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Now Live: Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Registration for January – March 2020!

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Heads-up, Chase Freedom cardholders: you can now register for Q1 2020’s 5% bonus cashback (or Ultimate Rewards) categories!

Chase Freedom cardholders who register will receive 5% cashback on the first $1500 in combined spend on these categories from January 1 to March 31, 2020.

  • Gas stations
  • Select streaming services
  • Internet, cable, and phone services 

Pasted toward the end of this post are lists of merchants that should code (per Chase) as 5% bonus participants.

Activate Q1 2020 Chase Freedom bonus categories.

Why Get the Chase Freedom Card?

A lot of Delta flyers seem to be loyal American Express card members. While American Express certainly seems to be extending its reach, not every merchant accepts Amex cards. For these rare instances, the no annual fee Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimted cards certainly are good options. They cost you nothing to hold (assuming you pay any applicable bills on time 🙂 )

Plus, both currently offer $150 cashback bonuses after you spend only $500 on their cards within the first three months of being approved.

Chase Freedom Visa credit card
Learn more about the Chase Freedom card!

While the Chase Freedom offers 1% on non-bonused categories, the 5% cashback offers each quarter could earn you up to $300 cashback each year.

If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred you can redeem those points for 1.25 cents each through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel site. Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders can redeem them for 1.5 cents per!

Chase Freedom Unlimited Visa credit card

The Chase Freedom Unlimted offers 1.5% cashback on all eligible purchases — but offers no bonuses.

Which Merchants Should Code as 5% for the Chase Freedom Category Bonuses?

Per Chase, purchases at these locations should earn you 5% cashback on your Chase Freedom card:

Using your credit card at a gas station is a great way to knock out spend!

Gas Stations

7 Eleven®
76® Gas Stations
A-B Petroleum Inc
Admiral Petroleum Company®
All Star®
Amoco®
Beacon
BP®
Bradley Gas Stations
Break Time
Buc-ee’s®
Casey’s General Stores
CENEX
Certified Gas Stations
Chevron®
Circle K®
CITGO®
Clark Gas & Convenience Store
Coastal Gas®
Conoco®
Country Fair®
Cumberland Farms®
Dandy Mini Mart®
Diamond Shamrock®
Dodge’s Store®
Duchess Gas Station
Enmark®
ExxonMobil®
Family Express®
Fas Mart® Shore Stop
FastLane Convenience Stores
Fastrip
FLASH FOODS
Freedom Oil Company
Gas America®
Gate Petroleum
Getty®
GO GAS
Goasis®
Go-Mart
Gulf®
Haffner’s Service Stations
Hess®
Holiday Stationstores®
Huck’s Gas Stations
Irving®
Jet-Pep®
KUM & GO
Kwik Fill®
Kwik Trip
KwikShop
Little General Store
Loaf’N Jug®
Love’s® Travel Stops
Lukoil®
MAPCO EXPRESS
Marathon Oil®
Maverick Country Store
McClure Gas Stations
Moto Mart®
Murphy USA Gas Station
nice n easy®
NOCO®
OnCue Express®
PARKERS
PDQ Food Stores
Phillips 66®
PILOT FOOD MARTS
Pride
Pride Gas Stations
Pump N Pantry
QuickTrip®
Quik Stop
RaceTrac®
Raceway®
Rally
Rebel Oil
Rhodes 101 Gas Stations
Rich Oil
Ricker’s®
Road Ranger®
Rotten Robbie®
Royal Farms® Gas Stations
Rutter’s®
SavOn® Gas Stations
Sheetz®
SHELL®
Sinclair®
Space Age
Speedee MART
Speedway®
Speedy Q Markets
Spinx®
STEWART’S SHOPS
STINKER
SUNOCO®
Sunshine Fuels
SUPERAMERICA
Tesoro®
Thornton Gas Stations
THORNTON OIL
TomThumb Gas Stations
TurkeyHill Gas Station
Ultramar
Uni-Mart® Gas Station
Union 76
VALERO
WaWa Gas Stations
WEIGEL’S FARM STORES
Western Gas Stations
Western Oil
WILCOHESS
World Oil®
Zip Trip®

EXCLUSIONS
Airline Fuel Companies
Car Repair Shops
Convenience Stores where gas is not sold
Grocery Stores
Dairies / Farm Stores
Home Heating Companies
Oil and Propane Distributors
Marinas Superstores
Warehouse stores
Discount stores
Truck Stops

Television remote controls
Select Streaming Services

Netflix
Hulu
Sling
Vudu
Fubo TV
Apple Music
SiriusXM
Pandora
Spotify
YouTube
ESPN+

Internet, Cable, and Phone Services

012 GLOBAL
1&1 INTERNET
AFFINITY CELLULAR
ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
AMANTEL
AMERICAN WIRELESS
AT&T SERVICES
ATLANTIC BROADBAND
BASICTALK
BEND BROADBAND
BLUE RIDGE CABLE
BOINGO WIRELESS
BOOST MOBILE
BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS
CABLE ONE
CCS ACN FLASH WIRELESS
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
CINCINNATI BELL
COMCAST
COMPORIUM-CLD RP
CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS
CONSUMER CELLULAR
CORRECT SOLUTIONS GROUP
COX COMMUNICATIONS
CRICKET COMMUNICATIONS
DHI TELECOM
DIRECTV
DISH NETWORK
DREAMHOST
DROPBOX
DSL EXTREME
EARTHLINK
EXEDE
FIDELITY COMM WEB SERV
FREEDOM VOICE SYSTEMS
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS
GCI COMMUNICATIONS
GLOBAL TEL LINK
GOWIFI.COM
GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
GREAT CALL
HARGRAY
HAWAIIAN TELCOM
HOLA AMERICA
HORIZON TALK
HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS
JUNO ONLINE
JUSTANSWER
LYCAMOBILE
MEDIACOM
METRO PCS SERVICES
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATIONS
MINTSIM
MINUMEROLOCAL
MOBILE-NET .US
NETZERO
NEWWAVE COMMUNICATIONS
NEXTIVA
NORTHLAND COMMUNICATIONS
ONSTAR
OOMA
OPTIMUM
PAGE PLUS CELLULAR
PAY-TEL COMMUNICATION
PEOPLE PC
PURE TALKUSA
RCN CORPORATION
RED POCKET MOBILE
REPUBLIC WIRELESS
RING CENTRAL
SHENTEL/NTC
SIMPLE MOBILE
SKYBEAM CO
SONIC.NET
SOUNDCLOUD LTD
SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION
STARTEC GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS
STRAIGHT TALK
SUDDENLINK COMMUNICATIONS
T MOBILE SERVICES
TDS TELECOM
TELLO US
TIME WARNER CABLE
TIVO
TOTAL WIRELESS
TRACFONE WIRELESS SERVICES
TWILIO
ULTRA MOBILE
US CELLULAR
US INTERNET CORP
US MOBILE
VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICES
VIP COMMUNICATIONS
VIRGIN MOBILE
VONAGE
VYVE BROADBAND
WAV ASTOUND
WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS

Please note: Payments made for services in the merchant’s store may not be classified by the merchant in the qualifying services category. For example, phone payments made in a merchant’s store may be classified as a telephone equipment store.

— Chris

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