Check your credit cards: Chase unveils new targeted spending bonuses

Jan 12, 2022

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Editor’s note: This guide has been updated with the latest information. 


Whether you’re traveling or not, credit card companies are looking to entice consumers to keep spending — both at home and on the road.

In 2020, Chase was one of the most proactive card issuers in announcing temporary card bonuses and benefits as people shifted into self-isolation and the new rhythms of pandemic life.

As we charge into 2022, spending on your credit card can still reap plenty of rewards thanks to targeted bonus offers. Below are all the ways to earn bonus points with Chase cards that we’re paying attention to right now.

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Limited-time bonuses

Cobranded Chase cards (targeted)

Select cobranded Chase travel cardholders can earn 5 points per dollar on spending at Amazon.com, grocery stores and restaurants — up to $1,500 — between Jan. 15 and March 31, 2022.

Check this link to see if your Chase travel card has been targeted. Cards on the list include IHG, Marriott, Hyatt and United Airlines cards. Reports indicate that the Chase Freedom Flex and Chase Freedom Unlimited may also be included. But again, check the Chase link to verify if your card made the points bonus cut.

 

Sample offers: 

Lyft: Up to 10x

Chase’s partnership with Lyft isn’t new, but this is a reminder that Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom (no longer open to new applicants), Chase Freedom Flex and Chase Freedom Unlimited (5 points per dollar) cardholders get an 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, when the membership is activated with a Chase Sapphire Reserve card by March 31, 2022. 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.

Lyft mobile ordering
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Bottom line

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 and Benét J. Wilson.

Featured photo by Leezel Tanglao/The Points Guy. 

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants in the first three months of card membership.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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