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Since rewards credit cards are one of the quickest and easiest ways for families to rack up miles and points to use to take their family to places near and far, I try to stay on the lookout for increased credit card sign-up bonuses to share. What can make this a little trickier than it sounds is that there can be several different sign-up bonuses for the same card at the same time. One version may be publicized more than the others, but with some digging you can sometimes get yourself even more sign-up bonus points.
Right now it looks like the Chase Freedom has quietly introduced a sign-up offer that is higher than the 10,000 point offer that you might see most frequently across the internet. Thanks to this Flyertalk thread (see post #163), I learned that there is another version that awards 15,000 points after you spend $500 in the first three months. Just like with the 10,000 point offer, the 15,000 point offer also awards 2,500 additional points if you add an authorized user who makes a purchase in the first three months. That bring you to a total 17,500 possible bonus points.
We just had the limited time 20,000 point offer end on June 30th, so while the 15,000 point offer isn’t the best we have seen, it is still a good thing to know about in the event that you or someone you know “needs” to get the Chase Freedom right now.
Keep in mind that the Chase Freedom becomes more valuable for miles and points junkies if you (or your spouse) also have the Ink Plus® Business Card, Ink Bold® Business Card or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card as those cards enable you to transfer the points you earn on the Chase Freedom 1:1 to hotel and airline partners such as United, Southwest, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Hyatt, Marriott, and more.
The Freedom is one of my very favorite annual fee free cards, so good luck if you decide to add it to your wallet!
Disclosure: I do receive a commission if you are approved for a credit card using one of my affiliate links. The Freedom offer is not an affiliate link – just a pretty good offer I wanted to share. The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, or commissioned by any company.