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If you are not earning bonus points on groceries right now then you are doing it wrong! Seriously – there have been so many different opportunities over the last few months to earn more on everyday grocery spending then I have ever seen prior to the pandemic. To make things even more interesting, Chase bank has just released a new limited-time offer that might be the best one yet. Be sure to check out our Top Credit Cards page to learn more information on the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card.
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The brand new offer has two huge positive notes – grocery bonus and welcome bonus. Grocery spending is at an all-time high now that people are not traveling as much and restaurants are not fully reopened.
The Chase Freedom Unlimited is now offering 5% cashback (or 5X Ultimate Rewards Points) on all grocery purchases in the first year of opening a new account. This offer is capped at $12,000 or $600 earned in cashback (60,000 Ultimate Rewards Points). This offer has for the grocery store bonus has ended.
The welcome bonus has been elevated to $200 cashback (or 20,000 Ultimate Rewards Points) after spending $500 in purchases within the first three months. Historically the welcome offer on the Chase Freedom Unlimited is about 25% less.
Other noteworthy benefits of the Chase Freedom Unlimited
0% Percent APR – The Chase Freedom Unlimited comes with an introductory 0% APR on purchases for 15 months. 14.99% – 23.74% Variable APR afterwords. Terms apply.
1.5% Cashback on all purchases – In addition to the fantastic grocery bonus, all other purchases come in at 1.5% cashback (or 1.5X Ultimate Rewards Points).
No Annual Fee – For a card to offer this many perks and not charge an annual fee is unheard of in the points and miles world!
Maximize the value of Points
By concurrently holding a Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, or Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card, the points earned from the Chase Freedom Unlimited can become more valuable. When having more than one account opened, it’s possible to transfer points to travel partners (Southwest, Marriott, etc.) or redeem for travel through the Chase Portal at a higher percentage. The different values are broken down below:
- Chase Sapphire Reserve – 50% Bonus when using points via the travel portal
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 25% Bonus when using points via the travel portal
- Chase Ink Business Preferred – 25% Bonus when using points via the travel portal
In addition, for a limited time, it’s possible to redeem ultimate rewards points at the same value for groceries and home improvement purchases via the “Pay yourself back” promotion.
Earn 60,000 bonus points once you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is one of our favorite Travel cards in our wallet.
- Earn a $50 hotel credit annually when you book a stay through the Chase Travel Portal
- Earn 5x UR when booking travel through the Chase Portal
- 3x on dining, select streaming services and online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart, and Wholesale clubs). Also excludes in-store grocery purchases
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Remember you MUST be under 5/24 in order to be eligible for this offer and any other Chase Bank Credit Card. This means that you must not have opened five or more credit cards within the last 24 months across all banks. You can read more about which cards count towards this rule by reading the Basic Guide to Credit Card Rules.
This is a great opportunity to earn even more on groceries and will certainly be added to our top grocery credit card basic ranking. Despite how different the points and miles world is, Chase continues to reward its customers with opportunities to save money and earn more on everyday purchases.
Have you taken advantage of the new Chase Freedom Unlimited offer?
I’d love to hear down in the comments below or over in our 7,100+ Member Basic Travel Facebook Group!
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