Filling the tank won't be so painful when you're getting 5% cash back. And if…
Does filling up your gas tank make you cringe? When you’re paying a lot for gas it does. You can take some of that sting away when you can get 5X points at gas stations and select streaming services. Just in time for a summer road trip.
Get 5X Points at Gas Stations and Select Streaming Services
You can earn 5% cash back or 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you use your Chase Freedom card at gas stations and select streaming services now through September 30, 2019.
It would be awesome to earn an unlimited 5X points but there’s a cap. 🙁
You’ll earn 5% cash back or 5X points at gas station and select streaming service purchases up to $1,500. This means you’ll get $75 or 7,500 points.
Pro-tip: Only auto gas counts. Purchases at boat marinas, truck stops, and places that sell oil and propane don’t qualify for bonus points. So filling up the tank during your your boat trip on Lake Powell won’t count. 🙁
Select streaming services include:
- Apple Music
Charges for Amazon Prime and YouTube TV aren’t eligible for bonus points.
But you have to activate your category bonus.
You can earn a $150 signup bonus after spending $500 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.
Sometimes life happens and you can’t pay your balance in full. The Chase Freedom gives 0% APR for 15 months on balance transfers.
Pro-tip: You can redeem your Chase Freedom points for free hotel rooms and airline tickets. You have to transfer the points to your Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, and Ink Business Preferred to redeem for hotels and flights.
How to Maximize This Offer
Spending $1,500 at gas stations sounds like a LOT. And it can be if you’re just filling your tank. But it’s easy to maximize this offer.
Many gas stations sell a variety of gift cards from Visa gift cards, restaurant gift cards, to gas gift cards. You can buy $1,500 in gift cards and earn 5% cash back or 5X points.
If your local gas stations don’t sell gift cards consider buying snacks and other items. It could be worth paying a few cents more to get those 5X points.
Pro-tip: Here’s another easy way to max out your Chase Freedom bonus at gas stations.
Select Streaming Services
You can maximize the 5X category bonus on your Chase Freedom card on select streaming services like Netflix and Hulu (complete list above) by changing your billing information.
Change the credit card on file to your Chase Freedom card.
You can earn 5X points at gas stations and select streaming services through September 30, 2019.
But you have to activate the bonus on your Chase Freedom card.
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