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There’s a cool new promo floating around for those with the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve, that will provide 1,000 bonus Ultimate Reward points with five Apple Pay transactions from April 1 – April 30, 2018. If you have been ignoring all of these mobile payment promos, I strongly encourage you to force yourself to give one a try as they really do seem to the be future of many bonus promotions and even some quarterly 5x bonus categories.
I received a head’s up on this particular promotion from a Mommy Points reader (thank you!), but there is a thread on SlickDeals as well. Based on how some previous similar promos worked, I’m betting that this is not targeted and that it works for the Preferred and Reserve cards, but I can’t confirm that quite yet. I have sent a secure message to Chase from my Chase Sapphire Reserve account to see if my account is eligible, and that would be my recommendation to you if you have not received an email notification from Chase and would like to try out the promotion for your account.
Update: I did hear back from Chase, and as I suspected, my Sapphire Reserve account is eligible even though I haven’t yet received any notice of the promotion.
Some examples of Apple Pay retailers include: Whole Foods, Starbucks, Chick Fil A, Chevron, Dunkin Donuts, Disney, Trader Joe’s, McDonald’s, Panera, and Texaco, so it should be pretty easy to have five transactions in a month if you drink coffee, eat out, get gas, etc. If you use your points to book travel via Chase, then 1,000 bonus points on a Sapphire Reserve card is worth $15!
I’ll update the post when I hear if my Sapphire Reserve card is eligible as I have not yet received an email communication similar to the one above. If you have additional data points to add regarding your own Chase account, I’d love to hear them!