Visit Chase’s website and click “Not enrolled? Sign up now” under the blue “Sign in” button.
Choose which type of account you would like to access online; personal, business or commercial.
Enter your account, credit card or application number.
Enter your either your SSN (Social Security Number) or your ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number).
Create a username. The username must be 8-32 characters long and have at least one letter and one number in it. It can’t have special characters. Then, click “Next.”
After you click the “Next” button, you’ll need to verify your identity. Chase will send you a special code via text, voice message or email. Enter that code and click “Next” again.
Create a password and confirm your contact information.
Lastly, you need to accept the terms and conditions of Chase online and consent to any additional services you’d like, such as account alerts.
Once you confirm everything, you’ll be ready to log in to your Freedom Flex account. You can click “Go to My Accounts” from the confirmation page.
Once you have an online Chase account, you’ll be able to see your balance and bills, make payments, add authorized users, redeem rewards, and manage all kinds of other aspects of your Chase Freedom Flex credit card account.
Apart from activating your Chase Freedom Flex for use, this card requires you to activate new bonus rewards categories, every three months, in order to earn 5% cash back on those purchases. If you don’t, you’ll only earn 1% cash back. To sign up for the latest categories, go to the Chase Freedom Flex … read full answeractivate 5% cash back page. Enter your last name, the last 4 digits of the card, and your zip code. Click the green “Activate your 5%” button and you’ll be all set.
Here’s how to activate Chase Freedom Flex:
Create a Chase.com account. You’ll need to provide your SSN or tax ID number, your account or application number, and the email you used for your application.
Verify that you received your card when Chase prompts you.
After you activate Chase Freedom Flex, you can use it right away. The steps to activate Chase Freedom Flex are the same as activating any other Chase credit card.
Ultimately, Chase says they require quarterly Chase Freedom Flex bonus categories activation to make sure cardholders always know what the latest 5% categories are. But that’s probably only part of it. Either way, activation only takes a minute.
The Chase Freedom Flex credit score requirement is 700+. This means that you need at least good credit to get this card. While many people think good credit starts at 660, we strongly recommend using 700 as your baseline because this is roughly where your Chase Freedom Flex approval odds will turn positive. We’ve seen plenty of people get rejected for similar cards with scores in the high 600s.… read full answer
A good credit score of 700+ gives good approval odds. Around 43% of people have credit scores of 700+ and if you’re not one of them, taking a few months to improve your credit could be the difference between being approved and rejected.
Chase Freedom Flex approval depends on income, too. The more money you have at your disposal, the more you can afford to put toward paying off credit card bills. But debt hurts your chances. If too much of your money is already earmarked for other debt obligations, your odds of getting approved for Chase Freedom Flex will be lower.
Don’t rely on anecdotal evidence. Even if someone reports getting approved for Chase Freedom Flex with a credit score under 700, it doesn't mean you will get the same treatment. It depends on your overall credit profile, including income, credit score, and credit utilization.
It’s also important to note that just having a high credit score isn’t necessarily enough to get you approved, and it’s still possible to be approved with lower credit scores. It all depends on Chase’s evaluation of your entire credit situation. A multitude of different factors go into your approval or rejection.
Chase points are worth 1 cent per point in most cases. The main exceptions are points earned with the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve and Ink Business Preferred cards, which are worth 25% to 50% more when redeemed for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards.
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