Credit Card Updates: Chase Freedom $200 [Expired], American Express Delta, and 2 Free Nights with Chase Fairmont Hotel Card

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[I do NOT get a referral for any of the credit cards below.  #1 & #2 below are better offers than my current referral links.]

1.   Chase Freedom $200.  The best current offer for the Chase Freedom is for $100 or 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points which is the same offer available through my referral links.

But Online Travel Review found two links to the Chase Freedom for $200 or 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points which still work.  As always, I updated the Bank Points Travel Credit Card tab as soon as I found out about the better links.

Update:  Online Travel Review writes that you can a $300 Chase Freedom by calling Chase.

I like the Chase Freedom because their rotating 5% categories are a great way for most folks to earn extra Ultimate Rewards points.

2.   American Express Delta – 30,000 Points & $50 Statement Credit.   Million Mile Secrets readers Steve (thanks!) commented with a link to a better Delta American Express offer.  The regular Delta American Express Gold card offers 30,000 miles after spending $500 within 3 months.

But Steve found a link which also offers 30,000 miles as well as a $50 statement credit after a purchase from Delta (and which appears as originating from Delta).  I’ve updated the Airline Travel Credit Cards tab with a link to this offer.

Personally, I don’t think much of 30,000 Delta miles and haven’t applied for this card.  Perhaps I’ll have to recalibrate my expectations soon, but for now, a $50 statement doesn’t do it for me.

But if you were going to apply for a Delta card, this offer could get you an extra $50.  Don’t forget to check your personalized targeted Delta offer for a potentially better offer as well.

3.   Chase Fairmont – 2 Free Nights.   Million Mile Secrets reader Mike (thanks!) sent me a link to the Chase Fairmont credit card.  I’ve update the Hotel Travel Credit Card tab with a link to this card.

Fairmont owns luxury hotels mainly in the US and Canada, but also has hotels around the world.  Here’s a link to their different hotels around the world.

The new Chase Fairmont credit card offers 2 free nights, including breakfast, at any Fairmont hotel worldwide after spending $1,000 within 3 months for a $95 annual fee which is waived for the 1st year.

Fairmont has some very nice & expensive hotels (some are castles), so you can get some Big Travel with Small Money with the 2 free nights.  For example, the Fairmont, Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland sells for ~$540 a night.

You also get a free night every year after spending $12,000 in the year.  I don’t see this as a great benefit, because you get a free night, with NO spending, with the Chase Priority Club card, a free night at a category 1 to 4 Hyatt with the Chase Hyatt card, and a free night at a category 1 to 5 Marriott with the Chase Marriott card.

Like the other Chase hotel credit cards, there are no foreign transaction fees.  You also get 2 free airport lounge passes worth $27 each and membership.

You also get Fairmont Premier status (1 free room and suite upgrade on paid stays) by having the card, and Fairmont elites get dining certificates.

Big Spenders can buy 2 Fairmont stay credits for $7,500 each in spending on the card.  You earn 5 points per $1 spent at Fairmont, 2 points per $1 on air, car rental, and transit and commuting, and 1 point per $1 spent elsewhere.

Too bad this card is from Chase, which seems to have all the best offers!  I wonder how soon it will be before Fairmont is added as an Ultimate Rewards partner.

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27 responses to “Credit Card Updates: Chase Freedom $200 [Expired], American Express Delta, and 2 Free Nights with Chase Fairmont Hotel Card

  1. Question: My brother is a Junior in University right now with no regular income (nor any loans as he is on full scholarship). I had him sign up for a student Discover card last year to get his credit history going. What would you recommend his next step be as far as credit card sign ups?

  2. Soon all the cards will be from Chase… this is not so good.
    🙁

  3. Thanks as always, Daraius.

    $200 for the Chase Freedom is an improvement, but still not great. What’s your gut feeling? Do you think we’ll see another $250 or $300 offer this year? Chase still seems to be all over the place.

  4. No problem on the Delta link D. FYI – yes, it did originate from Delta. I bought a plane ticket yesterday, and the link appeared on the checkout screen at delta.com.
    I tested the link in different browsers before I told anyone about it.

  5. Chase again!!

    I wonder if you can stay in a suite with your free night? A suite at The Plaza in NYC goes for $1,000, regular rooms about $700.

    • @alohastephen – If he has been charging a small amount on his card and has been paying it off regularly, he could try for a mileage earning credit card (Sapphire, SPG, Freedom, etc.).

      @Lantean – I know!

      @Matt – I updated the post with a way to get the Chase Freedom $300 offer. My sense is that the official offers will reduce from last year, but there may be other versions which occasionally sneak out.

      @Steve – Thanks again for the link!

      @Jasmine – Unfortunately, I doubt the 2 free nights will be in a suite.

  6. Chase Fairmont Visa waiving first year annual fee on the Fairmont.com website plus free breakfast.

  7. Which card do u think is better, hyatt or fairmont? I’m not planning to put much spent on it. Our family goes to europe and a card with pin code is helpful. Btw, there are blackout dates on the fairmont upgrade cert.

  8. Some so-so offers… I am sure we are all wondering when the next BIG offer will come out (and hopefully not be from Chase)!!!

  9. Mark The Shark

    Thank you very much for your very helpful website! I just called in for the 30k Chase Freedom offer and was approved! I know it’s not your link, and I really appreciate that you go above and beyond for your readers by consistently providing the best deals available. I just signed up for your daily emails, and hopefully I can click on some of your credit card links in the future to say thank you for your great blog and all of the hard work that you do.

  10. Mark The Shark

    @ Michael W Travels: I think the Chase Freedom is quite a good deal if you have a Chase checking account, as you earn 10 points per transactions, so it’s great for small transactions, as well as its bonus categories. If you have Chase Ink Bold and their Sapphire Preferred, you can transfer the points to Ultimate Rewards which are arguably the most flexible and valuable currency. The 30k bonus on the Freedom with such a low spend ($500) is quite a good deal for Ultimate Rewards points.

  11. I applied and was approved for the freedom a little over two weeks ago with the 100/10k point offer..i’ve sent chase a secure message asking for the mileage bump but have been declined, is it worth calling and asking especiallysince there is a 30K offer out there? ANy suggestions on how to get this bumped?

  12. “[I do NOT get a referral for any of the credit cards below. #1 & #2 below are better offers than my current referral links.]”

    Classy comments like this are why I continue to read your blog. Thank you.

  13. I signed up for the $100 Chase Freedom offer back in March. Just called and mentioned offer code DN5M and they matched it to the $300 offer. Took less than 2 minutes. Thanks!

  14. how did you get the 30000 point offer from chase freedom with the code dn5m what did you say who did you speak too

  15. I called Chase and the CSR could not confirm whether the 800 number for the Freedom $300 was a legit offer. Who can say it isn’t some outfit applying for the card in your name and then stealing your info? Can you use your contacts at Chase to find out if it is a scam?

  16. i attempted to do the same as @srt8-blue however i applied much earlier end of april and they said that the DN5M code was an “internal code” and because it was a targeted offer for someone else they could not bump up my 10K offer to the 30K. Does anyone know what’s going on here?

    • @Valerie – I like the Hyatt better because the free night certificate doesn’t require any spending to get. You could get 1 card now and the other later when you need more hotel nights.

      @Mark The Shark @FullMoon
      – Thanks!

      @drew – You may be able to get bumped. See the comments in the post which I linked to & srt8-blue’s experience below.

      @Ricky – I don’t want to bring it to Chase’s attention, because it could be an unpublicized offer.

      @drew
      – You could try again. Otherwise, they may have closed this.

  17. I called Chase using the the DN5M code and had a similar response to Drew (I was getting 10,000 points as I applied through a regular online link). Should have read all the comments first – only read the comments on OTR. Is it advisable to call back and just try for the 20,000? Or am I out of luck?
    Also – Daraius – you might want to remove the link if it’s no good.
    thanks

  18. The 30k chase deal over the phone is DEAD. Worked for me Sat but tried to call just now for a family member and there is a message saying the offer is no longer available over the phone and to go on line to see what offers there are. boo!

  19. Daraius , I appreciate all your posts! Was approved for the 30k Chase $500 spend deal over weekend. This is my 4th Chase card I have applied for since end of January. Not to mention I have the Chase Southwest RR. Thanks to your help, I have gotten the below cards:

    – Sapphire Preferred (50k @$3k spend)
    – United MP Explorer (50k @ first purchase plus extra 5k & $50 credit for matching previous Chase offer)
    – Ink Bold ($50k @ $5k spend + Chase matched expired 60k offer giving 10k UR before I met spend min)
    – Chase Freedom (30k @ $500 spend) – I did have to shift around credit lines

    Not to mention, I took the Hyatt Platinum challenge for 90 days. Plan to apply for the Hyatt Chase for 2 free nights, 2 free suite upgrades & $75 credit in June. I will most likely have to give up Chase Southwest which I do not need since I have Ultimate Rewards.

  20. Question: would I be able to use/keep the 2 free nights from the Fairmont card if i cancelled the card before using them?

    Thanks

  21. Is it possible to get a second fairmont or Hyatt card as a business card?