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Today is the day that you can now activate the 4th quarter Chase Freedom 5x bonus categories of Walmart and Department Stores. As long as you activate the 5x bonus in time (you have until December 14th), you will earn 5x points on all eligible Walmart and department store purchases on your Chase Freedom, up to a cumulative $1,500 in those categories from October 1 – December 31, 2017.
You can get a full rundown of the terms and FAQs surrounding these bonus categories here, but some examples of eligible department stores are JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Sears, Barney’s, Baskins, Bealls, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, NM Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Saks Off Fifth. Some examples of retailers that are not covered under the department store 5x umbrella are Target, Kmart, and discount stores such as TJ Maxx.
In the Walmart category you will earn 5x points at Walmart Discount Stores, Walmart SuperCenters, Walmart Neighborhood Markets, at Walmart branded gas stations operated by Walmart, and on walmart.com.
Non-Walmart merchants operating within or on Walmart premises including merchants that sell fast food, beauty services, and gas stations that are not Walmart branded are not included. Sam’s Club is also not included, though you could always buy a Walmart gift card at Walmart and use it at Sam’s if you were so inclined. In fact, many Walmart stores sell all kinds of gift cards.
How do you plan to make use of the 4th quarter Chase Freedom 5x bonus categories?
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