50,000 Continental Miles for Chase Mastercard, No Annual Fee First Year

by on January 26, 2011 · 18 comments

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UPDATE: This card is no longer available since the merger of Continental and United.

This is the best Continental deal I’ve seen in along time and one of the most lucrative deals out there. And if you wait until February 1, 2011 to open up the card, it will count as 20 “points” in the Mileathon promotion. 20 points = 2,500 Onepass miles and the top prize is 100,000 miles for 175 Mileathon points.

Key benefits of the card:
1) 50,000 Continental miles after your first purchase
2) No fee for the first year ($85 thereafter)
3) 10,000 bonus miles when you spend $25,000 a year
4) 2 free bags when you buy your Continental ticket with the card
5) 2 free lounge passes each year you renew

And remember, Continental and United frequent flyer accounts will be merged sometime in the next year or so, so build up both accounts while you have the chance!

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  • Gerry

    Wow. You make it so easy! Thank you for finding these bonuses! At the end of December, my wife and I took advantage of the Continental Chase Debit Card bonus offer you posted by both getting business and personal checking accounts. Next, we enrolled, per your suggestion, in Continental’s Mileathon. And I was just approved for the Continental Credit Card through Chase…Chase automatically populated my Continental profile with the card information so I can purchase tickets immediately. Could not have been easier or more pain-free. That’s 102,500 miles for me, hopefully the same for my wife (she’ll apply for the card later today). Thank you, Points Guy!

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  • gary w.

    Dear Points Guy.,

    One of the benefits is booking rental and hotel rsrvtns using points. Do you know the typical Points to dollar ratio? I heard this is done using travelocity and that you pay up front and cannot cancel. Is this true? When you book rental cars, can you use promo codes to get a lower rate this way? Trying to decide if this benefit is worth it.

  • Kevin

    TPG, do you have this card as well! I don’t recall seeing a post from you regarding the value of airline credit cards that you have, that would be awesome. I do know you are DM on DL but don’t have a Delta CC at all, so which ones is it that you use?

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  • Sande

    What if I cancel my my continental credit card after the 1st year?

  • The Points Guy

    Sande- nothing happens- you keep your points, redeem them for expensive flights and then get a new credit card with a good sign on bonus :-)

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  • Kades

    Can you cancel after making one purchase, or do you have to keep it a year? What’s the cancellation fee? Has anyone out there done this yet?

  • Cori

    When did the 50,000 mile benefit get added? I signed up for the credit card on 2/8/11 and only got the 30,000 miles (25,000 for the first purchase and 5,000 for adding my husband to the card). Do you know where I could get some backup information when I call to request the rest of my bonus points?

  • The Points Guy

    Not sure but Chase generally will give you the promo if you ask them within 60 days

  • Katie

    Following up to Kades question – can you cancel after the first purchase or do you have to wait a year to cancel? I can’t find anything about this on Continental’s website.

  • The Points Guy

    I recommend waiting 6 months before cancellinh, but yes, you don’t have to renew and they won’t take back the miles

  • The Points Guy

    And theres no cancellation fee :-)

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