Will 10X at Amazon with the Chase Freedom return for Q4 2016? Per a Reddit poster's Chase banker, it will, although so far this is still a rumor: “I was in a branch talking with my [Chase] banker…and I mentioned how the [Chase] Freedom categories were disappointing this coming quarter…She mentioned that the Amazon will be back and it'll be a similar deal to last year, starting in November.”
So far you can activate your Chase Freedom Q4 2016 categories for Drug Stores, Department Stores and Wholesale Clubs, including Costco.
But last year, in mid-November, Chase Freedom added 10X on Amazon for spend November 23-December 31 which came in very handy for holiday shopping, especially if you have Amazon Prime to get Amazon Prime items with free 2 day shipping.
In fact, last year's offer gave cardmembers a new $1500 limit for Amazon 10X spend, even for cardholders who had already maxed out their $1500 limit. That meant $1500 at 5X, for 7500 Ultimate Rewards points, and another $1500 at 10X, for 15,000 points, total of 22,500 points for Q4 per Freedom card–quite an amazing deal, particularly for a no annual fee card.
And if your spouse or partner also has a Chase Freedom card (or if you've product changed your Chase Sapphire Preferred to another Chase Freedom card) that would be 45,000 Ultimate Rewards points. Of course, we don't know for sure yet if Amazon 10X will indeed return, much less if it will be an additional $1500 spend that is bonused, in addition to the usual $1500 at 5X.
Of course, the best value from Chase Freedom points, if you value first class and business class award travel, such as Singapore First Class, Korean First Class, ANA First Class, etc. is to combine your Freedom points with those of another Ultimate Rewards linked card, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Ink Plus, and transfer them 1:1 to frequent flyer programs such as Singapore KrisFlyer, Korean Air Skypass and United MileagePlus.
Are you hoping 10X on Amazon with the Chase Freedom returns?
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