The Q3 5% cash back categories for the Chase Freedom Flex Card are finally out. The Freedom Flex Card is one of the market’s most popular cash back credit cards – thanks to the rotating 5% cash back categories. Here’s what you need to know about the new Chase Freedom Flex bonus 5% cash back categories for July through September 2022:

What Are the New Chase Freedom Flex Cash Back Categories?

The Chase Freedom Flex is a versatile cash back rewards credit card. The card earns 5% back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards, 3% on drugstore purchases, dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery services, and 1% back on all other purchases.

Those rewards are just part of the card’s versatility, however. The Flex also earns 5% back on up to $1,500 on combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter after activation. Those categories for Q3 2022 (July through September) are now known:

  • Gas stations
  • Car rentals
  • Movie theatres
  • Select live entertainment*

The new bonus categories are great for anyone planning a summer vacation – and especially if those plans involve hitting the open road. Here is how the entire Chase Freedom Flex Cash Back Calendar for 2022 looks:

5% Cash Back Category
January – March 2022 Groceries (excluding larger stores like Target or Walmart) and eBay
April – June 2022 and select streaming services
July – September 2022 Gas stations, car rentals, movie theatres, and select live entertainment
October – December 2022 TBD

*Live Entertainment includes major professional sporting events, zoos and aquariums, concerts, theatrical productions, museums, tourist attractions and exhibits, amusement parks, circuses, carnivals, bands, and entertainers (ticket agencies selling on behalf of the entertainment venue are included).

Chase Also Extending Gas Welcome Offer for New Cardmembers

Chase has also extended its new cardmember gas station offer. This welcome offer gives new Freedom Unlimited or Freedom Flex cardmembers 5% cash back for each $1 spent on purchases in gas stations made within the first year from opening an account, or until they reach $6,000 in gas station purchases, whichever occurs first.  This offer expires on October 16, 2022.

Official Terms and Conditions

Chase outlines specific rules and regulations regarding eligible purchases. Eligible cardholders must enroll their card before earning 5% back. They can activate the categories online at The first day for registration for Q3 is June 15, 2022. The last day for Q3 registration is September 14, 2022.

Keep in mind that the 5% cash back applies to the first $1,500 in purchases in the quarter. Once a cardholder spends over $1,500 in those eligible categories, they will earn 1% cash back on all purchases until the fourth quarter begins on October 1, 2022, for a different set of categories.

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