For example, what if you know you want to make a big purchase (a big home improvement purchase, airline tickets, a large electronics purchase…), but you have some flexibility in when you want to purchase it. If you knew the purchase category would be on the list for a future quarter, you might want to hold off on your purchase until you can get 5% cash back.
To help you accomplish your purchase planning for the year, here is the Chase Freedom cash back calendar for 2013.
Cash Back Limits. The 5% cash back is for spending up to $1,500 each quarter in the bonus categories.
Activation. Even though the Chase Freedom 2013 calendar is available in advance, you have to wait to enroll each quarter. Enrollment for each bonus category starts on the 15th of the month prior to the new quarter. For example, for 2nd quarter, you can sign up for the 5% cash back beginning on March 15.
How to activate. To enroll, you’ll need to login to your account online. From there, you’ll find the link to activate your quarterly bonus category.
Other calendars. To see last years calendar, see the 2012 Chase Freedom Rewards Calendar. Stay tuned, and we’ll put together calendars for other 5% cash back programs to help you plan out your purchases this year. In addition, I’ll still remind you each quarter to switch out your cards and we’ll review all of the cards at once.
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