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psychic
Posts: 1,518
Registered: ‎04-20-2007

Re: Chase Freedom vs Chase Freedom Plus


Mike14 wrote:

 

However, here's what I've been doing since I transferred my wedding balance off the one chase freedom card: one card my wife and I use at gas stations, groceries, and drugstores; the other card gets used for everything else. So we get 3% back on 6 categories, with no fee!

 

Yes, there is still a cap, but I'm not sure that it gets hit that often. If it does, its not $300 over to pay for the fee.


I have 2 Chase Freedom cards and I do the same thing:  I use one card at gas stations, grocery stores, and drugstores; the other card for "everything else." 

 

In September of 2007, when I converted one Chase card to the Freedom card, I was told the rewards dollars/points earned on that card would expire in 5 years.  A couple of months ago, when I converted my remaining Chase card, I was told that the rewards dollars/points earned on that card would expire in 3 years. That doesn't bother me. 

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Mike14
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Registered: ‎09-16-2008

Re: Chase Freedom vs Chase Freedom Plus

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psychic wrote:

In September of 2007, when I converted one Chase card to the Freedom card, I was told the rewards dollars/points earned on that card would expire in 5 years.  A couple of months ago, when I converted my remaining Chase card, I was told that the rewards dollars/points earned on that card would expire in 3 years. That doesn't bother me. 


Doesn't bother me either, if I see "rewards to expire in October 2011: $18.41" as I know I'll cash them out long before that (I've been cashing out $50 every 3-4 months, rather than waiting 12-16 months to get the $50 bonus, but I'll wait this time, since I have the bonus $100!).


It's not like my AT&T bill that says "rollover minutes to expire this month: 247" when I had recently got off the phone with them, which, during the conversation, they had agreed to give me 500 extra rollover minutes, almost half of which ended up expiring nearly immediately!

Message Edited by Mike14 on 11-08-2008 10:51 AM
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jimconnor
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Registered: ‎11-14-2008

Re: Chase Freedom vs Chase Freedom Plus


UpUpUp wrote:

 

I'm at my 5th statement now and will already be cashing out a $200 cash rewad for the bonus check of $250.

 


 

So the $200 level cash reward bonus is something that is not clear to me.  I've been considering switching to the Freedom Plus, but the terms do not state the bonus cash at the $200 level - which is one of the better features of the basic Freedom card I use today.

 

Can you confirm for me that when you go to redepemption options for this account you're seeing this $250 check for 20,000 points?  And if so, do you remember if it was mentioned in the Terms when you applied?  I just want to figure out if this has changed, or is just not mentioned explicitly.

 

Thanks!

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stef37
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Registered: ‎12-06-2007

Re: Chase Freedom vs Chase Freedom Plus


jimconnor wrote:

UpUpUp wrote:

 

I'm at my 5th statement now and will already be cashing out a $200 cash rewad for the bonus check of $250.

 


 

So the $200 level cash reward bonus is something that is not clear to me.  I've been considering switching to the Freedom Plus, but the terms do not state the bonus cash at the $200 level - which is one of the better features of the basic Freedom card I use today.

 

Can you confirm for me that when you go to redepemption options for this account you're seeing this $250 check for 20,000 points?  And if so, do you remember if it was mentioned in the Terms when you applied?  I just want to figure out if this has changed, or is just not mentioned explicitly.

 

Thanks!


 

When I click on my rewards section of my Freedom Plus, this is listed at the bottom:

 

You have a choice when it comes to rewarding yourself:

  • Reach $50 in rewards and redeem for a $50 check, or
  • Save up $200 in rewards and redeem for a $250 check – that's a $50 bonus!

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