New Chase Freedom Flex & Old Freedom Card Are Different Products and Why That Matters

New Chase Freedom Flex & Old Freedom Card Are Different Products

When news of the new Chase Freedom Flex first came out, it was said that the Freedom Flex and the old Freedom card would be considered as the same product. It was more of a replacement of the old Freedom card than a completely new card.

But now new information from TPG and DoC confirms that the new Chase Freedom Flex card is a completely separate products from both current cards, the Freedom and the Freedom Unlimited cards.

Current Freedom cardholders will have the option to upgrade to the new Freedom Flex card, but they can also choose to just keep their cards and separately apply for Freedom Flex.

Why That Matters

New credit cards mean new options to get welcome bonuses. So the fact that Freedom Flex is a new product means that you can get the welcome bonus for the Chase Freedom card now and then, once the Freedom Flex comes out, you can apply and get the bonus for that card too. The 24 month limitation will not apply, since they are different cards. And don’t forget about the Freedom Unlimited, that is yet another welcome bonus that you can get.

All three cards currently have the same bonus and it is a great one considering that these are all no-fee cards. You can get each welcome bonus separately and since the Freedom card will no longer be available once the Freedom Flex comes out, you should apply for the old Freedom card now if you’ve been eyeing it already.

Chase Freedom

Welcome Bonus:

  • Receive $200 cash back after spending $500 on purchases in the first three months
  • Plus 5% cash back on grocery store purchases for the first year (on up to $12,000).
  • 0% intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases. After the intro period, a variable APR applies.

Card Details:

  • 5% on Bonus Quarterly Categories – Each quarter they activate, cardmembers will receive 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases on bonus categories such as grocery stores, select streaming services and many others.
  • 1% unlimited cash back on all other purchases.
  • Purchase Protection covers your new purchases for 120 days against damage or theft up to $500 per claim and $50,000 per account.
  • No Annual Fee
  • LEARN MORE

Chase Freedom Unlimited

Welcome Bonus:

  • Receive $200 cash back after spending $500 on purchases in the first three months
  • Plus 5% cash back on grocery store purchases for the first year (on up to $12,000).
  • 0% intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases. After the intro period, a variable APR applies.

Card Details:

  • 5% on Travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards, including vacation and car rentals.
  • 3% on Dining purchases, including take out or eligible delivery services.
  • 3% on Drugstore purchases on daily essentials like medicine, toiletries, diapers and other items.
  • 1.5% unlimited cash back on all other purchases.
  • Purchase Protection covers your new purchases for 120 days against damage or theft up to $500 per claim and $50,000 per account.
  • No Annual Fee
  • LEARN MORE

Chase Freedom Flex

Welcome Bonus:

  • Receive $200 cash back after spending $500 on purchases in the first three months
  • Plus 5% cash back on grocery store purchases for the first year (on up to $12,000).
  • 0% intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases. After the intro period, a variable APR applies.

Card Details:

  • 5% on Bonus Quarterly Categories – Each quarter they activate, cardmembers will receive 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases on bonus categories such as grocery stores, select streaming services and many others.
  • 5% on Travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards, including vacation and car rentals.
  • 3% on Dining purchases, including take out or eligible delivery services.
  • 3% on Drugstore purchases on daily essentials like medicine, toiletries, diapers and other items.
  • 1% unlimited cash back on all other purchases.
  • Cell Phone Insurance – Up to $800 per claim and $1,000 per year in cell phone protection against theft or damage for phones listed on cardmembers’ monthly bill.
  • Lyft – $10 in credit for every five rides taken in a calendar month, automatically applied to the next ride and capped at once per month.
  • Boxed – 5% cash rewards on Boxed purchases for use on future purchases.
  • ShopRunner – Free membership to receive two-day shipping and free return shipping at over a hundred online retailers.
  • Fandango – Double VIP+ points for movie tickets purchased via the Fandango app or Fandango.com, which can be used towards purchasing movie tickets on Fandango or towards streaming movies and TV shows on FandangoNOW.
  • No Annual Fee
  • LEARN MORE

Guru’s Wrap-up

This is great news. You can separately get the welcome bonus for the Chase Freedom card now and then the Chase Freedom Flex in two weeks. You can also go for the same bonus on the Chase Freedom Unlimited. That would be $600 in cash and 5% cash back on grocery store purchases for the first year on up to $36,000 if you are able to get all three cards. The Chase Freedom Unlimited welcome bonus is also available through referrals, so if someone can refer you they will also get an extra $100.

However keep in mind that Chase 5/24 rules still apply for these cards.

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