Chase Freedom Bonus Increased to 20,000 Points [EXPIRED] & 5,000 Extra Points for Adding an Extra User to Chase Sapphire Preferred & 40,000 to 50,000 Point Bonus!

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Chase Freedom Bonus Increased to 20,000 Points [EXPIRED] & 5,000 Extra Points for Adding an Extra User to Chase Sapphire Preferred & 40,000 to 50,000 Point Bonus!

Million Mile SecretsChase Freedom Bonus Increased to 20,000 Points [EXPIRED] & 5,000 Extra Points for Adding an Extra User to Chase Sapphire Preferred & 40,000 to 50,000 Point Bonus!Million Mile Secrets Team

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Link:  Chase Freedom with 20,000 Points

Link:  Chase Sapphire Preferred

Quick Update:   Thanks to Kevin for sharing a link to a BETTER offer for up to 55,000 points on the Sapphire Preferred in the comments.  This is better than the link which pays me a commission, which I’ve removed from the post.

1.   Chase Freedom Bonus Increases to 20,000 Points

You now get 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points or $200 in cash back, instead of 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points or $100 in cash back with the Chase Freedom.  You get the 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $500 within 3 months.

This is one of the best public offers for the Chase Freedom in the last year!

The Chase Freedom is one of my favorite cards to keep for a long time because it has no annual fee, which means that you can build a long relationship with Chase (which has the best miles and points cards) and also build your credit score.

Each quarter, there are different bonus categories, so you can earn an additional $300 cash back or 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points a year (7,500 points per quarter X 4 quarters in a year) assuming you spends $1,500 in each quarterly bonus category.

You can either redeem the points earned for cash back (5% cash back isn’t too shabby and some folks prefer cash back).

Or you can transfer the Ultimate Rewards points to the Chase Sapphire PreferredChase Ink Bold, or Chase Ink Plus cards and from there to airline or hotel partners such as Hyatt, Southwest, British Airways, or United.

Chase Freedom 20,000 Points
We Transferred Points From a Chase Freedom to a Chase Sapphire Preferred and Then to Hyatt When we Went to Maui!

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to transfer points from the Chase Freedom to a card which allows you to transfer them to hotels and airlines!

2.   5,000 Points for Adding an Additional User to the Chase Sapphire Preferred

Quick Update:   Thanks to Kevin for sharing a link to a BETTER offer for up to 55,000 points on the Sapphire Preferred in the comments.  This is better than the link which pays me a commission, which I’ve removed from the post.

The current sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is 40,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 within 3 months.

And now you can get an extra 5,000 Ultimate Rewards points for adding an authorized user and having your authorized user make a purchase within 3 months!

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card, in my opinion, is one of the best credit cards for earning miles and points because you get double points for all travel and dining and because there are no foreign transaction fees (usually 3%) for using the card for transactions in foreign currency.

With the Chase Sapphire Preferred you get:

  • 2X Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on travel and dining
  • 1X Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on everything else
  • No foreign transaction fees

You get a value of 1 cent per point if you use your Ultimate Rewards points as a statement credit.  

You get a value of 1.25 cents when you use your Ultimate Rewards points to book travel through the Ultimate Rewards Mall.

Chase Freedom 20,000 Points
Your Ultimate Rewards Points Are Worth 1.25 Cents When Redeeming For Travel Through The Ultimate Rewards Mall

But many folks get the best value when they transfer Ultimate Rewards points to airlines or hotels.  I like transferring my Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest, Hyatt, and British Airways.

You can almost instantly transfer points to the following airlines and hotels on a 1:1 ratio:

  • British Airways
  • United Airlines
  • Hyatt
  • Southwest
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Mariott
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Korean Air
  • IHG
  • Flying Blue

The 5,000 point bonus for adding an authorized user isn’t unique to the Chase Sapphire Preferred.  

You can also get a 5,000 bonus mile offer when you add an authorized user to your United MileagePlus Explorer Card.

Bottom Line

The Chase Freedom card has increased the sign-on bonus from 10,000 points to 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points.  This is one of the best offers for the card in the last year!

You also get an extra 5,000 bonus points when you add an authorized user to your Chase Sapphire Preferred card within the first 3 months of having your card and having the authorized user make any purchase.

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I’m a little late to the party here, with this being originally posted November 2013. But, does this offer still exist? There are no links anywhere on the page to the mentioned Chase Freedom card.

Want to start a flyer miles card. We will be traveling to Australia/New Zealand by next Oct. I have been told that Chase Sapphire provides the most points and has no foreign transaction fees. Also when on line, Chase was in both countries. We deal with Wells Fargo and AMEX normally but do not have a flyer mile card. And I do not want to use my regular account overseas. (I created a separate account at Wells Fargo when I went to France and Italy in 2009.) What is the best way to go to get flyer miles and have a card for cash at ATM’s?

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@Jodie Kromroy – Flights to Australia are some of the toughest awards to get. I’d consider the Barclays Arrival card which earns ~2.2% towards travel and has ~$440 as the sign-up bonus. Or the Chase Sapphire Preferred or United cards.

Oops. Nevermind. I just saw Expired at the top. Duh!

Is this dead? All I could find was 10,000 for 2014. Tx

@Million Mile Secrets — Few months before I have ordered chase freedom card and now I have accumulated 20,000 bonus points from chase freedom card. So, now if I order chase sapphire preferred and accumulate 45 bonus points (40k + 5k), then is it possible to add up both the bonus miles (20 k from freedom and 45k from sapphire = total 65k). Can I transfer these total 65k to united mileage to get a total of 65k miles in my united a/c. I want to use use that 65k for an international round trip flight. Please answer queries. Thanks a lot!

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@Dip – You can transfer the points from the Freedom to the Sapphire Preferred and then to United for your flight!

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