When I look at the applications for the Freedom from both the Mastercard and VISA websites, the applications that they take me to look exactly the same.
I want the Freedom Mastercard version of the card, but I worried that even if i follow the link from the mastercard website that I might end up with a visa. How did those of you that have the mastercard version of the freedom end up with it?
Admin Reply: Why go for the MasterCard version when the Visa version offers better benefits?
Your credit report doesn't specify the types of cards you have. All it says is the bank's name (i.e. "Chase Bank Card") along with your credit limit, monthly balance, and whether or not you paid on time.
Therefore there's no point in getting the inferior MasterCard version. I suggest the 2013 sponsored offer for the Freedom Visa which is better: