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2,500 Free Chase Ultimate Rewards Points With Stamps.com

by on September 6, 2011 · 45 comments

in Chase, Free Miles/ Points, Shopping

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Mike from the Hustle Blog recently Tweeted me about an easy way to get 2,500 free Chase Ultimate Rewards points via stamps.com.

Basically, you need to have an Ultimate Rewards card, like Sapphire Preferred , Freedom or Ink Bold (Business) and then log-in to the Ultimate Rewards site, in the top right search box just enter “Stamps” and you’ll see stamps.com appear in the search results on the bottom left of the screen.

Ultimate Rewards Shopping Portal ... you should check this site out if you have a UR card

Click on the logo and then “Show now” and you’ll get a confirmation that you’ll receive the points on your statement, usually within 3-5 days of statement close. Not bad!

The confirmation page ... Chase is vouching for this- it's not a mistake

The Hustle Blog confirmed they already got theirs, so enjoy! I personally hate going to the post office, so getting $5 in stamps for free plus 2,500 Ultimate Rewards points is a double win for me.

The catch is that they will automatically start charging your account $15 a month for the service, so make sure you cancel after you see the points post. You have to call 1-888-434-0055 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time and Saturday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific time in order to close your account. Annoying, but worth it in my opinion.

To me, 2,500 Ultimate Rewards points are worth about $50 since I have the Sapphire Preferred card (full review on the current 50,000 point sign-up bonus) and I can instantly transfer those points to Continental, British Airways, Hyatt, Priority Club, Marriott and Amtrak.

If you have the Freedom card, these points equate to $25 towards merchandise/travel. The best bet is to also get a Sapphire Card so you can then transfer your Ultimate Rewards points to partners, plus double dip on the 5x bonus categories of the Freedom. I wrote about that strategy here.

I just got the card and access to ultimaterewards.com, so I’m going to do a deeper analysis of any other potentially lucrative shopping opportunities.

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  • Jon

    I had a horrible experience trying to cancel a stamps.com “free trial” a year ago. I can’t speak for the experience of others, but it might be worth considering whether the 2,500 points is worth the potential hassle.

  • Ri Zheng

    How long points will be posted?

  • hmaia

    Hi Brian, as you mentioned the Bold Ink Business from Chase. It would be nice if you could post a review on this card. Cheers!

  • Kris

    Signed up! TPG, I did some calculations and this year, because 7 new cards sign ups, along with opportunities like this one and mileage shopping, will potentially net me FIVE round trips overseas with my fiance. How amazing is that?

  • Imssc1

    One caveat. It states that Mac users must have Windows installed to be able to print stamps.
    Not many Mac users have windows, so beware.

  • JTG

    It looks like after the 4 week trial period, your card will be charged a $15.99 monthly fee. Just keep this in mind and remember to cancel the service if you don’t want this.

  • http://twitter.com/trentswanson Trent Swanson

    T&C state “Credit is earned when a member creates a new account with Stamps.com”. Is a checkout using a Chase card really required in order to receive the 2500 UR points?

  • Blake Nolan

    Anyone think you can use a Business Freedom and a Personal Freedom card to create 2 accounts, getting you the 2500 on each account? Thoughts….?

  • Russ M

    I probably shouldn’t open myself up to this but here I go. I looked at this deal and then decided not to do it. Does it bother anyone that the US Post Office is nearly out of business, is predicting a 9 billion dollar loss this year and is facing layoffs and shutting down post offices? OK- commence justifications and hate posts now- I’ve spent some time on Flyertalk and I’m familiar with the drill……

  • Gavinmac

    I’m totally confused. Do you just have to click the “shop now” button, or do you then have to click on “start shopping” and then have to buy stamps and/or create an account? What’s the $5 in stamps for free? I’m just not following this one.

  • Anonymous

    You have to create an account, which will give you $5 in free stamps but then start billing monthly after the first free month.

  • Anonymous

    Stamps.com is not the USPS. They buy stamps from the USPS, so if anything USPS is getting more money by us signing up

  • L. T.

    This will come in nice with the 50k points for the 3k spend for sapphire preferred card, thanks TPG!

  • Noho-Life

    Just signed up! I have a small home run hobby that requires me to send packages to customers. So this is perfect! I may stay on it.

    http://noho-life.com

  • Julie.R

    Just received my new Sapphire Preferred card which I applied for through your link – thank you for your tireless research and all the info you provide.
    Jumping on this Stamps.com offer – a fitting first use of my card, I think!

  • sil

    I received a survey from Stamps.com asking how i heard about them. I didn’t reply unless you get mileage for this. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Thank you sir.

  • Gus

    …to ease “hassle” simply call Chase and request a replacement card with a different number; problem solved.

  • Nick

    Jon is right — lots of reports out there about this company continuing to charge people after cancellation. Not sure that requesting a different credit card number solves the problem — in fact, it could make it worse if stamps.com continues to bill you but sends your account into collections for nonpayment. Of course, you could then fight that, but to me, it is not worth it.

  • sathund

    Anyone tried the 4500 point offer for Pitney Bowes?

  • P J

    Im at the point where you enter your card details. Do you have to go forward with the free scale purchase for shipping and handling????

  • Anonymous

    No- don’t choose the scale unless you want to pay $10 for it

  • KP-HOU

    I’m curious if points have posted for anyone? I did this on Sept 6 w/ my Chase Sapphire and still havent seen the points.

  • phil

    stamps.com does not appear now as an option. fini?

  • Xbrantarx

    I too signed up the day this post came out and still have yet to see the points post to my account. Anyone see them post yet?

  • Anonymous

    looks to be pulled.. which is weird- I just did it this morning

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  • Gpuzzi

    I realized I signed up for Stamps.com but was never charged. Looks like I may not get my points, any suggestions?

  • Mooper

    No posting here. Couldn’t find the T&C in a quick look. Possibly at statement close? When does rebilling begin?

  • http://flavors.me/mbrosen mbrosen

    I was able to sign up for a Stamps.com account successfully, and the 2500 Ultimate Rewards points actually hit my account within two days.

    I called to cancel using the customer support number in the welcome e-mails from Stamps.com (888-434-0055) and reached PeoplePC support instead. The rep redirected me to call 800-434-0055. I called. PeoplePC again.

    Fished up a third number that worked from:

    http://happyningnow.blogspot.com/2007/06/stampscom-no-more.html

    Anyway, I called 866-209-0026 and was able to cancel. I received confirmation via e-mail.

    Just a heads up.

  • Chuckille

    Awesome. Just called the last number you posted. Email confirmation received as well!

  • FlyerM

    Same situation as other commenters. My Order date was 09/06/2011. I received my stamps.com welcome package last week. There is no charge from stamps.com to my chase account….

    As of today 9/15 still no points in my UR account.

    Anyone heard an explanation?

  • Cobragunner

    I ordered mine on 9/7….never had a charge on my chase account, but I did receive the welcome package. Today (9/17) my chase account statement closed and the 2500 points showed up…..! So, despite the lack of communication, it does appear to work

  • Ksudac

    My points have not posted yet and I signed up 13 days ago (signed up on Sept 6, the day I read this post). Anyone else still waiting for the points to post?

  • Ryan Lisa

    FYI mine posted a few days ago. just printed off 11 stamps at $0.45 cents a piece (1 cent more than a letter, i know, but utilized all but 5 cents of $5). now trying to figure out how to cancel.

  • David

    I messaged Ultimate Rewards tonight as to why I haven’t received the 2,500 points, and they said I didn’t make the purchase through the UR Shopping mall which is not true… Ugh

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  • Lauren

    I just got the following e-mail – any thoughts?!?!

    Dear XXXX,

    Important News Regarding your Stamps.com Account!

    Thank you for signing up for the Stamps.com online postage service. We’re contacting you to let you know about an important issue that has come to our attention. After closely reviewing our affiliate program, we discovered that Stamps.com was mistakenly promoted as part of the is Chase® Ultimate Rewards℠ Shopping Mall program by an affiliate partner.

    The Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall program offers incentives or points to Chase customers, which violates the Stamps.com Terms & Conditions of our affiliate program. Stamps.com does not allow a third party to offer any form of incentives to new customers for signing up for our online postage service through our affiliate program.

    Your Stamps.com account has been identified as part of the Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall program. In order to prevent any charges from appearing on your credit card, Stamps.com will be automatically closing your account. This account closure will also be reported to our affiliate partner. The action is being initiated to prevent your credit card from being charged the monthly subscription fee of $15.99 for the Stamps.com service.

    If you have any questions about your Stamps.com account closure, please send an email to [email protected]. Please note that we can provide information on your Stamps.com account only. If you have any questions regarding the Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall program, please contact Chase Ultimate Rewards Customer Service.

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience these events may cause.
    Stamps.com Customer Service

  • Anonymous

    This is good news as long as chase let’s us keep points which I suspect they will

  • Anonymous

    I got the same E-mail closing out my stamps.com as Lauren did. I never received any points.

  • Jason

    Looks like it was a mistake…and they are taking away the points:

    Important News Regarding your Stamps.com Account!

    Thank you for signing up for the Stamps.com online postage service. We’re contacting you to let you know about an important issue that has come to our attention. After closely reviewing our affiliate program, we discovered that Stamps.com was mistakenly promoted as part of the is Chase® Ultimate Rewards℠ Shopping Mall program by an affiliate partner.

    The Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall program offers incentives or points to Chase customers, which violates the Stamps.com Terms & Conditions of our affiliate program. Stamps.com does not allow a third party to offer any form of incentives to new customers for signing up for our online postage service through our affiliate program.

    Your Stamps.com account has been identified as part of the Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall program. In order to prevent any charges from appearing on your credit card, Stamps.com will be automatically closing your account. This account closure will also be reported to our affiliate partner. The action is being initiated to prevent your credit card from being charged the monthly subscription fee of $15.99 for the Stamps.com service.

    If you have any questions about your Stamps.com account closure, please send an email to [email protected]. Please note that we can provide information on your Stamps.com account only. If you have any questions regarding the Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall program, please contact Chase Ultimate Rewards Customer Service.

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience these events may cause.
    Stamps.com Customer Service

  • Chaney Kourouniotis

    I got the same email from Stamps.com just today. I had messaged Chase earlier about the points, and they said my statement was closing today and the points should post within 3-5 business days. Fingers crossed.

  • Lisa R

    I joined on 9/5. I got my welcome package shortly thereafter. On 9/26 I received the following email from them:

    Dear xxx

    We are sorry to see you go!

    Your request to close your Stamps.com account has been processed and your service has been discontinued as of 09-26-2011.

    A final account statement will be emailed to you, which may include this month’s service fees. If you signed up for a trial and are closing your account within the trial period, you will not be charged any service fees.

    If you purchased postage through Stamps.com, we will begin processing your refund for any unused postage once your final balance has been paid in full. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your refund check.
    Please note that we do not process refunds for unused free postage or if your refund amount is less than $1.00. If your payment information has changed and we are unable to process your final account charge, you will receive a separate email and will need to update your payment information by contacting Customer Support.

    Thank you for trying our service. We hope you will consider us for your mailing and shipping needs in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our website at xxx.

    **
    I never requested a cancellation, so I was really confused. After reading this thread, I guess they automatically canceled all orders placed through the Chase Mall. I just looked at my Rewards Activity and I got the 2500 points on 9/7.

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