Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

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Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

Postby JonE » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:52 am

https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom/calendarreminder

Gas stations, Groceries, Restaurants, Holiday Shopping. I'm sure they'll be more as we get closer.
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Re: Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

Postby kdm31091 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:13 am

JonE wrote:https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom/calendarreminder

Gas stations, Groceries, Restaurants, Holiday Shopping. I'm sure they'll be more as we get closer.


We were discussing this in my Freedom thread under Visa/MC.

Not terrible categories of course, but the fact is most people already have a gas and grocery designated card. Dining can be nice and the holiday shopping thing for amazon is good (though again, options abound for amazon).

I'd like to see both Discover and Freedom step it up and offer something unique instead of spitting out the same stuff every quarter, every year, and just copying each other but varying the quarters. Everyone already has a card for gas/groceries. Give me something different.

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Re: Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

Postby augiedog » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:47 am

I'm glad the grocery category is back! I can get a lot of use out of that one.
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Re: Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

Postby yfan » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:20 pm

I found it amusing for the Grocery stores category how they specifically excluded Walmart and Target. I guess a few too many of them are starting to code as Grocery stores. ;)

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Re: Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

Postby Vermonster » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:52 pm

yfan wrote:I found it amusing for the Grocery stores category how they specifically excluded Walmart and Target. I guess a few too many of them are starting to code as Grocery stores. ;)


I think it is more that many are not coded as grocery store, but sell groceries. We used to get many threads here (and a ton at MF) complaining about wal-mart and Target not being Grocery stores because "I do all my grocery shopping at wal-mart." It's as though Chase should know what items you're buying and give rewards appropriately. Yet the same people are probably the first to complain about "big brother."
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Re: Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

Postby yfan » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:06 pm

Vermonster wrote:
yfan wrote:I found it amusing for the Grocery stores category how they specifically excluded Walmart and Target. I guess a few too many of them are starting to code as Grocery stores. ;)


I think it is more that many are not coded as grocery store, but sell groceries. We used to get many threads here (and a ton at MF) complaining about wal-mart and Target not being Grocery stores because "I do all my grocery shopping at wal-mart." It's as though Chase should know what items you're buying and give rewards appropriately. Yet the same people are probably the first to complain about "big brother."

I can see that point - that they are just trying to make it more clear to customers. But the coding takes care of not having to give rewards at Walmarts and Targets that don't code as Grocery. The specific exemption allows them to exclude the bonus even if some do. Guess the only way to tell will be to see if they actually do exclude rewards from a Walmart or Target that does code as a grocery store.

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Re: Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

Postby Tubpbs » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:27 pm

My guess is they won't but they will reserve the right to take back the rewards if they want.
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Re: Chase Freedom 2016 categories are up

Postby kdm31091 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:38 pm

Vermonster wrote:
yfan wrote:I found it amusing for the Grocery stores category how they specifically excluded Walmart and Target. I guess a few too many of them are starting to code as Grocery stores. ;)


I think it is more that many are not coded as grocery store, but sell groceries. We used to get many threads here (and a ton at MF) complaining about wal-mart and Target not being Grocery stores because "I do all my grocery shopping at wal-mart." It's as though Chase should know what items you're buying and give rewards appropriately. Yet the same people are probably the first to complain about "big brother."


The thing is that even if you dont get your special grocery rewards from a card by using walmart or target, you often can get the stuff cheaper in the first place at those stores so its still a better deal. Not always of course, but those people tend to be very penny wise and pound foolish. They purposely go only where the "special" rewards will count and forego actually comparing the prices



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