Activate Chase Freedom 5X for Grocery Stores and Drugstores, for April to June 2017 spend. Grocery stores are my favorite category, since even as a family of 3, we probably spend ~$150 per week on groceries, given that we eat most meals at home. Even taking into account some weeks away for travel, that's at least $7000 per year. I'm glad this year that we have 3 Chase Freedom 5X cards, so we'll be able to buy $4500 worth of groceries and grocery gift cards, for a total of 22,500 Ultimate Rewards points.
If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Business Preferred or Ink Plus, you can transfer these points earned on your Chase Freedom out to Ultimate Rewards partners such as Singapore KrisFlyer, Korean Air Skypass, Air France Flying Blue, British Airways Avios, United MileagePlus and Hyatt Gold Passport, which are the most valuable Ultimate Rewards transfer partners.
Are Walmart and Target included for the 5X Grocery Store Bonus?
No, Walmart and Target are NOT included. Neither are discount stores, wholesale club stores such as Costco, or other stores that sell food items but are not in the included list of grocery stores. Since drugstores are a 5X category, food and other purchases at drugstores do earn 5X.
Which Drugstores Are Eligible for the 5X Bonus?
Here are examples of wholesale club stores that qualify for the 5X bonus:
- Bartell Drugs
- Discount Drug Mart
- Duane Reade
- Longs Drugs
- Rite Aid
Which Grocery Stores are Eligible for the 5X Bonus?
Most stand alone grocery stores are eligible for the 5X, for example:
- Fairway Market
- Food Lion
- Harris Teeter
- Mitsuwa Marketplace
- Trader Joe's
- Winn Dixie
- Whole Foods
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