Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 Bonus Categories are Live!

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It’s October 1st, the first day of Q4! Let’s get started earning those 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points.

Don’t forget to activate your Chase Freedom cards to earn 5 points per dollar spent at the following bonus categories:

  • Amazon.com
  • Zappos.com
  • Select department stores
    • JCPenney
    • Kohl’s
    • Macy’s
    • Nordstrom
    • Sears

This bonus will run from October 1 – December 31, 2014.

If you want some ways to leverage this quarter’s bonus, please see my previous post.

So add your Chase Freedom card(s) to your Amazon account(s) and start spending for the holiday season. Get your money’s worth on that Prime membership!

Chase Freedom 4th Quarter 2014 – 5x Points at Amazon & Department Stores

You can now activate your Chase Freedom credit cards to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in the following categories:

  • Amazon.com
  • Zappos.com
  • Select department stores
    • JCPenney
    • Kohl’s
    • Macy’s
    • Nordstrom
    • Sears

You can see the list of all participating department stores here.

The 4th quarter bonus will run from October 1 – December 31, 2014.

Ways to Leverage This Bonus

I plan on leveraging this the easiest way I know how – buying something from Kohl’s to flip/sell. KitchenAid mixers are always a big hit, but we’ll see what surfaces for the holiday season.

If all else fails, I’ll buy some Amazon.com gift cards since I know I’ll be shopping there throughout the year.

Follow me on Twitter to find out what I’ll be flipping for profit & points next!

 

Chase Freedom Third Quarter 2014 Bonus Categories Are Live!

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The 3rd quarter of 2014 is upon us so that means new bonuses and maybe some shuffling of spend.

As I wrote previously, this quarter’s bonus categories are gas stations & Kohl’s.

You will receive 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in the bonus categories, up to $1,500 in spend.

The 3rd quarter bonus runs from July 1 – September 30, 2014.

If you haven’t already activated your Chase Freedom for this quarter, activate it here.

Similar to Chase, Discover IT 3rd quarter bonus category is also live and it is ALSO gas stations.

Between the two options, I’d rather have Ultimate Rewards points than cash back so I’ll be leaving the IT in the drawer this quarter. Or, if you can buy gift cards at your local gas station, you can easily spend the $1,500 max for both cards.

Chase Hyatt Credit Card

Hotel cards are often overlooked in the credit card game, but they shouldn’t be. Many of them have lucrative sign-up and anniversary bonuses. The Chase Hyatt credit card is no exception. In fact, many see it as one of the best hotel rewards cards out there.

  • Receive 2 free nights at any Hyatt property in the world after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months of opening the card
  • 3 points per dollar spent at all Hyatt properties
  • 2 points per dollar spent at restaurants, airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, and car rental agencies
  • 1 point per dollar spent everywhere else
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Upgrade to Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum elite status (benefits here)
  • 1 free night at any category 1-4 property every year on your anniversary
  • EMV Chip-enabled
  • Receive 2 stay credits and 5 night credits toward Diamond status upon spending $20,000 in each calendar year.
  • Receive an additional 3 stay credits and 5 night credits toward Diamond status upon spending $40,000 in each calendar year.
  • $0 intro fee for the first year. After that, $75

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Chase Freedom 3rd Quarter Bonus Categories – Sign Up!

You can now activate your Chase Freedom credit cards to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in these 2 bonus categories:

  • Gas stations
  • Kohl’s

2014 chase freedom calendar

The 3rd quarter bonus categories will run from July 1 – September 30, 2014.

Ways to Leverage This Bonus

Find a gas station that has a gift card rack. They are out there and you can easily knock out the $1,500 of spend with a few Visa gift cards.

A more creative way to leverage this quarter’s bonus is buying items from Kohl’s that you can sell either on eBay or Amazon.

I’ve had great success in the past with KitchenAid mixers. It’s not the easiest method, but it’s more interesting with chance at good profit.