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Chase Sapphire Preferred New 55K Points Offer–Like the Good Al’ Times, but Better!



Some blogs are reporting the offer as dead. I can still access it as of 5.55 PM EST. If you see 40,000 points when you click on the link, try manually copy the link and paste it in Incognito (Chrome) or In-Private (IE). Please report your experiences  

There is finally some good news we could enjoy. Chase has just announced a new 55,000 bonus for its Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. You will receive 50,000 points after meeting the $3,000 spend requirement in 3 months and another 5,000 points after adding an authorized user. Their regular offer before that was 40,000 points which was already a great deal, as well.

Of course, Chase had their hand forced after recent devaluations of United Mileage Plus and Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty programs. Nevertheless, this new bonus makes this card the very best credit card offer publicly available. In the very least, 55,000 points translate into $550. And you can still get much better value for booking travel or transferring your points to partners–devaluation or not.

The annual fee is waived for the first year, $125 after that. The annual fee seems to be up from the last deal, but no one forces you to keep the card. You can just cancel in 11 months after using up your bonus.

Get your application HERE. Just to remind you, I do not get paid when you click on any of my credit card links.

Here are the UR transfer partners:

British Airways

Korean Air

Southwest Airlines

United MileagePlus

Virgin Atlantic

Amtrak Guest Rewards



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Delta Smacks United

Disclaimer: No airline executives have been harmed during the creation of this masterpiece. Oh, and all characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead, undead, or unborn is purely coincidental. Scout’s honor! Big Boss sat behind his huge desk, buried (desk, not him) under tons of loose paper, folders,Continue Reading

Hyatt Devalues Too… Haven’t We All Had Enough!

After the epic United and sneaky Delta devaluations, Hyatt has become the lucky charm that declared a major devaluation of their loyalty program  in the last 10 days. To be honest, Hyatt devaluation is not as dramatic as United’s and not as kick-in-the guts as Delta’s. It’s more balanced. They charge more points for eachContinue Reading

United Slashes 20% off Award Redemption to Europe: A Silver Lining?

Ken Iwelumo / / GNU Free Documentation License It seems United wants to make amends. And in the process re-train us to fly in economy class to Europe. What a daunting task! Here is the United offer in its entirety. I took a liberty to highlight things I find important. Save 20% on aContinue Reading

My “About Me” Page Is Not Working

Just wanted to say that I’m aware of the problem and am working on it. I can see it when I’m logged on, but it gives me (and everyone else) an error when I’m logged out. If any of you, good people, have a clue what the hell it could be, please let me know.Continue Reading

Virgin Atlantic Credit Card with 50,000-Mile Sign Up Bonus Is Back!

Thomas Hawk / Foter / CC BY-NC I knew it was just a matter of time. After sacking the card a few months earlier, Bank of America came back with a new one: a Master Card instead of AMEX. Everything else including the bonus and other Terms and Conditions seems to remain the same, but… ThisContinue Reading

The Mysterious EMV Credit Cards | Frugal Travel Guy

Check my today article on EMV credit cards. Without it, you can truly get lost outside of the US, especially in Europe. The Mysterious EMV Credit Cards | Frugal Travel Guy.

Still Want to Go to the 2014 World Cup? You Might Be Upset Right Now.

  Digo_Souza / Foter / CC BY-ND Why? Because most airlines have blocked either Saver awards or all awards in and out of Brazil around next midsummer. Because hotel and apartment rentals rates are astronomical even if you can find availability. That’s a big if because in many cases you can’t. As for staying for freeContinue Reading

Free Flights Section Minor (but pleasant) Update

While Citibank appears to be sticking to their most recent policy changes (no more churning spree of personal cards), there is a slightly better Business Master card option now available: 50,000 bonus miles instead of 40,000 according to Flyertalk. So, well, um, wanna grab it? Citibank Master Card Personal and Business 50K Bonus Miles Offer

New Changes (again) with Citibank American Airlines Cards

According to Flyertalk, it might no longer be possible to churn two personal AA cards in 8 days. This is a new development, so we’ll see what happens in the next few days. But, the rule for our hobby remains the same: you snooze you lose, folks. As always. See changes in my Free Flights section If you’ve beenContinue Reading

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