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.
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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
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