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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 #2775 on: February 23, 2021, 01:36:23 PM »
Looking to max out the 1st quarter bonus at Costco, but i can't buy anywhere near $1500.  I saw where non members can get into the store with a shop card.  Is it possible to buy Costco Shop cards and resell them on eBay or is there a better strategy?
Many Wholesale clubs sell a veriety of GC's.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2776 on: February 25, 2021, 02:29:46 PM »
Many Wholesale clubs sell a veriety of GC's.

I'm looking to max out the Freedom bonus, not interested in other merchant gift cards.   I was wondering if Costco cards can be resold at a premium because people don't need a membership to enter the warehouse and use them.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2777 on: February 25, 2021, 04:15:14 PM »
I'm looking to max out the Freedom bonus, not interested in other merchant gift cards.   I was wondering if Costco cards can be resold at a premium because people don't need a membership to enter the warehouse and use them.
I hear what you're asking, there was a thread here somewhere you'll have to find it...

 Don't expect your premium to be more than $60 because at that price I can buy my own membership..

 $60 without any offers a promos on getting the membership.
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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2778 on: February 26, 2021, 10:30:53 AM »
I'm looking to max out the Freedom bonus, not interested in other merchant gift cards.   I was wondering if Costco cards can be resold at a premium because people don't need a membership to enter the warehouse and use them.
I doubt it. In fact they can be bought at a slight discount online. https://www.cardcash.com/buy-gift-cards/discount-costco-cards

Although your own wholesale club shopping for this quarter might be under $1500, you could buy Costco (or other wholesale club) gift cards for your own future purchases, to the extent that you could afford to prepay.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2779 on: February 28, 2021, 07:32:20 PM »
I doubt it. In fact they can be bought at a slight discount online. https://www.cardcash.com/buy-gift-cards/discount-costco-cards

Not really,

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2780 on: March 01, 2021, 12:50:31 AM »
Not really,

So now they are out of stock. When I wrote my post, one card was available for 0.5% off.

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Re: Chase Freedom Master Thread
« Reply #2781 on: April 06, 2021, 11:17:08 PM »
Bought several Costco shop cards on one of my non used Freedom card to lock in 5%. Purchased it March 30 but card was charged on shipping date April 2..  Is there anything I can do?