Just posting for completeness’ sake, but this has already been widely reported on other blogs. This card is not subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule.
The bonus is 50,000 Avios after $3,000 in spend within 3 months, with an additional 25,000 Avios after $10,000 total spend within the first year. The $95 annual fee is not waived. There is also a $1,000 discount voucher you receive after $30,000 spend in a calendar year, but I don’t think it is that great of a benefit, so I won’t get into any detail for now.
Iberia Avios can be converted back-and-forth to British Airways Avios, which I find useful in various situations. I recently used Avios to book intra-Australia flights for 4,500 Avios per passenger plus taxes and fees.
Overall, this is a decent card, especially since it is not subject to 5/24; however, I’m not applying right now and am waiting to see if they increase the offer later on.
Bonus has been increased to 35,000 Starpoints after $7,000 spend in 3 months. This is about as good as this bonus ever gets. I’ve provided a referral link above (you get the same bonus for a referral link vs. a direct link). Offer ends March 28, 2018.
Via OMaaT, there are two current promotions that, when stacked, allow you to purchase United MileagePlus miles for 1.185 cents per point, with a limit of 32,500 miles per account.
The steps are as follows:
- Buy up to 50,000 Choice Privileges points (Direct Link).
- Register for the United promotion (Direct Link).
- Go back to Choice once you have your points and perform the transfer (Direct Link).
Note that the Choice promotion ends on 11:59 PM ET November 17, 2017, and the points could take up to 24 hours to post to your account. Additionally, the United promotion ends on November 30, 2017, and the Choice to United transfer may take up to 5 business days. That means a point transfer initiated as late as November 24, 2017 should work, but I would do it earlier if possible to be on the safe side.
For what it’s worth, I purchased Choice points for both myself and my wife to transfer to our United accounts. We each have about 100,000 United miles, which typically isn’t enough for the types of awards we book, meaning that we would likely have to top off our accounts with Chase UR before redeeming for anything. With that in mind, I thought it was worth paying 1.185 cents/point now to save Chase UR at a future date.
What the title says. This promotion applies to all three Southwest cards but is for residents of California only. If you take part in this offer, you are still eligible for the current signup bonuses for all three cards, which are as follows:
A few important points to consider:
- The Companion Pass earned from this promotion will be valid through 12/31/18, regardless of when the first purchase is made. This is in contrast to earning a Companion Pass the “normal” way (see here), which, if timed properly, can get you a Companion Pass valid for nearly two years.
- The signup bonus on the personal cards has been as high as 60,000 points in the past, so even though you get a Companion Pass, you do give up a potential 20,000 points if you are signing up for one of the personal cards.
- You are not eligible for this offer if you currently hold any Southwest Rapid Rewards card or if you’ve earned a signup bonus from any one of them within the past 24 months.
- All of these cards are subject to the Chase 5/24 rule, so if you’ve opened 5 or more personal credit cards in the past 24 months, you will not be approved for any of them.
Overall though, this is still a pretty good offer and potentially worth doing if you live in California. Note the promotion ends 11/30/17, so sign up before then if you are interested.
Via Doctor of Credit, PayPal Digital Gifts (via Ebay) and Cardcash purchases are no longer earning 5x or 3x UR with Chase Ink Bold/Cash/Preferred credit cards as of 10/17/17.
Interestingly, I did make a PayPal Digital Gifts purchase on 10/17/17 directly through their website, not Ebay, and it did earn 5x points. With that said, my guess is that this might have more to do with the timing of the purchase and is probably not an exception. Even it if it were an exception, I doubt it would last long, and there usually aren’t that many deals that involve buying directly from PayPal Digital Gifts.
There are a few other 5x methods that previously worked with Ink that will be worth testing again. In any case, it’s the end of an era, as they say…
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Via Doctor of Credit and The Points Guy, the signup bonus on the Citi Prestige Card has increased to 75,000 ThankYou points after $7,500 spend in 3 months.
- Annual fee of $450 is not waived
- Points are worth 1.25 cents each toward airfare or can be transferred to travel partners
- $250 annual air travel credit
- 4th night free hotel benefit (based on average cost per night over four nights and does not include taxes or fees)
- $100 fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
- Priority Pass select membership
- No foreign transaction fees
While the annual fee is not waived, it is effectively $200 after the air travel credit, and you can technically get two credits your first year (the credit goes by calendar year, sort of — it resets after your December statement) for a net profit of $50. $100 fee credits for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓, Priority Pass memberships, and no foreign transaction fees are dime-a-dozen these days, so I don’t value those benefits very much at all.
This card is certainly worthwhile for the signup bonus, but it is only worth keeping long-term if you can get a lot of use from the 4th night free hotel benefit.
While this card does earn 3x points on Air Travel & Hotel and 2x points on Dining & Entertainment, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is better. So, meh, as far as earning more points is concerned.
80,000 points after $1,000 spend in 3 months.
Annual fee of $49 is waived the first year.
I have and keep this card because of the free anniversary night every year you pay the annual fee.
Update: Via Doctor of Credit, after you are approved, you may be able to match to this targeted higher offer if you send Chase a secure message via their website.
Via OMaaT, the Chase Hyatt Card’s signup bonus will be changing from two free nights anywhere to 40,000 World of Hyatt points on June 29, 2017.
40,000 WoH points is equivalent to two nights in a Category 5 property.
Points won’t expire as long as you have activity in your account. The two free night certificates from the current signup bonus need to be used within a year.
Two free nights are more valuable if you are redeeming for a Category 6 or 7 property.
In related news, Plastiq is no longer accepting VISA card payments for mortgage (and possibly rent) payments. It looks like most of the 3x avenues using Plastiq are dying if not already dead.
The easiest way to redeem this offer is to load $50 into your gift card balance (link). I have confirmed that it does trigger the success email.
This offer is targeted. Look for it by logging into your American Express account and checking your Amex Offers at the bottom. Make sure you open each account in a separate tab before adding this offer if you want it on multiple cards.