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A couple of weeks ago Chase announced a new 60k welcome offer on their Chase Sapphire Preferred. While public applications were continuing to offer this without a waived fee, you could still refer people to a 50k offer with a waived first year annual fee. I advised against this pointing to the valuation of 10k Ultimate Rewards being worth more than $95. Shortly thereafter, Chase changed their referrals to match the public offer and now they’ve done one better.
Chase has increased their referral bonuses for current Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders in both per card referrals and yearly max. You can now earn 15k Ultimate Rewards when you refer a friend which is up from a previous 10k per friend. The yearly max has also increased from 50k to 75k. Note referrals are only paid after card approval.
Here is my link if you’d like to support us, but please feel free to leave your referral links as well.
A quick overview of the Chase Sapphire Preferred benefits
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- 2x points on dining and travel
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- 60k points are worth $750 in the Chase Travel Center
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
A head’s up on Referrals
Chase has been sending on 1099’s effectively valuing Ultimate Rewards at a penny a piece. This would affect your taxes so keep that in mind and consult a professional if you’d like more advice.
I love the referral bonuses, but then again I’m a crazy travel blogger who will fly halfway around the world for a weekend. Those extra points help me do what I love, and I realize other people may not find the same value as I do and want to avoid any extra taxes. To each their own, but by my way of looking at things, I’m far more inclined to keep a card long term if I can earn additional points via referral and continue to reap the built in benefits of the card.
The feature image is from the Carmelo Resort and Spa in Uruguay’s Wine country. My buddy and I both made use of Chase’s transfer partner, Hyatt, to stay in this wonderful resort where the standard room is a bungalow.
If you’d like to support the blog, we greatly appreciate it
|Chase Ink Business Preferred||80k after $5k spend
Free Cell phone insurance
$95 Annual Fee
|Chase Sapphire Preferred||60k after $4k spend
2x dining, travel
$95 Annual Fee
|Chase Freedom||$150 after $500 spend
5x rotating categories
No Annual Fee
|Chase Ink Business Unlimited||Earn $500 after $300 spend in 3 months. Earn 1.5x on every purchase|
|Chase Freedom Unlimited||Earn 3% back on all purchases up to $20k|
|Chase IHG Premier||Earn 80k after spending $2k in 3 months|
Feel free to leave your own referrals if you’d like
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