Get 5,000 Extra Points For Referring the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom!

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Get 5,000 Extra Points For Referring the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom!

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Over a year ago, I asked the folks at Chase why they don’t give extra points to existing cardholders for referring their friends and family.  At that time, American Express had a similar program (now discontinued), so I was curious why Chase did not.

As a marketer, I know that the best marketing is from a businesses’ existing satisfied customers who are the most likely to say good things about the business and promote you to others.  Word-of-mouth marketing from happy customers is also cheaper than most other ways of getting new customers.

You Can Get Up to 50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points For Referring Your Friends and Family
Get Up to 50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points For Referring Your Friends and Family

So I’ve been puzzled why more banks don’t do this.  If you’re reading Million Mile Secrets, you LOVE credit cards and can’t stop talking about them to your friends and family!  Banks should line up to hire you to promote their cards!

One of the most popular questions from enterprising readers is how can they get their own affiliate links!

Refer a Friend Bonus

Well, Chase now has a referral program and you can get 5,000 Ultimate Rewards points (worth at least $50 if you redeem for cash back) for referring your friends for the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Chase Freedom card.

Depending on how you value Ultimate Rewards points, the 5,000 Ultimate Rewards points referral is actually quite similar to the commission I’m paid for certain Chase cards.

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Send Referrals Via Email, Twitter or Facebook

The referral program is for the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Freedom and the Chase Sapphire (non-preferred) version, but not currently for co-branded cards such as the British Airways card etc.  I wasn’t able to load the referral page for the Chase Freedom, but was able to load the referral page for the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

The terms say that you can get up to 10 referrals of 5,000 Ultimate Rewards points for a total of 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points.  You have to make a referral by January 31, 2014.

You get the points as long as the person who you refer uses the card before May 31, 2014.

I sent some test emails, but none of them were sent!

But it was easier to get a custom referral link from Facebook or Twitter and send it to others.

It is Easier to Get a Referral Link Via Twitter or Facebook
It is Easier to Get a Referral Link Via Twitter or Facebook

Bottom Line

You can now get 5,000 extra Ultimate Rewards points for referring your friends and family for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Freedom card.  Emily and I are always grateful when you use our links, but if you already have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom, you’re better off referring others with your own referral link!

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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.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises 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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I just called about the referral program and it is only offered to specific/targeted Sapphire Preferred customers. Basically, if you didn’t get an e-mail from Chase about the referral program with a link, you’re not eligible to earn referral points. The customer service rep didn’t say if there was a way to be made eligible for this but she did put an escalation notice on my account to try and get the 5,000 bonus points for adding my husband which was a promotion added recently (but JUST after I opened my account).

I will say, despite not being “eligible” for the referral it’s really nice to not have to sit through automated menus and press different numbers just to be put on hold and have to wait to talk to a human.

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@Esther – Chase has great customer service and I’m glad they addressed your concern quickly.

The Facebook icon isn’t working; it only takes me to the top of the page. The Twitter icon is working, but is anyone else experiencing this?

Yeah, I got a run around from customer service as well… he indicated that my referral needed to apply for the card, using me as the referrer and then send them the link afterwards. How does this even make sense?

No luck in my account on the referral link. Some folks are just eligible while others are not.

/sadface

I was trying to refer a friend, but like Tara couldn’t successfully log in with my info. When I called customer service, they mentioned it was targeted. I would not be able to claim the referral bonus unless I was emailed about it. Is there a general link on chase sapphire’s facebook page perhaps?

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@Bharath – Try logging into your account and see if you can see a referral. The facebook and twitter links are easier to activate.

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