Chase is offering Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cardholders 10% cash back on up to $2,500 in hotel and car rental bookings made through the Ultimate Rewards portal. The terms say that you must pay with your Freedom or Freedom Unlimited card. The 10% cash back is total and does not stack on top of the typical 1%/1.5% earned on those cards.
It’s always nice to save a few bucks, but don’t forget to compare with other options. For example, if you book through a traditional online travel agency and use a shopping portal combined with 3x earnings using the Chase Sapphire Reserve, your savings may be comparable. Also keep in mind that you will likely forgo the opportunity to earn points or use elite benefits when booking through a third party.
Still, this deal may present an opportunity to save some money in the right situations.
- 10% cash back on hotel/car rental bookings (total, not in addition to normal rewards)
- Must pay with Chase Freedom / Freedom Unlimited
- Booking must be made between March 1st and March 31st, 2017 (though you can travel any time)
- Cash back earned on a maximum combined total of $2,500 in spend