I recently made a few charges on my Sapphire card
for travel (purchases made in June and July). After finding out that Chase Sapphire℠ Preferred Card is now offering two points per one dollar spend on travel, I emailed Chase through the secure messaging system, asking them to consider awarding me the extra points for the purchases that I had made prior to the terms of this change.
Their response was as follows:
“I would like to inform you that, the two points per dollar spent when you purchase flights, hotel accommodations, car rentals, and time shares offer is effective for purchases made after 07/17/2011. Since the purchases made are before 07/17/2011, the two points per dollar spent offer will not be applied on these purchases. But as a gesture of my commitment to you, I have added 25,000 points to your account. You will see this adjustment on your next billing statement.”
SCORE! I asked for approximately 1000 extra points and they said no. Instead they gave me 25,000 points!
If you made travel expenditures prior to 7/17/2011, I suggest giving this a shot!
My secure email netted zero, but I received confirmation that I earned double on my past Hilton stays. It only takes a minute to try!
Rick Ingersoll is the world’s expert on frugal travel and flying free and the author of The Frugal Travel Guy Handbook. A retired mortgage banker, he splits his time between Traverse City, Michigan, and Hilton Head Island, South... All Articles
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