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Reminder: Today You Get 3X Points for Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred!

Reminder: Today You Get 3X Points for 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.

It’s the 1st Friday of the month, which means you earn more points for dining when you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card!

Typically, you earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on dining, but today you’ll earn 3X points.

Reminder Today You Get 3X Points For Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred
3X Points Is a Delicious Bonus!

However, if you plan on visiting Starbucks, you’ll earn more points with the Chase Freedom card.

I’ll show you how to get the most out of the Chase Sapphire Preferred’s 1st Friday!

How to Make 1st Friday Even Tastier!

Link:   Chase Sapphire Preferred

Link:   Eat & Earn With Rewards Network

Double Dip!  Double Dipping is when you combine 2 promotions to earn more points.

You can combine the 3X points you earn for 1st Friday with dining Rewards Network.  It’s free to register for a Rewards Network and you’ll earn up to 5X points when you dine at participating restaurants, night clubs, and bars.

Reminder Today You Get 3X Points For Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred
Earn 5X Points With a Partner of Your Choice When You Dine at a Rewards Network Restaurant

So when you combine 1st Friday and Rewards Network you can get a total of up to 8X points.

If you don’t earn or use points (within a certain time), some airline & hotel programs will delete the points you have!  

So getting points for dining with Rewards Network can keep your airline and hotel points from expiring.  Or you can transfer the points you earn with your Chase Sapphire Preferred to airline or hotel programs you want to keep active.

For example, Hilton points expire if you don’t use or earn points for 12 months.  So getting even a few points for an inexpensive meal will save your Hilton points.

How the Bonus Points Stack Up

Let’s say you want to accumulate United Airlines miles.  You spend $40 on your Chase Sapphire Preferred card at a Rewards Network restaurant.

Here’s how many points you could earn:

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines at a 1:1 ratio.  This means you will earn a total of:

  •  240 United Airlines miles (120 points transferred from Chase + 120 miles from Rewards Network).
Reminder Today You Get 3X Points For Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred
You Can Earn United Airlines Miles With 1st Friday & Rewards Network

240 United Airlines miles may not seem like much, but it’s a nice bonus for doing an activity you planned on doing anyway!

Just Use Your Card!

To earn 3X points on 1st Friday, you don’t need to register or show a coupon.  Just pay with your Chase Sapphire Preferred card at a restaurant and you’ll automatically earn 3X points per dollar.

Reminder Today You Get 3X Points For Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred
I Love Easy Deals Like This!

1st Friday Is NOT Just for Restaurants & Food

You can earn 3X points at more than just restaurants today!

Many bars, pubs, and night clubs that serve food are also categorized as dining.  But keep in mind, Chase has the final say on what counts!

You also don’t have to order food!  Your purchase is categorized based on where you make your purchase NOT what you purchase.  So you can order drinks and still earn 3X points.

Reminder Today You Get 3X Points For Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred
Cheers to 1st Friday!

You can also earn bonus points for buying gift cards from a restaurant instead of dining.

Reminder Today You Get 3X Points For Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred
Take Advantage of 3X Points By Stocking Up on Gifts

It’s 1st Friday No Matter Where You Are

Are you traveling outside the US?  You can still earn 3X points on dining today and the Chase Sapphire Preferred does NOT charge foreign transaction fees.

Reminder Today You Get 3X Points For Dining With Chase Sapphire Preferred
NO Foreign Transaction Fees Makes the Chase Sapphire Preferred a Great Card to Use When Traveling Outside of US

Get More Bonus Points at Starbucks With Chase Freedom

If you have plans to visit Starbucks today, you can earn more points by paying with your Chase Freedom card.

Through March 31, 2015, you get 5X points at Starbucks (also grocery stores and movie theaters) when you use the Chase Freedom cardJust make sure you activate this offer by March 14, 2015.

Keep in mind that you only get 5X points on up to $1,500 in all bonus categories.  So the maximum points you can earn is 7,500 Chase points ($1,500 maximum spending x points per dollar).  You can use these points for $75 cash back.

Chase Freedom points don’t transfer to airlines and hotels.  But there is a way around that.  You can transfer your Chase Freedom points to your Chase Sapphire Preferred card, (no longer offered) Chase Ink Bold or Chase Ink Plus, and from there transfer to a partner airline or hotel.

Bottom Line

It’s the 1st Friday of the month.  So you will earn 3X points per dollar spent on dining with the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Sign-up for free at Rewards Network to earn up to 5X additional points when you dine at a participating restaurant, bar, or nightclub.

By combining these deals you could earn up to 240 airline or hotel points when you spend $40.  That’s a nice bonus if you already have plans to dine out today, but I wouldn’t go out of my way just to get the 3X points.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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do you really need to remind about this every month? Or is it just for the 30-40 affiliate links you can add in this useless post

I would’ve forgotten.

Oh, and thanks for the Rewards Network tip! Easy miles.

use your chase sapphire card as your overdraft protection on your chase checking acct. (I couldn’t do it myself online but a Chase rep helped me set it up) then transfer your cash from the chase checking to chase savings leaving a small amount in the checking. Pay all your bills online at one time using your Chase checking account. All the bills should post to the checking account the next business day and the funds needed to cover the amount will be transferred from your sapphire card (there will be a 10$ charge for the service each day a transfer is made so try to make only one large transfer). I have yet to do this but the charge to the sapphire should create UR points.