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What you need to know

  • Chase has announced its new bonus categories for its Freedom cardholders.
  • Cardholders can earn 5% cash back on purchases at grocery stores.
  • The elevated rewards will run from April 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020.

Every three months, Chase changes the bonus categories that they are offering for its cardholders of the Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimted cards. The company has announced the next categories that will receive elevated rewards, and extra cash back on groceries is on the way.

Between April 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020, Chase Freedom cardholders will earn 5% cash back on the following categories:

  • Grocery stores
  • Fitness clubs
  • Gym memberships

While Fitness clubs and gym memberships are understandably not an enticing offer right now (unless you're already paying for your membership and want to grab extra rewards while you wait to return), the grocery store offer is a great help to many right now.

Freedom rewards

Chase Freedom®

Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases. 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.49 - 25.24%.. 3% intro balance transfer fee when you transfer a balance during the first 60 days your account is open, with a minimum of $5. No annual fee. Free credit score, updated weekly with Credit Journey℠.

However, keep in mind that this will most likely apply to only traditional grocery stores. Retailers like Walmart, Target, Sams Club, and Costco generally are not considered a grocery store by credit card companies and will most likely not receive those increased rewards. That said, most traditional grocery stores will earn the new 5% cash back reward.

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Some online retailers also make the cut if you are planning on having groceries delivered to your door. Chase lists some of the eligible grocery delivery services including brands like Instacart, Amazon Fresh and Fresh Direct.

Unlimited rewards

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases. 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.49 - 25.24%. 3% intro balance transfer fee when you transfer a balance during the first 60 days your account is open, with a minimum of $5. No annual fee.

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