jsmiller wrote:Hello All, Newbie here. I just applied and was approved for the Chase Freedom. Since i'm new to the rewards card scene, what are the tricks/tips to maximize the rewards for Chase Freedom? I've read a little on buying gift cards but if anyone could elaborate on exactly how this is done I would greatly appreciate it.
There's no one right answer. It all depends on what you want/need.
If you are looking to make a purchase at a particular store then look up to see if there is a bonus rewards going on in UR.
If you are looking to book a vacation (and have the CSP) then you get 20% extra when booking via UR
And finally ... you can just pay back yourself. (Note: This doesn't count towards your minimum payment)
I have done it all and it has worked out just fine for me.