Registration is now live for Chase Freedom Flex℠‘s Q1 2023 5% bonus cashback categories (Side note: how the heck is it already almost 2023?!)
What are the Q1 2023 5% Cashback Categories?
The 5% bonus cashback categories to kick off 2023 are:
- Grocery Stores (excluding Walmart)
- Fitness Clubs & Gym Memberships
You’ll earn 5% cashback (awarded as 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards®) on purchases made through those merchants from January 1 – March 31, 2023. A maximum of $1500 in combined spending applies. Enrollment is open through March 14. The bonus is valid for people who have the legacy Chase Freedom card (which is no longer open for new applications). I love that grocery stores are part of the 5% bonus cashback. That’ll help save money on food and beverages we buy for professional and college football playoff game watch parties.
Cardholders must manually enroll in the promotion — it doesn’t automatically add itself to your card. So how do you do that?
How to Activate the Q1 Chase Freedom Flex℠ Bonus Categories
There are a couple of ways to opt-in to the Q1 bonus promotion.
The first (and simplest) is to visit ChaseBonus.com. Plug in your last name, the last four digits of your Flex card’s number, and your zip code.
The other is to sign into your Chase account, scroll to your Flex account, tap or click on the “Activate” button then go from there.
Keep in mind you may transfer those Ultimate Rewards points to other eligible cards with better redemption rates when purchasing travel through Chase’s Ultimate Rewards Travel portal.
- Chase Sapphire Reserve® (1.5 cents per point)
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (1.25 cents per point)
- Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card (1.25 cents per point)
Other Ultimate Rewards cards redeem at a rate of once cent per point. So, you can make your 5X points from the Flex promotion worth 7.5X in travel with a Reserve card or 6.25X with one of those Preferred cards. That’s a pretty great return.
Happy shopping and saving!
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