Time to plan my 5x shopping for Q2 on my/our Freedom cards!

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As you can see from the schedule for the year, right now we are in the Q2 categories for 5x rewards from Chase Freedom VISA and/or MasterCard.

You will need to make sure that either via your smart phone or via the link HERE on the Chase web site that you activate your card(s) for the promotion.

So what is my grand plan? I like one stop shopping and last quarter Vanilla was my friend at my local drug store. But now it is not as simple. I like that Lowes has a huge rack of gift cards and the $200 SW Air cards are a simple choice if you fly them. I do not. But $100 Marriott cards are a very nice possible option.

I do put gas in my tank. I wish there were $100 or $200 cards but $50 at a time works too. So, I am sure I will get about 10-15 of them or more and prepay my gas for a little while.

I also eat (too much)! Some of the restaurant choices are not all that thrilling, but many of them I do frequent in my local area so picking up $500 worth would set me up for a while.

I also may just get some Lowes cards as well as from paint to fertilizer to you name it, it will be needed and rather than having the Freedom card remaining in my wallet I can just get it all done in one visit (plus I can just hand the Lowes gift card to Lisa when she goes to buy plants or whatever for her garden).

After spending ¼ million points again just recently my Ultimate rewards balance is looking pitifully low, but that is a good thing. It is the height of frequent flyer stupidity to hold millions upon millions of points as they will more than likely go DOWN in value moving forward so earn & burn is the best way to go. I am down to around 1.5 million [all types of points] and hope to push that total down under 1 million soon, but new points keep coming in fast. I guess a good #FirstWorldProblem problem to have!

So what are your plans for Q2 with Freedom? Comment below (on the blog) what your plans are and late tonight I will use Random.org to give away another  NEW  TUMI business class kit I have from my last trip to Sweden!


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