Chase Sapphire Preferred First Friday + Dining Program Bonus

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For those of you who are opting out of the 4th of July BBQ, a reminder that this is the first Friday of the month, which means you can earn 3x points on dining purchases with the Chase Sapphire or Sapphire Preferred cards. And thanks to the annual 7% points dividend on the Sapphire Preferred, earning 3x points really means earning 3.21x points per $1.


You don’t have to do anything special to earn the bonus, just use your card as you normally would at any business that’s coded as a dining establishment (restaurants, bars, and even coffee houses usually fit the bill), and the bonus will automatically be applied to your Ultimate Rewards account. The offer is good until 11:59 pm in whatever time zone you happen to be in.As always, you can double or triple dip by booking a reservation with OpenTable, or by using certificates from

Stack It With Dining Program Bonuses and Gift Cards
This first Friday you should also consider boosting your points earnings by setting yourself up for the 10,000 mile bonus offered by AAdvantage Dining (as well as United MileagePlus Dining). The bonus is earned when you make 10 dining purchases (of at least $40 each) at participating restaurants between now and August 15, 2014. If you have 4th of July plans already, you can buy gift cards from your local eateries for use at a later time. $40 gift card purchases will work to trigger the 10,000 mile dining program bonus, so if you don’t have plans to eat out 10 times during the promotion period, buy the gift cards on the first Friday to maximize your points and miles!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named a 'Best Credit Card' for Travel Rewards by MONEY Magazine
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Sleek metal card design
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • $0 foreign transaction fees, plus chip-enabled for enhanced security and wider acceptance when used at a chip card reader
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points
  • Travel confidently with premium Travel Protection Benefits, including Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Trip Delay Reimbursement and more
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Balance Transfer Credit Rating
N/A 16.24%-23.24% Variable Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95 See Terms Excellent Credit