The Chase Freedom Unlimited is a great, no-annual-fee credit card for beginners and advanced award travelers. It is a simple cash back credit card that earns 1.5% cash back on all purchases in addition to 5% cash back on up to $12,000 of grocery store purchases in the first year (excluding Walmart and Target) and 5% cash back on Lyft rides paid for with the Freedom Unlimited.
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If you’re new to points and miles, the Chase Freedom Unlimited can be an amazing card. Approval is relatively easy and the card helps you build a relationship with Chase so you can eventually get some of the issuer’s more valuable cards, such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve.
The Chase Freedom Unlimited has elevated its typical sign-up bonus to include two components: cash back (or points) and an introductory 5% bonus category. New applicants will earn a $200 bonus after spending $500 in their first three months, as well as 5% cash back (5x points per dollar) on up to $12,000 of grocery store purchases in their first year.
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