The Chase Freedom earns 5x points on select rotating categories each quarter you activate. For Q3 2018 (July-September), the Chase Freedom 5x categories are gas stations, Lyft, and Walgreens.
Earn 5X on select categories each quarter you activate, on up to $1,500 in combined purchases
The great thing about Q3 2018 is that the Chase Freedom categories are different than the Discover It 5% cash back categories.
For those who commute, gas stations are an easy way to optimize the 5% cash back category. If you run into a pinch towards the end of the quarter, you can always buy gas cards from the gas station to maximize the $1,500.
If you live in a large city or you don't own a car, some city 7 Elevens code as gas stations, even though they don't sell gas. The benefit of 7 Eleven is that they often sell gift cards to other retailers like Amazon, TMobile, and restaurants.
Important: avoid buying cash equivalent gift cards like Visa Vanilla gift cards, or it might raise a red flag on your account.
Earn 5x back on pharmacy, photo, and retail purchases at Walgreens. The 5x back is especially useful if you need to fill prescriptions at Walgreens.
If it's near the end of the quarter and you still have room to maximize the categories, Walgreens also sells gift cards to other retails.
If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, be sure to swap out your card for the Chase Freedom in the Lyft app.
Lyft periodically runs promotions to save on rides if you're a frequent rider.
New to Lyft? Check out a full list of official Lyft promo codes here to save on your first rides.
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