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The Q2 2020 Chase Freedom bonus categories have just been revealed…
Why I Love The Chase Freedom Card
The Chase Freedom® Card (review) is one of my favorite no annual fee credit cards, as it offers 5x points in rotating quarterly categories, for up to $1,500 of spending per quarter. Most people use this as a cashback card, meaning the 5x points really translates into 5% cashback in these categories.
The best part is that in conjunction with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (review), Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card (review), or Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card (review), points earned on this card can be converted into Ultimate Rewards points, and be transferred to the Ultimate Rewards airline and hotel partners.
Since I value one Ultimate Rewards point at significantly more than one cent, that’s my preferred use of those points.
Revealed: Chase Freedom Q2 2020 Bonus Categories
Chase has just revealed the details of the second quarter 2020 bonus categories. Second quarter 2020 registration will open on Sunday, March 15, 2020, and it will be valid for purchases between April 1 and June 30, 2020.
In Q2 2020, the Chase Freedom will offer 5x points on the first $1,500 spent at grocery stores, and on gym memberships and fitness clubs.
The grocery store category is a cardmember favorite, while the gym membership and fitness club category is the first time we’ve seen bonus points on that.
My Take On Chase Freedom Q2 2020 Bonuses
While the current (Q1 2020) bonus categories are not great for me, I’m a fan of the Q2 2020 bonus categories:
- Grocery stores is a pretty easy category to maximize, and at 5x points is the best return you’ll get on grocery store spending
- I think the fitness focus is pretty cool as well
Personally I quite like the upcoming categories…
Reminder: Last Chance To Register For Q1 2020 Bonus
This is a reminder that registration closes for the Chase Freedom Q1 2020 bonus categories on Saturday, March 14, so you have just one day left to register.
For those who register, the card is offering 5x points on the first $1,500 spent on gas stations, select streaming services, and internet, cable, and phone services, through March 31, 2020.
How To Register Your Chase Freedom Card
Registration is easy — just go to the registration page and enter your last name, billing zip code, and the last four digits on your card, and you’ll be registered.
How To Make Chase Freedom Point Even More Valuable
To recap, you earn points on the Chase Freedom, and each point can be redeemed for one cent cashback.
However, if you have this card in addition to one of the cards that accrue Ultimate Rewards points, you can transfer these points to Ultimate Rewards. Cards that accrue Ultimate Rewards Cards include the:
So 5% cashback converts into 5x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar with one of the above cards.
Chase Freedom Bonus Summary
The Chase Freedom is one of the best no annual fee cards out there, and I do everything I can to max out the 5x points category every quarter.
While the Q1 2020 bonus categories didn’t interest me much, I like the Q2 2020 bonus categories — grocery stores is always a popular category, and it’s cool to see them introduce a new bonus in the gym category.
What do you make of the second quarter 2020 Chase Freedom bonus categories?