It’s activation time once again! If you have a Chase Freedom credit card, click this link, starting June 15, to activate your card for the 3rd quarter bonus categories. From July 1 – September 30, you’ll receive 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent at Gas Stations and Restaurants. This is good up until $1,500 spent. After that, you’ll go back to earning the standard 1 Ultimate Rewards point per dollar spent.
The categories for next quarter are pretty straight forward, but if you think you’ll have trouble meeting $1,500 spend on these categories, consider buying gift cards from both gas stations and restaurants that you know you’ll frequent in the future. Better to buy the gift card for later and earn the bonus points than to leave them unearned!
As always, don’t forget to finish up your 2nd quarter spending in the bonus categories of groceries and movie theaters. If you are having trouble meeting that spend, consider buying some gift cards from your local grocery that you know you’ll use. I picked up gift cards for stores like Home Depot, Starbucks, and Hess because I often frequent those places. Try not to leave any bonus points on the table! You have until June 30, 2012.