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Chase Prorates Annual Fee for Mileage Debit Cards

by on April 1, 2011 · 3 comments

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I recently wrote about Chase’s decision to no longer award miles for debit card purchases. This is a shame because I know a lot of people who leverage debit cards to earn miles – whether they don’t believe in credit or simply can’t get a credit card, at least debit cards were an option.

A letter I received from Chase yesterday confirms the change. After July 12 I will, “no longer earn Continental OnePass miles when I use my Chase Continental Airlines Debit Card” – I’ll even get a $13.75 deposit for a prorated refund of my annual fee on April 19, 2011.

I haven’t gotten any notice from Bank of America, but I’m sure the time is coming on their co-branded debit cards. I never use my US Airways debit card anyway – it was just to get “hits” in the uber-lucrative Grand Slam promotion.

While this isn’t shocking, it is a reminder to make sure you have plans after July 12 since not earning miles and points on your spending isn’t an option! For a list of top credit card deals, check out the Top Deals page. Feel free to suggest any options if you feel I’ve made a glaring omission.

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  • Sam

    Thanks for this post. Saved me 13.75….. I was planning on closing my account right now (mainly used it for the bonus), but then I opened my similar letter and it said Id be getting my refund too. Not much, I know, but who ants to throw money in the trash? =).

  • mark

    Yeah, i am getting about $8 and change back. Chase won’t give me a credit card due to a certain US Mint Coins issue. Ugh. This was my main source of CO miles. Oh well.

  • Marty

    Wow! I got the letter saying that they weren’t offering the miles anymore, but nothing about a refund. And, I even emailed just this week them about pro-rating and they said they can’t offer a refund. I’ll be glad to get rid of Chase…

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