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These are the 2024 Q2 bonus categories for the Chase Freedom cards

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Updated 08:00 PT 14 March: Chase has clarified that Amazon.com and not Whole Foods is one of the bonus categories.

The Chase Freedom Q2 bonus categories for 2024 have now been revealed and as of 15 March, registration is open and things are looking good. For the second quarter running, the bonus categories look good and Chase has given cardholders a reasonably straightforward path to maximising the rebate/points on offer.

Chase Chase Freedom Flex® 2Q 2024 bonus categories

In the second quarter of 2024 the Chase Freedom Flex® credit card (review) and the legacy Chase Freedom credit card will offer 5% cashback (or 5 points/dollar) on up to $1,500 of spending in the following categories:

  • Amazon.com
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants

When the quarterly categories were first released, Chase caused some confusion by choosing to name the first category ‘Amazon Whole Foods’ …

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… so as we usually only see one category per line, I assumed that this just referred to ‘Whole Foods’ and not ‘Amazon & Whole Foods’.

Since then, however, the site has been updated to show that Amazon.com and not Whole Foods will be the bonus category.

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You’ll find a full list of what hotel, restaurant, and Amazon.com spending will trigger the quarterly bonus here.

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Don’t forget that these quarterly bonus categories are in addition to other bonus categories that the Chase Freedom Flex® credit card offers – Travel (booked through Chase) & Drugstores) – so make sure you’re making the most of those as well.

Quick thoughts

This has been a very good start to the year for the quarterly Freedom categories. In the quarter that’s just ending, we have had ‘grocery stores’ as a bonus category and now we’re about to be given 5% cash back on up to $1,500 of combined spending at Amazon.com, at hotels, and at restaurants.

Note: Holders of the Chase Freedom Flex® credit card (a card that already offers 3% cash back on dining) may be fortunate enough to have Chase stack their bonuses which would see them earning 7% cash back on dining, but we’ll have to wait to see if this is how things play out.

What this all means is that for the second quarter running, it should be relatively simple for a significant number of cardholders to max out the rebate on offer without too much effort.

It also means that for the months of April, May, and June, the Freedom cards become, a little surprisingly, the best cards to use on the first $1,500 of spending at restaurants and hotels (in the US*) as no other card offers a return as good as this. Not even Chase’s high-end card_name.

Keep in mind that if you hold one of the Sapphire cards or the card_name, the cash back offered by your Freedom card can be taken in the form of Ultimate Rewards points (1% = 1 point) so, effectively, for the second quarter of 2024, your Freedom card will earn you 5 points/dollar on the first $1,500 of combined spending at hotels and restaurants.

*The Freedom cards charge foreign transaction fees so it’s not a good idea to use them for charges made outside of the US.

Bottom Line

The new bonus categories for the Chase Freedom Flex® credit card and the legacy Chase Freedom credit card are now visible on the Chase website and registration is now open through a cardholder’s online account.

Between 1 April and 30 June 2024, holders of Freedom cards will be able to earn 5% back (or 5 points/dollar) on spending made at Amazon.com, at hotels, and at restaurants, but keep in mind that as the Freedom cards don’t waive foreign transaction fees, you shouldn’t be using these cards to cover spending outside the United States.

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