Chase Freedom Announces New 5% Back Grocery Offer

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Last updated on September 19th, 2023

New Chase Freedom Flex or Chase Freedom Unlimited cardmembers can earn up to $800 in cash back through Chase’s lucrative new welcome bonus. For a limited time, Chase is offering a $200 welcome bonus after spending $500 on purchases during the first three months from account opening, plus 5% cash back on groceries with its Freedom family of credit cards.

Chase Offering Up to 5% Back on Groceries for New Freedom Flex/Unlimited Cardmembers

The Chase Freedom Flex and Freedom Unlimited are popular cash back options in a crowded space. Both cards earn straightforward cash back rewards, in addition to lengthy 0% intro APR periods and no annual fee.

With inflation at a 40-year high, Chase is currently looking to provide even more value for consumers. In doing so, the issuer highlights its impressive welcome offers on its Freedom cards to inspire consumers and entice applications. For example, new cardmembers can earn $200 after spending $500 on purchases during the first three months from opening an account. Additionally, new cardmembers can earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases (not including Target or Walmart) on up to $12,000 spent in the first year. All told, this introductory offer is worth up to $800 in cash back on grocery purchases.

With the cost of grocery items rising 13.5% over the past year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the impact of rising food costs is on everyone’s mind. This new grocery offer for Chase cardmembers can help them earn ample cash back during the holidays, and even on last-minute items.

About Chase Freedom Flex and Freedom Unlimited

In addition to the new welcome offer, Freedom Unlimited and Freedom Flex cardmembers can earn impressive rewards with everyday use of either card. Here is what the two Chase Freedom credit cards offer on a daily basis (and not just during the welcome period):

Chase Freedom Unlimited

Chase Freedom Flex
No annual fee No annual fee
Earn 5% back on Chase travel, 3% on dining and drugstores, and 1.5% on everything else Earn 5% on up to $1,500 on combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate
0% intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers

As mentioned, the Chase Freedom Flex earns 5% back on up to $1,500 on combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter. These 5% categories require activation and they apply to the following purchases in 2022:

5% Cash Back Category
January - March 2023 Groceries (excluding larger stores like Target or Walmart) and eBay
April - June 2023 and select streaming services
July - September 2023 Gas stations, car rentals, movie theatres, and select live entertainment
October - December 2023 PayPal and Walmart

Related Article: The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards for Groceries & Delivery Services

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