You can now activate the third quarter 5% bonus categories on the Chase Freedom card. The bonus categories for the third quarter are Restaurants and Wholesale Clubs (such as Costco, BJ’s, and Sam’s club). You’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in those bonus categories, from July 1st until September 30th 2016. That’s $75 cash back.
Wholesale Clubs is a bonus category in the second quarter as well, but Chase will offer it as a bonus category until the end of the year. This move is apparently due to Costco switching from Amex to Visa on June 20th, so you can use your Chase Freedom card at Costco and earn 5% cash back.
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.