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Updated 3 January 2021: The Chase Disney Card is also offering a spending bonus
The last quarter of this year saw Chase offering a variety of targeted spending bonuses across its co-branded card portfolio, and now the bank appears set to introduce a new wave of targeted spending bonuses for the first quarter of 2021.
Of the three major US card issuers, Chase has probably been the one that has gone furthest to ensure that its cards remain relevant during a year that has been like no other that most of us can remember. The additional spending bonuses that we’ve seen offered on the bank’s own cards, the enhanced (temporary) benefits we’ve seen on the Sapphire Cards, and the bonuses offered on Chase’s cobranded cards, have certainly made sure that I’ve been using my Chase credit card collection a lot more than I would otherwise had done (given the year we’ve had) so it was great to see Frequent Miler report that a new set of bonuses are coming our way for 1Q 2021.
New Chase Spending Bonuses
Ordinarily, if you want to see what bonuses Chase has targeted you for you should head over to Chase.com/mybonus, enter your name, your zip code and the last 4 digits of your Chase credit card and the site will show you if you have any promotions waiting for you. However, right now all that site will show you are the promotions that are set to end tomorrow, 31 December 2020 and they’re not much use to anyone anymore.
The guys at Frequent Miler (together with one of the site’s readers), however, have been playing around with some of the URLs that Chase uses for its promotions and they’ve uncovered a number of promotions that are set to launch from Friday, 1 January 2021.
Be aware that although there are links available to the registration pages for these new offers, you may have to wait until Friday (and use the Chase.com/mybonus website) to register for these offers as Chase may not yet have finished targeting cardholders.
If you’ve been targeted for one or more of the new offers, this is what you can expect:
Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, IHG, Disney & United Co-Branded Cards
Earn 5 points per dollar on up to $1,500 in combined spending at grocery stores, gas stations, & at drugstores.
- Link to IHG registration page
- Link to Marriott/Ritz-Carlton registration page
- Link to United registration page
- Link to Disney registration page (HT: Reader Melvin)
It’s important to note that what’s being offered is a total of 5 points per dollar and not an additional 5 points per dollar so bear that in mind when deciding if you should take Chase up on this promotion (assuming you’re targeted).
Avios-Earning Credit Cards (BA, Iberia & Aer Lingus)
Earn 15,000 bonus Avios when you spend $5,000 on your Avios-earning Chase credit card by 31 March 2021.
In the case of this promotion, the Avios that are being offered are in addition to the Avios a cardholder would earn in the normal course of spending so if any cardholders have any British Airways, Iberia, or Aer Lingus spending that they’ll be doing in 1Q, the bonus Avios could be earned alongside the solid earnings the cards offer for spending with their respective airlines.
Hyatt Co-Branded Credit Cards
Earn 5,000 bonus World of Hyatt Points when you spend $3,000 on your Hyatt co-branded credit card by 31 March 2021.
As with the promotion that’s being targeted at the Avios-earning credit cards, the World of Hyatt points that this promotion is offering are in addition to the points a cardholder would earn in the normal course of spending.
You May Not Be Able To Register Yet
As I mentioned earlier, although there are links available to the registration pages for these new offers, you may have to wait until Friday (and use the Chase.com/mybonus website) to register as Chase may not yet have finished targeting cardholders.
So far, I have been able to register my Ritz-Carlton credit card for the 1Q bonuses…
Hopefully, come Friday this will change – I’m very keen to combine the spending I’m putting on my World of Hyatt credit card (as I aim to earn the card’s welcome bonus) with the bonus points that th1Q Hyatt card promotion appears to be offering.
If you hold a Chase co-branded credit card there’s a good chance that you’re about to be targeted for a first-quarter spending bonus. Don’t forget to compare the special bonuses that Chase is offering to the value you can get from the other cards in your portfolio as the 1Q bonuses may not be the best deals open to you (cards like Amex’s Blue Cash Prefered card still offer a considerably better return at US supermarkets that any of the Chase co-branded cards) and don’t forget to visit Chase.com/mybonus on Friday if the links above don’t lead you to a targeted offer.
Have you been targeted for any of these bonus offers?