Chase Freedom 2020 Q1 Categories

The Chase Freedom 2019 Q1 5x bonus categories have been released: gas stations, select streaming services, and internet, cable, and phone services. That should be an easy enough category to max out given the inclusion of gas stations and the breadth of gift cards sold at many of them. You’ll be able to register beginning 12/15/19 for purchases from 1/1/20 to 3/31/20.

The Deal

  • The Chase Freedom 2019 Q1 5x bonus categories have been announced. They will be:
    • Gas stations
    • Select streaming services
    • Internet, cable, and phone services
  • Registration opens December 15, 2019 for purchases from 1/1/20 to 3/31/20

Key Details

  • Valid on up to $1500 in combined purchases from 1/1/20 to 3/31/20
  • Must register first. Registration opens 12/15/19

Quick Thoughts

While not quite as broad as the current Q4 categories, including gas stations should make this easy to maximize. Obviously some people spend enough on fuel throughout a quarter to meet the spend threshold, but even those who don’t could easily max this out with a couple of gift card purchases.

H/T: One Mile at a Time

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Steve L.
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Steve L.

Since I have the Chase Ink Cash Card these categories don’t do much for me as they already are covered. I also have the Citi Costco Anywhere Visa that gets me 4x on gas so I suppose I could get 1 extra pt. but not sure worth the bother.

Grant
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Grant

I’m in the same boat as you. I don’t think using your Chase Freedom CC at Costco Gas would count as gas, I think it would code as wholesale. Q1 2020 looks like a pass to me.

anthonyjh21
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anthonyjh21

It counted as Gas in Q3 of this year. Just double checked the transaction and it received bonus points.

Grant
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Grant

That’s good to hear, I’m glad it codes as gas. Maybe I will use my Chase Freedom after all.

Rob
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Rob

Costco Gas does count as gas station.

anthonyjh21
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anthonyjh21

Same boat with CIC and Citi Costco. Throw in that I have the Amex BCP for streaming and this category really misses the target (for me).

Everyone is in a different situation but I was really hoping for Grocery or Warehouse. Oh well, at least Discover has grocery for Q1.

Rob
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Rob

Same. With so many Staples no fee gift cards and Office Depot/Max (money maker) gift card offers, majority of my spend are now 5x. I don’t have the Freedom card and now I don’t think I need it if these office supply stores continue the trend of free fee gift cards.

dan
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dan

Nick or any folks, in TX which gas stations(s) can i find variable VGC? TIA

Creditian
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Creditian

Where are you in?
TX is by far the easiest state to buy $500 vgc at gas station.

dan
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dan

creditian, houston,tx

thx

Ed. C
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Ed. C

Glad to see the streaming/phone/internet/cable categories, as well as gas, since I’ve maxed out my 5X on CIC until my next anniversary…..

Joshua
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Joshua

Lol Pass

Kent
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Kent

Fix the year. 2019 -> 2020.

BC Hancey
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BC Hancey

This article says you “must register first”. Actually, you just need to register before the deadline and then any purchases in the quarter will be credited. Even those before you register. So, you can drop the work “first”.