Here is your chance to earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points with no first year fee. This is double their typical sign up bonus.
Chase Points transfer to: Amtrak, Continental, British Airways, Priority Club, Hyatt and Marriott at a 1:1 ratio
When you call them, their phones are answered by people, not prompts (it is true and fantastic)
There are plenty of gift card offers as well with these points, to cash out your signup bonus. The value of the points is one cent each on gift card redemptions.
Katy and I have each had this card and successfully transfered the points to our respective Continental Airlines accounts. You can bet, as past card holders we will be emailing for a bump the bonus to 50K. When we applied the offer was only 25K.
Chase Sapphire℠ Preferred Card 50000 Transferable Points, No First Year Fee 25% Bonus when used on Travel
A Word of Caution: From my past personal experience and that of reader emails, I think you are best off waiting at least 30 days from your last Chase application before applying for your next one. I know the British Airways card was the latest score for many of you, so keep that suggestion in mind. I have no idea when this promo will end unfortunately, but I have not been told it was a limited time offer.
If anybody is paying for flying these days it is because they are not taking care of their credit. The award charts still say 25,000 miles for domestic flights but most of the offers are now 50,000 miles, points and up.These companies actually seem to be feeding off one another. I did not expect to see the Sapphire Preferred card offer until later in the week.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49