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Chase Is Introducing New Spending Bonuses For 1Q 2021 [Targeted]


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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.

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…

…but my IHG Rewards credit card and my World of Hyatt credit card are both currently giving me a message that indicates that I haven’t been targeted.

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.

Bottom Line

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?

A Favorite Card With A Big Welcome Bonus

 The World of Hyatt Credit Card is the most rewarding credit card you can hold if you’re aiming to maximize your points earnings when staying at Hyatt properties. Right now, all successful applicants are being offered this welcome bonus:

Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on the card in the first 3 months of opening your new account and earn up to 30,000 more bonus points by earning 2 points/dollar in all shopping categories in which the World of Hyatt credit card doesn’t already offer a bonus (on up to $15,000 of spending in the first six months of account opening).

Our Favorite Benefits:

  • 4 points/dollar at Hyatt properties worldwide
  • 2 points/dollar at fitness clubs and gyms
  • World of Hyatt Discoverist status for as long as you hold the card
  • 5 elite night credits every year
  • 2 elite night credits for every $5,000 spent on the World of Hyatt credit card
  • A free night certificate valid at Category 1 – 4 properties every year

Click for more details on the World of Hyatt Credit Card

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