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The Chase Freedom Flex Card is undeniably one of the most lucrative, no annual fee credit cards on the market as it offers 5x points in rotating quarterly categories, for up to $1,500 of spending per quarter. Most people use the card as a cash back card, meaning the 5x translates into 5% cash back in certain categories.
However, the cool part about this is card is that if you possess the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or the Ink Business Preferred, you can easily transfer your points from the Freedom Flex Card to Ultimate Rewards points and redeem the points on airlines or at hotels. In other words, 5% cash back = 5 points (more on this below).
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REGISTER FOR FREEDOM FLEX 5X CATEGORIES
The Chase Freedom Flex Card (and old Freedom Card) will offer 5x points on the first $1,500 spent at Walmart and PayPal between 1 October and 31 December 2020.
Hopefully, you registered before the December 14th deadline.
How To Make Chase Freedom Points More Valuable
Let’s talk about making Freedom Flex Card point more valuable. The Flex Card is a cash back card so each point can be redeemed for one cent (e.g. 100,000 points = $1000).
However, if you possess this card, you can convert your “cash back” into Ultimate Rewards points by transferring your points to:
In other words, 5% cash back converts into 5x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar with one of the above cards and it can used for airline and hotel redemptions which is where the value truly shines.
It’s worth noting that not only will the Freedom Flex Card be offering 5% cash back in rotating quarterly bonus categories (up to $1,500/quarter), it will also offer:
- 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
Additionally, it will not not be a Visa card (similar to other Chase cards) but will instead be a Mastercard, which means the card will offer 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.
This card should be at the top of everyone’s list as it offers several avenues to rack up valuable Ultimate Rewards points without an annual fee.
I trust many people will find value in the bonus categories for this upcoming quarter on the Freedom Flex. If you completely max out the bonus category ($1500), you’ll receive 7500 points. For a no annual fee card, that’s hard to beat!
Additionally, given Chase just introduced the incredible 80,000 point welcome bonus with the Chase Sapphire Preferred, points should be raining from the sky. Don’t forget about using THESE IDEAS to meet minimum spend.
Generally, do you max out the bonus categories on the Freedom Flex (or old Freedom)?