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Sign up for the Chase Freedom 2nd quarter 2014 bonus categories

You can now activate your Chase Freedom credit cards to earn 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in these 2 bonus categories:

  • Restaurants
  • Lowe’s home improvement stores

The 2nd quarter bonus will run from April 1 – June 30, 2014.

This isn't a very diverse set of bonus categories, but there are still a few ways you can game them in your favor.

Ways to Leverage This Bonus

No secrets here. The only way to really maximize this bonus with $1,500 of spend is with gift cards.

Buy gift cards at restaurants you’ll eat at in the coming months. Lowe’s also has an extensive gift card rack with all the usual suspects – Starbucks, Amazon, iTunes, Southwest, Shell, BP, Visa, American Express, and dozens more.