The Chase Freedom card normally offers 1 Ultimate Reward point per dollar spent. But each quarter the card offers bonus categories which will earn 5 UR points per dollar for up to $1500 in purchases during the specified quarter. To get the 5 UR points per dollar bonus you must activate it for your Freedom card.
The activation page is now live for the fourth quarter of 2016. The categories for this quarter are:
- Department Stores
- Wholesale Clubs
- Drug Stores
These are a terrific set of categories and make it easy to max out the bonus. With the holidays approaching, many people will shop at department stores and wholesale clubs for gifts.
And if you find you’re going to fall short of maxing out the deal you can buy gift cards to complete the spend. These can be department store cards for yourself or as gifts and both wholesale clubs and drug stores sell a number of merchant gift cards for restaurants, other stores and gas stations. You can also buy Visa or MasterCard gift cards and use those for everyday spend at places where you would not normally earn 5 UR points per dollar.
To activate the card, simply go to the activation page on the Chase website, enter your information and you’re all set! You should then see a web page indicating your activation is complete.
You have until December 14 to activate the bonus categories but why wait? Do it now and you’ll be all set when October 1 rolls around.