Chase Freedom reveals Q3 5x categories: and Whole Foods

The Chase Freedom has revealed its 3rd quarter (Q3) categories for purchases that earn 5x Ultimate Rewards (UR): and Whole Foods.  Q3 runs from July 1 through September 30, 2020, and you can now register through September 14.

It's unusual for the Chase Freedom to essentially have 5x for only one merchant, as Amazon owns Whole Foods.  But I would presume that Chase has seen the most spending at Amazon since the COVID-19 pandemic begin, so they may be adapting to the times.  Having said that, it shouldn't be too difficult for many of us to max out the Q3 5x limit of $1,500 in spending as there's always plenty of shopping to do on Amazon, and they also sell a vast array of useful 3rd party gift cards like Uber, iTunes, Starbucks, Best Buy, Lowe's and more.  And you can always max out on Amazon gift cards, which can be used to purchase 3rd party gift cards, as well if you're still short near the end of Q3.

Quick thoughts

The Chase Freedom's decision to go with Amazon and Whole Foods for 5x is interesting though not unexpected given that much of our spending has moved online due to the pandemic.  Like the current Q2's 5x categories of grocery stores and gyms, Q3 should be relatively easy for many of us to max out given all that spending we typically do on Amazon as well as 3rd party gift cards.  Q3 will probably also cover Prime Day, which is typically annually on July 15th but has been postponed to another TBD date.

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