I jumped out of bed in the middle of the night when I realized the email from Chase turning me down for the 50,000 point bump-the-bonus on the Chase Sapphire℠ Preferred Card may, indeed, be telling us a new application is really worth 100,000 points. Here is the denial of my bump the bonus request again:
Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to assist you today. Thank you for your inquiry. With the continual changes and promotional offers for many credit card products we at Chase will always consider allowing the newest promotion to be applied to any qualified accounts that were opened within the previous 90 days of the offer. In reviewing the open date on the accounts, I regret to advise that the accounts are not qualified to participate in the new enrollment promotion and therefore we are unable to honor your request. Although we appreciate your loyalty, we ask that you trust that this decision is the same for all members whose accounts do not fall within this designated time frame. We feel that adhering to the same policy for all members outside of this designated time frame is the best way to remain fair and consistent.
If you have any further questions, please reply using the Secure Message Center.
If I am reading that correctly… If you apply for an offer and find an offer within 90 days of your acceptance that is better than the offer you signed up for:
“….Chase will always consider allowing the newest promotion to be applied to any qualified accounts that were opened within the previous 90 days of the offer….”
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and waddles like a duck… I think they just told us that if we find a better offer within 90 days of sign-up, they would bump the bonus. In this case it is SV6 promo code.
Here is my question to any of you who tried to bump the bonus on an account that was opened in the last 90 days: Were any of you refused the extra 50K? If you look at the comments from last Saturday’s post, it looks as if only those with old accounts were denied.
Maybe those of you without this card in your portfolio should reconsider. I carry the Chase Sapphire℠ Preferred Card now as my secondary card and when I’m traveling abroad because of the excellent customer service and no foreign transaction fees. We may actually have another 100,000 point card from Chase on our hands.
Remember a reader early this morning see you may be too late to get the extra 50K. YMMV
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Annual Fee: $95 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The Sapphire Preferred offers 2x points on dining and travel, and no foreign transaction fees, making this the go-to card for travelers.
This card accumulates Ultimate Rewards points, which are very valuable for transfer to United and Hyatt. Overall, this card is a great choice for maximizing earnings on dining, travel, and every day spend.
- Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate RewardsSM
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
- 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
- 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
- Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95