Today is the 15th of the third month of the quarter and that means it’s time to register your Discover Card and Chase Freedom card for the next quarter’s bonus categories. You can earn 5% back (Discover) or 5x points (Freedom) on purchases of up to $1500 on each card. And if you haven’t already registered for your US Bank Cash+ card, here’s a reminder to do that now.
Discover’s bonus categories this quarter are Home Improvement stores and Wholesale Clubs. Home improvement stores often sell retail gift cards and perhaps in your area they sell Visa or MasterCard gift cards as well. While you can’t use Discover at Costco, I know it’s accepted at Sam’s Club and they often sell Visa/MC gift cards too. That would make it very easy to max out this quarter’s promo. To register, click on the link in the email you receive – it is tied to your account which makes it super easy – or go to the registration page and log into your account.
Note: You must register for this promo BEFORE any purchases will receive the bonus. So register now, before the quarter even starts.
For the Freedom card, this is one of my favorite quarters. It’s so easy to max out this promo at grocery stores and drug stores as they both sell Visa gift cards as well as other useful items. (Hey, ya gotta eat!) You must register for this promo by June 14th.
US Bank Cash+
US Bank opens up their registration much earlier that Discover or Freedom. Selection for Q2 bonus categories has been available since mid-February. As I mentioned in this post in February, the Charity category has gone away which was a great disappointment to me. These are the US Bank Cash+ categories for Q2:
To register just click on this link and log into your US Bank account and make your selections.