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Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Categories going away?

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Re: Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Categories going away?


corradovr6 wrote:

i've never been in the situation that a card gets discontinued and it gets automaticly turned into something else. i'm guessing it's not eligible for the sign up bonuses?


The few PCs that I've had over the years, both voluntary and involuntary, have never had the signup bonus. So I don't think you'll get the bonus if your CF is PC'd to a CFU. I'm curious if this does happen what they'll do to the cards where people already have both the CF and CFU Smiley Indifferent 

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Re: Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Categories going away?


RBM3 wrote:

The few PCs that I've had over the years, both voluntary and involuntary, have never had the signup bonus. So I don't think you'll get the bonus if your CF is PC'd to a CFU. I'm curious if this does happen what they'll do to the cards where people already have both the CF and CFU Smiley Indifferent 


That shouldn't be an issue.   In the past some people have had two (and possibly more) Freedoms, in some cases one Visa and one MC from the time these were different products, and in other cases from PCs from other cards.   So I don't think Chase will be concerned if people are forced to have 2 or more FUs, especially as there is no high reward rate with a cap involved.

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Re: Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Categories going away?


longtimelurker wrote:

RBM3 wrote:

The few PCs that I've had over the years, both voluntary and involuntary, have never had the signup bonus. So I don't think you'll get the bonus if your CF is PC'd to a CFU. I'm curious if this does happen what they'll do to the cards where people already have both the CF and CFU Smiley Indifferent 


That shouldn't be an issue.   In the past some people have had two (and possibly more) Freedoms, in some cases one Visa and one MC from the time these were different products, and in other cases from PCs from other cards.   So I don't think Chase will be concerned if people are forced to have 2 or more FUs, especially as there is no high reward rate with a cap involved.


I might actually PC the Freedom to a Slate if they end up canceling the Freedom. This would at least give me a FICO score. I don't really have a need for 2 CFUs. 

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Re: Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Categories going away?

I don't know that the 5% percent veersion is totally going away, but I did receive an offer in the mail for the 1.5% version just a few days ago. I already have the 5% version so I didn't pay much attention to it. 

 

I hate having to remember to sign up and then which categories are when. But 1.5% isn't very much. I'd prefer something with tiers like BofA Cash Rewards or Amex BCE/BCP.

Frequent Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Categories going away?

I just saw this article on DoC about a memo from Chase confirming that the Freedom is not being discontinued.

http://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-memo-freedom-card-stay/

Sorry if the link doesn't work, I'm on my phone.
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Re: Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Categories going away?

Thanks for sharing I am glad to see this and hope it remains true!!
Nov 2014 500s April 2016 TU 707 EQ 690 EX 663 May 2017 TU 718 EQ 708 EX 701
CSP 6K Cap One QS 10.6K Discover 7.3k Freedom 4k Unlimited 2.5k AMEX Platinum NPSL
Regular Contributor

Re: Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Categories going away?

Thanks for posting this, deltatee! Fingers crossed, hope that it stays for the long term.