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Chase Freedom Q3 5x categories have been announced. They aren’t quite as easy to use as those available this quarter (don’t forget to register for those by tomorrow). That said, they aren’t bad: The Chase Freedom Q3 5x bonus categories will be: Lyft, Walgreen’s, and gas stations. Keep in mind that you must first activate the bonus categories and then spend between July 1st and September 30th and you’ll earn 5x on the first $1500 in combined purchases.
- Chase Freedom Q3 categories have been announced: Lyft, Walgreen’s, and gas stations
- Click here to activate (beginning June 15th, 2018)
- Must activate beginning June 15th, 2018 and prior to making qualifying purchases
- Valid for purchases from July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018
- Earn 5x on the first $1500 in combined purchases among the bonus categories
- See the full FAQs on the Chase site
Lyft can certainly be useful for those who use it (and note that I often find Lyft prices to be a bit cheaper than Uber…though admittedly, I probably use Uber more often out of habit). I don’t often get to Walgreen’s often as there isn’t one conveniently located for me, but those with a Walgreen’s nearby will be happy to earn 5x. Gas stations are an easy category for many people to max out — though don’t forget that those with Amex business cards might have a targeted Amex Offer for 10% back at Exxon-Mobil stations through November 30th. It’s worth checking your account to see if you are targeted for that as the offer disappeared after a day or two and then reappeared on some cards yesterday (See: Lowe’s & Exxon Amex Offers Reappearing On Business Cards).
In my case, the closest Exxon-Mobil station is 25 miles away and not in the direction I drive most often, so 5x at gas stations is a decent consolation prize.
Keep in mind that the third-quarter categories can be activated beginning June 15th, so set a reminder on your phone to activate. You have until June 14th to activate this quarter’s categories (PayPal, Chase Pay, and grocery stores) and through June 30th to max that out.
H/T: The Points Guy
Last updated on October 6th, 2018