It’s the 15th of the 3rd month of the quarter so it’s time to activate bonus categories for card that have quarterly bonuses for next quarter. All of these cards offer bonus points or cash back on up to $1500 in purchases during the quarter.
US Bank Cash+
If you’re not already getting 5x Ultimate Rewards points by using a Chase Ink card (and even if you are!) you may want to switch the card you’re using for payment for TV/Internet/Streaming Services and Cell Phones. You must register your card before June 15th to get the bonus cash-back in the categories you select. As a reminder, you choose two 5% categories and one 2% category. To register, click on the link in the email you received from US Bank or visit this link. I’m choosing Home Utilities again as 5x categories and will choose Fast Food as my second 5x category. I’ll continue with Grocery Stores for 2x. You have until March 26, 2023 to make your selections.
Unlike years past, Discover is not revealing the entire year’s calendar. For Q2 the categories are:
To activate the bonus, simply log into your Discover account and click on the Activate Now button or look for the email where you can register in one click. This is a great category for me as I eat out often.
Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex
Chase Freedom’s Q2 categories are Lowe’s and Amazon. Amazon is a favorite of a lot of folks and remember that Lowe’s sells a lot of gift cards in addition to home improvement products. You can also get many regular household items there as well. Don’t forget to check your Chase co-branded offers each quarter at chase.com/mybonus.
In the end
Always register for the bonus categories even if you don’t think you’re going to use them. You’ll never know when they might come in handy!