The Chase Freedom Flex World Elite Mastercard is now live for new applicants. The card, the successor to the ever-popular Chase Freedom, combines the best of the Freedom with all-new enhanced earning potential. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Freedom Flex, the launch, and whether you should consider swapping your Freedom for the Freedom Flex.
New Chase Freedom Flex At a Glance
The Freedom Flex earns the same rotating 5% cash back that Chase fans have come to expect, plus the following enhanced cash back categories:
- 5% back on travel booked through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal
- 3% back on dining (including takeout and delivery)
- 3% back on drugstore purchases
Chase 5% Cash Back Calendar for 2020
Like the Freedom, the Freedom Flex earns 5% back on the first $1,500 in purchases at a rotating selection of merchants every quarter. The Chase 5% Calendar for 2020 looks like this:
The Freedom Flex officially launched on September 15th, with current Chase cardholders now able to request a change of product to the new card. Those customers who wish to retain their current Freedom Card can still do so, however.
Initial reports of those who made the switch to the Freedom Flex are that the card is not working with mobile wallets yet, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, or Chase Pay. This issue, however, will likely be resolved quickly – meaning users should not worry too much.
New Freedom Unlimited Features Also Live
The Chase Freedom Unlimited is now also showing its refreshed features. The old Freedom Unlimited earned a flat rate of 1.5% cash back on all purchases. The new perks mean it now earns the same 5% back on travel via Ultimate Rewards and 3% back on dining and drugstores as the Flex, with the unlimited 1.5% cash back still remaining.
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