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Chase Freedom Flex Cardholders: Extra Cash Back on Eligible Top Spend Category

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Chase offers Chase Freedom Flex Cardholders: 5% Cash Back on Your Top Spend Category (eligible categories below) on up to $1500 in total spend from October 1 – December 31, 2021.

Thanks to community member gullibunni for finding this deal.

Note, offer must be activated by December 14, 2021. Offer eligibility may vary by cardholder. Please refer to the forum thread or FAQ Page for additional information & offer discussion.

Eligible Categories:
  • Travel (including Transit)
  • Dining
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Grocery Stores (not including Target and Walmart purchases)
  • Drugstores
  • Gas Stations
  • Select Live Entertainment
  • Select Streaming Services
  • Fitness Clubs

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  • About this offer (full FAQ here):
    • This offer is separate from your quarterly bonus category offer, but automatically added to your account when you activate your Q4 bonus categories. You'll earn 5% cash back on up to $1500 in total spend in the eligible rewards category where you spend the most from October 1 – December 31, 2021. That's 4% additional cash back on top of the 1% cash back per $1 USD spent that you earn on all purchases.
    • Please allow up to 8 weeks after the end of the offer period for your bonus cash back to post to your account.
    • This offer may be combined w/ the current 5% back on PayPal purchase offer, however please note since both your top spend category and quarterly bonus category offers are earned as 4% bonus cash back on top of the 1% cash back you earn on every purchase, and the 1% can only be earned once per purchase, the most you will earn per $1 spent is 9% cash back.
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Received this Chase Freedom Flex promo email today in addition to

Quarterly Bonus Offer

Activate and earn 5% total cash back (4% in addition to your unlimited 1% cash back) from Chase, on up to $1,500 in combined purchases, at Walmart1 and on purchases made using PayPal from Oct. 1–Dec. 31, 2021.

Limited Time: Top spend category bonus

When you activate this quarter, you'll earn 5% total cash back (4% in addition to your unlimited 1% cash back) on up to $1,500 in the eligible rewards category where you spend the most from Oct. 1–Dec. 31, 2021.3 If you use PayPal, a Q4 bonus category, as a payment method for purchases in your top spend category, you will earn a total of 9%.

See FAQ for details.

Eligible Rewards Categories:
• Travel (including transit)
• Dining
• Home Improvement Stores
• Select Streaming Services
• Select Live Entertainment
• Gas Stations
• Drugstores
• Fitness Clubs & Gym Memberships
• Grocery Stores (not including Target and Walmart purchases)

Have questions about how your top spend category offer works with your other bonus category earn? See FAQ for details.
Activate both offers

If you haven't already, activate by Dec. 14, 2021.

https://www.chasebonus.com/ThankY...5546330a9d
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ieee488 asked this question on 10-23-2021 at 08:38 AM
10-23-2021 at 08:39 AM
NO. This offer is for the Freedom Flex only.
10-23-2021 at 10:01 AM
Delete .. didn't mean to answer, sorry.
Cats869 asked this question on 10-23-2021 at 10:03 AM
10-23-2021 at 10:05 AM
Nevermind, disregard. Just checked and saw the promo displayed below when checking the Ultimate Rewards site.
https://ultimaterewardspoints.chase.com/freedom
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Set up PayPal so you can pay with QR codes. Link your Chase freedom flex as the payment method.

CVS is one of the few places that take PayPal QR codes as payment. It's been recommended to use self checkout, if possible. Once you add the gift card, DO NOT click any payment method on the self checkout terminal. Instead, scan your PayPal QR code like you are buying something. Then it will allow you to checkout and pay with PayPal.

If it does indeed stack with the 2% back at drug stores as the other thread suggests, that's 11% back on up to $1500.
I don't think you read the whole post...
It is only for Freedom Flex.

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Just a little confused how this works. Do they compile what my top category will be or do i choose one?
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I wonder if this is targeted. No emails here...
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What's new? The Q4 has started 3 weeks ago and the cash back calendar is known and posted long time ago.
I don't think you read the whole post...
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What's new? The Q4 has started 3 weeks ago and the cash back calendar is known and posted long time ago.
This bonus 5% (seemingly on top of the current walmart/paypal) is news to me, maybe I need to pay more attention.
I did not receive the email though and there is no mention of an additional bonus for me. Thanks though, OP!
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This bonus 5% (seemingly on top of the current walmart/paypal) is news to me, maybe I need to pay more attention.
I did not receive the email though and there is no mention of an additional bonus for me. Thanks though, OP!
It is only for Freedom Flex.
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It is only for Freedom Flex.
That explains it. Thanks!
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Just a little confused how this works. Do they compile what my top category will be or do i choose one?
It appears to work the same as the Citi Custom Cash card.
You decide the top spend category by what you buy.
I wish Chase had made this offer known sooner.
I already bought a $500 VISA gift card at Walmart.
This leaves me with $1000 to use at CVS.
I will buy two $500 VISA gift cards using Paypal.
This is 9%.
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It appears to work the same as the Citi Custom Cash card.
You decide the top spend category by what you buy.
I wish Chase had made this offer known sooner.
I already bought a $500 VISA gift card at Walmart.
This leaves me with $1000 to use at CVS.
I will buy two $500 VISA gift cards using Paypal.
This is 9%.
I don't think PayPal or Walmart are spend categories for the "Eligible Rewards Categories." Are they? edit I got my email... "If you use PayPal, a Q4 bonus category, as a payment method for purchases in your top spend category, you will earn a total of 9%.
See FAQ for details.
Eligible Rewards Categories:
• Travel (including transit)
• Dining
• Home Improvement Stores
• Select Streaming Services
• Select Live Entertainment
• Gas Stations
• Drugstores
• Fitness Clubs & Gym Memberships
• Grocery Stores (not including Target and Walmart purchases)"

wow, a little confusing for old folk. what is the best use of this. How to use PayPal to buy gift cards in those categories?
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Quote from ieee488 :
It appears to work the same as the Citi Custom Cash card.
You decide the top spend category by what you buy.
I wish Chase had made this offer known sooner.
I already bought a $500 VISA gift card at Walmart.
This leaves me with $1000 to use at CVS.
I will buy two $500 VISA gift cards using Paypal.
This is 9%.
These two promos appear to be in addition to one another. According to the terms, it ALSO looks like it stacks with the normal 2% back at drug stores. So you should be able to spend the full $1500 at CVS (w/PayPal) and earn 11% on the first $1000, and 7% on the next $500.
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I don't think PayPal or Walmart are spend categories for the "Eligible Rewards Categories." Are they?
Not on the Citi Custom cash, no.
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These two promos appear to be in addition to one another. According to the terms, it ALSO looks like it stacks with the normal 2% back at drug stores. So you should be able to spend the full $1500 at CVS (w/PayPal) and earn 11% on the first $1000, and 7% on the next $500.
From the email,
If you use PayPal, a Q4 bonus category, as a payment method for purchases in your top spend category, you will earn a total of 9%
which leads me to think that they are capping at 9% not 11%.
In essence, they are making drugstores additional 4% instead of the standard 2%.
If it turns out to be 11%, I will be very happy.
Thanks for the reminder that the next $500 after the $1000 at CVS is still 7% which is nice as well.
That $500 VISA card purchased at Walmart cost me extra $20. :-(



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I don't think PayPal or Walmart are spend categories for the "Eligible Rewards Categories." Are they? edit I got my email... "If you use PayPal, a Q4 bonus category, as a payment method for purchases in your top spend category, you will earn a total of 9%.
See FAQ for details.
Eligible Rewards Categories:
• Travel (including transit)
• Dining
• Home Improvement Stores
• Select Streaming Services
• Select Live Entertainment
• Gas Stations
• Drugstores
• Fitness Clubs & Gym Memberships
• Grocery Stores (not including Target and Walmart purchases)"

wow, a little confusing for old folk. what is the best use of this. How to use PayPal to buy gift cards in those categories?
Set up PayPal so you can pay with QR codes. Link your Chase freedom flex as the payment method.

CVS is one of the few places that take PayPal QR codes as payment. It's been recommended to use self checkout, if possible. Once you add the gift card, DO NOT click any payment method on the self checkout terminal. Instead, scan your PayPal QR code like you are buying something. Then it will allow you to checkout and pay with PayPal.

If it does indeed stack with the 2% back at drug stores as the other thread suggests, that's 11% back on up to $1500.
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