Chase Freedom /Freedom Unlimited Increased Sign Up Bonus

While it’s a lot more exciting to talk about Chase’s Sapphire Reserve, there wouldn’t be a Chase trifecta without the two core cards, the Freedom and the Freedom Unlimited. Both freedom cards are great for handling the large bulk of your credit card purchases. It wouldn’t be a bad thing then, if they are both offering increased sign up bonuses, would it? 

Freedom Unlimited

The Freedom Unlimited is your go to, catch all sort of credit card. It earns 1.5% for all of your purchases. This means that anytime you’d only be earning one point on a purchase, chuck that purchase on the Freedom Unlimited instead and you’ll be on your way to earning even more.

While Chase has been fiddling with the sign up bonus every now and than, the typical public offer on the card is $150 after spending $500 within the first 3 months. The public offer right now for the Freedom Unlimited is actually $200 for spending $500 within the first 3 months. Not much, but certainly will make a difference. 

Freedom

Like the Freedom Unlimited card, the Freedom is definitely something you want to keep in your wallet. Depending on the category that month, you can earn 5% back on certain purchases, which is nothing to scoff at. 

The public sign up bonus on the Freedom card is typically similar to the Freedom Unlimited. The standard bonus is also $150 for spending $500 within the first 3 months. If you visit Chase’s website right now though, you’ll see the increased sign up bonus of $200. 

*Bonus* Targeted Offers

Now, the public offering on the cards is all fine and dandy. But what if you wanted a higher offer? Is that even possible you may ask? The answer depending on if you’ve been targeted for an offer. Inside of the “Just for You” offers inside of your Chase account, you can check to see if you’ve been targeted for this increased offer for the Freedom Unlimited.

The offer some are reporting is a $300 for $500 spend within the first 3 months. This is a pretty crazy deal! For any of the amount spent trying to get that sign up bonus you’ll end up with a 60% return before even factoring in any sort of point transfer. If you value the points at 2 cents per point, you then be getting $600 in value, which would be a return of 120%, pretty crazy! 

Final Thoughts

Sign up bonuses are always pretty exciting to us at Creditalacarte. While these cards may not be known for their huge sign up bonuses, but they aren’t slouches either. It never hurts to grab the biggest bonus you can while signing up for any card though!

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