Chase Sapphire Preferred and Freedom 5,000 Point Referral Bonus

by on September 14, 2013 · 19 comments

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Update:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. View the current sign up offer here.

Now through January 31, 2014, if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Freedom card and refer a friend for the same card you have, you can earn a 5,000-point bonus.

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Here is the Sapphire Preferred referral site, and here is the Freedom referral site.

You can earn up to a total of 50,000 bonus points for 10 referrals. To qualify, your referrals must take place by January 31, 2014, and then the people you refer just need to apply for the card and use it by May 31, 2014 in order for it to count.

If you read my site, you know that Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which you earn with both of these cards, are some of my favorite because of the program’s great travel transfer partners including United, Southwest, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott and more.  The Sapphire Preferred is my go-to personal travel credit card because of great features like earning 2X points on travel and dining, a 7% annual points dividend, and no foreign transaction fees.

Although the Freedom is a more basic card, it’s still a great product that I carry myself because it earns 5X points at a quarterly rotating roster of merchants up to $1,500 per quarter ($6,000 per year), plus it gives cardholders a 10% points dividend on all points, including bonus ones, so you can use it to really start raking in the points.

In short, I highly recommend both cards, so refer as many friends and family as you can so you can earn the full 50,000-point bonus while this goes on – and then send them here to learn how to maximize their new credit cards! I’ll include a list of relevant posts below.

Sapphire Preferred

Details on the Sapphire Preferred 2X on Travel
The Sapphire Preferred 7% Annual Dividend
Ranking the Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners
Top 10 Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner
Why I Love Chase Ultimate Rewards
Ranking the Top Chase Travel Credit Card Offers


The Freedom 5X Spending Categories – Register For Q4
Chase Freedom 10% Points Bonus Details
Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards With the Ink/Sapphire Preferred/Freedom Combination

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  • Phyllis

    Bummer, I’ve already referred three people who have applied and received the card.

  • Guest

    Any word if the sign up bonus for the Sapphire Preferred will be bumped up to 50K in the near future?

  • mbcca2300

    Same. Bummer on the timing.

  • Tom

    Anyone succeed in using the Sapphire Preferred link? I get a message that this page doesn’t exist.

  • Eli Stoughton

    I got the same thing.

  • Lynn

    the link seems to work, but my contacts aren’t getting the email.

  • Dani Klein

    Will this work for the regular Sapphire?

  • royale

    same herer

  • Rachel

    Me too. I just shared it on facebook, which seemed to work.

  • Rachel

    Just go to and type in your info.

  • Keaton S. Taylor

    :( I have a few friends who could easily qualify for the Freedom but I only have the sapphire preferred at the moment. Wish they’d offered a way to send referral links out for the Freedom if you have the Sapphire and vice versa.

  • Kenneth LaVoie

    For me the links simply go to the signup page. no hints or signs of any referral type operation.

  • Jbeinstein

    If I refer a friend are they still eligible for 40,000 bonus points based on the spend requirements in the first 3 months??

  • Miroslaw Rogowski

    I can do the sapphire refferal for 50k points but not the freedom :(

  • pandalam88

    called chase and seems like this is by invitation only. i have the freedom but card but can’t get to the referral page.

  • guest

    I just called Chase for the clarification…. the bonus offer applies only for the NEW customers, who opened the Sapphire after September 2013

  • gwm

    It’s not working for me either. Chase says the referral offer is targeted.
    Too bad as I had a referral that I will now suggest he get an Amex that has a referral bonusl!

  • seth

    really would like to know about this???

  • canion

    Yes, They qualify.

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