I have to remove links to the $200 (or 20,000 points) Chase Freedom by Monday, April 16 at 10:00 am

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I have to remove links to the $200 (or 20,000 points) Chase Freedom by Monday, April 16 at 10:00 am

Million Mile SecretsI have to remove links to the $200 (or 20,000 points) Chase Freedom by Monday, April 16 at 10:00 amMillion Mile Secrets Team

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I’ve been asked to remove the affiliate links for the Chase Freedom Visa and the Chase Freedom MasterCard which offers a 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points or $200 cash back sign-up bonus by 10:00 am EST on April 16, 2012.

I’m not sure if that means that all links to the Chase Freedom will be for $100 or 10,000 points in future (because the official offer on the Chase website is for 10,000 points), or if non-affiliate links will be around with the better $200 bonus after April 26, 2012. 

Usually, there have been working links after the offer has been discontinued in the affiliate channel (think Chase Southwest for 50,000 points or Citi Thank You Premier), but I don’t know what will happen this time.

With the Chase Sapphire Preferred, there were non-affiliate links available to the 50,000 point offer, which I shared on the blog, but those eventually stopped working.

All that I’ve been told is that Chase will be updating the offers for the $200 Chase Freedom Visa and Chase MasterCard.  Sometimes the updates are minor changes to the copy and sometimes the bonus changes.

It is not the end of the world if you can’t get in on the 20,000 point (or $200) sign-on bonus.  There are lots of Chase offers to choose from!  There was recently a $350 offer for the Chase Freedom, but I’m not surprised that the bonus on the Freedom (a no annual fee card) is being reduced.

The bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred reduced recently from 50,000 points to 40,000 points, and the bonus on the Chase Ink Bold is likely going to require $10,000 in spending instead of the current offer of $5,000 in spending within 3 months.

Emily has the Chase Freedom since November last year, and I love being able earn 5 times the amount of points in certain rotating categories (capped at $1,500 per quarter).  More importantly, I can transfer these points to my other Ultimate Rewards points cards (Ink Bold or Sapphire Preferred) or to airline and hotel partners.  I usually transfer them to United or Hyatt.

And if you have a Chase checking account you earn 10 extra points per transaction with the Chase Freedom plus 10% extra points per purchase.

Bottom Line:  Offers come and offers go.  I wouldn’t go out of my way to apply for this card now, but thought this information may be helpful to some.

As always, Emily and I are very grateful to the many readers who apply for the Chase Freedom Visa and the Chase Freedom MasterCard using our link!

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I applied for the Chase Freedom MasterCard with $200 bonus using your link before it expired (Thanks!) and was approved after a call to reconsideration. However, just to be sure I asked if the card would be a Freedom MasterCard and they said no, I had applied for a Visa and that was going to be the card I will be getting and there was nothing I could do to change it to a MasterCard. ??? I know I used the MasterCard application link. I told them I need the Freedom MasterCard to use at Sam’s Club, but they were very adamant that I could only get the Visa version. I don’t understand – what’s the big problem? I’ve called three times about this and keep getting the same answer.

Million Mile Secrets

@Zontar– Thanks so much for using our link. Emily and I are very grateful! I’m not sure what happened, but you could always get the card and the bonus and then switch to the MC version. Or you could apply again for the MC version, and cancel your Visa version (after getting the bonus). It should be fairly easy to switch the cards by calling customer service, but I’d wait until the 20K bonus posts to your account.

If I meet $3000 within the first statement cylcle of the 50k Saphire Preferred, which bonus will I get? 53,000 points or only 50,000 points because the 3,000 points is a part of meeting $3,000 spending requirement?

Million Mile Secrets

@Tom405 – You will get 53K points – 50K as the bonus and 3K points for spending $3K.

@Jdh- on the cards on this site any purchase from aa should work. I made two purchases of 30 and 20 dollars one on each card and got the full 150 credit on each card.

@Nan-it doesnt affect it. you can certainly get your “own” card

@Sash- The citi amex is issued by citi not amex so absolutely do the two browser trick or else you wont be able to get the second cards signup bonus (only for new users)

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@mike fein – Thanks for helping out! I would have written exactly the same thing.

darius do you know if the two browser trick will work if i am applying for the two recommended citi AA cards if i recently opened an amex card early march.. not sure if that is enough time between amex applications. or is the citi amex card issued and credit checked by citi? i’m a little confused by that. can you clarify? thanks!

My spouse has me as his Authorized User in all his Chase cards (Freedom + United + Sapphire Preferred). I wish get my own Chase Freedom – possibly 30K points. Is it possible for me to apply for another Chase Freedom though I am an authorized user of Chase Freedom in another account? If No, Whats the best suggestion you have?. Thank you

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