last 2 purchases, which were the day b4 my statement closed, didn't post i think it's a perfect match. thanks for the confirmation

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #325 on: April 22, 2012, 01:22:09 PM »
if the 5% on my last 2 purchases, which were the day b4 my statement closed, didn't post i think it's a perfect match. thanks for the confirmation
I'd bet that's exactly the case, you'll see it on your next statement.
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #326 on: April 22, 2012, 01:25:11 PM »
i guess i'll save the target gc's i bought in the grocery store until next quarter

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #327 on: April 22, 2012, 02:28:09 PM »
Sams Club isn't considered a grocery, is it?
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Re: Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #328 on: April 22, 2012, 02:30:30 PM »
IIRC Walmart and Target are included.
IIRC correctly only the grocery part of target is officially eligible (not sure how they differentiate)
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Re: Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #329 on: April 22, 2012, 02:47:42 PM »
IIRC correctly only the grocery part of target is officially eligible (not sure how they differentiate)

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #330 on: April 22, 2012, 02:52:43 PM »
IIRC correctly only the grocery part of target is officially eligible (not sure how they differentiate)
And the grocery part of WM.

They can't.
That was my assumption.
Any other confirmations would be appreciated though.
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #331 on: April 22, 2012, 02:53:18 PM »
Sams Club isn't considered a grocery, is it?
No, warehouses are excluded.
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Re: Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #332 on: April 22, 2012, 02:57:12 PM »
They can't.

Why do u say that?---- any advantage for them to be groceries--they both started out as general merchants  and billions in sales a year as none-food stores 

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #333 on: April 22, 2012, 02:58:07 PM »
Why do u say that?---- any advantage for them to be groceries--they both started out as general merchants  and billions in sales a year as none-food stores 
Huh?
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #334 on: April 22, 2012, 02:59:45 PM »
And the grocery part of WM.
That was my assumption.
Any other confirmations would be appreciated though.
i  spent $75 at target and like i said it appears it was included in the 5%, i don't have the reciept anymore but there is no way more than $25 was groceries

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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #335 on: April 22, 2012, 03:06:20 PM »
Any other confirmations would be appreciated though.
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #336 on: April 22, 2012, 03:07:00 PM »
Did anyone recently (past week or so) succeeded to have Chase match the 300 cash back (when applied with Dan's 200 CB link?

I have sent 8 SMs and aces 3 phone calls but no go... :-[


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« Reply #337 on: April 22, 2012, 03:10:47 PM »
Pretty sure MMS made sure those were good and dead.
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #338 on: April 22, 2012, 03:11:33 PM »
Did anyone recently (past week or so) succeeded to have Chase match the 300 cash back (when applied with Dan's 200 CB link?

I have sent 8 SMs and aces 3 phone calls but no go... :-[
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Re: Chase Freedom
« Reply #339 on: April 22, 2012, 03:17:05 PM »
They can't.

I just checked my discover statement and I see they listed one purchase from target in the "merchandise" category,  and another purchase in the "supermarket" category.  Hmmm. . .