Published on March 7th, 2019 | by Chuck78
Rumor: Chase Freedom Unlimited 3% Signup Offer Beginning Soon
Reddit member u/IOwnSixStaplers, an employee of Chase, reports that the Chase Freedom Unlimited card will soon get a 3% bonus offer on select categories. We don’t yet know which categories or what the limit will be. This sounds to be a limited time offer, not a permanent feature (though it might become that eventually).
Another Reddit user has a bit of a different spin to the 3% rumor whereby Chase will again offer the 3% signup bonus deal which they ran last year. That offer gave 3x Ultimate Rewards points on all purchases for the entire first year of card membership. The timing makes sense as they ran this offer roughly a year ago in April.
(Update: Multiple other reports in the comments here are confirming this rumor. One report there mentions a $20,000 spend cap which essentially limits the max bonus to 60,000 points on $20k spend which is 30,000 more than usual. Basically a 30k signup bonus with a big $20k spend requirement.)
Separately, u/IOwnSixStaplers mentions that the Freedom card might be soon phased out. Existing cardholders will remain with the 5% categories continuing, but it’ll be phased out for new applicants. Note, this part was mentioned more speculative than the 3% bonus offer.
I don’t put a whole lot of stock in the rumor of Freedom being phased out. One of the two 3% offer rumors are likely true, maybe even both of them are true.