Chase offers haven't been particularly scintillating of late (I'm getting increasingly bored of seeing the Turbo Tax offer constantly appearing on all of my cards) but a couple of new offers are available right now which give hope to the idea that Chase is still capable (and willing) to offer deals worth more than a few dollars here and there.
At the beginning of May, both Chase and American Express announced that their Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit cards would earn bonus points for spending on groceries/at US supermarkets through to the end of this month and, with just three weeks left to go of that promotion, Chase has now announced that its Marriott credit cards will all be offing bonus point on dining and at gas stations.
I'm a big fan of the Chase Sapphire Cards. The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great gateway card into the miles and points world, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is a card with excellent benefits and strong earnings, and they both make a host of other cards considerably more valuable. Now, probably temporarily, both cards just became a little more valuable.
A recent World of Hyatt credit card welcome bonus was offering new cardholders twice as many elite night credits as the card usually offers but, sadly, that bonus expired on June 30th and the current public offer on the World of Hyatt credit card makes no mention of any bonus elite night credits over and above what the card usually offers...but that doesn't mean the offer has disappeared completely.
I hold a basic Chase British Airways Visa card that doesn't charge an annual fee but which can only be obtained by downgrading the regular Chase British Airways Visa card. This is a card I very rarely use so I haven't earned more than a handful of Avios through Chase for years. That makes the offer just I received in an email more than a little surprising.
The Chase Sapphire cards are two of the best travel credit cards around so, at a time when travel isn't at the forefront of most people's minds, Chase has been adding new benefits to these cards to keep them relevant to everyday life. Up until the end of last month, both cards offered generous bonuses for spending at grocery stores and now Chase has added a new set of new benefits that it hopes will engage cardholders for the next three months.
At the beginning of May Chase announced that a large number of credit cards in its portfolio would be offering bonus points for spending made at grocery stores. This news gave new life to cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card whose benefits are heavily skewed towards the travel sector so, with the gravy train ending in just 7 days' time, this is a reminder to use your Chase-issued credit cards at grocery stores while you still can.
Since the middle of April, the World of Hyatt credit card has been offering an improved welcome offer which includes twice as many elite night credits as the card ordinarily offers. As with all good things, this offer is coming to an end and anyone interested in getting the World of Hyatt card has until 30 June to be approved if they want to make the most of the current welcome offer.
Southwest offers 3 personal credit cards through its partnership with Chase, and deciding on which Southwest Card is best for you will depend on your travel patterns and what you aim to achieve by applying for the credit card - a card that's great in the short-term may not be quite so good in the long term.
Chase issues the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit cards and if you like to travel, if you enjoy playing the miles and points game and if you like being able to earn valuable points with relative ease, you should probably have one of these cards in your wallet...but not necessarily because of what these cards offer on their own.