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Two weeks ago, Chase announced they would be introducing a new, no-annual fee card named the Freedom Flex. This is the most compelling credit card on the market today! Well, the card is now live and accepting applications.
THE FREEDOM FLEX CARD
Today, Chase opened applications for the Freedom Flex. The card offers the following benefits:
- 5% on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards
- 3% cash back on drugstores
- 3% cash back on dining, takeout, and delivery services
- 1% cash back on everything else
The card will also offer 5% cash back in rotating quarterly bonus categories (up to $1,500/quarter).
NO LONGER VISA, BUT MASTERCARD
Interestingly, the Chase Freedom Flex Card will not be a Visa card but will instead be a Mastercard which will offer the additional Mastercard World Elite benefits including:
- Cell phone insurance
- Lyft – Take 5 rides in a month and get a $10 Lyft credit once per month.
- Boxed – Earn 5% Cash Rewards on Boxed orders for use on future purchases.
- ShopRunner – Receive 2-day shipping (and free return shipping) at over a hundred online retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Kate Spade, Adorama, 1-800-Flowers and more.
DISCONTINUATION OF THE CHASE FREEDOM
Earlier this week, Chase stopped accepting applications for the Chase Freedom with the introduction of the Freedom Flex. Current Chase Freedom card members have two few options; 1) Keep the Chase Freedom or 2) product change to the Chase Freedom Flex Card.
WELCOME BONUS ELIGIBILITY
The Freedom Flex will offer $200 cash back (or 20,000 points) after spending $500 within the first 3 months of being approved for the card and 5% cash back (or 5x points) on grocery store purchases for the first year (up to $12,000).
Generally, the next question most credit card holders are concerned about is the welcome bonus. Well, if you have the Chase Freedom Unlimited, you are still eligible for the welcome bonus on the Freedom Flex, HOWEVER, you will not be eligible if you are holding the Chase Freedom.
Again, this is the most compelling card on the market in 2020 in my opinion. There are so many rewards associated with this no annual fee card.
In addition to introducing a new card, you can also rack up Ultimate Rewards points. Although the Freedom Flex is marketed as offering cash back, you can convert the ‘cash back’ into Ultimate Rewards points if you possess the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. For a no annual fee card, that’s hard to beat!!
Are you planning to add the Freedom Flex card to your portfolio of Chase cards?