Posted by William Charles on November 27, 2014
Credit Cards

Published on November 27th, 2014 | by William Charles

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Leaked Chase Freedom 2015 5% Cashback Categories

Thanks to user Lockus_Maximus from reddit we now know what the 5% rotating cashback categories for the Chase Freedom will be. He was able to find this information by changing the filename on a image from 2014 to 2015 (e.g if you go to https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom/bonuscalendar it automatically redirects to https://cdn.f9client.com/api2/file/1190007/inline/Bonus-2014Calendar.pdf, previously if you changed it to https://cdn.f9client.com/api2/file/1190007/inline/Bonus-2015Calendar.pdf the below image would appear. Chase has since taken it down)

2015 bonus calendar

Below are the cashback categories for the Discover it & Citi Dividend cards as well in an easy to read format so you can view the overlaps.

 Q1Q2Q3Q4
Chase FreedomGrocery Stores, Movie Theatres & StarbucksRestaurants & moreGas stations & moreAmazon & more
Discover itGas & ground transportationFood & funSummer spruce up & funHoliday shopping & more
Citi DividendMacy’s & Home FurnishingHome Depot & Home/Garden StoresHilton & AirlinesBest Buy & Department stores

The worst overlapping occurs in quarter two when Chase & Discover offer 5% cash back on restaurants/food. This is particularly bad now that you cannot select restaurants as a 5% category on the U.S Bank Cash+ card [View: best credit cards for restaurant spend]. It’s important to know that the Freedom 2015 categories are not official yet. Chase may still make changes to their categories.

Every quarter when the cashback categories are available to activate we will make a dedicated post letting you know, inside this post we will also give you tips on how to maximize the full $1,500 in spend without making frivolous purchases. You can view our post for Q4 2014 5% cash back categories here to get a feel for how these posts will look.

[Did you know? Discover offers a secured version of their “it” card]

 



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