Chase Freedom Flex & Unlimited: $200 Bonus + 5% Back On Gas First Year (Up To $6k Spend)

The Offer

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Chase is offering an additional bonus on the Chase Freedom Flex and Chase Freedom Unlimited cards:

  • Get the standard $200 sign up bonus after $500 in spend; in addition, the card will earn 5% cashback on Gas purchases in the first year, up to $6,000 in spend.

 

 

Card Details

Freedom Flex

  • No annual fee
  • Card earns the following points rates:
    • 5% on rotating Quarterly Categories on up to $1,500 in total purchases (e.g. Q4 2020 will be PayPal and Walmart)
    • 5% on Travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards
    • 3% on Dining 
    • 3% on Drugstore 
    • 5% on Lyft through March 2022
    • 1% unlimited cash back 

Freedom Unlimited

  • No annual fee
  • Card earns 1.5% cash back on all purchases

Our Verdict

Keep in mind while these cards talk about cash back you actually earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points. This means if you have an annual fee card such as Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Preferred then you can transfer these points to travel partners. You could also use these points for the Chase Pay Yourself back feature to make them worth 1.5¢ each.

As noted, the standard bonus on these cards is $200, and the 5% back on Gas is an additional bonus. Until recently there was a similar offer for 5x back on Grocery Stores (up to $12,000), but that has now been discontinued. We mentioned this Gas offer version floating around in the past, and it now looks to be the standard new offer on Chase and on referral links so I thought it worth a dedicated post. There’s also an alternate offer for the Freedom Unlimited card, specifically, to get an extra 1.5x per dollar spent anywhere during the first year, up to $20,000 in spend. Which offer you choose will depend on your spend patterns and on what other cards you have.

Unfortunately a lot of readers won’t be eligible for these cards/bonus due to the Chase 5/24 rule. We will still be adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses.

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pspspsps
pspspsps

Is the $200 SUB convertible into UR points or is it just cash back?

pickapen
pickapen

Can you combine this with the Chase Refer-A-Friend bonus?

KrogLady
KrogLady

Does anyone know if/when the 5% grocery SUB will return? The 5% gas isn’t interesting to me.

OPR
OPR

Nobody knows. Maybe even Chase doesn’t know.
Considering that was a “lockdown offer”, we might not ever see that again. But that’s just my opinion.

jz
jz

I have the original Chase Freedom card. Can I apply for both cards to get the bonus? Thanks.

K
K

Yes, they count as completely different products. There’s no difference if you have an original Freedom or not.

Matt
Matt

Yes. The OG Freedom is a separate product.

Matt
Matt

Wonder if they would change the bonus if you applied last week when they were supposed to end. My son applied and would rather have gas than groceries.

Jon
Jon

Do gas cards at grocery stores count?

Elijah J Kimball
Elijah J Kimball

If I was forcibly product changed from the old vanilla freedom to the FU, does that preclude me from applying for this

JD
JD

Probably for the FU, but you can still get the FF.

Doggo
Doggo

Is the old 5% grocery offer still available thru ref or other links?

Tom MacDonald
Tom MacDonald

Doggo
Just tried my referral link from 3 weeks ago for the 5% grocery + $200 bonus for $500 spend, it gives a message “this offer is no longer available”, then it redirects to the 5% gas offer.

Chris
Chris

several questions:
1) can one apply for two chase cards in a day?
2) or 2 cards in 30 days?
3) which Chase card is currently the best signup bonus?

I’m 0/24. need to get several Chase cards before 5/24.

DWhite
DWhite

re 3: https://www.doctorofcredit.com/best-current-credit-card-sign-bonuses/

The CSR might be worth a look at 70k although the recently expired 80k-100k offers on the CSP would probably have been a better option for most people and may be worth waiting for. What’s the best option really depends on your goals.

DWhite
DWhite

re 1 and 2: Probably fine. (https://www.doctorofcredit.com/18-things-everybody-should-know-about-chase/).

Just a thought: If you apply for a card with a best-for-you SUB every six months, you’ll always be eligible under 5/24. You’ll likely leave some points on the table along the way, but will be ready to play in the next 100k round.

At 0/24, there’s a lot of flexibility and room for your personal strategy. Good luck!

Chris
Chris

Thanks for the link. will do more hw and make my choice of the chase cards.

barrytuneup
barrytuneup

anybody here NOT 5/24??

Chris
Chris

me. 0/24.

Amy
Amy

My husband and I both! We each took advantage of the grocery bonus offer.

ralphlovespolo
ralphlovespolo

Freedom Unlimited also offers 5x on the portal for hotels, flights, car rentals
3% drug stores
3% dining