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Last month, I wrote that Chase had been updating the terms in their offers of credit cards. These updated terms now allow for customers who have had the cards in the past to receive the bonuses on new applications again, as long as it has been 24 months since you received the bonus on that card and you do not currently have the card open. This is great for the customer who may have no longer needed the card and cancelled it but now finds themselves in a position to need it. Before, that would require applying for the card without receiving anything in return, now, you can receive a new bonus!
Complete List of Chase Cards Eligible for Repeat Customers
Chase used to be quite strict (at least in their terms) about the bonus being valid once per lifetime. Now, they have inserted this special language for almost all of their miles and point cards! This is great news for savvy customers who would like to be able to take advantage of some of the great offers from Chase again, if they have not received the bonus in a while.
Here is the “special” language that has been added to many cards:
This new cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this consumer credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this consumer credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this consumer credit card within the last 24 months.
The important parts about that language is that you can get a bonus again on the cards below, but you must cancel the card if you currently have it and be sure that the last time you receive the bonus was over 2 years ago. The language does not mean that it must have been 24 months since you held the card. As long as you do not have the card when you apply, you should be fine!
Here is the list of Chase cards that have added that language to their details.
- Chase Freedom – 10,000 points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 40,000 points
- Chase Ink Plus – 50,000 points (70,000 if you go into a branch)
- Chase Marriott – 70,000 points (see this post to learn how to get a referral)
- Chase IHG – 60,000 points (I did not find the language prohibiting or allowing it in the 80K offer)
- Chase United Explorer – 30,000 miles (but you may get 50,000 miles in branch)
- Chase United Business – 30,000 miles (but you may get 50,000 miles in branch)
- Chase Southwest Premier – 25,000 points (but you can receive 50,000 by referral – here)
- Chase Southwest Plus – 25,000 points (but you can receive 50,000 by referral – here)
- Chase Southwest Business Premier – 25,000 points (but it goes up to 50,000 quite often)
- Chase Southwest Business Plus – 25,000 points (but it goes up to 50,000 quite often)
That is just about every card in the Chase stable! The most obvious ones missing are cards like the Hyatt card and the Fairmont card. These cards have the unique bonus of giving free nights instead of points, so that may have something to do with it (nights are not vulnerable to program devaluations). The one main card that offers points and does not have this language is the British Airways Visa. I am not sure why that would be.
I know that some people have had success receiving repeat bonuses on these cards all along, but the terms always stated that bonuses would not be given to previous customers (who had received the bonus). By adding this language, it allows everyone to apply for these cards again and be standing on Chase’s own terms for the payout of these bonuses.