Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Air Canada’s Aeroplan as a Transfer Partner

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of our favorite flexible rewards currencies, and today’s news adds a much needed boost for Ultimate Rewards.

A Roundup of All of the Chase Offer Updates

Oh, what a time to be alive and to be in this hobby!

It seems like every week we hear about another mega offer from one of the major credit card issuers. Just recently, Chase came out with a huge 100,000 welcome bonus on one of its most popular cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.

And yesterday, most people likely were focused on the relaunch of the The Platinum Card® from American Express. But Chase also came out with a few new and improved offers on a number of their products.

Chase Freedom Q3 2021 Bonus Categories: Register Now

Two of Chase’s best earning cards have no annual fees. The old Chase Freedom (no longer available to new applicants) and the new Chase Freedom Flex offer 5% on rotating bonus quarterly categories. Cardmembers need to first activate the cash back each quarter to receive 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories. 

Registration has just opened up for the Chase Freedom Flex and the Chase Freedom 5X bonus categories for Q3 of 2021.

Wow: Best-Ever 100,000 Point Offer for the Sapphire Preferred!

We’re sad to announce that the previous high bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is no longer available.

But not all endings are bad, and in this case it gets even better. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card now has an even higher bonus.

Chase Pay Yourself Back Extended, and Why You Would Use It

During the coronavirus pandemic, banks that issue travel rewards credit cards had to pivot and added bonus earnings in various spending categories, such as streaming services, groceries and home improvement stores, to make their products more compelling when travel was put on hold.

Since then, card issuers also have added more ways to redeem rewards and travel credits. One of the most noteworthy redemption options is Chase’s answer to Capital One’s Purchase Eraser—Pay Yourself Back.

Updates to the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonuses

Chase hasn't given us anything to get terribly excited about since the introduction of the Chase Freedom Flex and updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited a few months ago, but today Chase has decided to shake things up again.

Chase has just bumped up the welcome bonus on its most popular card, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, to 100,000 Ultimate Rewards Points after $4,000 spend in 3 months.

Previously only available via on-again off-again targeted offers, this new welcome bonus is worth up to $1,250 if redeemed via the Chase Travel Portal.

New Chase Freedom Flex Card and Updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited

New Chase Freedom Flex Card announced as well as updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited.

Four years after Chase introduced their new premium card Chase Sapphire Reserve, our word is again abuzz with exciting news.

Last Chance to Earn 5x on Freedom’s Q3 Categories

Today, September 14, 2018, is the last day to register your Chase Freedom to earn 5x Ultimate Rewards for the past quarter with Lyft, and at Walgreens and gas stations that you can transfer (circuitously) to Aer Lingus, British Airways, Flying Blue, Iberia, JetBlue, Singapore, Southwest, United, and Virgin Atlantic.

Note that the Freedom is different than the Chase Freedom Unlimited card, which Scott reviewed here.

If you register by today, your Freedom purchases will earn 5 Ultimate Rewards per dollar spent (up to the bonus cap of $1,500 per per quarter) on purchases at gas stations, Walgreens, and

Chase Cards You Can Get If Over 5/24

Update 12/6/18: The Chase 5/24 rule now applies to the cards listed below as well.
The general rule of thumb concerning Chase cards is that you won't be approved for them once you've opened five credit cards from ANY bank in the last 24 months.

SPG Luxury Card Loophole: Apply Aug 23-25 Before New Rules Hit

The Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Card, which will be the latest addition to the Marriott family credit card portfolio, is actually scheduled to launch August 23, 2018.