Posted by Chuck on September 13, 2019
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Published on September 13th, 2019 | by Chuck

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Chase Freedom Q4 2019 Categories: Paypal, Department Stores, Chase Pay

Chase has announced the quarterly 5% categories for the Freedom card, to be valid during the fourth quarter of 2019 (October 1 – December 31) on up to $1,500 in purchases:

  • Paypal
    • This is my personal favorite as I find myself using Paypal to pay online quite often; if I make my Freedom the default payment option in Paypal on October 1st, it should get maxed out in no time.
  • Chase Pay
    • This is really a terrific category given that it’s possible to use Chase Pay via Samsung Pay which can be used basically anywhere (ht r/churning). There are also, of course, various retailers who accept Chase Pay directly, like Starbucks, Best Buy, and Shell.
  • Department Stores
    • Chase is usually good about releasing a long list of which retailers will qualify. I expect it’ll include the likes of Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s, and to exclude the likes of Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.

These aren’t yet showing on the Chase site that I can see, but being reported by OMAAT, presumably from their Chase contacts. You still have a couple more weeks to maximize the Q3 2019 categories on Freedom and other cards. 



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G
G

I thought they were scrapping Chase Pay? Surprised they’re still pushing it.

GZ
GZ

The separate Chase Pay app will end, but Chase Pay service continues

weiskel
weiskel

They are not scrapping Chase Pay, only the Chase Pay app. New strategy will be to work with merchants directly to have them offer Chase Pay via buttons on their websites, or via options in their apps. Best Buy already does this, for example.

Steve

Note that the Chase Pay app isn’t being discontinued until 2020.

JTF
JTF

Excellent quarter. Freedom + Discover combo looks wonderful for Q4

Gareth
Gareth

As someone using iPhone and doesn’t like PayPal… I’ll just skip this Qtr.

sevillada
sevillada

you can get a galaxy s7 and then sell it later, but in general,samsung has a ton of gift card promotions, so it’s good to have anyway. You can still use it without internet connection (for payments) and just buy the gift cards on wifi

Matt B
Matt B

You could just PayPal 1500 to someone

Adam
Adam

Wouldn’t it charge you a 2.9% fee to use a credit card?

qmc
qmc

Yes, not as good as 5% straight, but you’d net 2.1% still.

emma
emma

Still trying to max Discover’s Paypal category before the quarter ends. Do you know if this works with Discover too?

Anonymous166
Anonymous166

yes….

bob
bob

you can use Paypal on desktop, you know…

Anonymous166
Anonymous166

I presume Gareth doesn’t like PayPal because it’s a festering pile of shit. Which it is. Fuck PayPal.

Monica
Monica

How do I use paypal more often? I never find the need for it….

Greg N
Greg N

Lots of places online take Paypal that you might not think of. I purchase gift cards online from WM (you do have to click “additional payment options or something like that” and then use the gift card at Sam’s, for instance.

CongestionCharge
CongestionCharge

Thanks

atexiti8
atexiti8

I found after a purchase or two of Walmart gift cards, additional purchases get cancelled.

Became a royal pay in the neck.

Buying merchandise is fine.
Buying gift cards = pain the butt

Electroman

Buy them at Gyft.com and pay with PayPal. This works for me!

Kevin
Kevin

Also eBay, where you can buy damn near anything, usually with a discount, and stack with eBay bucks and cash back portals.

Wei
Wei

I use Progressive insurance. You can pay insurance online with paypal.

Kwok Fung
Kwok Fung

I also have Progressive but I don’t see PayPal being one of the payment options.

AJ
AJ

Other option is pay Federal taxes via PayUSAtax.com . They accept Paypal – but you pay 1.96% fees, so net of around 3% cash. Thanks Chuck for Insurance option. I was not aware, but will keep an eye.

Jerry
Jerry

Lyft takes paypal

ctj
ctj

if you have a trustworthy friend/spouse, you can send them money via paypal. even with the fee, you will come out ahead.

bob
bob

buying gift cards on….cardpool? or cardcash. i forget which ones uses paypal. but also: lots of stores (clothing, camera gear, ebay, etc) will checkout via paypal.

Mike
Mike

Love the Chase Pay. Local Phillips 66 by my house offers 15 cents off a gallon for using the app and I use Chase Pay through their app so an additional 5%. Generally 25+ cents a gallon!

Sizzlechest
Sizzlechest

BestBuy and Shoprite should still accept Chase Pay. Isn’t there a way to use Chase Pay through Samsung Pay?

anthonyjh21
anthonyjh21

Sweet, finally a category I can finally use with Costco.

Matt B
Matt B

How? They don’t take chase pay do they?

IC
IC

how would you use this with costco?

Bill S
Bill S

How can you use this at Costco?

Metric
Metric

chase pay via samsung pay, and visa works at costco

abhirup Chakraborty
abhirup Chakraborty

You can use samsung pay, it will work in Costco

Bill S
Bill S

I see. I don’t have samsung pay so I won’t have that option.

sevillada
sevillada

copy/paste from above
you can get a galaxy s7 and then sell it later, but in general,samsung has a ton of gift card promotions, so it’s good to have anyway. You can still use it without internet connection (for payments) and just buy the gift cards on wifi

Kimbra
Kimbra

Chase Pay via Samsung Pay likely.

joE
joE

How do you use Chase Pay via Samsung Pay? I already have all my cards in Samsung Pay but do not see any Chase Pay options.

Metric
Metric

use chase pay app, it will show the samsung pay logo when you click pay.

DS
DS

Can you use Chase Pay to buy visa/mc gift cards?

barrytuneup
barrytuneup

would like to know if GCMall accepts Chase pay. Dont see how to use it on their site. Also WM.com accepts it on web site..but only 200.00 cards with same fee. I figure in store 500.00 cards would work via Wm app and click chase pay.

USam
USam

Chase pay doesn’t work in Walmart app. PayPal does though.

86
86

Walmart says Chase Pay works in-store through the Walmart app.

https://help.walmart.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2551/~/paying-with-chase-pay

USam
USam

Oh
Thanks

Rachel
Rachel

Thanks, but why I did not see the chase pay as the payment method in Walmart App?

Megan
Megan

I don’t have a Samsung phone so can’t use Samsung pay. I can’t make this work somehow with Google Pay can I? They have an option to pay with Paypal but it looks like it only works with bank account/debit for in-store purchases…

Radster
Radster

Consider purchasing a used Samsung phone just for using with these offers. That’s what I did, and it paid for itself several Chase Freedom quarters ago.

atexit8
atexit8

I have a low-end Samsung smartphone.
No Samsung pay for me.

Need a higher-end model.

WEI
WEI

To use Samsung Pay, the phone should have NFC.

Eric
Eric

Yeah not all of the cheaper Samsungs support

Electroman

S7 and above do. Just the phones, though – I’m pretty sure that none of their tablets support it.

Ben
Ben

I’m just disappointed that PayPal and department stores are in the same quarter as those are typically the easiest for me to take advantage of.

BlackSelena
BlackSelena

I buy gas from Costco gasoline, can i buy Costco Cash card using the freedom card , get 5x back and use the cash card for gas? Is there an easier way to do this?

Grant
Grant

This is the only way to do it until Costco turns on NFC readers at the pump.

qmc
qmc

There are various reports that the MST will work on costco gas pumps.

Abe
Abe

Nice!! I just got approved for a Chase freedom card a week ago hoping for PayPal 5% category to show up this coming quarter. I guess my gamble paid off. My only regret is not being able to be patient for a targeted $300 on $500 spend bonus, I got the $200 on $500 spend offer.

qmc
qmc

maybe — a freedom quarter is worth a max of $75.

P
P

I guess Discover and Freedom are getting another quarter in the sock drawer.

Mike
Mike

You can use chase pay through Wal Mart Pay instore

Bradley E Harris
Bradley E Harris

How?

Electroman
tripleM
tripleM

I just added the Walmart app to my IPhone and the only WalMart Pay options they offer are credit/debit card or gift card. No Chase Pay option. 🙁

bax
bax

Android only. And I bet it’s Apple shenanigans with Walmart not enabling Chase Pay on iOS, because, ApplePay.

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