Activate 5x on Gas Stations and Kohl’s via Chase Freedom Today!

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It’s June 15th and that means you can activate the third quarter 5x bonus categories for the Chase Freedom® .  This will allow you to earn 5x points at gas stations and Kohl’s, up to a $1,500 max, from July 1 – September 30th.

Even though you have until September 14th to activate the 5x bonus for the 3rd quarter, I highly recommend going ahead and activating the bonus today for yourself (and any family members) so you can’t risk forgetting later on down the road.

I’m especially happy to have the 5x bonus on gas stations coming back both because my family (sadly) buys a fair amount of gas, but also because gas stations sell more than just gas in the event you don’t naturally spend $1,500 in the bonus categories from July 1 – September 30th.  It is a pretty easy bonus category for many of us to max out.

Assuming you activated the second quarter 5x bonuses in time, you can still earn 5x on those categories (Lowe’s and restaurants) until June 30th.  You can figure out how much you have spent in those categories to see if you are at the $1,500 5x cap by using the Blueprint feature as described here.

This offer has expired.

If you are new to the Chase Freedom® note that the sign-up bonus is temporarily increased to 20,000 points after spending $500 in the first three months (up from the normal 10,000).  You can also earn an additional 2,500 points if you add an authorized user who makes a purchase in the first three months.  Getting up to a combined 22,500 bonus points for a card that has no annual fee and has 5x bonus categories is pretty great…even greater if you also have the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Ink Plus® Business Card, or Ink Bold® Business Card and the points earned by the Freedom become fully transferable Ultimate Reward points that you can send 1:1 to United, Hyatt, British Airways, Southwest, Marriott, Singapore Airlines, and more!

I’ve gone ahead and activated the 5x bonus for all the Freedom cards in my family this morning, and hope you are able to do the same and enjoy another three months of 5x!


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  1. I bought VR cards in Florida on vacation and it was such a slam dunk……I kicked myself for leaving my wife’s freedom at home in the drawer………yes YMMV…..

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