A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the announcement of the 2013 Chase Freedom category bonuses. Now, the Quarter 1 bonuses are announced!
Don’t be alarmed by the “Cash Back” – you can earn 5x Ultimate Rewards points if you have an Ink Plus® Business Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card card. Just transfer your Freedom points into one of the above mentioned Ultimate Rewards accounts, and from there you can transfer your points into your travel loyalty program of choice.
The quarter 1 categories are gas stations, drug stores, and Starbucks. Earning 5x Ultimate Rewards points on gas is killer. What’s even better is the drug store category, because you can buy Vanilla Reloads or other gift cards at many drug stores.
You will get 5% cash back or 5x points on up to $1,500. You have from January 1 – March 31st. The last day to activate your Freedom card is March 14th.
The Freedom card is a great card if you’re just getting started in this miles craziness, or trying to build your credit history because there’s no annual fee. That means you can (and should) keep your Freedom card forever.
Disclaimer: I receive a referral commission if you apply through my Chase links. Only apply through my links if you’re satisfied with the service I provide!
— Geoff Whitmore