In April, I offered an alternative to way to maximize the Chase Freedom Second Quarter 5x without eating out.
For background information: The Chase Freedom offers 5x Ultimate Rewards points on up to $1,500 in spending each quarter at select merchants, or merchant categories (see below):
Just for fun, I tried the two different strategies with my 2 Chase Freedom cards.
For one, I went all in and got $1,600 worth of Visa Gift Cards from Bed Bath and Beyond.
For the second one, I just used it for restaurants. I found it particularly interesting, that in the first month and a half of the quarter, I’ve spent $777 on restaurants. I didn’t expect it to be that high, to be honest, but there were a couple contributing factors. The biggest contributing factor was that my wife and I were able to travel to see my mother for her birthday, and so, we had a few nice meals out. Other than that though, pretty run of the mill.
So where are you with your Chase Freedom 5x?