Chase Freedom $150 Sign-up Bonus
The Chase Freedom credit card is a card that I’ve held since 2011. If you know me, I only keep the best credit cards, and typically close ones with less than stellar benefits. The Chase Freedom card has no annual fee and is a simple card to earn cashback. For a limited time, you are eligible to earn $150 after you spend $500 on purchases in the first 3 months. If you add a friend or family member as an authorized user, you can earn an additional $25. This is one of my top recommendations of a card you apply for and keep forever. It has no annual fee and great point earning potential.
5% Cash Back Calendar
One of our favorite features of the card is the quarterly rotating 5% categories. You can earn 5% cashback (up to $1500) each quarter! The 5% cash back feature is activated each quarter in your online account, and the categories are on useful categories such as gas stations, grocery stores, Amazon, etc.
Earn Ultimate Rewards Points
If you have a Chase Sapphire card that earns Ultimate Rewards points, then this card will not only earn cash back, but it will also earn Ultimate Rewards points. This is a slick feature and all the points from your various Ultimate Rewards earning cards can be pooled together in your online account. Our favorite uses of Ultimate Rewards points are booking flight deals with points, and transfers to Hyatt or Southwest.
If you’ve had more than 5 credit inquiries in the last 24 months (5/24 rule) then you will not be eligible for this card. Chase likes to keep it’s best cards under the 5/24 rule, to limit the number of times you can receive the sign-up bonus. If you are under 5/24 and you’ve had this card before, you must wait 24 months before you can earn bonus again. If you’ve never had the card then I can’t recommend it enough. The 5% quarterly categories alone make it a great way to earn points. I’d highly recommend pairing this card up with a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Reserve card at some point, to earn Ultimate Rewards points as well!
- $150 cash back after $500 spend in 3 months
- No Annual Fee
- 5% quarterly cash back rotating categories
- 1x Points on all other spending (no limit)
- 0% APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers