Best for transferable points

The Chase Freedom Unlimited is a card held by beginners and award traveler pros alike. With no annual fee and no rotating bonus categories this card makes earning rewards simple. (Partner offer)

At a glance

  • 5% Enjoy 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, our premier rewards program that lets you redeem rewards for cash back, travel, gift cards and more;
  • 3% 3% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service
  • 1.5% 1.5% on all other purchases
Earn an Additional 1.5% Cash Back
Intro Offer: Earn an additional 1.5% cash back on everything you buy (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year) - worth up to $300 cash back!
Up to 29.99%
26.49% Variable
16.49% - 25.24% Variable
0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers for 15 months
16.49% - 25.24% Variable
0% Intro APR on Purchases for 15 months
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At a glance

  • 5% Enjoy 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, our premier rewards program that lets you redeem rewards for cash back, travel, gift cards and more;
  • 3% 3% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service
  • 1.5% 1.5% on all other purchases
Earn an Additional 1.5% Cash Back
Intro Offer: Earn an additional 1.5% cash back on everything you buy (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year) - worth up to $300 cash back!
Up to 29.99%
26.49% Variable
16.49% - 25.24% Variable
0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers for 15 months
16.49% - 25.24% Variable
0% Intro APR on Purchases for 15 months
$0
  • Intro Offer: Earn an additional 1.5% cash back on everything you buy (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year) - worth up to $300 cash back!
  • Enjoy 6.5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, our premier rewards program that lets you redeem rewards for cash back, travel, gift cards and more; 4.5% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service, and 3% on all other purchases (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year).
  • After your first year or $20,000 spent, enjoy 5% cash back on Chase travel purchased through Ultimate Rewards®, 3% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service, and unlimited 1.5% cash back on all other purchases.
  • No minimum to redeem for cash back. You can choose to receive a statement credit or direct deposit into most U.S. checking and savings accounts. Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open!
  • Enjoy 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.49% - 25.24%.
  • No annual fee – You won’t have to pay an annual fee for all the great features that come with your Freedom Unlimited® card
  • Keep tabs on your credit health, Chase Credit Journey helps you monitor your credit with free access to your latest score, real-time alerts, and more.

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

TPG Editor's Rating

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4/5

Overview

If you’re new to points, then this is the perfect beginner 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 (truthfully, it is even a great card for experts as well). With a bonus of an additional 1.5% cash back on everything you buy (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year) – worth up to $300 cash back! If you already have another Chase card that earns Ultimate rewards, you can transfer your earnings into points.

Pros

  • At least 1.5% back on every purchase, with up to 5% or 3% back on select categories.
  • There is no annual fee.
  • Perfect for everyday, non-bonused spending.
  • Has incredible value when paired with a premium Chase card.

Cons

  • There is a 3% foreign transaction fee so the card shouldn't be used abroad.
  • Limited card perks and benefits.

Who is this card good for?

If you’re just starting out with credit cards and want to build up valuable travel points quickly, the Freedom Unlimited card is a great place to start. The card is a great card for everyday, non-bonus spending and can provide incredible value when paired with a premium Chase card.

Earning Rewards

This card is a great overall cash back option. Plus, 5% back on travel booked through Ultimate Rewards, 3% back on dining, 3% at drugstores, along with 1.5% back on all other purchases. Thanks to Chase’s partnership with Lyft, you can also earn 5% cash back on Lyft rides paid for with the Freedom Unlimited (through March 2025).

Frequently asked questions