(EXPIRED) (Update: Walmart Grocery Added To Discover) 2021 Q1 Quarterly bonus categories (including activation links)

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Update 1/16/21: Walmart grocery pickup & delivery has been added as a 5% category on the Discover It card. Grocery purchases were already listed as a 5% option, but they’d previously noted that Walmart and Target purchases were excluded. They’re now emailing cardholders to advise that Walmart grocery pickup & delivery orders are eligible, but not other Walmart purchases.


Registration for 2021 Q1 quarterly bonuses are now live on several credit cards with rotating categories. We will continue to update this post as more go live, but you can currently register for Freedom, Discover, and Dividend first quarter bonuses as of 12/15/20.

We’ve provided details below of each card’s categories from January 1 to March 31, 2021, along with links to activate your bonuses.

Chase Freedom Visa & Freedom Flex

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Bonus Categories

  • Wholesale Clubs (including Costco*, BJ’s Wholesale, Sam’s Club, and Texas Jasmine)
  • Internet, cable & phone services (note that this excludes purchases of equipment)
  • Select streaming services (includes Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Netflix, Sling, Vudu, Fubo TV, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube TV)
  • Link to list of eligible retailers & exclusions

Bonus Amount / Limit

  • 5% cashback on up to $1,500 spend in combined purchases of this quarter’s categories (*note that Costco does not accept Mastercards in-club, so if you have the Freedom Flex, you’ll want to buy Costco Cash cards here and then you can use those in-store)

Activation link


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Bonus Categories

  • Walmart grocery & pickup
  • Grocery
  • Walgreen’s
  • CVS

Bonus Amount / Limit

  • 5% cashback on up to $1,500 in purchases

Activation link

US Bank Cash+

US Bank Cash+ Q3 2019

Bonus Categories

Choose two of the following:

  • Home Utilities
  • Electronics Stores
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Ground Transportation
  • TV, Internet & Streaming (this replaced Car Rentals)
  • Department Stores
  • Select Clothing Stores
  • Gyms/Fitness Centers
  • Furniture Stores
  • Cell Phones
  • Fast Food
  • Movie Theaters

Bonus Amount / Limit

  • 5% cashback on your first $2,000 in combined net purchases in your chosen 5% categories

Activation link (activation not live yet for 2021 Q1)

Citi Dividend

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Bonus Categories

  • Amazon
  • Select streaming services (including Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music, Apple Music, CBS All Access, Disney+, AT&T TV NOW, ESPN+, fuboTV, HBO Max, NBA League Pass, Netflix, Pandora, Showtime, Sling TV, Spotify, Starz, SiriusXM, Vudu, YouTube Red, YouTube TV, and Tidal)

Bonus Amount / Limit

  • Earn 5% cashback with a maximum of $300 cashback earned in bonus categories per calendar year

Activation link

ABOC Platinum Rewards

ABOC Platinum Rewards 5% Categories In 2021

Bonus Categories

  • Groceries
  • Dairy product stores
  • Bakeries
  • Misc food/convenience
  • Candy/nut
  • Freezer/locker meat
  • Fitness clubs
  • Hospitals
  • Chiropractors
  • Vision services
  • Beauty/health spas
  • Pharmacy
  • Vitamins
  • Medical providers & medical supply
  • Veterinary services

Bonus Amount / Limit

  • Earn 5% cashback on your first $1,500 in combined purchases each quarter.

Activation link

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DP:T-mobile device payment (not the initial order) coded as 5x w/Chase


The activation link for Citi Dividend doesn’t seem to be working. Is it just me?


Way too easy at BJ’s, $1500 can be done on 1/1.


Maybe a dumb question, but one I’ve often wondered about. For Chase, if I activate the next quarter’s bonus categories, that doesn’t de-active the current quarter bonus categories does it?




Costco, yay!