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Chase Sapphire Preferred 3X Friday is Here!

by on June 6, 2014 · 31 comments

in Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred

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Although it’s not the most earth shattering of deals, today is the monthly Chase Sapphire Preferred 3X First Friday, where you garner 3X points on dining when you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. It’s a great benefit to a great card, and I will actually be using it tonight when I have dinner with friends, I booked the reservation on OpenTable and maybe if I’m lucky they’ll let me pay for the full bill and give me cash back.. ;)

The Chase Sapphire Preferred gives you 3x the dining points today!

Also remember that Chase Freedom is offering 5X points on restaurants this quarter (up to $1500). The quarterly bonus categories can be applied at any point, so you can take advantage even if you’ve only recently signed up to get in on the increased bonus offer.

Don't miss out on 3X points for First Friday! Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Don’t miss out on 3X points for First Friday! Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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  • travel99

    It looks like American express effective June 1 has lowered the debit card deposit limits on bluebird cards to $200 per day and $1,000 per month

  • Kris

    Or you could use the Chase Freedom with 5x points instead. Then transfer those points to Sapphire Preferred.

  • Jon Jovi

    Whenever I eat out with friends I always insist on paying the full bill and have my friends send me money through Venmo. Probably the quickest way to receive money besides cash in hand.

  • JT

    You can do that anytime. Why not use this today and then maximize the 5x on other days?

  • Travis

    Not sure that’s true. I loaded $600 on June 3. I did it in $200 increments, so that may be the difference. But still had no problem loading $600 in one day.

  • Stvr

    This is spam to sell Chase Sapphire Preferred cards. At least TPG has farmed it out to the intern.

  • Mruby

    I can’t find the option to transfer freedom points to my sapphire anymore. Anyone else have that issue? How do you do it?

  • joeypore

    You do it within Ultimate Rewards. There’s a link at the top that says “Transfer Points”

  • Kris

    The 5x on Freedom is only for quarter 2. If you have the Freedom, why use the Sapphire Preferred on restaurants this quarter? Maximize more points

  • ed

    not every sapphire card holder has a freedom card. it would be nice to at least mention it in the post though.

  • intheman

    What minutia – every month we go through this announcement. I get 2% cash back with the Fidelity card without having to cash it out through Ultimate Rewards. I guess Fidelity doesn’t give TPG referral fees so he keeps pumping this card.

    Wow – a $100 meal gives one an extra $1.00. Hardly worth adding the card to my wallet. However getting additional people to apply for the Chase Sapphire card is worth big dinero to TPG. Some sites give disclosure when they receive referral fees related to stories on their site. I guess TPG has no compunction to be transparent to his readers,

  • Better By Design

    So, if I spend $100 every First Friday, I’ll make an extra $12 in rewards… that almost* covers the annual fee (* almost in the sense of $12 out of $95, YMMV).

    Thanks TPG for so loyally reminding us of this every month!

  • Mr. Cool

    couldve sworn TPG was touting the “freedom” & its 5x just last week. hmm…must be my imagination

  • Mr. Cool

    lolz

  • Mr. Cool

    not even a MENTION of the freedom’s 5x?
    “running for miles” did

  • Kevin

    “Some sites give disclosure when they receive referral fees related to stories on their site. I guess TPG has no compunction to be transparent to his readers”….. he does give disclosure. Look anywhere on the page (top, bottom, etc.). Idk why or anyone else cares that he makes money helping others. Isn’t that what any good employee does?

  • JT

    Because some people max out the $1500 and then you’ve missed out on First Fridays.

  • Anon

    Wrong. 1200 x 3 = 3600 points so $36

  • Daniel

    There is a minimum spend on the CSP for it be worth it, assuming 1 UR point per cent—and it’s trivial to figure out.

    If you have the free Freedom card, it earns (5-2) = 3 cents more than Fidelity on, to be conservative, $5000 a year (assuming no maxing out of categories). Having CSP makes these points worth 25% when transferred, so 5000*3*.25/100 = $37.5 dollars.

    Then, you need to spend ~$8000 on restaurants or travel to roughly break even. You earn (2.74 – 2) = .74 cents more than Fidelity, so 8000*.74/100=$59.20

    Adding together, you get $96.7 dollars in value, which is more than the annual fee.

    Is it worth all this thinking for breaking even? Probably not. So you have to decide is you value the other features, or you have to be someone who spends more than $8000 a year on restaurants/dining.

    But yes, going out to dinner *because* of 3x Friday is silly. If the card’s worth it, you shouldn’t have to think about when to use it.

  • Danny

    Extra 1200. You get x2 on dining all the time, so you’d get 2400 no matter what. The extra amount from this promotion is 1200 points.

  • jk

    It’s probably pretty quick to take your paycheck from Venmo to an ATM too.

  • Eggss4

    This is getting so tiresome. Fine, this is a nice benefit, but do regular readers need to see this in a separate post every month?

  • Brian C. Lee

    Has it ever occurred to you that not everyone might check the site as often as you do?

  • Macarto

    Is it possible to get the chase sapphire card if I’m a non-american citizen?

  • shay peleg

    He is mentioning it now

  • Susakajo

    Yes intheman — it’s right there at the top of the page! “This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy,visit this page.” Why wouldn’t TPG want to earn some $ from the blog? So what?

  • Pierre

    Yes Macarto, it is possible.

  • BobChi

    I’d question the first assumption, though. I think most people can get something like 2.0 cents of value per UR point, depending how you transfer them and ultimately use the resultant miles or points.

  • Macarto

    Hi Pieree, what if I’m based out of the united states? Would it make any sense to get the sapphire card?

  • Alex

    Any cardmember can refer and get referral bonus for it. Chase is running recurring Refer-A-Friend program for some of their cards. CSP page is here: https://www.chasereferafriend.com/chasesapphirepreferred

  • George H

    I had dinner on First Friday 6/6 but the actual charge did not process until 6/7. I tried to dispute it with chase and below is the message i received. We can’t control when these restaurants should process their charges. Sometimes it only puts it on hold and the actual transaction doesn’t process till the next day or a few days. Major flaw in the 3x bonus.

    “Upon review, I see that the transaction date for the
    recent dining charges reflects 06/07/2014. Hence, the
    charges did not qualify for the First Friday bonus. The
    transaction date for a charge is the date when the
    merchant processes the charge. Some merchants process the
    charge next day and hence, the transaction date may be
    different from the date you made the purchase.

    In order to avoid this in the future, you may request the
    merchant to process the charge immediately.”

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