I always go out of my way each quarter to earn 7,500 points by maximizing the rotating 5% quarterly bonus categories with my Chase Freedom card. Chase is really being extra generous this year!
It was just recently announced that beginning on November 23, you’ll be able earn 10% back (10x) on purchases made at Amazon.com, Zappos.com, Audible.com, and Diapers.com. The best thing about the promotion is that your $1,500 spend threshold automatically resets on November 23.
What that means is that you can potentially earn up to 22,500 points by maxing out the 5x from October 1 – November 22 and then the 10x from November 23 – December 31.
What a great perk for a no-annual fee card and earns points that are transferable to many travel partners like United, Hyatt, Southwest, etc. when paired with a premium Ultimate Rewards card such as the Sapphire Preferred.
I know $1,250 sounds steep, but with 2 babies, sooo much of my household spend goes to Amazon as it is.
Once November 23 rolls along, I’ll have until December 31 to spend yet another $1,500 and earn 10x!
To put the earnings into perspective, here’s how I see it:
I am interested in staying at the brand-new Hyatt Ziva Cancun, that just opened days ago. Even with the 50%-off grand-opening sales, room rates are in the high $500 range. Instead of paying, I can simply redeem 25,000 Hyatt points (an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner) per night at the hotel. With that strategy, I am am getting a value of more than 2 cents per-point.
If you haven’t maximized your quarterly bonus yet, consider buying an Amazon gift card like I did ASAP, before November 23, so that you can maximize your potential earnings.
How are you maximizing this awesome promo?