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Activate Chase Freedom Q3 Categories

By on Jun 21, 2015 in Chase, Credit Cards, Promotions, Ultimate Rewards | 0 comments

  It’s that time of the quarter where you can activate the bonus categories for Q3 for the Chase Freedom card. This quarter the bonus is for gas stations and Kohl’s.  You can activate the bonus categories here anytime between now and 9/14/15 to be eligible for 5x bonus points.  The purchases must occur between 7/1/15 and 9/30/15 to be eligible.  The...

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Chase Freedom 2015 Quarter 1 Categories

By on Jan 1, 2015 in Chase, Credit Cards, Promotions, Ultimate Rewards | 0 comments

Every quarter the Chase Freedom card has category bonuses which offer 5x the points for shopping at certain places.  The 2015 calender is up on their website and the quarter 1 bonuses are as follows: Movie Theathers Starbucks Grocery Stores For the grocery stores you can find a listing of the eligible merchants here.  Some notables ones are Walmart, Target,...

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Changes to Amex Membership Reward points

By on Oct 12, 2014 in American Express, Chase, Credit Cards | 0 comments

The American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card currently offers a threshold bonus of 15,000 for spending $30,000 a year.  American Express has announced that this benefit is going to be removed in 2015.  According to The Points Guy, American Express has decided to discontinue this benefit because according to them, a majority of cardholders are not using this...

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Chase Freedom changes coming

By on Aug 26, 2014 in Chase, Credit Cards, Ultimate Rewards | 0 comments

Last month Chase made some changes to their popular Sapphire card by removing the 7% bonus dividend after 2015.  Now they are planning to phase out the 10% checking account bonus with the Freedom around the same time.  According to the new webpage up at Chase:   After December 2015 you will no longer earn an extra 10% on the year’s earned points by having...

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United MileagePlus Explorer increased public offer

By on Aug 3, 2014 in Chase, Credit Cards, United | 0 comments

  Many people were already eligible for a 50,000 mile sign up bonus for the United MileagePlus Explorer card but you had to go through some hoops.  Now there is a public offer which has an expiration of 9/2/14 for 50,000 miles after spending 2,000 in 3 months and an additional 5,000 miles for adding an authorized user.  It also waives the $95 annual fee for the...

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Citi ThankYou points transfer partners

By on Jul 23, 2014 in Citi, Credit Cards | 0 comments

Citi ThankYou ponts have generally been considered to be worthless for travel rewards.  About a year and half ago Citi announced that they would let you transfer points to Hilton HHonors at a rate of 1:1.5.  After a long wait, they have now added new airline transfer partners to the program. The new partners are: Asia Miles EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Ethihad...

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