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Chase Unveils Q2 Freedom 5% Cash Back Categories

Last updated on June 14th, 2022

Chase has announced the second quarter of its 5% Cash Back Calendar. Eligible Chase credit cardholders can earn 5% back on purchases in these new categories starting April 1 through June 30, 2022. What are the new categories, and should you consider getting an eligible Chase Freedom card? Here are all the details.

New 5% Cash Back Categories Announced by Chase

Two Chase credit cards earn 5% cash back on rotating categories. Those cards are the Chase Freedom (no longer accepting new applicants) and the Chase Freedom Flex World Elite Mastercard. These 5% back categories change each quarter, with the second quarter of 2022 beginning April 1.

The new 5% cash back categories for Q2 2022 are:

  • Amazon.com
  • Select streaming services

These two categories offer significant value for Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders. Streaming services purchases in particular offer exceptional value – as cord-cutters and regular consumers alike often have multiple streaming services. The streaming 5% back bonus applies to the following services:  Apple Music, Apple TV,  Disney+, ESPN+, Fubo TV, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Paramount+, Peacock  Showtime, SiriusXM, Sling, Spotify, YouTube Premium, YouTube TV, and Vudu.

Official Terms and Conditions

Chase outlines specific rules and regulations regarding eligible purchases. Eligible cardholders must enroll their card before earning 5% back. They can activate the categories online at chase.com/freedomflex. The last day for Q2 registration is June 14, 2022.

Keep in mind that the 5% cash back applies to the first $1,500 in purchases in the quarter. Once a cardholder spends over $1,500 in those eligible categories, they will earn 1% cash back on all purchases until the third quarter begins on July 1, 2022 for a different set of categories.

Chase 5% Cash Back Categories Calendar for 2022

Here is the full Chase Cash Back Calendar for 2022 to date (including official terms and conditions):

5% Cash Back Category
January - March 2022 Groceries (excluding larger stores like Target or Walmart) and eBay
April - June 2022 Amazon.com and select streaming services
July - September 2022 Gas stations, car rentals, movie theatres, and select live entertainment
October - December 2022 TBD

Chase Freedom Flex Vs. Discover It

The 5% back on Amazon purchases places the Freedom Flex in direct competition with the Amazon Prime Rewards – another Chase credit card. Surprisingly, Chase is not going head-to-head with Discover It in Q2 2022, something it did do with the 2021 calendar. That card earns 5% back on rotating categories. with the Q2 2022 calendar including gas stations and Target.

Unlike Chase, however, Discover tends to keep its Cashback Calendar static, meaning few changes from year-to-year. Additionally, Discover reveals its entire calendar in advance, making it easy for cardholders to plan their spending to maximize cash back.

Related Article: Chase, Discover, & Citi 2022 5% Cash Back Calendars

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