Tag Archives for Chase.

Sapphire Preferred 50K to 60K, and Freedom 15K offers coming soon

Sapphire Preferred 50K

Via an inside source, I’ve learned that Chase plans to offer increased signup bonuses for the Sapphire Preferred and Freedom cards.  The expected go-live date is November 16, but sometimes deals like these appear a bit sooner in some channels, such as through Chase’s refer-a-friend program. Both cards earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  With a premium card like the Sapphire Preferred card, points are transferable to a number of airline and hotel programs.  For more…

Continue Reading »

How to share Chase Ultimate Rewards with friends

share Chase Ultimate Rewards with friends

Chase Ultimate Rewards is currently my favorite transferable points program.  You can read my comparison of transferable points programs here.  Unfortunately, Chase will soon lose Amtrak as a transfer partner, but hopefully they’ll add a valuable new partner to make up for it. One great feature of the Ultimate Rewards program is that you can freely share your points with specific people: your spouse, domestic partner, or joint business owner(s).  This is especially helpful when…

Continue Reading »

How to see which purchases qualify for Chase Ink and Freedom bonus categories


I feel like a dummy.  I’ve struggled with this for years.  Chase Ink cards are great because the earn valuable Ultimate Rewards points and they offer a number of 2X and 5X bonus categories.  However, it has always been tough to figure out whether purchases you thought would earn a bonus really did.  The Chase Ink billing statement shows overall how many base points were earned and how many bonus points were earned, but it…

Continue Reading »

Chase Freedom Bonus Increased to 20,000 Points ($200)


Update: The increased bonus is also available through the Chase website and other channels. Chase has an increased offer on their Freedom card through their referral website. Select current cardholders can refer their friends and earn 5,000 points. Their friends will earn: 20,000 points ($200) after spending $500 in the first 3 months. 2,500 points ($25) after adding an authorized user who uses the card within the first 3 months. Offer expires June 24, 2015 This…

Continue Reading »