Chase Ultimate Rewards News

Chase Ultimate Rewards News

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Dec. 28 - Chase Announces Acquisition of cxLoyalty

The technology that runs Chase's credit card rewards program is about to change, again. In 2018, Chase switched its service to Expedia, away from cxLoyalty, but now the company has announced not only are they going to be switching back but they have made arrangements to acquire cxLoyalty entirely. The cxLoyalty program will handled all the travel agency needs for Chase as well as gift cards, merchandise and points bank tracking.

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 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.

The information related to Chase Freedom® has been collected by NerdWallet and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card.

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