A couple of weeks ago Chase announced that it's longstanding Chase Freedom credit card would be replaced by a new card with better earnings and better benefits too. That new card is the Chase Freedom Flex credit card and it's now live online and applications and product changes are now being accepted.
If you're planning of flying with Southwest once this crisis is over and you have your eye on the reduced status and Companion Pass targets that were announced earlier this year, the fact that Chase is offering 65,000 points as a welcome offer on all three of its personal credit card may be of interest.
As we move into the final few months of 2020 (this year really can't end soon enough!), Chase has revealed the 4Q 2020 category spending bonuses for the legacy Chase Freedom credit card and the credit card that's taking its place - the Chase Freedom Flex credit card.
The Ritz-Carlton credit card that's issued by Chase offers an annual $300 credit for incidental spending with airlines but with most people either not able to travel or not interested in travel, Chase has extended the credit to cover grocery spending and dining expenditure too.
Since July 15, Chase Marriott Bonvoy credit cards (including credit cards that are no longer available to new applicants) have been offering bonus points for spending on dining and at gas stations and although this promotion was scheduled to end in a little over a week's time, it looks as if Chase has extended the offer without actually telling anyone.
If you stay at IHG properties with any great frequency you would be well advised to have an IHG co-branded credit card in your wallet and, with a welcome bonus of 125,000 points and a host of excellent benefits to make your IHG stays better and cheaper, the IHG Rewards Club Premier credit card is probably the card you should hold.
The Ritz-Carlton credit card from Chase comes with a $300 travel credit that, under normal conditions, can only be used to offset incidental travel costs like seat selection fees, baggage fees, and lounge memberships (airfares, hotel costs and the like can not be reclaimed). Now, however, with the travel world still at a standstill, that travel credit has been expanded to include spending made at grocery stores and on dining.
Chase is emailing select holders of its Ink Business cards to announce that, for a limited time, their cards will now offer bonus points in two new spending categories. I've seen this bonus targeted to my Chase Ink Plus card (which is no longer open to new applicants) and to the Ink Business Cash card, but there's every chance that other Ink cards are being targeted too.
Chase Ultimate Rewards offers cardholders of select Chase credit cards the opportunity to earn one of the three big transferable currencies in the miles & points world – Ultimate Rewards points - and these points can be transferred across to a variety of other loyalty programs affiliated to major airlines and hotel chains.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve credit cards both offer bonus points for spending in the dining category but, at the very beginning of this month and without any warning, both cards started to pay out additional bonus points on top of what is usually expected. This got a lot of people (including me) somewhat excited, but the joy was short-lived as the bonus points stopped posting pretty quickly. Apparently this had been a glitch.