We’ve previously written about the changes coming to the Chase Freedom Unlimited this month. While those changes were previously reported to be taking effect on September 15th, Chase has sent emails to cardholders indicating that the new bonus categories will begin on September 13, 2020.
As a reminder, both the Freedom Unlimited and the soon-to-be-released Chase Freedom Flex will offer the following new bonus categories:
- 5x travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
- 3x dining at restaurants (including select delivery services)
- 3x drugstore purchases
- 5x on Lyft rides through March 2022
The Freedom Unlimited will also continue to offer 1.5x on all other purchases. Note that the earning rates are typically advertised as cash back, but it is earned in the form of Chase Ultimate Rewards, which can be redeemed at a rate of $0.01 each for a check or statement credit. If you have a premium Chase card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can combine your points with the premium card in order to transfer to airline and hotel partners.
It’s great to see these bonus categories going into effect a couple of days early. Remember that these bonus categories will take effect for both new and existing Freedom Unlimited cardholders.
H/T: Doctor of Credit