The Chase Freedom Flex℠ 5% categories for January, February and March 2021 are wholesale clubs, internet, cable, phone services and select streaming services, according to the Chase Freedom Flex℠ rewards calendar. Chase Freedom Flex℠ gives 5% cash back on the first $1,500 spent in a new set of bonus categories each quarter, and the calendar shows what those categories are. It also has a link to “activate” the current quarter’s bonus categories, as you won’t be able to earn the 5% rate without doing so.
2021 Chase Freedom Flex℠ Calendar for 5% Categories
January - March: Wholesale clubs, internet, cable, phone services and select streaming services
April - June: Coming soon
July - September: Coming soon
October - December: Coming soon
The Chase Freedom Flex℠ 5% calendar is pretty straightforward and easy to use. But there are a few other things you should know about its features and protocol.
How the Chase Freedom Flex℠ Calendar works:
- Each quarter’s bonus categories are typically announced about a month in advance.
- Click on the footnote next to each category to see what purchases qualify.
- You can activate each quarter’s bonus starting on the 15th of the month before. The last day to activate is always the 14th of the last month in the quarter.
- To activate Chase Freedom Flex℠ bonus categories, click “Activate Now” on the calendar and enter your last name, the last 4 digits of your card number, and your zip code.
- The 5% bonus applies to your first $1,500 in bonus-category purchases each quarter (you’ll get 1% after that).
Unfortunately, you can’t see the whole year’s cash back categories in advance. But you do get at least a month’s notice, and Chase is very transparent about the activation dates. Just be sure to activate the bonus categories each quarter. And read the fine print to see which purchases qualify for 5% cash back.
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