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Freedom Categories

Established Contributor

Freedom Categories

Does Chase use the same categories for the same quarters every year with the Freedom card or is it varied?  I'm considering the Freedom for next year to go with my CSP.  However, I already have Discover.  I looked at the website and Chase is showing the rewards calendar for 2013  - nothing yet for 2014.

Current scores (FICO 8): EX-793, EQ-766, TU-760
NFCU Flagship $22K | NFCU Cashrewards $22K | Discover IT $34K | SECU Visa $10K | CSR $15K | Chase Marriott $11.5K | Chase Freedom $11.5K | Chase Amazon Visa 8.5K | AMEX SPG $23K | AMEX Hilton Surpass $15K | AMEX PRG | Aviator Red $26K | Citi TY Premier $11.6K | BoA Premium Rewards 23k | BoA Cash Rewards $15k | USAA AMEX $6K | Cap1QS $8K | BJs MC $13K | Walmart MC $5.1K | Loft MC $11,250 | Macy’s Store/Amex $10K/$4K | BR Visa $5K | JCP $7.5K | Kohl’s $3K | VS $3.2K | Home Depot $10K | Lowes $8.5K | Target $4.5k
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Super Contributor

Re: Freedom Categories

They change each year. 2014 is yet to be announced.

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Established Contributor

Re: Freedom Categories

Thanks!  I'll keep checking for the updated calendar.  I assume they usually announce in Dec.

Current scores (FICO 8): EX-793, EQ-766, TU-760
NFCU Flagship $22K | NFCU Cashrewards $22K | Discover IT $34K | SECU Visa $10K | CSR $15K | Chase Marriott $11.5K | Chase Freedom $11.5K | Chase Amazon Visa 8.5K | AMEX SPG $23K | AMEX Hilton Surpass $15K | AMEX PRG | Aviator Red $26K | Citi TY Premier $11.6K | BoA Premium Rewards 23k | BoA Cash Rewards $15k | USAA AMEX $6K | Cap1QS $8K | BJs MC $13K | Walmart MC $5.1K | Loft MC $11,250 | Macy’s Store/Amex $10K/$4K | BR Visa $5K | JCP $7.5K | Kohl’s $3K | VS $3.2K | Home Depot $10K | Lowes $8.5K | Target $4.5k
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Super Contributor

Re: Freedom Categories


sunkissed wrote:

Thanks!  I'll keep checking for the updated calendar.  I assume they usually announce in Dec.


I recently was approved for chase freedom , and i asked them that same question. They said sometime in decemeber they will announce categories for next quarter fwiw



EX Fico 804 11/16/16 Fako 800 Credit.com 11/16/16
EQ SW bank enhanced 11/16/16 839 CK fako 822 11/16/16
TU Fico discover 10/19/16 814 Fako 819 Creditkarma 11/16/16
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Freedom Categories

Does the Freedom calendar always overlap with Discover It's calendar, or is it just sometimes?
Cards I Carry
$7.5K $23K $5k $300(SEC) $500 $300 $1,500 $800 $800
Total Available Credit: $39.7k | FICOS: EX 659 | EQ 661 | TU 673
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Valued Contributor

Re: Freedom Categories

Sometimes.

TU FICO: 800 (2/1/14) | CK Score: 802 (2/1/14) | CS Score: 805 (2/1/14)

J.P. Morgan Palladium ($250k) | AmEx Platinum (NPSL) | AmEx SPG Personal/Business ($50k/$50k) | Citi Executive AAdvantage WEMC ($50k) | Citi Dividend WEMC ($50k) | Chase Sapphire Preferred VS ($50k) | Chase Ink Bold WEMC ($50k Flex) | Chase Ink Plus WEMC ($25k) | Chase Freedom VS ($25k) | Chase Freedom WMC ($25k) | Chase MileagePlus Explorer ($25k) | Chase Southwest RR Plus Business/Personal ($15k/$15k) | Barclays US Airways ($25k) | Barclays Hawaiian Airlines ($25k) | BofA Alaska Airlines ($10k) | Lexus Financial Services ($30k) | Mercedes-Benz Financial Services ($50k)
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Freedom Categories

Eagerly waiting for new categories ... I guess discover already shared first quarter : restaurant and movies
USBank Cash+(14K)/Penfed Rewards Visa Sigg (25K)/ Penfed Promise card (5K)/ Penfed Amex Travel Rewards card(20K)/AMEX ZYNC (NPSL)/AMEX Startwood(9K)/AMEX COSTCO(5K)/AMEX EVERY DAY (10K)/AMEX HILTON HONOURS (8K)/CHASE FREEDOM(4K)/Chase Salte(12K)/AMEX Fidelity Investments(7.5K)/BOA Better Balance Rewards(5K)/BoA Travel Signature Card (10K)/BoA rewards cards (15K)/AMEX MACYS(6K)/Barclaycard Rewards(3K)/Salie Mea (5K)/DISCOVER IT(7K)/ DCU VISA Platinum Card(7.5K)/PAYPAL MASTER CARD(8K)/GAP(4.5K)/US Bank Flex Rewards (6K)/ Best Buy (4k)/Gymbore Visa card(6K)/ TARGET(600)/CHILDREN PLACE(900)/WALMART DISCOVER(8K)/TOY R US MASTER CARD(8K)/JCP(4K)/KOHLS(400)– Total 31 Cards
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Valued Contributor

Re: Freedom Categories

I'm not sure Discover has released their 2014 categories yet either - at least, I haven't ever seen discussion about that until you posted this. I would love a link to that info.

If you are referring to what is posted on their website for existing categories, then you are referencing the 2013 categories. Restaurants and movies was the first quarter category in 2013, and they just haven't taken down the 2013 calendar.

Last year both Chase and Discover announced categories in late November/early December. I would expect the same this year.

The categories do sometimes overlap, but not all the time.

In My Wallet: Amex BCP (12/12) $50,000, Chase Freedom (12/12) $16,500, Cap1 Quicksilver (6/12) $14,000, Barclaycard Rewards (5/13) $10,500, Citi Prestige (4/16) $30,000

Last App: June 27, 2015
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Established Member

Re: Freedom Categories

I know for Q1 for the freedom, 5% cash back for Gas was on the list.

BK discharged 06/13 Eq 585, Trans - 564 (May '14 648,632)
Barclay Rewards card - $2500 CL (Opened Dec 2013)
NFCU Cash rewards - $5000 CL (Opened Dec 2013)
NFCU secured - $500 CL (Opened June 2013)
Fingerhut $400 CL (Opened Oct 2013)
Victoria Secret $500 CL (Opened Nov 2013)
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