Chase Ultimate Rewards News

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Sept. 15 - Chase Announces 5% Categories for Q4 2020

Chase has announced the 5% quarterly bonus categories for the Chase Freedom® and the brand-new Chase Freedom Flex℠, and they could come in handy for holiday shoppers.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, both cards will earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined spending on:

  • PayPal.

  • Walmart.

Aug. 31 - Chase Shakes Up Freedom Cards

Chase is adding to its Freedom family of credit cards with the new Chase Freedom Flex.

The new card will debut Sept. 15, 2020. It combines some of the benefits offered by the Chase Freedom® and the Chase Freedom Unlimited® — including rotating 5% cash-back categories and extra cash back at grocery stores for the first year — and adds some bonus categories of its own. Get more details here.

Aug. 3 - Some Chase Travel Cards Offering Temporary Gas, Grocery Rewards

Holders of some Chase travel credit cards might not be traveling much in late summer and early fall, but they can instead use those cards to earn more miles and points closer to home, at supermarkets and gas stations.

The promotion is a response to shifts in household spending during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2020, existing eligible cardholders will earn either 5X or 7X — depending on the card — per dollar spent on groceries and gas. Chase said eligible cardmembers will receive an e-mail notifying them that they can opt in to these offers, all of which are capped at $1,500 per month in combined spending at supermarkets and gas stations. After $1,500 per month, normal rewards apply.

July 28 - Got a Sapphire Card? Get Ready for DashPass Summer Deals

If you’re a holder of one of Chase’s Sapphire branded credit cards, one of the benefits that comes with that card is a 12-month subscription to DoorDash’s DashPass. Usually, DashPass gets you free delivery (on orders over $12) with no limit on the amount of times you can use it during your subscription year.  Now, DashPass is also rolling out a six-week promotion for new and existing customers:

  • July 27 - Aug. 2: Get a free meal from a local restaurant (up to $15).

  • Aug. 3 - 9: Get a free slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory (with an order of at least $12).

  • Aug. 10 - 16: Buy one entree, get one free from Chipotle.

  • Aug. 17 - 23: Get $20 off your pickup order.

  • Aug. 24 - 30: Get $15 off your convenience order (such as Walgreens, 7-Eleven, etc.).

  • Aug. 31 - Sept. 6: Get $15 off your pizza purchase.

These deals represent additional opportunities for Chase Sapphire cardholders to extract even more value out of their card’s complimentary DashPass subscription. If you haven’t done so already, just add your card as a payment method in the DoorDash app and activate the benefit.

July 24 - Chase Adds 5% Back at Grocery Stores to Bonus

The Chase Freedom® and the Chase Freedom Unlimited® are becoming especially lucrative cards to use at grocery stores for new cardholders.

As of July 24, 2020, the cards not only offer cash sign-up bonuses, but they're also paying a whopping 5% cash back on grocery store purchases in the first year you have the card, on up to $12,000 in spending.

May 28 - Chase Sapphire Cards Boost Benefits for Limited Time

Chase is giving holders of its Sapphire-branded travel credit cards more flexibility in redeeming their points, reflecting the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought leisure travel to a near-halt. From May 31 to Sept. 30, 2020, cardholders can redeem points for statement credit on certain purchases at the same elevated values that they usually get only when redeeming for travel. Read the full story here.

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