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Chase Freedom Flex℠

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Chase Freedom Flex℠

 

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  • Regular Purchase APR

    14.99% - 23.74% Variable

  • Intro Purchase APR

    0% Intro APR on Purchases for 15 months

  • Intro BT APR

    N/A

  • Typical Credit Needed

    549

    600

    660

    720

    850

  • Annual Fee

    $0

  • Card Brand

    Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
  • Earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases (not including Target® or Walmart® purchases) on up to $12,000 spent in the first year.
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Enjoy new 5% categories each quarter!
  • Earn 5% on travel purchased through Chase, 3% on dining at restaurants and drugstores, and 1% on all other purchases.
  • No annual fee.
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases, then a variable APR of 14.99 - 23.74%.
  • No minimum to redeem for cash back. Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open.

Card Fees

  • Foreign Transaction Fee

    3% of each transaction in U.S. dollars

  • Balance Transfer Fee

    Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

  • Cash Advance Fee

    Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater.

Additional Card Details

  • $0 Fraud Liability

    No

  • Auto Rental Insurance

    No

  • Extended Warranty Program

    No

  • Roadside Assistance

    No

  • Purchase Protection

    No

  • Travel Assistance

    No

  • Flight Accident Insurance

    No

  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement

    No

  • Concierge Service

    No


Expert Reviews

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  • Regular APR

    4.5

  • Intro APR

    4.0

  • Fees

    4.0

  • Benefits

    5.0

  • Overall Rating

    4.5 /5

From the LendingTree.com Editorial Team

Chase rolled out the new Chase Freedom Flex℠ credit card in September 2020 and it’s pretty enticing. Not only does the card offer 5% cash back in rotating categories every quarter, it also boasts an elevated rewards rate for dining and travel instead of the standard 1% on all other purchases not included in the rotating spending categories. Plus, it’s a World Elite Mastercard, which comes with cellphone protection, free ShopRunner membership and Lyft and Boxed discounts.

The Bottom Line

The generous cashback rate on quarterly rotating categories as well as travel purchases through Chase and dining and drugstore spending, combined with its generous intro APR offer for purchases and sign-up bonus make the Chase Freedom Flex℠ a very attractive choice to add to your wallet, especially since it comes with a $0 annual fee.

The Good

With the Chase Freedom Flex℠, earn 5% cash back on eligible purchases in rotating categories, 5% on travel purchased through chase, 3% on dining and drugstores, and 1% on all other purchases. Dining includes takeout and eligible delivery services. The quarterly rotating categories in 2020 have included Amazon.com, Whole Foods Market, select streaming services, gas stations, Walmart and PayPal, gym memberships and more. There is a $0 annual fee, and new cardholders can earn a $200 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. and earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases (not including target® or walmart® purchases) on up to $12,000 spent in the first year. As if that wasn’t enough, the Chase Freedom Flex℠ is also offering a 0% Intro APR on Purchases for 15 months. After, a 14.99% - 23.74% Variable APR will apply. Additional benefits include auto rental collision coverage, trip cancellation/interruption insurance, travel and emergency assistance, extended warranty and purchase protections.

The Not So Good

There’s not much to not like about the Chase Freedom Flex℠. The only downsides are that the card does charge a foreign transaction fee of 3% of each transaction in U.S. dollars, and cardholders are required to activate the rotating spending categories every quarter to qualify for the 5% cashback rate on those.


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Expert Reviews of the Chase Freedom Flex℠

  • Regular APR

    4.5

  • Intro APR

    4.0

  • Fees

    4.0

  • Benefits

    5.0

  • Overall Rating

    4.5 /5


Consumer Reviews 104 Reviews

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