Refer Your Friends to Increased Chase Freedom Offer and Earn 5,000 Points!

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Much like the temporarily increased Amex SPG offer will currently award you 5,000 points per approved friend/family member you refer, the Chase Freedom card is currently doing the same!  As you may already know, the Chase Freedom® has doubled its standard offer of 10,000 points after you spend $500 in the first three months, to 20,000 points after you spend $500 in the first three months.  You can now refer your friends to the increased offer and get 5,000 points per approved referral.  The Freedom limited time offer of 20,000 points doesn’t have an advertized end date that I know of quite yet, but the referral bonus of 5,000 points per friend (up to 10) has an expiration date of 6/20/2014.

This offer has expired. Please check Top Card Offers for more information.

Unlike the Amex SPG referrals that seem to come through very quickly, this one says that it can take up to a week for the referral to be sent.  I highly doubt that it actually takes that long, but my test referral I sent is taking longer than the Amex referrals usually do. So, if you have been thinking about referring your spouse, partner, friend, etc. for this card it is a good time for both them and you.  You will get 5,000 points, and they will get a very good limited 20,000 point offer for the Freedom.  The only detail I can’t yet confirm is whether the offers sent via referrals are also eligible for the 2,500 bonus points for adding an authorized user the way the standard publicized offer is arranged.  As soon as my test referral goes through I’ll check the terms regarding the additional authorized user bonus, but in the mean time if anyone else has first-hand experience feel free to chime in.


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  1. Do you need to have a Chase Freedom to refer for a Chase Freedom? Or can you refer others to a Chase Freedom if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or an Ink Plus, Ink Bold, or Ink Classic?

    Also, are there referral bonuses for the other cards (Sapphire, Ink)?

  2. Just did this with my daughter referring me. Email took 2 days to arrive. 5,000 points to be awarded to her upon my approval (done, but had to grab some credit from 2 of my 3 other Chase cards) AND first purchase. 2500 points were offered for adding another user. All in all, definitely worth the few minutes it took!

  3. Cody, yes you have to have the exact card you want to refer in order to refer it.
    Jamesdmo, two days is a while, but better than a week so thanks!
    Angela, awesome!
    Joanna, the link is in the post in the first paragraph where is says “Chase Freedom is currently doing the same”. Hope that helps!

  4. Weird…appears to be targeted. I have access for my CSP, but not for my Freedom card. It says it:
    “This Promotion is currently being tested and only eligible customers will be able to get through the authentication screen to refer a friend. Make sure you entered your information exactly as it appears on your account. If you feel you’ve received this message in error please call the number on the back of your card for assistance.”

  5. if I refer my wife (not an Ink or Sapphire cardholder), can she sit on her Freedom points and later transfer them into UR points after getting an Ink or Sapphire card?

  6. I got the same results as Ryan, which stinks since I wanted to refer my husband to the Freedom card. Oh well…

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