The second quarter bonus categories for the Chase Freedom credit card begin today, April 1, 2017.
Freedom’s second quarter bonus categories include:
- Grocery stores – not including Walmart and Target
- Drug Stores
All purchases made in these categories earn 5% cash back – or my favorite, 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent – on up to $1,500 in combined purchases.
Bonus earnings on grocery store and drug store purchases will run through June 30, 2017.
If you have not already activated your cash back/points earning for the second quarter, you can do so here.
Personally, the grocery store bonus category is where I can always max out the $1,500 spend and earn 7,500 valuable Ultimate Rewards points. If plain old grocery purchases over that 3 month period can’t do it, most grocery stores have a huge selection of gift cards to help hit that max spend threshold.
And don’t forget about drug stores, especially if you have prescriptions that you pay via a health savings account. Simply pay for your prescriptions with your Freedom card and reimburse yourself from your HSA. Of course, most drug stores carry a vast array of gift cards, too.
So, hitting that max $1,500 spending threshold shouldn’t be too difficult for anyone this quarter.