December 14, 2017
Chase Freedom Reveals Q1 2018 Bonus Categories

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The Chase Freedom card is a great way to earn Ultimate Rewards points. If you have the Chase Freedom along with a Sapphire Preferred, Reserve, or Ink Business card, you can convert the points into more valuable Ultimate Rewards points. The Freedom earns 5X points per $1 on designated spending categories, on up to $1,500 in spending per quarter. The bonus categories change every quarter.

We just found out what the 2018 first quarter bonus categories will be. The card will earn 5X points per $1 spent on Gas Stations, Internet/Cable/Phone Services, Chase Pay, Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. The bonus applies to spending between January 1-March 31, 2018. You must register for the promotion in order to receive the bonus. While registration isn’t live yet, we expect it to be available tomorrow.

The most significant development is the 5X on mobile purchases. I don’t remember the Chase Freedom ever having this bonus category before. It’s great because spending $1,500 with mobile purchases is a lot more convenient than having to remember to pull out your Freedom card every time you’re getting gas or paying your internet, cable, or phone bill.