Eager to upgrade to your existing Chase Freedom card to the just-announced Chase Freedom Flex product?
So I gave Chase a jingle to see how soon I could upgrade/product switch.
Two Chase reps told me to call back on September 14 and then request the product switch.
My Chase Freedom card number will transfer to the Chase Freedom Flex. The product change will update in Chase’s system during one to three days.
When the process is complete, I can use my Chase Freedom card as a Freedom Flex — and still enjoy the new benefits while awaiting the new card’s arrival in the mail. (Update: as some readers have pointed out, the Chase Freedom Flex is a Mastercard. So it’ll be interesting to see how — and if — exactly the card number from a Visa product can be used with a Mastercard.)
Should You Upgrade Your Chase Freedom Card to the Freedom Flex?
This product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months.
But if your Freedom card is relatively new (like, under two years), I say call and upgrade/product switch.
The Freedom Flex gives you the 5% quarterly categories plus 3% on dining and at drugstores. While I’ll stick to my American Express Gold Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for dining, the 3% at drugstores may come in handy. So it doesn’t necessarily hurt to upgrade the card.
Frankly, I won’t be under 5/24 for a very long time, so I’ll give Chase a ring on September 14 and upgrade/switch.
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