Don’t forget to activate you fourth quarter bonus category on your Chase Freedom card. This quarter Walmart and other selected department stores will earn you 5 Ultimate Rewards points for every dollar you spend until December 31, 2017.
You have from now till the end of the third week of December to activate the bonus. This is the first time Walmart is included in the bonus category to earn 5x the points for every dollar spent. The bonus is only good on the first $1,500 of combined purchases for that credit card.
Remember, the Ultimate Rewards points earned from the Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited are non-transferable to airlines and hotels. You must transfer them to another Ultimate Rewards earning credit card that charges an annual fee like the Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, Ink Plus, or Ink Preferred. The name on the accounts must be the same. Then you can transfer them to airlines and hotel loyalty programs.
The fourth quarter bonus is limited to select department stores which you can find here. Below is the terms of the fourth quarter bonus:
The “Walmart” category does not include merchants operating within or on Walmart premises such as merchants that sell fast food, beauty services, and gas stations that are not Walmart branded. Walmart affiliate businesses such as Sam’s Club are excluded and will not earn bonus rewards. Please click herefor merchants included and merchants not included in the Walmart Category. For more information, please see Chase Freedom Frequently Asked Questions. Click here to find the Walmart location nearest you.
The Department Store category does not include supercenters, discount stores or specialty stores (i.e. stores that sell primarily one line of products such as shoe stores, pet stores, electronics stores, clothing stores); if a merchant is not on the list, you will not earn bonus rewards. Department Store gift card purchases outside of the specific Department Store are excluded and will not earn bonus rewards. Please click here for merchants included and merchants not included in the Department Store category. For more information, please see Chase Freedom Frequently Asked Questions.
This is a great way to add to your account for fantastic redemptions like first class award on Korean Air or Singapore Airlines and stays at Hyatt hotels if you have a Ultimate Rewards earning credit card with an annual fee.