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
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases