‘Tis the Season to Tackle the Holiday Birthday Blues, Says Chase Freedom Survey

Small gestures can bring much-needed cheer for Americans feeling
slighted by combined birthday/holiday celebrations

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ChaseFreedom–Having a holiday birthday is surely not nice, said many Americans that
have birthdays during the holiday season. In a national survey1
conducted by Chase Freedom, a third (32%) of those surveyed with holiday
birthdays feel that they are celebrated less – by those whom you might
find on the naughty list.


In fact, one-fifth of Americans admitted to forgetting, ignoring or
deliberately downplaying someone’s birthday because it falls on or near
a holiday, the survey found.

“Chase Freedom wants to chase away those holiday birthday blues,” said
BJ Mahoney, General Manager of Chase Freedom. “We encourage holiday
birthdayers – and their loved ones – to use their Cash Back rewards to
make this birthday one that won’t be forgotten.”

Here’s what the Chase Freedom survey uncovered:

  • Holidays and birthdays collide. 43% of those surveyed had a
    birthday on or near a major U.S. holiday, with 64% knowing a family
    member/friend with a holiday birthday.
  • Counting the days to Christmas: Bah humbug. 84% said that
    October through December is a tough time of the year to have a
    birthday, with 61% ranking Christmas as the worst holiday birthday.
  • Little things make a difference. 56% of respondents said that
    even a small gesture or an inexpensive gift helps to beat the holiday
    birthday blues.
  • Cash Back rewards can bring all a good night. 75% said that
    Cash Back rewards is a great solution for buying holiday birthday
    presents for family, friends —and even for themselves.

Chase Freedom allows cardmembers to earn 5% cash back on up to $1500 in
purchases in select categories each quarter and 1% cash back on all
other purchases. Throughout the fourth quarter, the 5% cash back
categories are Walmart and select department stores. For a full list of
participating department stores, click here.

Chase Freedom Unlimited cardmembers can earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on
everything they buy, anywhere.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan
Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with
assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly
half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services,
including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing,
investment advice, small business loans and payment processing.
Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: 5,200 branches,
16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone.

1 National Survey was conducted by ORC International on
October 23-25, 2017 among 1,011 adults, 18 years of age and older.
Completed interviews are weighted by five variables: age, sex,
geographic region, race and education to ensure reliable and accurate
representation of the total U.S. population, 18 years of age and older.

Contacts

Chase Card Services
Lauren Ryan, 212-270-4435
lauren.f.ryan@chase.com