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Disclosure: I don’t (as in do not) earn a referral if you sign up for the $300 Chase Freedom Card. But it is still a good deal!
1. $300 Chase Freedom. The Chase Freedom with a $300 (or 30,000 point) sign-up bonus after spending $500 within 3 months is back. This is much better than the previous version with a $250 sign-up bonus after spending $500 within 3 months.
I updated the “Bank Reward Points” credit card tabs with this offer yesterday so that you always have access to the best credit card deals!
Yes, this isn’t a particularly high sign-on bonus, but this is also a no annual fee card. More importantly, it gets you 5% cash back (or 5X Ultimate Rewards points) for spending in certain quarterly categories which, in my opinion, provides great value for regular spenders.
If you got the $250 or $200 Chase Freedom in the last 3 months, you should send Chase a secure message (use the format below) and ask them for the extra points!
Last June, Emily got an extra 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points by asking to be matched to a targeted offer for a 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points.
I don’t know if that will happen this time, and there is a strong possibility that Chase will not match you to the 75,000 point offer.
But it doesn’t hurt to send Chase a message or to call and ask to be matched to the 75,000 point offer if you were approved for the Chase Sapphire Preferred in the last 3 months.
Update: Many readers have commented and emailed that this didn’t work for them. But it was worth trying!
Feel free to borrow and tweak what I wrote last time:
Dear Chase Representative,
I just last week received my new Chase Sapphire Preferred card with a sign up bonus of 50,000 points after spending $3,000.
Today, I learned of a new offer which promises 75,000 bonus points. I would be very grateful if you would extend the 75,000 bonus point offer to me as well since I just applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.
I have been a long time customer of Chase, and have had my primary checking and credit card accounts with Chase for many years and hope to maintain them for many more years to come!
Bottom Line: It doesn’t hurt to ask Chase to match you to the best current offer if you applied for a Chase credit card in the last 90 days.
I suspect that Chase will not match folks to the latest 75,000 point Sapphire Preferred offer, but it doesn’t hurt to try! Or dream about an extra 25,000 points.