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Chase Freedom®

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This popular no annual fee Chase Visa card offers 5% cash back in categories that rotate every three months. If you don’t like being tied down to just a few bonus categories, the Freedom gives you opportunities to earn on different purchases throughout the year.

Our rating
Credit range: Good
Annual Fee: $0
Regular APR: 16.74 - 25.49% Variable
Intro Balance Transfer APR: 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers for 15 months
Intro Purchase APR: 0% Intro APR on Purchases for 15 months

Chase Freedom®

Our rating
Good Credit range
$0 Annual Fee
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Highlights & Features

Rewards

  • 5% cash back on rotating categories, up to $1,500 in spending each quarter, then 1%
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases

INTRODUCTORY BONUS

$150 cash bonus after spending $500 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening

Balance Transfers

A balance transfer is a way to move credit card debt from one credit card to another with the goal of saving money on interest.

Intro Balance Transfer APR 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers for 15 months
Regular Balance Transfer APR 16.74 - 25.49% Variable
Balance Transfer Fee Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
How to Transfer a Balance on a Credit Card

Fees

Penalty APR N/A
Late Fee Up to $39
Returned Payment Fee Up to $39
Additional Cards Annual Fee N/A
Foreign Transaction Fee 3% of each transaction in U.S. dollars
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Cash Advances

Borrowing cash on your credit card is a cash advance. Cash advances usually come with very high fees. Even worse, cash advances can signal to lenders that you’re being irresponsible with money.

Cash Advance APR 26.74% Variable
Cash Advance Fee Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater.
How to Get a Cash Advance with a Credit Card
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The Chase Freedom is a Visa cash back card that offers 5% cash back in select categories, which rotate every 3 months. You’ll get that rate on the first $1,500 spent per quarter in those categories, after which it drops to 1% back.

If you find yourself making purchases in these categories every year, the Freedom card could be a great addition to your wallet. Take note that you’ll need to activate the 5% bonus categories every quarter.

Here are the recent 5% cash back bonus categories:

Quarter 5% Cash Back Category
2019: January – March Gas Stations, Tolls, Drugstores
2019: April – June Grocery Stores, Home Improvement Stores
2019: July – September Gas Stations, Streaming Services
2019: October – December Department Stores, PayPal, Chase Pay

There’s also a $150 introductory cash bonus, which you can get by spending just $500 in the first 3 months after account opening. This card is issued as a Visa Platinum if your credit limit is below $5,000. If your credit limit is $5,000 or above you’ll get a Visa Signature, with slightly upgraded benefits.

You’ll get a 0% Intro APR on Purchases introductory APR on both purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, quite a nice offer on a rewards card, with a 16.74 - 25.49% Variable APR after that.

This card features contactless technology, allowing for quick tap-and-go payments.

For a similar card that offers 1.5% cash back on every purchase you make, check out the Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card (Review).