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I’m very happy to share these still working links to the 50,000 point Chase Sapphire Preferred.
Link: Chase Sapphire Preferred MasterCard with 50,000 points
These aren’t my “official” affiliate links, but they do link to the best offers which I can find for the Chase Sapphire Preferred. I don’t know how long these links will last because 2 of the last 3 links to unpublicized offers (the Chase Ink Bold with 60,000 points and the $300 Chase Freedom) died within hours.
A comment by hunch suggested that perhaps I was responsible for killing those links.
Daraius, the other two links went dead after they were posted here. They’ve been around for months on private forums and also on small forums.
Thanx for posting this, and thanx for killing another offer.
While it is ego boosting to be thought of as “Daraius the Deal Killer,” the truth is that the links to the offers which died were all over the blogs, SlickDeals, Fat Wallet, and FlyerTalk which get much more traffic than Million Mile Secrets.
My policy has always been, and still is, to share what I find publicly regardless of whether it is in my best interest or not. I’d much rather you apply from a link which gets you more miles and points than one which pays me a referral but gets you less miles and points. If you’d rather not share something, don’t post it on the internet!
Last week, I passed along a reader tip that the 50,000 sign up bonus was reduced to 40,000 points on the Chase website. I also speculated that there just might be a link to the 50,000 point Chase Sapphire Preferred floating around after all the links in the affiliate channel were changed to 40,000 points. I wrote (bolding mine):
I don’t have any inside information, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the sign-up bonus is reduced to 40,000 points. Though I do hope that’s only a temporary decrease. On the other hand, this could be like the Southwest card where there is still a 50,000 point offer floating around long after the official bonus has reduced to 25,000 points.
I’m not going to say when you should apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred. The answer, as always, is when it makes sense for you. But I know that I’ll probably apply for it in the next few days as I had originally planned.
The next day, I shared a non-affiliate link to the 50,000 point Chase Sapphire Preferred which was still working. Well, that non-affiliate link is still working and displays the 50,000 point sign-up bonus.
In my experience, you almost always get the sign-up bonus that’s displayed on the offer landing page even if the offer is NOT publicly available on the Chase website. But it doesn’t hurt to take a screen shot (just in case).
For example, I’ve had a link to the Chase Southwest 50,000 point credit card on the Hot Deals and Airline Credit Card tab ever since the official offer died. I don’t get paid for linking to that offer, but I certainly do like listing only the best offers which I can find on the blog tabs regardless of whether I get paid to do that or not.
A few days later, I shared another reader discovery – a link to the MasterCard version of the Chase Sapphire Preferred. This link was found on the MasterCard website. There’s a healthy discussion going on in the comments on that post on whether it is possible to get the bonus on BOTH the MasterCard and Visa version of the Chase Sapphire Preferred.
The short answer is “quite likely,” but you’ll have to work hard for it.
My affiliate links
Chase updated my affiliate links, and the best offer is for 40,000 points for both the MasterCard and Visa version of the Chase Sapphire Preferred (similar to what they advertise on the Chase website). They also reduced the commission they pay affiliates to promote those cards.
As always, I’ve updated the Hot Deals and Bank Point Credit Cards tab and my review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred with the latest links to the 50,000 point offer. I’d like to clean out all the dead links in the various posts on the blog (i.e. the old links for the Chase Sapphire Preferred which no longer open), but don’t have the time to get to it soon.
But I always update the Hot Deals and Travel Credit Cards tabs with links to the best offers I can find. So check those tabs if you find a dead link on the blog or to confirm that a link on the blog is to the best offer which I can find.
Bottom Line: For now, the Chase Sapphire Preferred with the 50,000 point sign-on bonus still lives even though the “official” offer is for only 40,000 points. Hopefully, it will last long enough for Emily’s parents to finish applying for their mortgage so that they can sign-up.
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