New round of bonuses: Here’s how you can earn up to 10x points with Chase right now
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As vaccine distribution accelerates and more destinations reopen, travel is on the rebound around the world. Regardless of whether you’re on the move yet or not, credit card companies are continuing to entice consumers to keep spending — both at home and on the road.
Last year, Chase was one of the most proactive card issuers to announce temporary card bonuses and benefits as the course of quarantine and pandemic life shifted dramatically.
And as we charge well into 2021, spending on your credit card can still reap plenty of rewards thanks to some temporary and targeted bonus offers. Here are all the ways to earn bonus points with Chase cards that we’re paying attention to right now.
To see if you qualify for additional spending bonuses on a cobranded Chase card, check and register with this link.
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Chase limited-time bonuses, at a glance
|Travel, gas and spending directly with the cobrand partner||Up to 9x bonus||
Link to register (targeted by card)
Promo period: Valid May 15-Aug 15, 2021, on up to $1,500 in combined purchases
|Grocery, gas, restaurant, drugstores, and/or all spending||Up to 5x bonus||
Link to register (targeted by card)
Promo period: Valid April 1-June 30, 2021, on up to $1,500 in combined purchases
|Internet, cable, phone, utilities, insurance||Up to 5x bonus||Select cards, highly targeted||Link to register (targeted)|
|Lyft||Up to 10x bonus||
Chase Sapphire Reserve (10x)
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (5x)
|No registration necessary
Valid through March 2022.
*List does not include cards no longer open to new applicants. These cards include:
- United Club
- United Mileage Plus
- United Mileage Plus Awards
- United MileagePlus Select
- United Presidential Plus
- Legacy Hyatt card
- IHG Rewards Club Select
Cobranded Chase cards (targeted)
Select cobranded Chase travel cardholders can earn up to 9x on travel, gas and other spending through Aug. 15, 2021. The latest offers begin on May 15, 2021. Unfortunately, there’s a cap of $1,500 for the entire three-month period.
Check this link to see if your Chase travel card has been targeted.
Earlier in the pandemic, it was possible to earn up to 10x on grocery purchases on select Chase cards (those offers have since expired). Still, these extra earnings we are seeing now are nothing to sneeze at.
Chase Sapphire cards offer
Chase previously announced an extension of categories that trigger the Chase Sapphire Reserve’s $300 annual travel credit. You can use the travel credit on both gas and grocery purchases through the end of 2021.
Additionally, you can use Pay Yourself Back (extended through Sept. 30, 2021) to offset certain everyday purchases, such as groceries, home improvement, and dining. This, at the same increased rate as when you redeem points on travel purchases directly through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.
Lyft: Up to 10x
Chase’s partnership with Lyft isn’t new, but this is a reminder that Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom (no longer open to new applicants), Chase Freedom Flex and Chase Freedom Unlimited (5x) cardholders get the elevated Lyft bonus through at least March 2022.
Additionally, Sapphire Reserve cardholders will get a complimentary year of Lyft Pink membership, which normally costs $19.99/month. This membership gets you 15% off all rides, three free cancellations a month (you must rebook within 15 minutes of canceling), three free bike or scooter rides per month, priority airport pickups and more.
Lyft Pink members also now have access to Grubhub+ and Seamless+ free of charge.
With a number of ways to earn bonuses across certain Chase cards, it is definitely worth a few seconds of your time to check your eligibility and to register.
There are many ways to utilize your travel card, even if you’re not traveling actively right now. By earning extra bonus points on these cards now — especially for everyday purchases — you’ll be well equipped for travel when you’re ready.
Additional reporting by Madison Blancaflor.
Featured photo by Leezel Tanglao/The Points Guy.
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