Chase grocery bonus expires this Friday, April 30

Apr 29, 2021

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Heads up — if you’re a cardholder of either the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, your grocery store benefit ends on April 30. Since October 2020, cardholders have been able to earn bonus points on up to $1,000 in grocery store purchases (3x and 2x, respectively, for the Reserve and Preferred) each month.

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While grocery store purchases will revert to 1x point, remember that you’ll still earn 3x points on travel and dining with the Reserve and 2x points on travel and dining with the Preferred.

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Take advantage of the following temporary benefits

Chase has added a number of valuable perks to make these popular travel rewards cards worth having during the pandemic. Although the grocery benefit expires in a few days, don’t forget about these limited-time perks still available on the Reserve and Preferred:

Chase Sapphire Reserve:

  • Until Sept. 30: Use your points at 1.5 cents apiece for Chase Dining purchases and the Pay Yourself Back tool on grocery, home improvement and dining purchases, and redeem your points at 1.5 cents apiece.
  • Until Dec. 31: Gas station and grocery store purchases will count toward your $300 annual travel credit.

Official application link: Chase Sapphire Reserve with a 60,000-point bonus after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening. 

Chase Sapphire Preferred:

  • Until Sept. 30: Use your points at 1.25 cents apiece for Chase Dining purchases and the Pay Yourself Back tool on grocery, home improvement and dining purchases.

Official application link: Chase Sapphire Preferred Card with an 80,000-point bonus after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening. Plus, earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery purchases within your first year of account opening. 

Related: Chase Sapphire cards make it easier to use annual travel credit and points into 2021

Bottom line

You have one more day to use your Reserve or Preferred card to earn bonus points on your grocery store purchases. While this isn’t the first time Chase has added temporary earning categories, make sure you take advantage of this lucrative grocery category before it expires on April 30.

If you don’t own either card already, now’s a great time to apply. Both cards are offering sign-up bonuses worth at least $1,200, according to TPG valuations.

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