I wrote earlier about Emily’s new Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card with a sign-up bonus of 50,000 bonus points which could be used towards travel or transferred to select airlines or hotels.
Given the trend towards increasing sign-up bonuses, I wrote:
You should also know that the sign-up bonus on this card was only 25,000 points a few months ago. Given the trend toward mega-bonuses, there may be a chance that the bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is increased.
Well, there is a report of a targeted offer with 100,000 bonus points as the sign-up offer!
“Earn 100,000 bonus points when you spend $500 within the first 3 months.”
There is only 1 report so far about the 100,000 point offer, but I wanted to let you know about it right away so that you can decide if you wanted to apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred now or wait for more details to emerge.
Here’s what I am going to do:
Wait 3 to 4 weeks before I submit my application for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card to see if I get targeted for the offer or if others get targeted for the offer.
Ask Chase to match the 100,000 bonus for Emily
If more folks get the targeted offer, I’m going to write – using the secure email option online – as well as call Chase to ask them to match the 100,000 point bonus for Emily.
Update: The Fat Wallet thread says that the 100,000 bonus point offer code is S6V.
I sent a secure message indicating that Emily was disappointed at not getting the 100,000 bonus point offer, and explained how she’s had a banking relationship with Chase for many years, and how we would like it to continue for many more years (hint, hint!).
I then called Chase and the rep said that she had “escalated” the matter to corporate and that Emily would get a letter in the mail with the decision within 10 days. Let’s see what happens!
Update 2: Emily got the additional 50,000 bonus points!
Update 3: This deal is dead since Chase is no longer granting an additional 50,000 points.
Have you received the targeted 100,000 bonus point Chase Sapphire Preferred offer? Tell us about it in the comments!
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