Bonus Ultimate Rewards Earning Opportunities on the Freedom and Freedom Unlimited Cards

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Chase is offering two opportunities to earn bonus Ultimate Rewards points during the month of March.

Both of these bonus UR points earning deals are limited to the Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited credit cards.

Miles and Points hobbyists are aware that while the Freedom and Freedom Unlimited are cash back earning credit cards, when paired with a premium Ultimate Rewards earning credit card (Chase Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, and the Ink Business Preferred card for business owners) the earned cash back can be turned into extremely valuable Ultimate Rewards points.

Which means Freedom and Freedom Unlimited promotions like these are a great way to build your stash of Ultimate Rewards points.

Earn 1,500 Ultimate Rewards Points by Using Chase Pay with Samsung Pay

Obviously, to take advantage of this bonus points earning deal you’ll have to have a Samsung smartphone.

Once that hurdle is crossed, all you have to do is link the Chase Pay app with the Samsung Pay app on your smartphone and make 3 purchases using Samsung Pay and your Freedom or Freedom Unlimted card via the Chase Pay app to pay.

It sounds confusing for first-time users, but it’s really not.

What’s nice about this promotion specifically, and Samsung Pay, in general, is that Samsung Pay is compatible with most credit card payment terminals, making it a much more widely accepted pay app.

All you have to do is select Samsung Pay when you’re checking out, making sure the Freedom or Freedom Unlimted is the selected card for payment, and hold your phone just above the credit card payment terminal. It may take a few seconds, or a little moving the phone around, but payment will be made and you’re that much closer to an extra 1,500 Ultimate Rewards points.

The promotion may be targeted, so check your email for your offer.

Or, if you have a Samsung smartphone and one of the Freedom cards, it might be worth the effort to pay 3 times with Samsung Pay even if you didn’t get a promotion email…you just might get the 1,500 Ultimate Rewards points no matter.

This promotion runs March 1 – 31, 2019.

Earn 10x Ultimate Rewards Points on Your Hotel Bookings

Just in time for the spring break / summer travel planning season, Chase is offering 10x Ultimate Rewards points (10% cash back) per dollar spent on hotel purchases made via the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal and paid for with the Freedom or Freedom Unlimited card(s).

The 10x / 10% promotion is good on up to $2,500 in hotel purchases. Meaning, if you max out this promo, you could add 25,000 Ultimate Rewards points to your balance. Now that’s a nice haul.

Remember, though, to get the bonus UR points, you’ll have to book your hotel stay(s) via the Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal and pay with your Freedom or Freedom Unlimited card.

The caveat to this deal is you may, or may not, get the best hotel pricing via the Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.

This offer is valid on hotel purchases made March 1 – 31, 2019.

While reservations need to be made between March 1 – 31, 2019, your travel can take place between those dates, or anytime in the future.

Wrap Up

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are one of the most valuable transferable points currencies currently available.

Points can be transferred to a number of airline (United, Southwest, etc) and hotel (Hyatt, Marriott, IHG) loyalty programs, providing a wide variety of opportunities to save on your travel costs.

Which is why taking advantage of these types of promotions is so valuable to your overall Miles and Points strategy.

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