Chase Freedom gave 5% cash back on PayPal purchases during Q2 2018. Freedom’s bonus rewards rate applied to the first $1,500 spent with PayPal, Chase Pay, and grocery stores that quarter. April through June 2018 was the first and only time Chase Freedom’s 5% bonus was for PayPal.
PayPal could show up as a Chase Freedom bonus category again in the future. Categories differ from year to year, so it’s hard to know for sure. But the Chase Pay bonus category, which was eligible for 5% rewards in 3 out of the 4 quarters in 2018, is very similar to the Chase Freedom PayPal category. Chase Pay is an app that saves the information of Chase cards and allows users to pay both in-store and online without the card being present. That’s kind of like using Chase Freedom through PayPal. So consider downloading Chase Pay to your mobile device if it continues to pop up as a bonus category.
Lastly, if you just want to link Chase Freedom to a PayPal account, log in to PayPal, click “Wallet” and select “Link a card or bank.” Then, click “Link a credit or debit card,” enter the card’s information and press “Link Card.” There are no fees for making purchases on PayPal using Chase Freedom or any other credit card.
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