Chase Announces Q1 2020 Chase Freedom Bonus Categories
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Chase Announces Q1 2020 Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

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A new year means a new quarterly set of Chase Freedom bonus categories. Get 5% cashback (or 5x points) at gas stations, select streaming services, and internet, cable & phone services in the first quarter of 2020!

These offers will begin on Jan. 1 and run through March 31, 2020, as first reported by One Mile at a Time. Registration for these new bonus categories will open on Sunday, Dec. 15. Just head to the Chase bonus activation page.

If you aren’t familiar with the Chase Freedom credit card, it is a phenomenal cashback card with no annual fee that offers an increased cashback rate on rotating categories on a quarterly basis. But if you’re after more Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you’re in luck.

As an added bonus, if you hold a Chase Sapphire Reserve or a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card, the cashback can be moved into your Ultimate Rewards points balance. That means you can effectively earn 5x Ultimate Rewards on the bonus categories from the Freedom card. That’s a great deal, and the reason the Chase Freedom card is the perfect complement to the Sapphire credit cards.


Benefits of the Chase Freedom Card

Sign up Bonus: Earn $200 Bonus after you spend $500 in the first three months of card membership.

Earn 5% Cash Back: Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending in rotating quarterly bonus categories. Q1 of 2020 will earn 5% cash back at gas stations, select streaming services, and internet, cable & phone services. It isn’t yet clear which streaming services will be included.

Unlimited 1% Cash Back: Earn an unlimited 1% cashback on all other purchases.

No Annual Fee

Affected By The Chase 5/24 Rule: This card is subjected to Chase’s 5/24 rule, so this is something to be aware of before applying.



Click Here to learn more about the Chase Freedom Card


Previous 5x Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

Here is a quick look at what the Chase Freedom card’s 5x bonus categories have been in previous quarters.


Quarter5x Bonus Categories
Q4 2019Department stores, PayPal & Chase Pay Purchases
Q3 2019Gas stations, streaming services
Q2 2019Grocery stores, home improvement stores
Q1 2019Gas stations, drug stores, tolls
Q4 2018Wholesale clubs, department stores, Chase Pay
Q3 2018Walgreens, gas stations, and Lyft
Q2 2018Groceries, PayPal, Chase Pay
Q1 2018Mobile wallets, gas stations, internet, cable and phone service payments


Bottom Line

The Chase Freedom card is an excellent no annual fee cash back credit card that gets even better if you hold one of the Chase Sapphire cards. This latest set of Chase Freedom bonus categories for the first quarter of 2020 should be easy to maximize.


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