Last Call for The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonus – Deadline 4/3

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It’s Friday afternoon, so it is a bit early for last call at the bars or happy hour, but it is last call for a number of miles and points related deals.  I had planned to do a post tonight outlining all of the deals that were ending on March 31st (both the end of the month and the quarter, so lots of stuff ending), but Deals We Like already did a great job with a similar post today.  So, no need to reinvent the wheel, just go check out her post for lots of good reminders related to Hyatt, Marriott, Amex, and more. I would also add that I think the Home Depot 10x Ultimate Rewards bonus via the Ultimate Rewards portal is also scheduled to end at the end of the month, so hurry up and make those Home Depot purchases if you want lots of Ultimate Reward points.

Additionally, I just received “official notice” that the Chase Sapphire Preferred offer will be “updating” on Tuesday April 3rd.  They currently say the affiliate links (aka 50,000 links like mine) will stop working as of 10AM Eastern that day, but those exact times sometimes fluctuate, so I would personally not wait until the very last day to apply.  If it doesn’t make sense for you to get this card right now, all is not lost, as it appears the offer will only go down to 40,000 points (at least directly from Chase), but why leave 10,000 valuable Ultimate Reward points on the table if you don’t have to?  Sometimes we don’t know ahead of time that a deal is ending, so I am grateful that we had advance notice on this one that we were able to share and everyone can plan accordingly.

Update: The 50,000 point offer is now expired, and the best available offer is 40,000 Ultimate Reward points after spending $3000 on the card in the first three months.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

For those new to the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, it is the most popular travel rewards card right now (at least in the miles and points community).  Among other things, it awards:

  • 40,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months.
  • 2x points for dining and travel – travel consists of airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, taxi fare, etc.
  • $95 annual fee waived the first year.
  • Access to the fantastic Ultimate Rewards shopping portal that awards up to 10x points on purchases – and sometimes even more than that!
  • Points transfer 1:1 to United, British Airways, Marriott, Hyatt, Priority Club, and more.  This is one of the best benefits of this card for my family.
  • Points can also be use to pay for travel as “cash”.  If you used all of your 40,000 point bonus in this manner you would have $500 to spend on travel.  I typically do not do that as I get a better value from transferring the points for cash, but it is an option.
  • Fantastic customer service – you reach an English speaking agent almost instantly when you call in.  No computerized mess to go through.

I have also written extensively about how this card pairs beautifully with the Chase Freedom Visa and Chase Checking accounts to earn even more Ultimate Reward points.  So, if you or someone in your family was looking to get this card soon, now is the time.  Are you or your family members getting in on this deal while it lasts?  I wish I still had family members or friends left to motivate to get the card before the bonus drops, but they all seem to already have it.  😉


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  1. […] Wanted to give a brief reminder that tomorrow morning (April 3rd) I have to remove my links for the Chase Sapphire Preferred 50,000 Ultimate Reward Points credit card application.  This is my favorite personal (as opposed to business) rewards credit card on the market, and it gets just about daily use in my household.  It is widely speculated that the highest publicly available bonus after tomorrow will be 40,000 points (since that is what is available now from Chase’s website).  It is always possible there will be a rogue functional 50,000 point link after tomorrow, but no guarantees.  If you want more information about the offer or the card, you can check out this post. […]


  1. I applied several days ago and am waiting for word on approval via mail. I’m guessing that my $60,000 credit line on my Priority Club card (resulting from merging credit lines of cancelled cards) was cause of delayed response. It’s fine if they want to use part of that credit line for the Sapphire card, instead of extending more credit, because I rarely use the PC card. What I want to know is, when did Ultimate Rewards points become valuable? Several years ago I had a card which I cancelled when they started using Ultimate Rewards because the rewards were far from ultimate. I’m glad Chase decided to beef them up.

  2. @Peggy, those are some massive credit lines! Sounds like you have lots to barter with doing a reconsideration call. 😉 I know the Sapphire Preferred card came out about a year ago, and my guess is that is when the Ultimate Rewards became more ultimate due to the hotel and airline transfer options.

    @Marc, we have received no notification that anything is changing in the near future with the Ink Bold Business offer. (thankfully!)

  3. MP:

    in order to transfer points between the Sapphire PC and United, do I have to have the United explorer card from Chase, or just the frequent flyer # (I forgot what is called now, it just to be Onepass with CO)? does that make sense?

    • @Jay to transfer points to United from your Sapphire Preferred Ultimate Rewards account, you just need to have your United (ie old CO Onepass) number. No other credit card is required.

  4. Just got and activated my Sapphire Preferred this afternoon–applied through your affiliate link. Now if only I could convince my wife to apply for one too… She’s a bit credit averse and doesn’t really love that _I’m_ applying for multiple cards, so it’s probably not gonna happen . . .

  5. The way this has been handled makes me wonder if Chase is experimenting to see if they can generate applications with a ‘deadline’. It seems like you’d do it in the opposite order to save the referral fees, but who knows? Maybe they are using this as a way to identify members of the churning community for future reference ???

  6. Drew, thanks for sharing.

    Autolycus, thanks so much for your support. I totally understand about the credit resistance spouse as it is pretty common in the miles and points game. Maybe she will come around one day after traveling the world at the front of the plane. 😉

    @Mikes, hard to say, though it is us affiliates talking more about the deadline in Chase so that no ones accidentally misses out. I would find it unlikely they are looking to identify those in the churning community through letting affiliate links last longer. I actually think many who get these cards don’t truly churn them, but then again, I guess you never know for sure.

  7. Haha. My Granny use to say, “If you roll with the pigs, you’re gonna get dirty”.
    Earlier this week, I linked through Mommypoints and got accepted for the Preferred Card. 🙂
    Last week, I closed my CO card just after paying the yearly fee.
    A churner applies for the same card over and over again, often closing the card before the fee comes due.
    The Chase rep who closed my CO seemed to think maybe I was up to something, and tried to refund my yearly fee. I will eventually get that straightened out; but probably just goes to show that they would like to be able to identify cards churner but sometimes can’t … ;and that Granny was right. 😉

  8. Do you have a link somewhere on how to transfer points to other airline programs via one of the hotel programs that doesn’t result in a lot of devaluation? We are Delta travelers (hub-captive) but this card sounds like it could be an intriguing option.

    • @Karen, what program are you trying to get your points to? In general, I don’t really recommend transferring them to a hotel program just to get them to an airline (I am assuming you mean Delta), as you can use them to fly a different airline or stay at a hotel. You will almost always lose in the conversion. Even at a Delta hub, it can be good to have options of other alliances sometimes. Just a thought. 😉

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