Today is the start of the second quarter of 2018 so time to activate your bonus categories if you haven’t already done so. The Chase Freedom, Discover and US Bank Cash Plus cards all offer 5% bonus categories good for up to $1500 in spend. Both Discover and Chase Freedom have grocery stores as their category though with the Freedom card you can also use Chase Pay or Paypal to earn bonuses. The US Bank Cash Plus card allows you to pick your 5% category and new this quarter is home utilities. That’s a great category and I’m not aware of any other card offering that category so I hope it sticks around. I don’t know if it includes telephone and television services or not but if you don’t have a Chase Ink card to earn 5% on those categories it’s certainly worth testing out.
More information on the categories and how to register can be found in this post. Don’t forget that to receive the Discover 5% cash back you must register before using your card.