Chase Freedom is a great card to have in your wallet. It comes with no annual fee and it earns Ultimate Rewards points when you have another Chase premium card. The card earns 1X on all purchases but also 5X on rotating quarterly Chase Freedom bonus categories, up to a combines $1,500 in purchases. So you can earn up to $75 or 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points every quarter, if you maximize the eligible categories.
Chase Freedom Bonus Categories Q1 2019
The categories for the first quarter of 2019 have now been made public. The new 5% categories include gas stations, drugstores and tolls.
- Gas Stations: Even as gas prices fluctuate, Chase Freedom cardmembers can maximize their spending and earn 5% cash back when they fuel up at gas stations.
- Drugstores: From everyday necessities to stocking up on cold medicine this flu season, Chase Freedom is helping customers earn cash back on many of their winter must-haves.
- Tolls: Whether it’s visiting colleges, weekend getaways or just their daily commute – Chase Freedom cardmembers can earn 5% cash back on tolls on their next trip.
You can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in these categories from January 1st through March 31st, 2019. Activate here on December 15th.
The first quarter of 2019 should be pretty easy to maximize with gas stations and drugstores. Also do not forget to take advantage of the current bonus categories.
If you don’t have the card, you can sign up and earn a $150 bonus cash back when you spend $500 within the first three months. You can also convert other Chase cards to this one, if you want to have it but don’t really want to apply for a new card, especially with that low bonus.