Don’t Forget! Today You Can Get 3X Points on Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

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UPDATE: The Chase Sapphire Preferred no longer earns 3X points on the 1st Friday of the month.

Your Chase Sapphire Preferred card earns 1 more point per dollar today.

On the 1st Friday of every month, pay at restaurants (and many bars) with your Chase Sapphire Preferred card to get 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  Normally you get 2X points for dining.

I personally wouldn’t go out of my way to eat out on a Friday just for the 1 extra Ultimate Rewards point.  But I’d use my Sapphire Preferred card if I already had a meal planned for today!

Don't Forget Today You Can Get 3X Points On Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Get 3X Points When You Pay for Your Meal With Chase Sapphire Preferred

How You Can Earn Even More Points

Sign-up for a free account with Rewards Network.  Enter your Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card information and you’ll automatically get points when you use your card at 1 of their ~10,000 participating restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

Don't Forget Today You Can Get 3X Points On Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Turn 3X Points Into as Much as 8X Points With Rewards Network

You can earn points or miles with many airlines including:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Hilton Hotels
  • IHG Rewards
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
Don't Forget Today You Can Get 3X Points On Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Register Your Credit Card at Rewards Network and Earn Points at a Partner of Your Choice

You can earn up to 5 points per $1 spent.  So a $100 meal would get you at most 500 points.

Earning points through the Rewards Network also keeps your airline and hotel accounts active.  Some programs delete all your points if you don’t use them!  For instance, American Airlines miles expire if you don’t add or use points at least once every 18 months.

Don't Forget Today You Can Get 3X Points On Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Rewards Network Can Keep Your American Airlines Miles Safe for Another 18 Months

You can read in more detail about how to earn miles by eating at restaurants.

How Many Points Can You Earn?

Let’s say you want to earn Southwest points.  So on the 1st Friday of the month you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card to pay for a $60 meal at a Rewards Network restaurant.

Here’s how many points you’d get:

  • 180 Ultimate Rewards points (3X points for 1st Friday x $60 restaurant bill)
  • 300 Southwest points (5X points for Rewards Network x $60 restaurant bill)

Your Chase Sapphire Preferred card allows you to transfer those 180 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio.

So you could earn a total of:

  • ~480 Southwest points (~192 points from Chase Sapphire Preferred + 300 points from Rewards Network)
Don't Forget Today You Can Get 3X Points On Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Eat Out Today and Earn More Southwest Points!

Save at More Than Just Restaurants

Chase has the final say on what counts as a “restaurant” purchase.  However, many bars, pubs, and nightclubs also serve food and are counted as dining establishments.  In my experience, many of these also earn the 3X dining points, even if you only order drinks.

Don't Forget Today You Can Get 3X Points On Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

You Don’t Have to Order Food to Earn 3X Points

Buying Gift Cards at Restaurants

If you want to plan ahead, you can buy restaurant gift cards directly from the restaurant to use later.

Don't Forget Today You Can Get 3X Points On Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

With Gift Cards You Can Get 3X Points Today and Save the Steak Dinner for a Special Occasion

Note: Buying restaurant gift cards from a supermarket with your Chase Sapphire Preferred does NOT count.

But if you have the Chase Freedom card you can get 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points by purchasing restaurant gift cards at Amazon!

Until December 31, 2014, you get 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on all purchases made at Amazon.com with your Freedom card when you register for free.

Amazon has gift cards to chain restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, Applebee’s, and Chili’s.

Then you can transfer those points from the Freedom to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and on to partner airlines and hotels.

Will You Still Get 3X Points Outside the US?

Yes.  Use your Chase Sapphire Preferred in foreign countries to get 2X points on dining every day and 3X points on the 1st Friday of the month.  The Chase Sapphire Preferred does NOT charge foreign transaction fees.

Don't Forget Today You Can Get 3X Points On Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

You Can Get 3X Points on Dining Anywhere in the World

Bottom Line

If you dine out or drink at a bar (that also serves food), use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card to earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

Register your card for free with Rewards Network to earn more points at participating restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

This deal won’t change my dining habits.  But if I already have plans to dine out on the 1st Friday of the month, I’ll use my Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

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5 responses to “Don’t Forget! Today You Can Get 3X Points on Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred

  1. I had a question for the rewards network. Will I be able to change at some point the airline I earn points toward? I want to top off my Delta account but would like to earn points towards Alaska in the future.

  2. looks like Southwest is only 3pts/$1 spent, however most other participating vendors are 5pts or more…

  3. I have a question about the chase card and SW. I met my minimum spending to get the 40K points on Chase. I transferred 30K to SW and i now show 110,600K points on SW rewards website but it still does not show I’m eligible for the SW companion pass. Do I have to wait a certain time?

  4. The rewards networks says if for corporate cards only, can i still sign up with my Chase Sapphire preferred card?

  5. YAY. I went to McDonald’s and used my CSP. 18 points oh YEAH!