This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Disclosure, visit this page.

There are some exciting announcements for the Chase Freedom card family. Here’s what you need to know about the new Chase Freedom bonus categories.

Grocery purchases earn more rewards with these cards. Credit: Whole Foods

Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

The Chase Freedom® (no longer accepting new applications) and Chase Freedom Flex℠ cards are announcing their January – March 1st quarter bonus categories for 2022.

  • Grocery Stores (excluding Target® and Walmart®)
  • eBay

The first $1,500 in combined purchases in January, February, and March 2022 earn 5% cash back (5x Ultimate Rewards per $1) and then 1% back, once activated. Activate by March 14, 2022, to earn the rewards.

The Chase Freedom Flex continues to earn:

  • 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate (then 1% back)
  • 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 3% cash back on dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery services
  • 3% cash back on drugstore purchases
  • 1% on all other purchases

New Freedom Flex cardholders can earn a $200 bonus after spending $500 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Having these bonus categories gives the Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex cards more value as these categories are things most people have monthly spending on. It also makes the Chase Freedom cards some of the best cards for grocery purchases.

Chase Freedom Unlimited

The Chase Freedom Unlimited® is a Visa Signature product that has similar earning opportunities. However, there are no quarterly rotating categories to activate. Instead of earning at least 1% cash back on all purchases, as you do with the Freedom Flex, you’ll earn at least 1.5% back.

Cardholders earn unlimited:

  • 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 3% cash back on dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery services
  • 3% cash back on drugstore purchases
  • 1.5% cash back on all other purchases

New Chase Freedom Unlimited® cardholders can earn an additional 1.5% cash back on everything they buy (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year) – worth up to $300 cash back! That means new cardholders can enjoy:

  • 6.5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards® (Chase’s premier rewards program that lets you redeem rewards for cash back, travel, gift cards, and more)
  • 4.5% cash back on drugstore purchases
  • 4.5% on dining at restaurants (including takeout and eligible delivery service)
  • 3% on all other purchases

New cardholders earn this extra 1.5% cash back on up to $20,000 spent in the first year.

Other Chase Freedom Benefits

There are several other benefits available to new and existing cardholders.

You can get more details on each card in our Chase Freedom Flex review and in our Chase Freedom Unlimited review.

Partner Benefits

There are several limited-time benefits that brand partners offer.

  • Complimentary 3-month DoorDash DashPass membership (then 50% off for 9 months). Must activate by March 31, 2022.
  • 5% back on Lyft rides through March 2022

The Chase Freedom Flex also gets these Mastercard World Elite benefits:

  • $5 Lyft credit after your first 3 Lyft rides each month
  • $5 off Fandango after spending $20
  • Plus, 5% back on HelloFresh purchases for your next meal delivery kit
  • Complimentary ShopRunner 2-day shipping

Summary

The Chase Freedom cards are some of the best cash back credit cards you can own. The latest bonus categories continue to show why. These offers make it easy to earn and redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards as the most valuable credit card points.

Related Articles:

Advertisement

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

recommended-cart-post-image
APPLY NOW
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 03/31/22.
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *