Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
Chase announced its quarterly 5x point categories for the Chase Freedom card this week. As a reminder, you can 5x points (5% cash back) on up to $1,500 worth of spending each quarter in the categories. So, each year, you have a chance to earn up to 24,000 points more than you would earning the standard 1 point per dollar rate.
That’s worth $240 in extra cash, or if you use it in conjunction with a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, 24,000 United/Continental miles, or a free night at any Hyatt. Using it for United/Continental flights or a free Hyatt night can be worth 2-3 times as much or more versus taking the $240 cash back (Hyatt’s best hotels go for over $500 per night).
Here are the categories (thanks View from the Wing)
How to really max out on value
The best way to max out on value is to carry this card in conjunction with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which earns 2x points on all dining and travel purchases with no limit on the bonus points you can earn. So, for purchases in those 5X point categories above, use your Freedom card. For everything else, use the Sapphire Preferred® Card.
Learn more about how this works here (you can combine your Freedom and Sapphire points at any time — for cash back or travel).
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