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Chase Freedom 2019 Q2 categories: Grocery and Home Improvement stores

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Old May 19, 19, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by Jm192 View Post
Anyone else have trouble maxing it out?

Obviously you can go Gift card Crazy. I worry I will lose or misplace the gift cards. Even with 500$ purchases, you're potentially looking at up to 3 gift cards to keep up with until you spend it all. I always worry I'll lose them and then you're down hundreds of dollars to net your 75$ in UR points. How do people deal with/mitigate this?

If your grocery store also sells gas like Kroger does here in CO, buy a $30 grocery store gift card once a week when buying your food, then use the GC to fill your tank. Between groceries and gas you shouldn’t have trouble maxing the $1,500 this quarter.
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Old May 19, 19, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Diplomatico View Post
No. I buy groceries.
LOL. I do, too.

But it's increasingly at warehouse stores and online, which don't count as "grocery stores."
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Old May 19, 19, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Jm192 View Post
Anyone else have trouble maxing it out?

Obviously you can go Gift card Crazy. I worry I will lose or misplace the gift cards. Even with 500$ purchases, you're potentially looking at up to 3 gift cards to keep up with until you spend it all. I always worry I'll lose them and then you're down hundreds of dollars to net your 75$ in UR points. How do people deal with/mitigate this?
I've maxed one Freedom and working on a second. I buy groceries and gift cards (as needed) for places like gas stations and stores that don't fall into any category spend and for items that I know I will not need to return. On the gift card end you could probably benefit from gift cards that you can load into your account and not have to worry about carrying them around and losing them. You can do this with Amazon, Target (pay in store with your phone), and even eBay (after you make one purchase with the gift card it's in your account and available for future purchases). I have the Amazon Prime card, but that's a cash back card and I prefer and get more value out of UR points so I will probably buy a healthy amount of those and just load them to my account for future use. If the end of the quarter approaches and I haven't maxed out I usually just buy a gift card for the grocery store for future use. Those tend to work great as I can use them to buy third-party gift cards in the future (at least the Safeway ones let me do it).
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Old May 24, 19, 1:54 am
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Sorry if I ask a question with an obvious answer, I'm new to all this and couldn't find anything so far:
is it possible to double dip on the bonus categories by going through Chase's shipping portal?
thank you for being patient with a beginner
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Old May 24, 19, 6:05 am
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Originally Posted by metalhead4664 View Post
Sorry if I ask a question with an obvious answer, I'm new to all this and couldn't find anything so far:
is it possible to double dip on the bonus categories by going through Chase's shipping portal?
thank you for being patient with a beginner
Yes it is possible. I did a significant amount of spend this quarter using Build.com using the Chase shopping portal. All points posted.
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Old May 24, 19, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by Grapenut View Post
Yes it is possible. I did a significant amount of spend this quarter using Build.com using the Chase shopping portal. All points posted.
thank you for the clarification!
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Old May 27, 19, 1:35 pm
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Any indications on the Q3 categories?

I have a big purchase at Costco so if they were going to have warehouse stores in Q3 ...
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Old May 27, 19, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post
Any indications on the Q3 categories?

I have a big purchase at Costco so if they were going to have warehouse stores in Q3 ...
At a minimum, get the Costco Executive Membership to maximize money back.
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Old May 27, 19, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post
Any indications on the Q3 categories?
Patience grasshopper. Just like every other quarter for the past few years we'll know on or about June 15
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Old Jun 27, 19, 8:11 am
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Do the Q2 categories for Lowe's include lowes.com ?
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