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Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) : 60K , $4k spend, $95 fee. (2013-2023)

Old Nov 18, 2013, 5:01 pm
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What is the best current offer?
A. Beginning April 14, 2022, the public offer has been increased to 80,000 Bonus Points After You Spend $4,000 On Purchases In The First 3 Months From Account Opening. Annual fee [$95] is not waived. This offer is now publicly available. Based on some datapoints, it may be possible to get this offer at your local Chase branch with a one year waiver of the annual fee.

For any CSP offer, be sure to check the pricing details before applying. Normally, the annual fee for the CSP for year 2 and later is $95; however, in mid-2014 and then again more recently, Chase began randomly changing the pricing for some visits to the pages above, with AF as high as $150. If you get a page with that higher pricing, try reloading the page.

Q. Can I apply for this card and earn the bonus after doing so previously?

A. This card is subject to the Chase 5/24 policy. For details, see the wiki and related discussion in Applying for Chase Credit Cards, 2017 onward.

As of August 2018, all Chase Sapphire cards are subject to an additional restriction:
The product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of any Sapphire credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of any Sapphire credit card who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 48 months.
See Sapphire (CSR & CSP) 48 months between bonuses, August 2018 for details and ongoing discussion.

Q. I'm an authorized user for a card issued to my spouse/parent. Does that prevent me from signing up for the same card and earning a bonus?

A. No, being an authorized user does not prevent you from obtaining your own card / bonus.

Q. I just met the spend requirement. When will I receive my signup bonus points?

A. In most cases, your bonus will be credited after the close of the monthly billing cycle in which you meet the spend requirement. (Chase never posts signup bonuses mid-cycle.)

However, owing to a quirk in Chase's system, bonuses associated with charges incurred in the last ~7 days of a billing period may not post until the end of the following billing period. This is true even if the charges appear on your current statement and generate the standard number of points per dollar spent.

Thus, if you meet your bonus spend threshold late in your billing cycle, you may not receive the corresponding signup bonus until the following month. Calling Chase to complain will not change this, so be patient and enjoy your points when they finally appear.

Q. What's the value of a UR point? What are the best redemption options?

A. Because these questions are not specific to the Sapphire Preferred card, see discussion in the following separate threads:
Q. What are the benefits of this card other than UR points?

Benefits Guide https://www.chasebenefits.com/sapphirepreferred

A. See the discussion in Chase Sapphire Preferred Benefits Thread, especially the source documents referenced in the wiki.
Other discussion
Which travel booking sites qualify for 2x points on CSP?

To review previous Sapphire Preferred thread, click HERE.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) : 60K , $4k spend, $95 fee. (2013-2023)

Old Nov 18, 2013, 8:39 pm
Join Date: Apr 2004
Programs: AA plt 2 mm, Marriott LTT, HH dia
Posts: 1,215
Originally Posted by ctbarron
Thanks, I did see those posts. One refers to "the end of next year" which I took to mean the end of 2014. Does your communication indicate the end of 2013, only 6 weeks away? FWIW I also have an Ink MC and my wife a Freedom MC, and no notice on any.
You know, I thought it was the end of this year, but I hope you are right and I am wrong here.

I will send another SM to Chase to ask.
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 10:09 pm
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs: US/AA, UA, AS, BA, IHG, HGP
Posts: 223
For those interested in a pair of data points, I first submitted a secure mail to inquire about the new 50,000 points offer (my account is only a week and a half old) and authorized user offer which you can see the response to below. I then called the sapphire preferred line and spoke to a nice representative who told me that if I added an authorized user, she could forward a manual request to the marketing department for an adjustment in the amount of 5,000 points. While on the line with the rep I asked about the 50k points as well and was told they are not matching because of the new, higher annual fee on the other offer. My suggestion when calling in is to ask if there they would give you a good-will adjustment of some kind, even if they decline to honor the new bonus and/or authorized user incentive.


Dear TMKTakot,

I have received your inquiry about the 50,000 points
Sapphire Preferred rewards offer.

Your inquiry is under review. Please allow one business
day to receive a response.

I regret, we will be unable to match the 5,000 points
offer to add an authorized user, as this offer is only
available for applications made on or after 11/18/2013.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Customer Service Specialist


Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates.
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 11:09 pm
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DCA/IAD
Programs: AA plat, SPG gold
Posts: 721
Sapphire Preferred : 55k points after $3k spend, but $125 fee after year 1.

Applied and approved, hope this offer is honored and I don't get the usual Amex runaround.
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 11:52 pm
Join Date: Feb 2012
Programs: UA 1K, Marriott P, SPG G
Posts: 218
so basically they raise the AF and run the promotion to kinda compensate it?
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 1:25 am
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 32
Originally Posted by mia
I think Chase has priced Sapphire Preferred too low versus American Express Premier Rewards Gold and Citi Premier. I expect $125 will become the annual fee for all Sapphire Preferred accounts, subject to regulations is the C.A.R.D. which may prevent raising the fee on the first renewal anniversary.
Thank you Mia.
From other site, I have seen several people who used have Sapphire Visa before got approved and confirmed the sign up bonus. Although it is too early to say they are two different products, I can see some hope here.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 3:00 am
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ORD
Posts: 209
Just scored this at 330am Central time on the 19th, so definitely lived past the 18th.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 6:33 am
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Florida
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Diamond, Club Carlson Gold, Choice Elite Platinum
Posts: 433
I applied on 11/18 and I got the pending message. I called 11/19 in the morning and they verified SS# and mother's maiden name.....they asked to move credit line over to new account. I said it would be great!
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 6:52 am
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Upstate
Programs: HH Diamond-IHG Plat-AA Gold
Posts: 215
Originally Posted by garkman
Just scored this at 330am Central time on the 19th, so definitely lived past the 18th.
Data point: instant approval on the 50+5k offer at 7:45 am EST via the slickdeals link. Sweet!
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 7:54 am
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: MSP
Posts: 330
Has anyone already with a CSP tried applying to see if it falls under the 'new product' designation?
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 8:10 am
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: FL
Programs: BA, AA, DA, UA, CO
Posts: 212
I checked my records and researched online and here is what I found. I am sure there are ppl here in the same situation as me:
The Sapphire Preferred came first in mid 2009 and the bonus was 25K points. The card was VISA by default. 2 points for airfare only and not for restaurants. Without Chip. Lower annual fee.
Still thinking if I should try again. I closed the account in mid 2010. Same card, also Visa, slightly different benefits, and higher annual fee. What do you think?
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 8:28 am
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 232
I'm intrested to know this too.. I (already have CSP) sent a referral to wife for a CSP last Sunday, but chase has not YET sent her an invitation. Howmany days it will take to receive a referral invitation from Chase for CSP ?

Originally Posted by MilesGator
Anyone have any thoughts on if we can get the 5k referral bonus with the 50k+5k for $125 offer?
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 8:34 am
Join Date: Jan 2010
Programs: AA BA CO DL UA US
Posts: 831
Originally Posted by lakers6902
Applied and approved, hope this offer is honored and I don't get the usual Amex runaround.
Did you have have a CSP before? If so, please let us know if you get the bonus again, as this card has an annual fee of $125 vs $95 for the other CSP. So, I am hoping it is considered a different card.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 9:13 am
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,431
I've had a CSP for over a year now. If I add an AU, will I get the 5K bonus?
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 9:34 am
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Beijing, China
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, Marriott Plat, IHG Plat Ambo, HH Gold, Marriott VC AP Owner, AA Plat, UA Silver
Posts: 123
Just called Chase to try to get more points, as I signed up for the standard 40,000 points after $3000 spend within the last 60 days.

The representative refused to add an extra 10,000 points to my account opening spending offer because she said this new offer had a $125 annual fee and was therefore considered a new product, and therefore the extra 10,000 points could not be applied to my $95 annual fee existing CSP.

I then asked her if that meant that this was a new product for which I could apply for and get the signup bonus again. She said that was correct (!!!!!) but that I could only have one CSP at a time, so I would need to cancel my current CSP before applying for this one.

She also agreed to add 5,000 points into my account for the adding an authorized user part of the new offer.

Very interesting call, to say the least...
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 9:36 am
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: EWR Ionosphere Club, LAX Clipper Club, Still Traveling Global, yearly BIS miles
Programs: EAL Silver Wings, I-Club, Flying Colonels DL, WorldPass PLat from the olde Meatball and PE SMARTbank
Posts: 1,996
anyone have a link to the MC version of this offer?
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