5 Ways Chase Cards Can Save You Money on Holiday Shopping

Chase cards have several features that can save you big bucks over the holidays, from impressive bonuses to lengthy zero-interest offers.

If you want to keep your holiday spending under control, the right Chase credit card could be exactly what you need. Depending on which card you use, you could get rewards on all your purchases, ample time to pay off your holiday expenses interest-free, and bonuses worth hundreds of dollars.

All you need to do is figure out which offers will be the most valuable for you. To help with that, we’ll go over all the best Chase card offers that can save you money on your holiday shopping.

1. $200 back on your first $500 in purchases

Two Chase cards, the Chase Freedom Flex℠ and the Chase Freedom Unlimited®, offer sign-up bonuses of $200 after you spend $500 on purchases within three months. That’s like getting 40% cash back on the first $500 that you spend.

Not only is this bonus extremely easy to get, it’s also valuable. If you spend $500 or more on holiday gifts, your Chase bonus will save you $200. Even if you don’t spend that much on gifts, you can use your card for other expenses to hit that spending minimum.

2. No interest for 15 months

If you’re a bit short on cash and you want to pay off your holiday shopping over several months, a credit card with a 0% intro APR on purchases is a smart choice. With this type of card, you’re not charged interest on your balance during the intro period.

The two Chase cards mentioned above (the Chase Freedom Flex℠ and the Chase Freedom Unlimited®) also offer 0% intro APRs on purchases for the first 15 months. In addition to scoring a $200 bonus, you could avoid any interest charges if you get your balance paid off within 15 months.

Now, it’s typically a better approach to only make purchases you can pay off in full. But if you’re going to finance any holiday spending, you should use a card with a zero-interest offer.

3. 5% back at Walmart

A special feature of the Chase Freedom Flex℠ and the now-discontinued Chase Freedom® credit card is their rotating bonus categories. If you have either card, you’ll earn 5% back on up to $1,500 of purchases in those rotating bonus categories every quarter that you activate.

From October through December of this year, the bonus categories are Walmart and PayPal purchases.

Walmart, in particular, is an excellent bonus category for the holiday season. You’ll get 5% back on all your gift shopping, both in stores and online. If you spent $1,000 on gifts at Walmart, you’d earn $50 back.

4. 5% back at Amazon and a $100 gift card

Chase’s Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card is perfect for those who plan to shop for holiday gifts at Amazon.

As soon as you’re approved, a $100 Amazon gift card will be loaded to your account. Your first $100 in

Patriots-Broncos anti-analysis (Take 2): More Chase Winovich conspiracy theories; Mohamed Sanu’s clothing line, Bean Talk

If you’re reading this, the New England Patriots’ game against the Denver Broncos hasn’t been postponed — yet. But you never know. We’ve still got a few hours. At this point, nothing is for certain until we get to the National Anthem and coin toss.

There was plenty of weird stuff to cover in last week’s anti-analysis before the game’s second postponement — especially Chase Winovich’s takes on aliens and Canadian ice dragons. However, the week went on without a game, and there was still plenty of non-football to talk about — including Chase Winovich’s takes on Mothman and the one conspiracy theory even he wasn’t willing to talk about.

Patriots-Broncos anti-analysis (Take 2)

I’m not here to analyze the Patriots’ game this Sunday. That sounds like actual work Chris Mason or Matt Vautour would do (suckers). Instead, I’m here to point out 5-10 observations and general tidbits that have at least a tangential connection to Sunday’s game.

1. This week in Chase Winovich conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories have become a recurring topic during Winovich’s regular appearances of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak and Bertrand” show. This week, the hosts did a lightning round of various conspiracy theories to get Winovich’s thoughts on them:

Roswell UFO landing: “Cover-up”

Chupacabra: Not real.

Mothman: “I know he’s real.”

Moon landing: Not a hoax.

Bigfoot: “I think he exists, but not in the way we think he exists.”

2. The conspiracy theory that’s off-limits for Winovich: Why didn’t Malcolm Butler play in the Super Bowl?

The hosts followed up with one bonus conspiracy theory, asking Winovich if he knew why Butler didn’t play in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Winovich’s response after a pause: “I think I’m losing connection”

3. What are former Patriots up to? WR Mohamed Sanu

The former Patriots receiver is currently without a team after getting cut by the San Francisco 49ers. While Sanu doesn’t currently have a team, he does have a side hustle in the form of his own clothing line: Bean Talk.

The company mostly sells shirts and hats. However, they do sell a coffee mug and bean bag chair (for $115.50).

So what the heck does Bean Talk mean?

“It’s just a positive expression really. So definitely like the conversation we’re having right now, that’s ‘bean talk,’” Sanu said back in 2017.

For reference, the conversation at the team was about shoes. However, Sanu stressed that it was not, in fact, “shoe talk.”

“No, it’s really ‘bean talk’ though, because it’s on a ‘bean,’ Sanu said. “Like it’s positivity, if you like it and it’s a great conversation, that’s ‘bean talk’. Or say like right now my outfit’s ‘on a bean’. You know, I got the Joker cleats on with the red socks, um, ‘bean talk’ shirt. Got the ‘beansky’ hat. You know it’s just very subtle details, details matter.”

4. The Bill Belichick-approved non-answer of the week

Isaiah Wynn on whether he’s been in contact with players who have contracted COVID-19.

More Chase Winovich conspiracy theories; Mohamed Sanu’s clothing line, Bean Talk

If you’re reading this, the New England Patriots’ game against the Denver Broncos hasn’t been postponed — yet. But you never know. We’ve still got a few hours. At this point, nothing is for certain until we get to the National Anthem and coin toss.

There was plenty of weird stuff to cover in last week’s anti-analysis before the game’s second postponement — especially Chase Winovich’s takes on aliens and Canadian ice dragons. However, the week went on without a game, and there was still plenty of non-football to talk about — including Chase Winovich’s takes on Mothman and the one conspiracy theory even he wasn’t willing to talk about.

Patriots-Broncos anti-analysis (Take 2)

I’m not here to analyze the Patriots’ game this Sunday. That sounds like actual work Chris Mason or Matt Vautour would do (suckers). Instead, I’m here to point out 5-10 observations and general tidbits that have at least a tangential connection to Sunday’s game.

1. This week in Chase Winovich conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories have become a recurring topic during Winovich’s regular appearances of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak and Bertrand” show. This week, the hosts did a lightning round of various conspiracy theories to get Winovich’s thoughts on them:

Roswell UFO landing: “Cover-up”

Chupacabra: Not real.

Mothman: “I know he’s real.”

Moon landing: Not a hoax.

Bigfoot: “I think he exists, but not in the way we think he exists.”

2. The conspiracy theory that’s off-limits for Winovich: Why didn’t Malcolm Butler play in the Super Bowl?

The hosts followed up with one bonus conspiracy theory, asking Winovich if he knew why Butler didn’t play in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Winovich’s response after a pause: “I think I’m losing connection”

3. What are former Patriots up to? WR Mohamed Sanu

The former Patriots receiver is currently without a team after getting cut by the San Francisco 49ers. While Sanu doesn’t currently have a team, he does have a side hustle in the form of his own clothing line: Bean Talk.

The company mostly sells shirts and hats. However, they do sell a coffee mug and bean bag chair (for $115.50).

So what the heck does Bean Talk mean?

“It’s just a positive expression really. So definitely like the conversation we’re having right now, that’s ‘bean talk,’” Sanu said back in 2017.

For reference, the conversation at the team was about shoes. However, Sanu stressed that it was not, in fact, “shoe talk.”

“No, it’s really ‘bean talk’ though, because it’s on a ‘bean,’ Sanu said. “Like it’s positivity, if you like it and it’s a great conversation, that’s ‘bean talk’. Or say like right now my outfit’s ‘on a bean’. You know, I got the Joker cleats on with the red socks, um, ‘bean talk’ shirt. Got the ‘beansky’ hat. You know it’s just very subtle details, details matter.”

4. The Bill Belichick-approved non-answer of the week

Isaiah Wynn on whether he’s been in contact with players who have contracted COVID-19.