Chase Sapphire Preferred 40,000 Point Sign-up Bonus + 5,000 Points With Authorized User

by on November 18, 2013 · 42 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.

As well as announcing a 10,000 point increase for the Freedom sign up bonus, Chase has also increased the Sapphire Preferred sign up offer to 45,000 bonus points. You will receive 40,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months and an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user to your account.


Key Benefits:

  • Sapphire Preferred points can be transferred (usually instantly) at a 1:1 ratio to partners like United, Southwest, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott and more. Tip: you can even transfer these points to other people- names do not have to match accounts.
  • If you want to use points for any flight, they are worth 1.25 cents each. So the 45,000 sign-up bonus would equate to $562 in credit to be used on any trip and you earn miles on flights redeemed using this method.
  • There are no foreign transaction fees.
  • 2 points per dollar for travel booked through Ultimate Rewards and up to 10 points per dollar on purchases through the Ultimate Rewards Mall

Get Your Bonus

Although existing cardholders will not be able to take advantage of the additional cardholder bonus, there is no fee for adding an authorized user for new account holders. If you area an existing cardholder of the Sapphire Preferred or Freedom Visa you can still earn extra points by referring a friend here.

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.

Other Sapphire Preferred related posts:

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

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  • Josh
  • Matthew Ender

    Brian, Chase’s homepage now shows a 50k offer + 5k authorized user bonus. Just a headsup!

  • Kurt

    Looks like the annual fee is now $125 instead of $95…will existing card holders be grandfathered into the lower annual fee?

  • Kurt

    (On the public version that @b7bc0798e2eefd16c7ac796641694fc0:disqus linked to…)

  • The Mean Farmer

    Can you get the bonus every 2 years? I got a CSP 2.5 years ago, and think I have a free version right now. Need to cancel the free one and hope to get the larger bonus again. Is that doable?

  • wrong

    yea but this one has a $125 annual fee

  • Candice

    Is there any way to combine this with the refer-a-friend bonus?

  • Garrett

    Applied (and was approved) for this card on Thursday. I’ll be getting on the phone with them this evening to up the bonus…we’ll see if it works.

  • Roy H

    That chase refer a friend link isnt working for me..bummer

  • Matt M.

    I currently have this card and my wife is an authorized user. If she applies and makes me her authorized user, would she still qualify for the bonus (after meeting spend requirement, of course)?

  • Kevin

    It doesn’t work because TPG shared his personal refer a friend link. The correct link is here:

  • Ian

    Did they raise the Annual Fee to $125??

  • ROB

    wanted to apply for my wife by referring my wife so i could earn 5k
    bonus but the email seems to be taking few days, BTW she applied for
    the chase BA card 2 days ago and approved so this maybe difficult for

  • Gu

    I cancelled my CSP about a year ago and was actually looking yesterday at gettting it again cause of the dining bonus (a major expense for me). Just applied and was approved, so guess its churnable?

  • Chris

    doesn’t mean you’ll get the bonus again…

  • Tom

    that’s true. They’ll probably give you the card without the bonus. Can anyone confirm the lag time Chase needs before giving the bonus again (if ever?)T

  • Gu

    You know if I can call and find out or just spend and see what happens?

    Either way, I want the card so even if I can get the $125 fee taken off, Id be happy. But a bonus is better.

  • Scott

    yes, but Brian only gets a referral for the the 45k offer. Why should he care to tell you about the 55k offer?

  • Yankees

    As long as you are still in the first there month I don’t see why they shouldn’t give you the 5k bonus.

  • kyle

    Waived for the first year.

  • Clay

    I applied for the chase sapphire in late September under a 40k points in 3 months promotion. Do you think a chase customer rep will let me take advantage of the 50k offer?

  • bestoffer
  • Alex

    unfortunately, chase doesn’t seem to be able to retroactively add this promotion onto people who already have this card. it’s only available for people who applied and received the card after 11/18

  • Brandon

    I’m a college student with no credit history. Would I be able to get approved for the Chase Freedom? If so, then that would be a great opportunity to start to build a credit history, so I can eventually start getting those other mile-earning credit cards.

  • amy

    Question: Do I get points for the minimum spend requirement or do I start accruing non-sign-up-bonus points AFTER the first $3000?? (so first $3000 spent will get me the sign up bonus points but not regular points?)

  • RY

    Hi everyone, I was just approved for the CSPreferred card. Is this card in metal or has that changed?

  • doctorofcredit

    Offer is dead now.

  • doctorofcredit

    Except that is not the same offer, it has a different annual fee and isn’t always available.

  • doctorofcredit

    Because they have different annual fees? I think he probably should’ve mentioned both offers in the interest of full disclosure though.

  • doctorofcredit

    Yes, get a friend to refer you and then split the bonus with them?

  • doctorofcredit

    It’s in metal, the regular Chase Sapphire is not.

  • doctorofcredit

    Yes, you get points on the minimum spend required.

  • doctorofcredit

    Yeah, Chase Freedom is one of the easier cards to get approved for. If you have absolutely no credit history you might struggle though. I’d suggest getting a secured card first (here are the best options for that: and having that for about six months before applying for the freedom.

    You can use the credit boards credit pull application to see what others have been approved with:

  • doctorofcredit

    If you had this card when it was a mastercard, you’ll be able to receive this sign up bonus.

  • doctorofcredit


  • doctorofcredit

    Whenever the up the sign up bonus to 50k points, they increase the annual fee from $95 to $125.

  • doctorofcredit

    Yes, being added as an authorized user doesn’t affect your eligibility for the sign up bonus.

  • doctorofcredit

    Any update?

  • doctorofcredit

    Let us know if you got the bonus, it’s been 2 months now!

  • doctorofcredit

    Did you have the mastercard version of this card, if so then you’re eligible for this sign up bonus. If not, it’s doubtful. Why not apply and let us know if you have any luck.

  • John

    I would like to know answer to this question as well, since I am in a similar situation.

  • mpence23

    May I confirm that if I get the card and add my husband as an authorized user, and he does the same (and we spend $3000 on each account within 3 months), that both accounts will receive the 45,000 points? Thanks!

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