It's already January 2, so you're probably eager to knock off the easier 5% cash back categories this quarter. Before you do, be sure to register each of your cards, so you don't find yourself unpleasantly suprised when your statement closes. Here are the links to register:
- Chase Freedom. 5 non-flexible Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent, up to $1,500 per Freedom card, at grocery stores, excluding Walmart and Target stores (although I'm unsure whether that restriction will actually be enforced).
- Discover it (log in first). 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending at gas stations, now with no redemption thresholds.
- Citi Dividend Platinum Select. 5% cash back at Macy's and home furnishing stores.
- US Bank Cash+. 5% cash back on up to $2,000 in charitable spending, including Kiva loans, department store spending like Sears, or electronics stores like Best Buy, among other options.
And as long as you're taking care of housekeeping, be sure to visit my Hotel Promotions page to make sure you're registered for all the promotions that have been announced so far.