50,000 Point Chase Sapphire Preferred Sign Up Bonus

by on May 13, 2011 · 15 comments

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Update: The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card sign-up bonus offer is now 40,000 points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months.

Chase once again upped the ante and introduced a monster offer – the Sapphire Preferred card with a 50,000 point bonus.

Here is the application link, my referral link doesn’t go active until Monday, so if you can wait, I’d appreciate it and on Monday I’ll also be featuring an in-depth review of the card and all of the key features and benefits.

A couple things:
1) If you’ve recently gotten the Sapphire Preferred card with the 25k bonus, you should call or send a secure message to Chase to ask for the 50k. The general rule is that they will give you the bigger bonus if you’ve applied within the last 60 days. Even if you got your card more than 60 days ago, it never hurts to ask.

2) If you recently got in on the Chase British Airways Visa, I’d recommend waiting 30 days before applying for the Sapphire Preferred. There are no set rules with Chase, but I’ve read many reports of people getting approved as long as they space applications 30 days apart. No expiration date was listed on the information I received tonight, which leads me to believe this one will be around for a while (plus they are making all affiliates wait until Monday to start promoting it, so I don’t feel a sense of urgency with this offer).

3) If you are declined for this offer, call Chase and ask them to re-consider. More often than not, they will approve the application- even if it means shifting around some of your existing lines of Chase credit.

Overall, I think this is a phenomenal deal and I hope you can all wait until Monday to use my link. If you want to kill time, I’d consider checking your credit to make sure its in tip top shape, since you should always know where you stand. There are a number of sites including Credit Sesame (Free) and Credit Karma. Until then, have a great weekend and safe travels.

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  • Steve

    Dear TPG,

    I say dear, because after reading your post I wrote a secure message to Chase from the card Website, and the nice person who read it bumped the total to 50,000, from the 25,000 I would have gotten after achieving the spend.

    In a separate post I thanked you for the suggestions which netted me another 50,000 on my Membership Rewards.

    And, I am working on the Citi AA card, to see if they will grant me the request to get the 75K offer instead of the 35K offer I recently got.

    Many many thanks for your great posts, full of useful (and often lucrative) tips!


  • Mike L

    Hi Brian – Aside from the 50K bonus points, do you “like” this card more than say, the Chase BA card? The only advantage I see is the 7% points dividends otherwise I don’t see a tangible difference; just more bonus points (which is never a bad thing!)

  • Eric

    I was wondering the same thing as Mike. Other than the 50k bonus I can’t decide if this is a card worth having.

  • don

    On paper the Sapphire card looks like a much better card in the long run.
    Now that the 100 k sign up bonus is over with the Chase BA card the playing field has been leveled
    Sapphire allows your choice of point transfer to select airlines/hotels and has a bonus on points earned.BA only BA miles.Word on the street is BA is going to gut its program and devalue it severely
    Should that hold true one would be mighty happy to have the option of transferring them elsewhere
    Thats my 2 cents all

  • Lantean

    Hey Brian, this thread keeps changing… but anyway, my question was…
    I got this card the first time it came out (I think July 2009) and I canceled 11 months after.
    Do you think I can try this 50k point offer and still get it? How far back do they check?
    Thank you.

  • Mike L

    @don – The flexibility makes sense. I can understand that. Should BA trash and devalue their FF program, that would be unfortunate but hopefully we would have enough notice to redeem awards. The thing I like about BA vs. Chase Sapphire is the 1.25 BA miles per $ spent. 25% more than standard and with my goals (CX first class), I guess BA suits me more and will get me there faster.

  • The Points Guy

    Hey- I answered on the other thread (sorry for the changing posts- it was an effect of the web host change)- In general I don’t think you’ll get the promo because its for first time Sapphire Preferred cardholders. Though you may want to call and ask- you never know!

  • The Points Guy

    @Mike- the BA card is better in some ways, like the 1.25 miles per dollar spend and companion award when you spend 30k in a year. I however like the flexibilty of the Sapphire card and instant transfer to BA/Continental/Hyatt. Plus the fee is waived for the Sapphire Pref, so I’d definitely recommend it over the 50k British Airways card (100k british airways is a better deal, but its no longer valid).

  • don

    If I were you I would sign up for the Sapphire card take the 50 k
    And use it transferring where you like. The BA card which I have I can’t wait to get rid of the card
    I spent 30k and find the twofer challenging to use as ones itinerary must be identical
    SPG Amex card gets you 1.25 BA miles per dollar when transferring 20k or more and at a lower annual fee than the Chase BA Visa. Added to that the point currency is more valuable as you can use it for a wide variety of airlines and Starwood hotels.

  • danny

    this is a chase sapphire noob question – but is this card a visa? i need to add a visa/mc to my wallet and the citi AA’s are not an option.

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  • Matt

    I’m trying to get my parents in on some of these credit card promotions as I am starting to rack up the miles thanks to your site. I’m assuming it would make sense to have both my mom and dad apply for this card to get the 50,000 points each. Will they have to use the points under their name or would my mom be able to transfer her points to my dad’s British Airways account (as an example)?

  • The Points Guy

    @Matt- they can transfer points to each other’s accounts. For example, your mom can transfer 22,000 points to your Dad’s Hyatt account (so if he has elite status they can book the stay using his account and not hers). Its a great benefit and a great card- especially since the fee is waived the first year.

  • don

    I wasn’t aware that Sapphire points are tranferable except into the indivdual card holders various individual partner accounts.However one may transfer miles from one British Airways account into another provided one requests a household account through BA.Once you agree to a household account however one can only book an award ticket with one of the names listed on that account.So certainly this won’t be good for everybody

  • don

    Late reply to Danny
    Sapphire is a Visa branded card

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