The no annual fee Chase Freedom Visa credit card’s 5% cashback bonus for the 3rd quarter rewards cardholders’ Amazon and Whole Foods Market purchases! Please note the Chase Freedom links now direct you to the new and improved card, the Chase Freedom Flex.
Cardmembers can register through September 14.
The 5% bonus is good for the first $1500 of eligible purchases during the promotional period. So the maximum you can earn is $75 cashback or 7500 Ultimate Rewards points.
The bonus period should cover Amazon Prime Day(s), too! (More on that in a few minutes.)
Plus, it means more savings on Amazon Lightning Deals!
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Good news, bad news, and some more good news on that front.
That’s the bad news.
But there is a double-dose of potentially good news.
Prime Day is expected to land sometime this September — which still falls during the Chase Freedom’s 5% bonus period!
Plus, there are reports Amazon will hold a “secret summer sale” this month — possibly on Monday, June 22. That, unfortunately, is outside the 5% bonus period.
How is the 5% Bonus Awarded?
Chase Freedom cardholders receive 5X Ultimate Rewards points for each eligible dollar spent on a bonus category. (All other purchases earn 1X). Those points can be redeemed for cashback, statement credit, gift cards, transferred to Chase travel partners, or applied for travel purchased through Chase.
Keep in mind those Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to other Chase cards — such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards. This is notable because Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders can redeem points for 1.5 cents each when purchasing travel though Chase. That basically makes your Chase Freedom 5X worth 7.5 cents each! Chase Sapphire Preferred can redeem URs for 1.25 each toward travel, which elevates the 5X value to 6.25 cents per.
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