December 16, 2016
Chase Freedom Q1 2017 Bonus Announced!

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The first quarter 2017 Chase Freedom bonus categories are Gas Stations and Local Commuter Transportation!



If you don’t already know, the Chase Freedom is a great travel card when combined with some of Chase’s premium travel cards. The card earns 5 points per dollar on up to $1,500 in spending on select bonus categories, which rotate every quarter. The beauty of this card is that if you also have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, or Ink Business Preferred card, you can transfer your Freedom points to the premium travel cards, which converts them into more valuable Ultimate Reward points. This is great since the Ultimate Reward points can then be transferred to 11 airline and hotel partners! You can find my complete Chase Ultimate Rewards Guide here for more details.


5X Points per Dollar

The 5X bonus categories for January 1-March 31, 2017 are Gas Stations and Local Commuter Transportation. You can go here to activate the bonus. Remember, the bonus only applies for the first $1,500 you spend on the categories during the effective period. Gas stations is obvious. Local Commuter includes things like the subway, railways (like Amtrak), buses, Uber, Lyft etc.


Final Thoughts

I’ve personally been using the Chase Freedom card for years and love it. It has no annual fee and effectively gives me 5X Ultimate Reward points per dollar. The only spending I put on this card is towards the bonus categories. Remember, Chase has some great transfer partners that can unlock some amazing travel experiences like Singapore suites class, Lufthansa first class, free nights at Ritz-Carlton and so much more!