Posted by Chuck on July 1, 2016
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Published on July 1st, 2016 | by Chuck

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Chase Freedom 10x on Hotels and Car Rentals with Ultimate Rewards Booking [July Promo]

The Offer

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  • Earn a total of 10% cash back on up to $2,500 in combined hotel and car rental purchases made through Chase Ultimate Rewards in July.

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Update: There’s a chance that this offer is targeted as the fine print indicates that “this offer is non-transferrable.” Check your email and your Ultimate Rewards login to see if you find the offer, and take a screenshot too.

The Fine Print

  • Offer valid on purchases made July 1–31, 2016.
  • Applies only to hotels and car rentals booked through ChaseUltimateRewards.com.
  • Choose from more than 150,000 hotels—with recently lowered prices!
  • Purchase in July. Travel anytime.
  • Bonus cash back will post to your account within a week of the transaction posting, and will appear on your monthly credit card billing statement and be available for use within 1-2 billing cycles.

Our Verdict

When I first saw the offer, I got pretty excited since I assumed it was 10x on all hotel/rental purchases. But the terms require booking through Ultimate Rewards which obviously makes the deal way less exciting.

Also note that you’ll only get the extra 9% if it’s a cash purchase, not a points purchase.

The extra “9% cash back” should post as flexible Ultimate Rewards points which does make this deal better.

Hat tip to Dannydealguru 



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David
David

I take it I can book a rental car in October but still receive this bonus? I’m not sure if rental car companies do a full auth right now or on pick-up. Since this is through the Chase rewards portal, I’m assuming it won’t be an issue?

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann

So you wouldn’t get hotel points, stay credit, or upgrades etc….not really worth it IMO unless it was a chain etc that you didn’t have status with

Prashanth
Prashanth

what is the refund policy when booked through Chase Portal.

Evan
Evan

Could not find this on either of my chase freedom accounts. How do you confirm it is valid?

rpi86
rpi86

Appears to be targeted. Don’t see it on my account

Linda M
Linda M

I’m assuming it is necessary to book with freedom card? I will be using a rental car while traveling in the UK this month, but need to book with my sapphire card to get full insurance coverage and no exchange fees….. probably more expensive to get car through UR anyway.

RL
RL

Is this offer targeted? I’d like to take advantage of this offer since my company pays for my hotel. However, it does NOT show up on my chase UR portal. I also called chase to ask about it and says there is no offer on this. Can someone please clarify ? Thanks.

Prashanth
Prashanth

Spoke to ultimate rewards travel Rep and was confirmed that its a public offer.

Jason
Jason

I did something really bad with this 10% reward for booking hotels with Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program. I made a booking in July through their website with my Chase Unlimited Freedom Card. Statement and rewards were posted since last week, I redeemed in cash and deposited into my other bank account. After I confirm the cash reward posted, I called UR and have my booking cancelled. Reason was change of flight schedule therefore the booking in Sept has been cancelled and full amount will be credited back to my card. I’m expecting to see the big red negative reward points on my UR account. But good that the UR points for this Unlimited card is not mixed with the regular freedom card. The UR program says 10% of up to $2500 hotel and rental car services, so $250 for me. That is also to say in the future I’ll still keep the card open but not using it at all since I won’t earn points any more. Just checked on UR website, it’s been credited. And it will take up to 7 business days to have the credits posted to my card.

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