Chase Sapphire Preferred Offer Changing?

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Hope you are having a good Friday evening!  Word on the internet is that a change is coming as soon as Monday for one of my very favorite personal credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card.

First I saw reports on Dan’s Deals that the spending requirement on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card would be going from $3,000 to $4,000 to trigger the sign-up bonus that is currently 40,000 transferable Ultimate Reward points + an additional 5,000 points if you add an authorized user who makes a purchase in the first 90 days.

I then saw a similar report at View From the Wing, along with a comment on the post from someone saying the Chase Refer-A-Friend site already gave him an offer that was a $4,000 minimum spending requirement.  The refer-a-friend site said I wasn’t eligible to refer so I couldn’t test the offer out that way.

I also tried calling some local Chase branches to confirm the offer was changing, but every time I asked about the credit card I was transferred to a call center in Illinois or something where I couldn’t bleed out a drop of info.

Needless to say I have not been able to verify this info myself, but I have learned that often where there is smoke there is fire with these sort of things, though of course that isn’t always 100% the case and it is always possible the change is something totally different (if there is a change).  If you are about to apply for this card and a potential change in the spending requirement will be an issue for you, then I wanted to be sure you were in the loop on these rumors.

Have a great weekend!

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Comments

  1. This is hardly a big deal at all for 99% of people as an extra $1000 min spend is not very hard to accomplish. Of course almost all of the Boarding Area bloggers are posting about it as if the world was ending because it gives each of you another opportunity to push your affiliate links. Thanks for pretending to look out for your readers while promoting your self interest!

    • J, $1k is a non issue for some and a bigger issue for others. Certainly worth a mention. I haven’t seen any end-of-the-world dramatics, but apologies if you have!

  2. Hi Summer,

    What would you recommend a points & miles newbie do if he wants to snag 2 first class seats flying MCO-NRT-MCO with as few stops as possible? Like what kind of miles/points he should start accumulating, which credit cards to sign up, what are the best airlines that will take him there and back, etc. Let’s say he would like ANA to one one of the airlines.

    Warm regards,
    RS

    • RS, well to a newbie I would recommend focusing more on the destination than the exact carrier/cabin. Two ANA first class seats can be tough to get…it happens, but it isn’t super common. Also, the less expensive (in miles/fuel surcharges) ways to get to Japan in a premium cabin don’t line up with being about to book ANA. For example, with US Airways you can got to Japan for 120k miles RT in first class, which is very good, but you will be looking at OneWorld partners. American Airlines is just a tick more at 125,000 miles RT in first or 100,000 miles RT in business.

      You will be able to get there with just one domestic connection within the US on many different carriers. If you are starting from scratch and are okay not going the ANA route, I would get the AA personal and business cards for 50k miles each and you already have enough for business class! If you really want first then save up to 125,000 and you will be there. Hope that helps a little…

  3. Thanks for your valuable input, Summer.

    Instead of 2 first class tickets on ANA, if I were to “settle” for just one first class ticket, would your advice still be somewhat the same? I thought, maybe my partner could travel on a different date, hopefully, just 1 or 2 days apart or she could fly business. 🙂

  4. P.S. If there are still cards with a $100k sign up bonus, which card/s do you recommend? Please give me your referral links, thanks.

  5. Your advice on ANA is good but instead of ANA First I have had good luck and availability on Star Alliance rewards in ANA Business (which is a really nice product).

    • Business is certainly much more available than first. I still tend to the better overall value award which would currently be via us or aa miles, but very good point about ANA biz being more available than first.

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