How to instantly earn 500% more points from Chase spending bonuses [New 2021 offers]

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Necessity is the mother of invention. Behind closed doors, credit card issuers are perspiring through their cotton suits as they scramble to craft promotions and offers that will persuade you to keep swiping your cards — and keep paying their annual fees. And they’ve thrown some pretty remarkable offers to their customers.

The latest news comes discreetly from Chase, which currently offers various targeted spending bonuses across their co-branded travel credit cards. I’ll explain how to find and register your cards, so you can begin earning 500% more points than what you’re currently earning for select purchases.

Targeted offers on Chase cards for spending at restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores! (Photo by Wyatt Smith)

Register for Chase spending bonuses

If you’ve got any of the best Chase credit cards, you’ve got to check out these deals. Finding them is simple: Navigate to the activation page and enter the requested details. You’ll enter your last name, the last four digits of your card, and your billing ZIP code.

Note that similar spending bonuses appeared in Q3 and Q4 of 2020. These new deals are for spending from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2021.

Be sure to check every Chase card you’ve got.

My United℠ Explorer Card was targeted for a special offer. I’ll get 5 miles per dollar spent on up to $1,500 at grocery stores, gas stations and drug stores. It appears that this offer is the same for most of the other co-branded Chase credit cards. The deal expires March 31, 2021.

This bonus means I’ll earn 4 more miles per dollar than I normally would with the United℠ Explorer Card. That’s a great 6.5% return on spend, as we value United miles at 1.3 cents each (although you can easily get more value than that).

MMS team members were targeted for offers across a variety of their Chase cards. Other data points show bonuses available for following Chase credit cards:

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
  • World of Hyatt Credit Card
  • IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card
  • IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
  • British Airways Visa Signature® Card
  • Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card

The information for the British Airways Visa and Aer Lingus Visa has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Note that the above list is not comprehensive, so you should check every co-branded card you have. Again, these are only our findings thus far. If you’ve got a Chase card, see if you’re targeted [click here] and comment on this post with your offer. We’ll update as necessary.

Bottom line

Travel credit cards aren’t exclusively for frequent travelers. If you board a plane once or twice per year, your lifestyle warrants a travel credit card. Besides, card issuers add many offers that you can take advantage of without traveling at all — like bonus points at grocery stores, drugstores, and gas stations. This latest targeted promo from Chase is just the latest.

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Meghan Hunter is an editor for Million Mile Secrets. She covers points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. Her work has also appeared in The Points Guy.

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