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As the month of June comes to a close, so does the second quarter of the Chase Freedom 5% cashback promotion. This means one thing. Chase Freedom Quarter 3 is beginning!
To recap, the second quarter provided 5% on purchases at Grocery Stores, Gym Memberships, and Streaming Services. You could maximize this promotion on purchases up to $1,500 in total. This actually equals a bonus of 7,500 points or $75 cashback.
Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfers
If you are a full-fledged basic traveler, you know that as a Chase Sapphire cardholder, you can transfer those points for even more value! You can also check out our Basic Guide to Chase Freedom Quarterly Challenges for more information on how this works!
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Chase Freedom Quarter 3 Categories
It appears that Chase is going all-in on Amazon for their 3rd Quarter Freedom Promotion. The two categories are:
- Whole Foods
For your convenience, I have included the breakdown of what actually counts for Quarter 3 below from the Chase Website.
July-September 2020 Rewards Categories: Merchants who accept Visa/Mastercard credit cards are assigned a merchant code, which is determined by the merchant or its processor in accordance with Visa/Mastercard procedures based on the kinds of products and services they primarily sell. We group similar merchant codes into categories for purposes of making rewards offers to you. Please note: We make every effort to include all relevant merchant codes in our rewards categories. However, even though a merchant or some of the items that it sells may appear to fit within a rewards category, the merchant may not have a merchant code in that category. When this occurs, purchases with that merchant won’t qualify for rewards offers on purchases in that category. Purchases submitted by you, an authorized user, or the merchant through third-party payment accounts, mobile or wireless card readers, online or mobile digital wallets, or similar technology will not qualify in a rewards category if the technology is not set up to process the purchase in that rewards category. For more information, please see Chase Freedom FAQs.
For a purchase to qualify for the 5% bonus Cash Back, the merchant must submit charges to your credit card by the last day of the relevant calendar quarter.
Purchases made at Amazon.com including digital downloads, Amazon.com Gift Cards, Amazon.com Fresh orders, Amazon.com Prime subscriptions, and items sold by third party merchants through Amazon.com’s marketplace.
Purchases made at Whole Foods Market including physical Whole Foods Market store locations, 365 stores, and the website accessible at wholefoodsmarket.com
Purchases from merchants using Amazon Pay
Purchases made at international Amazon retail sites (including but not limited to Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, or Amazon.co.jp), or any other website operated by Amazon.
Purchases made at international Whole Foods Market sites
Purchases of Whole Foods Market or Whole Foods Market 365 products or services through third-party sites such as Eventbrite, Instacart, Google Express and Shipt
Online purchases of event tickets, classes or gift cards redeemable at Whole Foods Market or Whole Foods Market 365 (including through buyatab.com)
Purchases from certain third-party vendors operating at Whole Foods Market sites
Purchases of massage chair services made at Whole Foods Market sites
Purchases from [email protected]
The listed merchant(s) are in no way affiliated with Chase, nor are the listed merchant(s) considered sponsors or co-sponsors of this program. All trademarks are the property of their respective owner(s).
Amazon, the Amazon.com logo, the smile logo, and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
Activate your Card!
If you haven’t activated your 5% cashback categories yet for Chase Freedom Quarter 2, you can do so HERE. You must activate these each quarter to get the 5% cashback. Simply click the link to get to chasebonus.com and fill out your last name, last 4 of your card number, and your zip code and click activate.
After June 14th, Click to activate your 5% cashback for Quarter 3. Then start earning. By maximizing each quarter, you can earn an additional 30,000 Ultimate Rewards Points each year. That’s enough to secure a one-way flight to Europe!
Don’t have the Chase Freedom Card? Check out our Top Credit Cards Page for more information on how to apply! Or check out the top Cash Back cards below.
Does anyone have any other advice or tips for reaching the $1,500 promotional spend on Quarter 3? I’d love to hear from you down in the comments or over in the 4,000 + Member Basic Travel Facebook Group!
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