The new set of 5% categories for the 2nd quarter are now available and open for registration for 5% bonus categories for the Chase Freedom Flex and original Chase Freedom credit card. Although the Chase Freedom and the Chase Freedom Flex are technically cash back cards, if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Ink Business Preferred or Ink Plus card you can transfer points from your Freedom account into one of those accounts and then can transfer those points to various Chase travel partners.
The Chase Freedom 5% categories for 2021 Q3 quarter (July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021) are Grocery Stores
(excluding Target® & Walmart®) and Select Streaming Services.
Chase provides some clarification on what is excluded in each category.
• Grocery Stores exclusions: Larger stores that sell a wide variety of goods and groceries, such as Target®, Walmart®, warehouse clubs, discount stores and some smaller merchants such as drugstores, and merchants that specialize in only a few grocery items. Purchases made at gas stations operated by merchants who also operate grocery stores. Delivery service merchants unless they classify as a grocery store merchant.
• Select Streaming Services: Only subscription services paid for with the listed select merchants will qualify for this offer.Disney+ Hulu, ESPN+, Netflix, Sling, Vudu, Fubo TV, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube TV.
• Select Streaming Services exclusions: Purchases other than subscription services, e.g., music or video downloads, equipment, gift cards, etc.
Click here for complete list of merchants.
The 5% only applies to the first $1,500 spent on combined purchases each quarter. This means if you spend $1,500 on a combination of Grocery Stores (excluding Target® & Walmart®) and Select Streaming Services this quarter you will receive a total of 7,500 points (1,500 plus a bonus of 6,000 points).
Don’t Forget to Activate
Please note, that in order to earn the 5% you must activate the offer each quarter (by text, email or other methods). If you have a Chase Freedom and have signed up for email reminders you should have already received an email asking you to activate this quarter’s categories. If you have not yet activated the 5% for this quarter, you can register now or any time during the registration period and earn the full 5% for the entire quarter retroactively. Registration for the 3rd quarter of 2021 ends on September 14, 2021.