12-10-2008 04:40 PM
01-20-2009 11:15 PM
The Chase Freedom Plus seems to have been stripped from the regular Chase website altogether, despite the aforementioned info working. The entire browsing list no longer contains links to the general purpose cards, even if the basic Freedom can still be found regularly. Does this mean that Chase no longer wants to advertise what could be considered its best product?
With the variable APRs now having been separated (Basic = 9.24%, Plus = 13.24%), has any previous Plus holder noticed Chase automatically changing their current APRs to reflect the new ones? I'm still holding a fixed 10% (9.99) for my World card, but I wonder if it's only a matter of time.
Finally, anyone have a Freedom Plus World Elite card yet? If so, what's the suspected hideous annual fee?
01-21-2009 06:37 PM
Instead of a Freedom Plus card, I just use two Freedom cards: one at gas stations/convenience stores, grocery stores, and drug stores, and one for everything else:
I earn 3% in my top 6 categories
NO annual fee
ok, bonus rewards are capped at $1200/mo ($600 X 2) but that's good enough for me, and I would think for most ordinary consumers.
01-21-2009 07:02 PM
01-21-2009 07:06 PM
01-22-2009 10:09 AM
I too have to agree my Chase Freedom Plus card is my best friend. I also have PenFed and while their CL was a joke and isn't worth my time, the rewards are not half as good as people make them out to be, unless you are a truck driver for a living and you buy gas all day long. Otherwise it's 2% for groceries and 1.25% on everyday purchases. With Freedom PLUS nearly every purchase I make falls into one of the 15 available categories and I'm cashing in like crazy. I just got my card in June. I already racked up enough cashback to cash in my $200 for the $250 check once and this month I'll make enough in cash back to push myself over the $200 mark again, earning yet another $250 check. When I factor in the bonus $50 checks, it puts the rewards above the PenFed by a long shot, but even would without it since I can pay utilities, bils, etc. on this card and get 3% back for doing so and then make the extra $ by waiting to redeem until I hit the $200 mark to get teh $50 free bonus. Awesome, awesome card! LOVE IT! I'm waiting for them to shut me off. By the 1 year mark I'll probably be very close to making $1000 back on this card. The way I figure it, I will have made $750 already and be almost to the $1000 mark. She's a keeper!
01-22-2009 11:33 AM