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Today is the first Friday of January which means you earn a little extra on your dining charges put on your Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card since “First Fridays” were officially extended through 2015. Normally dining charges put on the Sapphire Preferred (even those at a fast food restaurant) will earn you 2x Ultimate Reward points, but on First Fridays you get 3x on all dining charges! That means be sure to reach for the Sapphire Preferred when you grab lunch, drinks at happy hour, or a dinner out tonight if you want to earn 3x points. Every little bit helps!
Just don’t use it at Starbucks for your coffee, because the Chase Freedom® is currently paying out at 5x points there for the first quarter of 2015!
2,000 Bonus Miles from MileagePlus Dining:
While we are on the subject of eating your way to some easy points and miles, if you are new to United MileagePlus Dining, you can earn up to 2,000 United miles for joining and completing required dines. Many other airlines have similar programs if United miles aren’t your focus.
Finding a participating restaurant for MileagePlus Dining is easier in some locations than others, but it’s certainly worth checking. Enjoy your bonus miles and points if you decide to eat out today!
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