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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.

Starting score: Apr2012 – 635 EX
Current scores (USAA): EX-737, EQ-746, TU-737 (Walmart/Discover) TU-720
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Re: Freedom Categories

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

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Re: Freedom Categories

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

Starting score: Apr2012 – 635 EX
Current scores (USAA): EX-737, EQ-746, TU-737 (Walmart/Discover) TU-720
NFCU Flagship $22K | NFCU Cashrewards $8K | DiscoverIT $19.5K | SECU Visa $10K | CSP $6K | Chase Marriott $6.5K | Chase SW $15K | Chase Freedom $9K | AMEX SPG $11K | AMEX Hilton Surpass $15K | Barclay USAirways $12.5K | USAA AMEX $6K | Cap1QS $6K | BJs MC $9K | BofA Visa $400 | JCP $5.6K | Walmart $5K | Kohl’s $2.5K | VS $2.4K | Lowes $6K | Loft MC $7,250 | Macy’s $4.9K | BR $5K | Target $500
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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



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Re: Freedom Categories

Does the Freedom calendar always overlap with Discover It's calendar, or is it just sometimes?
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Re: Freedom Categories

Sometimes.

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Re: Freedom Categories

Eagerly waiting for new categories ... I guess discover already shared first quarter : restaurant and movies
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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.

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Re: Freedom Categories

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

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