How to Optimize Chase Freedom’s 5% Cash Back at Walmart

The retail giant sells everything from daily necessities to holiday and seasonal items, and you can rack up rewards on those purchases.

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Shopping for others is nice, but nothing says you can't also reward yourself a little bit, especially during the holiday season. And if you're a Walmart regular, your credit card can help you do just that.

From October through December 2017, the card is offering 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined spending at Walmart and department stores. Cardholders must activate those categories to earn the 5% cash back, and all other purchases earn 1% cash back.

While department stores can be a good place to find specific items, Walmart sells just about everything, from home goods and holiday items to clothes, groceries and more. So let's focus on strategies for optimizing your spending there. Here’s what you can do to earn the maximum $75 bonus cash back.

Walmart and department stores offer a wide variety of wares that can help with holiday, seasonal and everyday needs. By spending strategically this quarter, you can wind up with some bonus cash in your pocket and start the new year with some extra income.

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