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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Chase Freedom

Today, we’re entering the third quarter of 2015, which means new 5% quarterly rotating categories for the Chase Freedom and Discover It cards.

As a reminder, each of these cards offers 5x points or 5% cash back per $1 on up to $1,500 worth of purchases at specific merchants or categories of merchants. These bonus merchant categories change every quarter (so four times per year). As of today, July 1, the third quarter of the year has commenced, and with it comes new earning possibilities for both of these cards.

Chase Freedom’s 5% categories for 2015.

Chase Freedom: Gas Stations and Kohl’s

Once you have activated your card, from July 1 to September 30, 2015 you’ll earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases at gas stations and Kohl’s stores.

And if you don’t already have the card, now’s as good a time to sign up — Chase Freedom is currently offering an sign-up bonus of 10,000 points after you spend $500 in the first three months or you can transfer them to Ultimate Rewards if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus. From there, you can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to travel partners like Southwest, Hyatt and United.

If you’re already a cardholder, you can register here to activate your spending bonus each quarter. The activation deadline is September 14, 2015. If you register by then, Chase will retroactively credit all eligible purchases with the 5x earning, but it’s better to just activate now so you do not forget and possibly miss out on this earning potential.

The Discover It’s 5% categories for 2015.

Discover It: Home Improvement Stores, Department Stores, &

Like the Freedom, the Discover It offers 5% cash back in quarterly rotating categories, which you can find here (you can activate your card to earn the bonus points via that link as well).

Activate 5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,500 in purchases at Home Improvement Stores, Department Stores and at from now through September 30, 2015.

The Discover It is not currently offering a sign-up bonus, but you earn 5% back on these categories and 1% back on everyday purchases, and it has other great features such as no annual fee, no over-limit fees and no foreign transaction fees. Discover points are straight-up cash-back currency which you can redeem in the following ways:

For more information, see these posts:

Chase Freedom®

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  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate
  • Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases — it's automatic
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 14.24-23.24%. Balance transfer fee is 5% of the amount transferred, $5 minimum
  • Enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months like gas stations, restaurants, and wholesale clubs
  • Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open
  • No annual fee
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
0% for 15 months 14.24%-23.24% Variable $0 3.00% Excellent/Good