• Credit Cards

    Chase Freedom 2nd Quarter Bonus Categories

    The Chase Freedom credit card earns 5% cash back in bonus categories that change each quarter. The categories for the 2nd quarter of 2018 have just been announced. Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases from April 1 – June 30, 2018 in the following categories: Grocery Stores Paypal Chase Pay The Grocery Stores category specifically excludes Walmart and Target. Also excluded are discount stores, warehouse clubs, and some smaller merchants such as drugstores that may sell groceries. The PayPal category includes purchases made using your Freedom card with PayPal for purchases or sending money. With Chase Pay, you need to use your Freedom card with the Chase Pay…

  • Shopping

    Today Only – Ebates 12% Cash Back at 500+ Stores

    Ebates, one of my favorite cash back shopping portals, is running a “12 Days Till Christmas” Sale. Today only, get 12% cashback at over 500 top stores when you click through their portal. Here’s a small sample of featured 12% cash back merchants. If you’re not familiar with shopping portals, you can read my full primer here. In short, shopping portals are websites that provide links to various retailers’ websites. In return for directing customers to their site, those retailers pay a commission to the portal for each customer that makes a qualifying purchase. The portal then allots a portion of that commission–in the form of points or cash–to the original customer. If you’re…

  • Credit Cards

    New Amazon Prime Rewards Credit Card

    Update: Amazon has extended its 5%/3% cash back rewards structure to include purchases at Whole Foods Market. Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion last year. Chase has launched a new credit card exclusively for Amazon Prime members – the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. The new card offers 5% back on purchases at Prime members who currently hold the Amazon Rewards card will automatically be upgraded to the new version with enhanced benefits. You can use your % Back points to redeem for eligible purchases at You can also use your points to redeem for cash, through an account statement credit or electronic deposit into an eligible…