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REMINDER: Activate Chase Freedom Q1 2022 5% Categories

The Chase Freedom Flex will earn 5% back on groceries and eBay purchases. The bank unveiled its latest 5% back categories earlier this week, with eligible cardholders earning 5% back on the first $1,500 in those categories from January through March 31, 2022. Here are all the details:

Freedom Flex Q1 2022 Bonus Categories Revealed

Chase has announced the first quarter of its 2022 Chase Freedom 5% Cash Back Calendar. Unlike Discover, which announces its entire calendar, Chase only unveils its calendar one quarter at a time – with Chase Freedom Flex and Freedom cardmembers left to anticipate the typically lucrative cash back categories.

The new categories for Q1 2022 are grocery stores and eBay. Chase Freedom (no longer accepting new applicants) and Freedom Flex cardmembers earn 5% cash back on the first $1,500 in quarterly spending on purchases made with eBay or at grocery stores (excluding large box stores like Target, Walmart, and others).

These 5% cash back quarterly categories are in addition to the 5% cash back Freedom Flex cardmembers already earn on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, plus the 3% cash back on dining and drugstore purchases, and 1% cash back on all other purchases made with the card.

Chase Freedom Q1 2021 Vs. 2022

How does Chase freedom’s Q1 2022 stack up versus Q1 2021? In Q1 last year, Chase Freedom Flex and Freedom cardholders earned 5% back on wholesale clubs, select streaming services, and phone, internet, and cable service providers.

Those categories provide greater variety than 2022’s 5% back categories, but Q1 2022 arguably offers much greater reward potential. Grocery stores are always a popular category amongst Freedom cardholders – and provide exceptional value. While eBay may sound restrictive, the platform offers a huge assortment of products, meaning it could provide value for those willing to put in the work.

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