Chase has just introduced a new offer where Chase Ink, Sapphire and Freedom cardmembers can redeem points worth up to 50% more when purchasing Apple products with Ultimate Rewards points.
I first wrote about the issue when the new Chase Sapphire Preferred 80K bonus was released. Even before that matches were not offered for better United card bonuses. And now people are being denied for a match to the new Chase IHG Premier card bonus that I wrote about earlier.
Chase has messaged many cardholders today about these offers, warning them that terms have changed and that abusing these offers may result in the exclusion from future offers.
Chase Sapphire Preferred has a new increased welcome offer of 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points for spending $4,000 within three months of card membership. The previous offer was only 60,000 points.
Income information is always required when applying for a new credit card, but it is usually just a question during the application. Recently, some applicants have been asked for additional documents.
Applicants with Social Security Numbers that are “Valid for work only with DHS Authorization” can now be approved again for Chase credit cards. The restriction was rolled back on August 20th.
A letter sent to current United TravelBank Card holders says the card will convert to the United Gateway Card on September 21. The new revamped card will earn United MileagePlus Rewards for their purchases, instead of TravelBank Cash.
US citizens and Green Card holders are usually the only ones eligible for for a a non-restricted SSN. So it looks like if you do not fall under those categories, you will not be able to apply for any new Chase credit cards.
Chase is getting into the virtual credit card business. Largest credit card issuing bank in the country, with about 92 million physical cards in circulation, is partnering with Bay Area start-up Marqeta to now launch digital-only credit cards.
A credit limit increase request was denied due “too many credit cards opened in the last two years associated with you”. This is the same reason that Chase gives to new credit card applicants when they have opened 5 or more revolving accounts in the past 24 months.
Purchases in the last couple of days are no longer earning 5X, but only the regular 3X Points for dining at restaurants worldwide. The last purchases that qualified for 5X earning were on 7/4 I believe.
Chase released some incredible numbers today regarding spending from its cardholders. Spending on Chase credit cards dropped 40% during March and early April compared to last year, as Americans stayed home to protect against the novel coronavirus.
We are automatically extending the time frame for new cardmembers to earn their points-based welcome offer, and that’s for those who opened an account from January 1 – March 31. The extension will be for 3 months.
With this service, you can delay three monthly payments, but you will continue to accrue interest on your unpaid balances. The enrollment page also specifies that you can only request this payment deferral once per credit card account.
If you have signed up for Chase credit card recently and are worried about completing spending for a bonus within the require time frame, Chase might be willing to help
The expanded Chase and Tock partnership will provide a new dedicated dining page within the Chase Ultimate Rewards platform and the Chase Mobile App.
Most Chase credit cards now have the following fine print: You are not eligible for a referral bonus if you use your own referral URL to apply for a different card.
The card has been upgraded with new benefits and it now has an annual fee of $550. The changes are now live.