I recently received a flyer outlining the current bonus reward categories for the Chase Freedom card. For those that are unaware, Chase has decided to jump on the rotating reward category bandwagon with this card.
Now instead of getting a higher level of rewards in a standard set of categories, the categories will change seasonally. For this summer July through September you can get 5% cash back on gas stations and restaurants. All other purchases will receive 1% rewards.
Take a road trip, visit family or explore the restaurants in your area this summer. It’s easy to get 5% cash back on up to $1, 500 spent between July 1 and September 30, 2012 on gas and restaurants.
You have to opt-in to receive the bonus each time it changes. To do this with Chase, you need to either call 1-866-920-1533 or visit the Chase website.
If you’d like to take advantage of this, then I recommend setting up an automated reminder so you won’t forget to re-enroll for the next round. I’ve set mine up as both an e-mail and SMS reminder for mid-September since both the Citi and Chase categories will change on October 1.