Happy New Year, hustlers!
A new year = a new quarter = new bonus categories for Chase Freedom cardholders.
If you haven’t already, activate your card now. This quarters runs from January 1 – March 31, 2013.
The bonus categories for this quarter are Gas stations, Drugstores, and Starbucks.
Ways to Complete $1,500 Spend
Aside from the standard way of buying things in these categories, if you find yourself a little short of the $1,500 spending limit, here are a few ways to complete the spend without wasting money:
- Buy gift cards at the gas station you frequent for later use.
- Buy gift cards at the drugstores you frequent for later use.
- Buy Vanilla Reload cards at CVS for reloading your Bluebird (see: American Express Bluebird: Earn Points for Mortgage Payments)
- Buy gift cards at Starbucks.
Nothing out of this world here (except the Bluebird scheme). Just don’t leave bonus points on the table. Remember, maxing out the $1,500 limit means a total of 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for the quarter!