- Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
- Earn a $25 Bonus after you add your first authorized user and make a purchase within this same 3-month period
- 0% Intro APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers. After the intro period, a variable APR of 14.24-23.24%
- Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate
- Enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months like gas stations, restaurants, and select grocery stores
- Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases - it's automatic
- Cash Back rewards never expire as long as your account is open
- No annual fee
APR: 14.24-23.24% Variable
Cash Advance APR: 25.24%, Variable
- Bonus 5% cash back categories
- No annual fee
- 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers
- Qualify with Good credit
- If you value simplicity, a flat rate cash back card may be better
Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
0% for 15 Months on purchases and 0% Intro APR for 15 months on balance transfers
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The Chase Freedom® rewards cardholders with 5% cash back on rotating quarterly categories. For 2016, these categories are as follows:
- Q1 (Jan. 1 – March 31): Gas stations and local commuter transportation (not including parking, tolls or Amtrak)
- Q2 (April 1 – June 30): Grocery stores (not including Target and Wal-Mart) and more
- Q3 (July 1 – Sept. 30): Restaurants and more
- Q4 (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31): Holiday shopping
Want more rewards? The Chase Freedom® has a signup bonus: Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. There's also a $25 cash bonus if you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months.
If you need some time to pay off a large purchase or you want interest relief while paying down current debt, the Chase Freedom® has an introductory APR of 0% for 15 Months on purchases and 0% Intro APR for 15 months on balance transfers, and then the ongoing APR of 14.24-23.24% Variable. Nerd tip: If you're planning on transferring a balance, keep in mind that there is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
For more information, check out our full review of the Chase Freedom®.
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