Chase Freedom: Activate 5% Cash Back Questions Answered


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As we posted here, the Chase Freedom® card 5% Categories for Quarter 1 are Grocery Stores, Starbucks and Movie Theatres. We have gotten several questions on which grocery stores qualify, so here is an updated list for you. Remember, you have to activate your 5% categories each quarter. Have you activated yet?

Chase Freedom: Activate 5% Cash Back Questions Answered

Grocery stores not including Walmart®   and Target®   purchases

A&P®
ACME
ADAMS FAIRACRE FARMS
ALBERTSONS
ANGELO CAPUTO’S FRESH MARKETS
APNA BAZAR CASH & CARRY®
ASIAN FOOD MARKET
ASSOCIATED SUPERMARKETS
BASHAS’®
BEL AIR
BERKELEY BOWL MARKET
BEST YET MARKET®
BIG Y®
BI-LO®
BOTTOM DOLLAR®
BROOKSHIRE BROS
BROOKSHIRES
BUEHLER’S®
BUSCH’S®
CASHNCARRY5
CENTRAL MARKET
CITY MARKET®
COBORN’S®
COPPS FOOD CENTER
COUNTY MARKET®
CUB FOODS®
D’AGOSTINO®
DIERBERGS®
DILLONS®
DOMINICK’S
EARTH FARE®
FAIRWAY MARKET®
FAMILY FARE®
FAREWAY STORES®
FRESH DIRECT®
FESTIVAL FOODS®
Fiesta®
FOOD CITY®
The Food Emporium®
FOOD LION®
FOOD4LESS®
FOODLAND®
FOODMAXX
FOODSCO
FOODTOWN®
FRED MEYER®
FRESH & EASY™
FRESH FARMS INTERNATIONAL
FRYS-FOOD-DRUG
FRYS MARKETPLACE®
GELSON’S MARKETS
GFS MARKETPLACE®
GIANT®
GIANT EAGLE®
GIANT FOOD®
GIANT FOOD INC
GLENS MARKET
GOOD FORTUNE SUPERMARKET®
GREAT WALL SUPERMARKET®
GRISTEDE’S®
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market®
H MART®
HANNAFORD®
HARMONS®
HARRIS TEETER®
HEB®
HEINEN’S®
HILLERS MARKET
HOMELAND
HONG KONG SUPERMARKET®
HY VEE®
INGLES MARKETS
JAY C FOODS
JETRO CASH & CARRY®
Jewel-Osco®
KAM MAN FOOD®
KEY FOODS®
KING KULLEN
KING SOOPERS®
KING’S FOOD MARKETS
KROGER®
LOTTE PLAZA®
LOWE’S FOODS
LUCKY
Mariano’s Fresh Market®
MARINA FOOD
MARKET BASKET®
MARKET DISTRICT®
MARKET STREET®
MARSH®
MARTIN’S®
MARTIN’S SUPERMARKET
MEIJER®
MET FOOD®
MITSUWA MARKETPLACE®
NET COST MARKET
NEW SEASONS MARKET®
NOB HILL FOODS®
PATEL BROTHERS®
PATHMARK®
PAVILIONS STORE
PAY LESS
PEA POD
PICK ‘N SAVE®
PIGGLY WIGGLY®
Price Chopper Limited®
PriceRite
PUBLIX®
QFC® (Quality Food Centers)
RAINBOW FOODS®
RALEY’S®
RALPH’S
RANDALLS®
REASOR’S®
REDNERS MARKETS
ROCHE BROTHERS
ROUSES MARKET®
SAFEWAY STORES®
SAVE A LOT®
SaveMart®
SCHNUCKS®
SCHWANS HOME SERVICE
SCOTT’S®
SEDANO’S®
Shaw’s Market Fresh®
SHAWS OSCO
SHOP ‘N SAVE®
Shoppers Food Warehouse®
SHOPRITE®
SKY FOODS®
SMART-N-FINAL
SMITH’S FOOD®
SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET®
STAR MARKET®
STATER BROS.®
STEW LEONARD’S®
STOP & SHOP®
STRACK & VAN TIL
SUBZI MANDI®
SUNSET FOODS®
SUPER 1 FOODS®
SUPER GIANT®
SUPER KING MARKET®
SUPER ONE FOODS®
SUPER SAVER®
SUPER STOP & SHOP®
SUPERFRESH®
Sweetbay Supermarket®
THE ANDERSON
THE FRESH MARKET®
TOM THUMB STORE
TONY’S FINER FOODS
TOPS MARKET
TRADER JOE’S®
TREASURE ISLAND®
ULTRA FOODS®
UNITED SUPERMARKET®
VALLI PRODUCE
VG’s Grocery®
VONS®
WALDBAUM’S®
WEGMANS®
WEIS MARKETS®
WholeFoods Market®
WINN-DIXIE
168 MARKET®
99 CENTS ONLY STORES
99 RANCH

When you spend the max of $1,500 in the categories each quarter, you’ll earn 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  At the end of the year, you will have collected an additional 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points (7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per quarter X 4 quarters.) That’s equal to $300 if you get the cash back. If you have the sister card the Ink Plus, you can transfer these points into the Chase Ultimate Reward travel partner programs as well.

The Chase Freedom® card is one of my favorite cards in my wallet because it has no fee and the points are so flexible.

Chase Freedom: Activate 5% Cash Back Questions Answered

Bottom Line

Make sure if you have the Chase Freedom® card that you have activated your Q1 5% Bonus. Then, consider buying gift cards to max out the $1500 at grocery stores. For example, if you spend $750 in Q1 on groceries, consider buying a gift card for the remaining $750 and use the gift card the rest of the year.

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. This post was accurate at the time of posting, offer may be unavailable on this site at a later time. For details on current offers visit the card issuer’s site.

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Comments

  1. it’s not an extra 7500 points, it’s 7500 points in total (with another card you’d earn 1500, so it’s 6000 extra)

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