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One of my favorite rewards credit cards with no annual fee, the Chase Freedom, recently increased its sign-up bonus from 10,000 to 20,000 points after you spend $500 on the card in the first three months. We knew this temporary increase wouldn’t last long, but now it has been officially announced that the increased bonus will end on December 17th. That means you have five more days to get in on the increased offer!
Chase Freedom®: This offer has expired.
20,000 points after spending $500 in the first three months, 2,500 additional bonus points if you add authorized user and make a purchase within this same 3-month period.
You see this card’s sign-up bonus marketed as $200 dollars, but that also equates to 20,000 transferable Ultimate Reward points if you also have the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Ink Plus® Business Card, or Ink Bold Card. In fact, you can make your points into transferable points even if just your spouse has one of those three listed cards!
The Freedom card has a permanent spot in my wallet in part because it is my oldest credit card, in part because it has no annual fee, but also because of the valuable rotating 5x bonus categories each quarter. The 2015 primary 5x bonus categories were just announced:
Q1 (January 1 – March 31, 2015): Grocery stores, movie theaters and Starbucks® stores
Q2 (April 1 – June 30, 2015): Restaurants and more
Q3 (July 1 – September 30, 2015): Gas stations and more
Q4 (October 1 – December 31, 2015): Amazon.com and more
If you plan to get this card in the near term, be sure to do it by December 17th to get the biggest sign-up bonus possible!
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