Old Sep 22, 16, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by paperwastage View Post
will they keep 100k signup forever or cut it?
Nothing is forever. Chase is trying to replicate the buzz surrounding the introduction of the refreshed British Airways VISA in 2009. In that case Chase was able to get press coverage before the card launched. The Flyertalk thread is HERE.

Chase has bungled the Reserve rollout. They launched three new cards simultaneously (Reserve, JPM Reserve and refreshed Ritz Carlton). All three are made of non-standard materials, and now they don't have enough to fill the orders. (Underestimating demand sounds like a nice problem to have, but this is a serious error.) Chase also bundled Priority Pass with all three of these cards, Collinson cannot ship the membership cards timely, and Chase inexplicably opted out of the electronic version which would have made this much less important. Another misjudgement.

Is this offer a good deal for us? Absolutely, $450 fee with $600 rebate and 100,000 points ^. Is it a success for Chase? They won't know until renewal time in August 2017.
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