Chase Freedom 2019 Bonus Categories

Chase Freedom® bonus rewards categories for 2019
Q1 (Jan. 1 – March 31) Gas stations, tolls and drugstores
Q2 (April 1 – June 30) Grocery stores and Home Improvement
Q3 (July 1 – Sept. 30) Gas Stations

Streaming services (includes Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Vudu, FuboTV, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Pandora and Spotify)

Q4 (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31) Department stores; PayPal and Chase Pay


Chase Freedom® bonus rewards categories for 2018
Q1 (Jan. 1 – March 31)  “Winter” Mobile Payments, Gas Stations & Cable, Internet
Q2 (April 1 – June 30) “Spring” Grocery stores, PayPal, Chase Pay
Q3 (July 1 – Sept. 30) “Summer” Gas stations, Lyft, Walgreens
Q4 (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31) “Holiday” Department stores, wholesale clubs, Chase Pay


Maximize my Rewards Redemption instead of Cashback

“Cash Back rewards” are the rewards you earn under the program. You may simply see “Cash Back” in Chase marketing materials when referring to the rewards you earn. Here is the best part. These points are still Ultimate Rewards thought it can be redeemed as Cash Back. They give a higher value when you redeem these points with Chase Sapphire or Chase Sapphire Reserve.

Using the Ultimate Rewards ports, you can transfer to Chase Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve. Later when redeemed for travel, Sapphire Preferred offers 25% more in value and Sapphire Reserve offers 50% more in value.  For example, 50,000 points in Reserve is worth $750 in travel when redeemed using Chase Travel portal. These can be redeemed using their partners for better redemption, such as 5000 points for a night at Category 1 Hyatt or a 7500 British Avios gives a one way domestic short travel using American or fly Singapore Suites for 90,000 points. See some of the Best Chase Ultimate Rewards Guide for Redemption on Travel

Let’s take a look at the below Chart on how these can be valued more when redeemed using Sapphire Cards.