Just announced: New way to save at Amazon, Macy’s and Sam’s Club this holiday season

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With the Black Friday 2018 holiday shopping season right around the corner, there’s a new way to save an extra 5% on everything you buy at Amazon, Macy’s, Sam’s Club and more.

From October 1 to December 31, Discover and Chase Freedom® cardholders can get cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases.

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Discover and Chase Freedom® announce 5% cash back categories 

If you already have an eligible credit card in your wallet, you know that they offer 5% cash back on rotating categories throughout the year, which you must activate to get the rewards for using your card.

Here are the Discover and Chase Freedom® cash back categories for the fourth quarter of 2018:


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Chase Freedom®

  • Department stores
  • Wholesale clubs (Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale)
  • Purchases made with Chase Pay

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Of course, taking advantage of the 5% cash back offers from Discover or Chase Freedom® only makes sense if you don’t carry a balance on your credit cards.

Read the fine print below to make sure that your purchases qualify for the bonus:

Discover fine print 

For Discover it® and Discover® More® cardmembers only: Activate to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at Amazon.com and Wholesale Clubs from 10/1/18 (or the date on which you activate 5%, whichever is later) through 12/31/18 on up to $1,500 in purchases. Amazon.com purchases include those made through the Amazon.com checkout, including digital downloads, Amazon.com gift cards, Amazon Fresh orders, Amazon Local Deals and Amazon Prime subscriptions and items sold by third party merchants through Amazon.com’s marketplace. Listed merchants are in no way sponsoring or affiliated with this program. Amazon, the Amazon.com logo and the smile logo are trademarks of Amazon or its Affiliates. Check with your Wholesale Club to make sure your Discover card is accepted. Certain Wholesale Club services, such as travel and cell phone purchases may not be eligible in this category. Purchases made using tap-and-pay, mobile or wireless card readers, virtual wallets or similar technology may not be eligible. Rewards are added to your Cashback Bonus account within two billing periods. See Cashback Bonus Program Terms and Conditions for more information about your rewards.

Chase Freedom® fine print

Department stores

  • J.C. Penney
  • Nordstrom & Nordstrom Rack
  • Macy’s
  • Kohl’s
  • Dillard’s
  • Saks Fifth Avenue & Off Fifth
  • Sears
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Stein Mart
  • Belk
  • AliExpress
  • Boscov’s
  • Von Maur
  • The Bon-Ton
  • Carson Pirie Scott
  • Younkers
  • Herberger’s
  • Boston Store
  • Stage Stores
  • Peebles
  • Beall’s of Florida
  • Elder-Beerman
  • Gordmans
  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • Bergner’s
  • Goody’s
  • Gump’s

Merchants not classified as department stores except for purchases made with these merchants using Chase Pay

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Kmart
  • Discount stores like T.J. Maxx
  • Electronics stores
  • General merchandise and variety stores
  • Gift cards purchased at any locations other than department stores on the inclusion list

Wholesale clubs: Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale 


  • Purchases made through the checkout on the wholesale club merchants’ website
  • Purchases made in-store at the front-end registers
  • Purchases made at the member services desk

Excludes (Unless using Chase Pay)

  • Gas and Fuel
  • Wholesale club specialty services such as travel, insurance, cell phone and home improvement

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