$300 (30,000 points) Chase Freedom & (Targeted) 75,000 points Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Disclosure:  I don’t (as in do not) earn a referral if you sign up for the $300 Chase Freedom Card.  But it is still a good deal!

1.   $300 Chase Freedom.   The Chase Freedom with a $300 (or 30,000 point) sign-up bonus after spending $500 within 3 months is back.  This is much better than the previous version with a $250 sign-up bonus after spending $500 within 3 months.

$300 Chase Freedom

$300 Chase Freedom

I updated the “Bank Reward Points” credit card tabs with this offer yesterday so that you always have access to the best credit card deals!

Yes, this isn’t a particularly high sign-on bonus, but this is also a no annual fee card.  More importantly, it gets you 5% cash back (or 5X Ultimate Rewards points) for spending in certain quarterly categories which, in my opinion, provides great value for regular spenders.

If you got the $250 or $200 Chase Freedom in the last 3 months, you should send Chase a secure message (use the format below) and ask them for the extra points!

2.   75,000 point Chase Sapphire Preferred Frugal Travel Guy alerted me to a post on FlyerTalk about a 75,000 point targeted offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Last June, Emily got an extra 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points by asking to be matched to a targeted offer for a 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points.

I don’t know if that will happen this time, and there is a strong possibility that Chase will not match you to the 75,000 point offer.

But it doesn’t hurt to send Chase a message or to call and ask to be matched to the 75,000 point offer if you were approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred in the last 3 months.

Update:  Many readers have commented and emailed that this didn’t work for them.  But it was worth trying!

Feel free to borrow and tweak what I wrote last time:

Dear Chase Representative,

I just last week received my new Chase Sapphire Preferred card with a sign up bonus of 50,000 points after spending $3,000.

Today, I learned of a new offer which promises 75,000 bonus points. I would be very grateful if you would extend the 75,000 bonus point offer to me as well since I just applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

I have been a long time customer of Chase, and have had my primary checking and credit card accounts with Chase for many years and hope to maintain them for many more years to come!

Kind Regards,

Emily

Bottom Line:  It doesn’t hurt to ask Chase to match you to the best current offer if you applied for a Chase credit card in the last 90 days.

I suspect that Chase will not match folks to the latest 75,000 point Sapphire Preferred offer, but it doesn’t hurt to try!  Or dream about an extra 25,000 points.

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39 Responses to $300 (30,000 points) Chase Freedom & (Targeted) 75,000 points Chase Sapphire Preferred

  1. thanks for the tip… i literally got my sapphire card last week… my message to chase has already been sent… i will let you know how it goes…

  2. I sent a message to chase.
    They rejected it by explaining that the targeted offer was part of a test mailer, and doesn’t apply to everyone. didn’t give me the extra points :(

  3. Waste of time. NO WAY they will match targeted offers

  4. @George - I don’t expect it to work with the Chase Sapphire Preferred, because it is a targeted mailing, but I suspect it will work with the Chase Freedom.

    @NewToMiles – They’ve clamped down on this, but it doesn’t hurt to try. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  5. rejected!!! i probably got the same message as newtomiles…

  6. Rejected with the condition if I got the targeted offer, they will match it.

  7. Rejected as well. I would say it’s not worth the trouble, but it literally took 3 minutes at most, so it was totally worth the off-chance of 25,000 extra points!

  8. Denied as well.

  9. Denied too, does anyone have a code to try? here’s the verbiage
    Please note that the 75,000 bonus points offer was an
    acquisition test offer only and was sent to a select
    customers through direct mail. In order to match this
    offer on your existing Sapphire account, please reply to
    this e-mail with the Offer Code and Invitation Number that
    were included on the direct mail offer that was addressed
    to you. Once we receive your reply, we will be happy to
    submit the request to update the rewards on your account.

  10. Need the offer code and they may bump it

  11. They replied to my message (almost immediately (impressive!)) saying “The offer rewards you with 75,000 bonus reward points after spending $500 in the first 3 months on your Sapphire Preferred account. In order to match this offer on your existing Sapphire account, please reply to this e-mail with the Offer Code and Invitation Number that were included on the direct mail offer that was addressed to you. Once we receive your reply, we will be happy to submit the request to update the rewards on your account.

    If you were not the recipient of the mailing, we will be unable to honor the request to apply the offer to your account. I understand you may be disappointed and I am sincerely sorry for any confusion. Please know that we will consider reviewing the terms of other offers you receive in the future.”

    So, if you were targeted, this should work. If not (like me), you’re SOL.

  12. I just sent a message to Chase and while I got the same response as above about it being a targeted mailer, the rep stated that the bonus was for “100,000 bonus reward points after spending $500 in the first 3 months on your Sapphire Preferred account.” Is anyone else getting this amount back in their rejection messages or even if they were targeted by the direct mail piece? I’ll be calling Chase directly to see if I can’t push this through as is seems crazy to pass up twice as many points for 1/3 of the spend.

  13. Here’s hoping I get an offer in the mail….

  14. @George @Avi @Aaron @emmygofly @phil @tom @M @John @aeronathan – Thanks for checking and posting your results! I’ll update the post to mention that Chase doesn’t seem to be matching to the 75K offer.

    @Henrik – You’re right that there is a slim chance of them matching to a targeted offer (I mentioned that twice in the post!), but it doesn’t hurt to try.

  15. Is there any way to Opt-In to the pre-screened offers for credit? I used to get offers in the mail for miles/points bonuses but when I needed to put a fraud alert on my credit file the offers stopped.

  16. I sent an email to Chase asking for the extra 10,000 pts for my chase freedom card that I’ve had for roughly one month and they just replied with a yes (see below for text of Chase email)! I originally was credited 20,000 after a $500 spend, so having 50% extra points on top of that this is huge for me. Thanks so much for this info!

    “Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the 30,000
    point enrollment bonus offer.

    I am pleased to advise that I did add 10,000 points to the
    account so that it receives a total of 30,000 points for
    an enrollment bonus. You will see this adjustment on the
    next statement. This adjustment is available for
    redemption now.”

  17. I emailed chase they won’t match it. I just got my sapphire 2 weeks ago and have been a chase cardholder for over 10 years plus I have 2 checking accounts with them!

  18. So replying to myself, if you’ve ever opted out of the offers for credit you can opt back in at the same place. My credit score is a 785 so hopefully I get some good offers.

    https://www.optoutprescreen.com/

  19. I sent two messages to Chase. My husband just got his Sapphire last week. Hoping to get him bumped but it didn’t work. I signed into my account since I got my Sapphire a few months ago (also have the Ink that I got a month ago). It was a quick denial for me as well. They said we could reply with an invitation #. Oh well, that stinks.

  20. I called the number on the 50k sapphire preferred webpage. I said i am a cardholder and that 75k would convince my wife to also apply for the card and if they could mail her the targetted offer. No luck.

  21. My husband was targeted for the 100k points about 3 months ago. I waited and waited to be targeted, but each month it was the same offer 50k after 1st purchase. I finally took it, after several emails trying to get them to target me :( no luck. 50k is better than nothing I suppose. Maybe if I keep my fingers crossed I’ll get targeted for the 75k.

  22. no dice
    Dear ________,

    I understand you are concerned about the 75,000 bonus
    points offered on the Chase Sapphire account.

    Kindly allow us to explain that many of our promotional
    programs are offered by our Marketing Department at random
    to different customers for a limited time. I would also
    like to inform you that, regarding the 75,000 bonus points
    is a targeted offer to selected cardmembers where a
    solicitation code is provided to take advantage of this
    offer. If you have received any mail regarding the offer
    please provide us with the invitation code and the offer
    id, either myself or one of my colleagues will be happy to
    address your concern.

    We regret that we are unable to credit any additional
    bonus points to your account as you wish but hope that
    this explanation will clarify our marketing procedures.

    If you have any further questions, please reply using the
    Secure Message Center.

    Thank you,

    Giselle Braganza
    E-mail Customer Service Advisor

    1-800-436-7927

  23. Chase responded to my secured message about the new Chase Freedom offer. They will matched the new offer as soon as I meet the spending requirement.

  24. @Ken – Ha! You answered your own question and I was going to suggest the same link.

    @Jen & MichaelP – Great news and thanks for sharing!

    @Lauren @Kathy @Francisco C @sharon @Charles – Thanks for checking and posting back on the blog.

  25. thanks for the sample

  26. I was approved for the bump. Here is how it worked out for me. All of which is true and I work overseas, depending on how deep they looked into my account.

    “Good afternoon,

    I have recently received my Sapphire Preferred credit card
    with 50K UR points bonus after spend. I plan to use this
    card to replace my British Airways card no ForEx amongst
    other reasons. I also plan on using this card during an
    upcoming trip to Spain in March.

    It has been brought to my attention that a 75K UR bonus
    offer has recently come into existence and I m writing to
    inquire if I may be upgraded to that bonus once spend
    requirements have been met. Thank you for your time.

    Best,
    ______

    “Dear ____________,

    Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the 75,000
    point enrollment bonus offer on your Chase Sapphire
    Preferred account ending in 4090.

    After thorough review, I see that your account is signed
    up for the bonus offer of $500.00 cash back i.e. 50,000
    points added, after your first purchases of $3,000.00
    within the first 93 days of card opening. I also
    understand, that you have come across an updated offer of
    $750.00 cash back i.e. 75,000 points, and would like to
    have it applied on your account.

    Currently, I am unable to credit additional points, as
    your account has not yet fulfilled the $3,000.00 purchase
    criteria. I would request you to complete the purchases
    for the stated amount within 93 days, and once complete,
    send us an email through the Secure Message Center and we
    will be happy to credit the additional 25,000 points to
    your account.

    I am glad I was able to assist you today with your
    inquiry. If you have any further questions, please reply
    using the Secure Message Center.”

  27. @jimmy – You’re welcome.

    @1984 – Thanks for sharing! Looks like you were the only one who managed to get it applied.

  28. I currently own the Chase Sapphire and was looking into getting the Chase Freedom to compliment that card. I am kinda stuck on what to do and was wondering what your opinion is between the Freedom and the United 50K bonus card? I only can apply for one at this time and I am planning on keeping my Sapphire even after the first year as I love the flexibility of the transfer partners.

    If you had to choose one at this time, which would you choose? It appears I can always apply for the freedom at a later date as it seems this promotion comes around and the United doesn’t. That being said, I would be losing all the extra points off of purchases from the Freedom if I don’t have that card.

    Thanks in advance!

  29. Dear Chase Sucker,

    I am writing in response to your email about the signing
    up bonus for the Chase Sapphire credit card.

    The offer for 100,000 points was an acquisition test, the
    offer was sent to randomly selected customers through
    direct mail. Regretfully, this is a non transferable
    offer. I apologize for the inconvenience.

    If you have any further questions, please reply using the
    Secure Message Center.

    They don’t even read the email as I referred to 75k.

  30. @Jay – If I had to choose 1, I’d probably choose the United card for the same reasons you mention. We don’t see 50K offers from United very often and the difference between the $250 Chase Freedom and the $300 Chase Freedom is only 5,000 points (or $50) whereas the difference between the United 50K and the regular version is 20,000 miles!

    Also, how many extra points will you be losing? Assuming you delay by 3 months, you’ll miss out on the category bonus of 7,500 ($1,500 X 5 points) which is still less than the extra miles on the United card. Some folks have been reporting success applying for 2 cards and negotiating approvals, but you have to determine if you’re comfortable with that risk. If you haven’t had a lot of new Chase cards, it could be easier to get 2 card approved at the same time.

    @JA – Ha! They’ve got used to us by now.

  31. Hey,

    Where is everyone sending these emails?

  32. Hi!

    Wouldn’t it be at the discretion of Chase’s rep when it comes to matching the 25k difference? I met the minimum spending on the day I received my Sapphire Preferred. Wonder if that comes into play when it comes to matching the 25k difference? :)

  33. I emailed but got refused,
    @ a1984

    you said BRITISH AIRWAYS CARD NO FOREX below

    what you mean by that?

    BRITISH AWAYS and NO FOREX are chase cards?

    a1984 | January 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm |

    I was approved for the bump. Here is how it worked out for me. All of which is true and I work overseas, depending on how deep they looked into my account.

    “Good afternoon,

    I have recently received my Sapphire Preferred credit card
    with 50K UR points bonus after spend. I plan to use this
    card to replace my British Airways card no ForEx amongst
    other reasons. I also plan on using this card during an
    upcoming trip to Spain in March.

    It has been brought to my attention that a 75K UR bonus
    offer has recently come into existence and I m writing to
    inquire if I may be upgraded to that bonus once spend
    requirements have been met. Thank you for your time.

    Best,
    ______

  34. denied for saph preferred + denied for reconsideration since Chase has only given me a 6k aggregate limit! smh

  35. I also tried to get the 25K bump on Sapphire but they are asking for the promo/offer code does anyone have that?

  36. I’ve been wanting to get the 60k (well actually 50k) United card and the Chase Sapphired Preferred. Does anyone feel that 75k or 100k Sapphire bonuses could become reality if I wait longer?

    My concerns:
    1) I currently I have a rather large credit limit on my BA visa and worry I may not get approved (will have to call the reconsideration line)

    2) Given my situation, am I better off applying for both UA and Sapphire cards on the same day?

    3) If I wait for a larger Sapphire bonus, either the 50k could go away? Are we at risk of seeing the current UA bonus go away (I didn’t see an expiration date)

  37. My earlier post seems to have gone missing, so posting again.

    The 30K offer for the freedom card under “Best Bank Cards” is not working. I have tried multiple times for the last 18 hours and keep getting the application not identified error message on clicking the URL provided.

    JFYI.

  38. @BartNYC – Folks are sending secure messages after logging on to the Chase website.

    @natty – I don’t know if that comes into play. Reps aren’t supposed to match to the best offer, but you could get lucky. I wouldn’t count on it, though.

    @jimmy – Thanks for posting your results.

    @rob @jason @ – Thanks for posting your results. I don’t have the promo code. :(

    @Brian – I don’t really know if the bonus will increase. I suspect that you will have to call the reconsideration line, but use that to your advantage. I believe that some versions of the United targeted mailing is valid up to the end of January, but I don’t know about the version available on the United website. At some point, most of the bonuses will change, so apply for the card which you most want now. If you apply for both the Sapphire and the United, you will likely have to call the reconsideration line and depending on your profile you *may* be able to convince them to give you both cards. But I wouldn’t count on it.

    @avi404 – Thanks for the post! I don’t see your earlier post in the spam bin either. I’ve updated the Freedom link, so it should be working now. Thanks for letting me know!

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