Chase Freedom: how long will the sign-on bonus last?

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Chase Freedom: how long will the sign-on bonus last?

Postby SteelReign » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:08 pm

I've noticed that the Chase Freedom card is always advertising their $250 sign-up bonus but I was wondering how long this is going to last. I'm considering getting a new card but if they keep going with this promotion, I may hold off on the Chase Freedom in favor of the Citi Forward...

Anyone know how long the promotion's been going on and how long they plan on keeping it?

Thanks!


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Postby ooxs » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:19 pm

I was just approved for a freedom card but my offer was for a 200.00 statement credit. Not sure about the 250 offer but maybe location is a factor.

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Postby CC Deville » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:14 pm

They are constantly changing it-and many times they offer different bonuses at the same time. Usually the higher the bonus, the higher the accounts APR is. The $250 is a pretty good deal though, so as long as the other terms of the account are kosher, it mighf be a good idea to jump on it before it goes away. I can't imagine them going up to $300.

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Postby whoo hoo » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:19 pm

I've no idea how long "limited time" means but that's what Chase is advertising.

@ooxs I got the spend $500 within 3 months for $250 cashback. Haven't heard of the flat $200 credit but others have had success with calling in and asking Chase to match the $250 cashback.

@CC Deville That's true, I looked at a couple of offers for the Chase Freedom and the $100 cashback had an apr of around 11.99% I want to say whereas mine with $250 cashback is 15.99% but I guess it doesn't matter as much to those of us who don't intend to carry balances. My girlfriend had a targeted offer for $300 cashback and try as I might, Chase won't match that :ppp

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Postby CC Deville » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:46 pm

whoo hoo wrote:I've no idea how long "limited time" means but that's what Chase is advertising.

@ooxs I got the spend $500 within 3 months for $250 cashback. Haven't heard of the flat $200 credit but others have had success with calling in and asking Chase to match the $250 cashback.

@CC Deville That's true, I looked at a couple of offers for the Chase Freedom and the $100 cashback had an apr of around 11.99% I want to say whereas mine with $250 cashback is 15.99% but I guess it doesn't matter as much to those of us who don't intend to carry balances. My girlfriend had a targeted offer for $300 cashback and try as I might, Chase won't match that :ppp


Exactly. Any reward card should not be used to carry a balance. I think my offer was the $100 one last year but I got a great APR. It has been a pretty good card. But I am thinking the new BofA Cash Rewards is better because I only really use two of the extra 5% bonus offers from Discover, Citibank Dividend and Chase Freedom. With the BofA you get 3% on gas and 2% on groceries. That means more to me than travel , department stores and home improvement....

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Postby ooxs » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:50 pm

whoo hoo wrote:I've no idea how long "limited time" means but that's what Chase is advertising.

@ooxs I got the spend $500 within 3 months for $250 cashback. Haven't heard of the flat $200 credit but others have had success with calling in and asking Chase to match the $250 cashback. :ppp


I am taking the 200 and run. I will not be giving Chase more than 500.00 in business (minimum requirement for the 200 cash back), as long as i can use Discover / Amex at Amazon and get perks back. I am going to consider this generous gift as partial payment for my American Express membership.

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Postby DavidNY » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:08 pm

ooxs wrote:as long as i can use Discover / Amex at Amazon and get perks back

Which Discover card gives you Amazon.com perks?

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Postby ooxs » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:29 pm

I have the Discover More but i believe every discover card amazon purchase get double cash back.

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Postby SteelReign » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:59 am

Thanks guys, I decided to sign up. Instant approval! Hope the card gets here soon.

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Postby CC Deville » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:11 pm

SteelReign wrote:Thanks guys, I decided to sign up. Instant approval! Hope the card gets here soon.


Congrats! I really like the Freedom card. Don't forget to sign up ever quarter for the 5% extra cash catagories.



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