Chase Sapphire Preferred MasterCard 50,000 Point Bonus Still Lives [Expired]

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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 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 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 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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26 responses to “Chase Sapphire Preferred MasterCard 50,000 Point Bonus Still Lives [Expired]

  1. So if i have the chase sp visa and sign up for the mc i will still get the 50k?

  2. I think you do a lot of us a great service. And I truly appreciate that you are honest and post the best deals for us, not for you. Blogging like this is a lot of work, and it is much appreciated from me!

  3. I find it very odd that the Chase Sapphire Preferred MC application does not have the MasterCard logo anywhere on the application! Or even mention the word MasterCard except for once, but even then it’s mentioned with all the other CC companies (Amex, Visa, Discover). Why is that?

    And the 60k Chase Ink Bold offer was posted all over the travel blogosphere the same day you posted it. But you should be proud; if a reader thinks it’s your fault then clearly this is the only travel blog they read! 🙂


  5. Ok, this is really getting confusing and out of hand fast! Simple Question: Assume you have the Sapphire Preferred Visa. You apply for the 50k Sapphire Preferred MC from the link in the mastercard website. You will get another 50k eventually right….Willing to sacrifice the Visa (to avoid the annual fee coming fast!) for this when you deal with the Reconsideration line folks. Correct? Anyone know for sure?

  6. @gpapadop – I am in the exact situation you mention and applied for the MC version on Monday and my application was pending. I called the Chase reconsideration line on three different occassions since and have been told that you cannot have both the MC and VISA. So they will allow you to close the VISA (once all charges are paid) and then open the MC with the 50k bonus. I still have not received a clear answer however, on what would happen to my 74K plus Ultimate Reward points. I do not have another UR card now – so we are looking at closing the VISA first and then opening a new line with the MC. I sure would hate to lose all of the points I already have – so keep that in mind.

  7. @Ben- Why would you want to lose 74k points to make 50k ??? of course you always have the option to either transfer them to a hotel or airline OR to transfer them to ANYONE who has an ultimate rewards account whom you trust and then as soon as you open your mc to transfer them back to your new UR mc card.

  8. @gpapadop- No one is confirming having actually gotten the points on the mc card however the rep has told many of us who were approved that we would.

  9. Yeah, definetly interested to Mike’s point about having the Visa version and would like to open the MC version and also attain those bonus points. Can anyone confirm? Thank you.

  10. @Jeff- Putting your two posts together you should first be getting your wife the visa version and freedom card together (for both of you if you dont have one).. by the time you get the points on that we will all know if the MC version points it. Then you get the MC version….

  11. Tough dilemma then…If wife goes for the MC while having open the Visa one she may not get the 50k. So, it makes sense to close the Visa one first (w/ the fee coming due). BUT then she will sacrifice her credit line for….nada. Playing around/dealing with these credit lines is…precious, hate to let the 10k go for ever. Hmm….

    And all her UR points were transferred out to me by the way. It is suicide to leave them there Ben, get them out!

  12. @gapadop- If your wife only has a sapphire card I suggest getting her the freedom card or another free card first. Then instead of closing the visa sapphire you transfer the line of credit to another chase card THEN close it. Once again. Dont ever close a chase card without first transferring the line of credit to another card. That makes no sense and it hurts your levarage for getting further approvals on reconsideration.

  13. How much do you actually make with your affiliate links?

  14. @TK, that is really none of your business.
    Does the blogger ever ask how much money did you save following his/her tips and tricks.
    so gross to ask such things.

    • @gpapadop – No one knows for sure, but you could get the bonus on the 2nd Sapphire Preferred.

      @Ben – I wouldn’t risk losing your points for only an additional 50K points. But you could transfer them to your partner/friend’s Ultimate Rewards card etc. and then close the card and reapply. Or you could transfer them to airlines or hotels and then close your Sapphire Preferred account.

      @mike fein – Thanks for helping out!

      @TK – I’m not supposed to share that information according to my agreement with the affiliate companies. I suspect that they pay folks different amounts and don’t want us sharing that information. But you can google that information. The payout varies since I don’t get paid for promoting non-affiliate links, but which I do anyway (like those in this post).

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  16. Daraius, I wonder if Emily’s parents could apply and then quickly wrap up their mortgage app before calling the reconsideration line a few days later? Not sure if that would work out. Most people seem to be going into “pending status” immediately after the online app, so Chase can manually review 70-80% of applications. I had this experience and my credit pull didn’t go through until the day I called the reconsideration line. Just a thought. Thanks for posting this!

  17. I’m being denied a Mastercard while I have a Visa. Despite several calls to a couple numbers. Only option they’re giving me is to close the Visa first. I’d rather not. Going secure message route, hoping for a better answer. I’ll close the Visa if I have to, it’s worth the 50K to do it, and they allow 30 days from app date to work with them on this stuff.

  18. Daraius, both links are for the mastercard. There are no confirmable Visa links as of now. SPID is what matters. CELL is most likely irrelevant.

  19. Its interesting that Ink bold 60k, Freedom 35k and CSP Visa 50k have all vanished. Only one link for WN 50k personal/business survives. This and Marriott 70k are from Oct,2011 and are still working. I wonder what the trigger was for pulling the other applications.

    • @Have Points Will Travel – Thanks for the suggestion, but Emily’s parents would rather wait. That’s fine because I’m sure there will be new offers later on as well.

      @ArizonaGuy – Very interesting. Let us know what happens!

      – Thanks for that update. I’ll edit the post to reflect that only the MC has a 50K bonus. I don’t know why some links remain and others go. The Priority Club 80K offer also remains as of now.

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