Here are all the ways you can earn bonus points with Chase cards right now

Nov 1, 2020

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As the pandemic rages on in the U.S., travel remains a lower priority for many — that includes traveling this holiday season. But whether you’re on the move or not, credit card companies are continuing to entice consumers to keep spending.

Chase has been one of the most proactive in announcing temporary card bonuses and benefits as the course of quarantine and pandemic life has shifted over the last eight months.

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This holiday season will be anything but typical. But spending on your credit card can still reap plenty of rewards. 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 Chase card, check and register with this link.

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Chase spending bonuses, at a glance

Category Bonus Card(s) Notes
Amazon* 5x bonus

Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card

British Airways Visa Signature Card

Iberia Visa Signature Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

United Club Infinite Card

United Explorer Card

The World of Hyatt Credit Card 

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card 

IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card

Link to register

Valid from 11/1/20-12/31/20, up to $1,500 in combined purchases per month with Amazon

Groceries
(Sapphire cards)
Up to 3x bonus

Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x)

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x)

No registration necessary

Valid from 11/1/20-4/30/20, up to $1,000 in monthly grocery purchases

Groceries* 
(non-Sapphire cards)
Up to 5x bonus

Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card (5x)

British Airways Visa Signature Card (5x)

Iberia Visa Signature Card (5x)

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card (5x)

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card (5x)

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card (5x)

United Club Infinite Card (5x)

United Explorer Card (5x)

The World of Hyatt Credit Card (3x)

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card (3x)

IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card (3x)

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

Link to register

Valid from 11/1/20-12/31/20, up to $1,500 in combined purchases per month with groceries (non-Sapphire cards)

Internet, cable, phone, utilities, insurance Up to 5x bonus Select cards, highly targeted Link to register (and to see if you qualify)
Lyft 5x bonus All cobranded Chase cards No registration necessary

Valid through March 2021

Marriott Bonvoy Hotels 10x bonus All Marriott Bonvoy Cards from Chase Link to register

Valid from 11/1/2020-12/31/2020, up to $3,500 in total purchases

All purchases Free Category 1-4 weekend night certificate Legacy Hyatt card (no longer open to new applicants)

Link to register 

Valid from 11/1/20-12/31/20 after spending $4,000

*List does not include cards no longer open to new applicants. These cards include: 

  • United Club (5x Amazon, 5x groceries)
  • United Mileage Plus (5x Amazon, 5x groceries)
  • United Mileage Plus Awards (5x Amazon, 5x groceries)
  • United MileagePlus Select (5x Amazon, 5x groceries)
  • United Presidential Plus (5x Amazon, 5x groceries)
  • Legacy Hyatt card (5x Amazon, 3x groceries)
  • IHG Rewards Club Select (5x Amazon, 3x groceries)

Grocery purchases, up to 5x

Many credit cards offer some type of bonus earnings in the highly-competitive grocery category. Earlier in the pandemic, it was possible to earn up to 10x points on grocery purchases on select Chase cards (those offers have since come and gone). However, in recent weeks, Chase has launched new grocery spending offers that begins on Nov. 1, 2020.

Chase Sapphire cards offer

In October, Chase launched a brand-new bonus category for extra points on grocery purchases for its Sapphire lineup.

Photo by The Points Guy

For Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders, you’ll earn 3x Ultimate Rewards points on up to $1,000 in monthly grocery store purchases. Meanwhile, Chase Sapphire Preferred cardmembers will earn 2x Ultimate Rewards points on up to $1,000 in monthly grocery store purchases.

This new bonus category starts Nov. 1, 2020, and goes through April 30, 2021.

Chase also announced an extension of categories that trigger the Chase Sapphire Reserve’s $300 credit. Previously, you could use this annual credit on travel, gas and groceries through the end of 2020. Now, cardholders will be able to use their annual statement on those purchases through June 30, 2021.

Cobranded Chase cards

Most cobranded Chase travel cardholders also will receive an offer of either a 3x or 5x bonus on grocery spending throughout the remaining days of 2020.

5x bonus on groceries (up to $1,500 per month in combined purchases with Amazon):

3x bonus on groceries (up to $1,500 per month in combined purchases with Amazon):

Amazon purchases, up to 5x

If Amazon purchases are on your shopping list, there’s great news on that front with select Chase cards.

Amazon is a particularly lucrative bonus category since these cards would typically only earn 1x point or mile per dollar spent. With a 5x bonus — and holiday shopping around the corner — this can quickly add up your points balance (up to $1,500 per month in combined purchases with groceries).

(Photo by Eric Helgas/The Points Guy)

For instance, you can earn five World of Hyatt points for every dollar spent (up to $1,500 per month including grocery purchases) on Amazon with The World of Hyatt Credit Card. According to TPG valuations, that’s an 8.5% return on spending.

5x bonus on Amazon (up to $1,500 per month in combined purchases with groceries):

Related: Best cards for Amazon purchases

Internet, cable, phone, utilities, insurance, up to 5x

While this offer is highly targeted to select cardholders only, you may be fortunate enough to earn up to 10,000 extra points. For instance, some Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders can earn 5x on purchases within these categories, up to $2,000 in total. The promotional period varies, but in this example is from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.

Again, you want to check this Chase landing page here to see if you qualify.

Related: Best cards for paying your cell phone bill

Lyft, 5x

Chase’s partnership with Lyft isn’t new, but now all cobranded credit cards from Chase have access to 5%/5x on Lyft purchases through March 2021. Whether you have a Chase card from Marriott Bonvoy, Southwest Rapid Rewards, IHG, Hyatt, United or any other Chase credit card partner, you should be able to now earn even more on Lyft rides with your card.

This promotion is an extension of the partnership benefits Chase launched earlier in 2020 with Groupon and ShopRunner across most cobranded card products:

  • You can enroll in a 12-month free Shoprunner Membership through February 2021
  • Get 10% back on all Groupon spending (up to $50 per month in Groupon Bucks) through February 2021

You can learn more about Chase’s partnerships (and how to enroll your card) on Chase’s Get More Now landing page.

Marriott Bonvoy hotel purchases, 10x

(Photo by John Gribben for The Points Guy)

Chase Marriott Bonvoy cardholders will now earn 10x on Marriott purchases Nov. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. Qualifying Marriott Bonvoy spending includes stays at Bonvoy hotels, gift cards, and online Marriott boutiques.

While this bonus is available to any Chase Marriott Bonvoy cardholder in good standing, you’ll want to check your email to enroll or check out this link.

Bottom line

Another round of limited-time bonuses have arrived for select Chase cardholders — it is certainly worth a few seconds of your time to check your eligibility and to register.

If your travel card isn’t being fully utilized right now, that doesn’t mean it’s completely useless. By earning extra bonus points on these cards now — especially for holiday shopping purchases — you’ll be well equipped for travel when the time comes.

Related: A guide to navigating COVID card bonuses and benefits

Featured photo by The Points Guy. 

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