It’s the start of a new quarter and the start of new quarterly bonuses with your Discover (or DiscoverIt) card and your Chase Freedom Visa card.
For the Discover card, you can get 5% cash back (up to $1500) when you use your card at gas stations. Register HERE for the Discover quarterly bonus.
For the Chase Freedom Visa, you earn 5x Ultimate Rewards (UR) points on purchases at Kohl’s and at gas stations. UR points can be used in two ways: redeem them for a penny a point on travel or, if you have a Chase Sapphire or Ink card you can transfer these points to airline or hotel points, where it’s possible to get more than a penny a point. I prefer to wait until I need the points in a specific airline/hotel program before transferring them. Of course when using points this way you’re at the mercy of the airline/hotel to have award seats/rooms available. When using URs to “buy” airfare/hotel rooms the airline/hotel sees the purchase as one made with cash, so you’re actually earning points in that airline/hotel’s program during your stay. Register HERE for the Chase Freedom quarterly bonus.
Got questions about quarterly bonuses? Just leave a comment and I’ll be happy to help.