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Discussion of Chase RR Visa 40K-60K sigunup points offers -- NO REFERRALS!

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Do not post referral offers or requests in this thread. All such posts will be deleted.

This thread is dedicated to Q&A about the Chase RR Visa signup bonus offers.

Post important Chase RR Visa news in the RR Visa News ONLY thread. (It will quickly get lost in this thread.)

Post or look for referral offers ONLY in the RR Visa referrals thread in the referrals thread of the credit card forum.

50K personal Plus offer $2,000 spend in three months. $69 annual fee, not waived the first year.

40K personal Premier offer. $1,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year.

50K personal Premier offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year.

60K Business Premier offer. $3,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year.

60K Plus offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $69 annual fee, not waived the first year.

60K personal Premier offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year.

60K Plus offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $69 annual fee, not waived the first year. Still active 07-July-2017

50K Plus offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $69 annual fee, not waived the first year. Still active 21-Apr-2017

40K Personal Plus offer. $1,000 spend in three months. $69 annual fee, not waived the first year.

50K personal Premier offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year. Still active 21-Apr-2017

40K Personal Premier offer. $1,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year.

50K Business Premier offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year. Still active 21-Apr-2017

There have been targeted offers of 50K & $100 credit, for example:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/24575935-post2302.html

Frequently Asked Questions about Rapid Rewards Visa

1. What are the different card types?
non-business Plus, non-business Premier, business Plus, and business Premier.
Premier cards have a higher annual fee but give 6000 anniversary bonus points vs. 3000 points for the Plus cards. It is generally agreed that you will get the bonus for a new account if you have not had that particular type of RR Visa card before, but Chase appears to be in the process of changing their policies (see below).

Note that prior to RR-2.0, the two types of RR Visa cards were "Classic" ($29 to $39 annual fee) and "Signature" ($59 to $69 annual fee). Plus and Premier are new products for purposes of the (soon to be retired?) "One bonus per product" rule.

2. Is there a zero annual fee version?
No.

3. Can I "churn" these cards? How often can I reapply for the same type card and get the signup bonus?
The official rule has recently changed more than once. Closely check the T&C of your offer as different rules may apply to concurrently available offers. The Inflight offer linked above states:
This bonus offer is available to you as long as you have not received a new cardmember bonus for this product in the past twenty four months.
Referral offers have been seen with a limit of one individual and one business bonus per lifetime (although T&C read by the CSR taking the application differed from those printed on the referral offer).

Actual results sometimes differ from the official rule. People have reported receiving the bonus a second time on the same card type at various intervals even when the bonus was officially once per lifefime per product. Please post your results here.

As of mid-May 2015 Chase has cracked down on applicants who appear to have much less than average attachment to their cards. Specifically, more than 5 applications within the past 24 months is the approximate cutoff: Chase crackdown on churners: Please report your RR Visa approvals/denials here

4. Can I cancel the card and still collect the anniversary bonus?
Yes. Reasonable people disagree on whether this crosses the line of exploiting the card issuer. The anniversary bonus is described a reward for having been a cardmember for the past year, not as a reward for paying the next year's annual fee. Based on that description, the bonus has been earned even if you then cancel the card. As a practical matter, there is a window of only a couple weeks to accomplish this. The bonus points will post on the billing date of the statement containing your new annual fee, which will have posted earlier in the billing cycle. You have 30 days from posting of the annual fee to cancel the card and have the new fee refunded.

5. Does the annual fee count toward the spending threshold for the signup bonus?
No.

6. When will my signup bonus post to my Rapid Rewards account?
If you have met the spending threshold at least several days before your statement date, the bonus will normally post 2 days after your statement date, not when you actually spent the money! Cutting the timing or the spending amount too closely is not advisable. Mistakes can happen.

7. My statement shows sufficient purchases to meet the spending threshold. Why didn't I receive the bonus?
This can happen if you met the spending threshold just a few days before the statement date. It appears that accounts are flagged for meeting the spending threshold independently of the statement generation process and less frequently than daily.

8. How can I determine my statement date?
You should call Chase (phone number on back of card) to check your next statement date. Credit card companies are now required to have payments due on the same numerical day of each month, which means closing dates vary throughout the year. (Before reforms enacted after the financial crisis, RR Visa cards had constant closing dates rather than constant due dates.) The closing date should remain within the same small range unless you request a change of your payment due date. When you request a change, Chase normally can delay your next statement but cannot accelerate it. If you are unwisely taking the risk of cutting your timing too close, you should call Chase more than once to confirm your next statement date.

9. I accidentally crossed the spending threshold in December rather than January. Can I return a large purchase to bring my spending back below the threshold?
Unlikely. It appears that the sweep to check spending threshold does not un-flag an account previously flagged as meeting the threshold. It's not even clear whether the sweep counts returns at all. If you realize the error before the statement closes and you have a payment due date change available, you might be able to push the December closing date into January.

10. Can I apply for a credit card in my wife's name but my Rapid Rewards number, so that the points funnel into my account?
People have tried this. Some have succeeded. Others have reported that Chase closed the account and posted no Rapid Rewards points. Do you feel lucky? Programs can become very aggressive when they suspect members of defrauding the program by using non-matching names. When you game the system you are only on solid ground if you follow the rules to the letter. Breaking the rules means that the program can penalize you if they want to, and believe me: They want to.

11. Can I scam this system in any other way? I just had a clever idea.
There is nothing new under the sun here on FlyerTalk. If it relates to established program rules and it isn't discussed here you can be confident your idea will not work.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by MoneyonmyMind View Post
We got a referral from Willbur within minutes, and everything went very smoothly. THANK YOU!! So excited for the companion pass soon (we were approved for the premier and the plus--I can't believe they approved us for both of the personal cards on the same day, but it worked for us).

If you have any favorite Southwest vacation spots, I'd love to hear about them.
Chicago (in summer)
Denver (in summer)
Punta Cana, D.R. (Majestic Elegance Resort)
San Diego (Hotel Del Coronado)

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Old Jan 7, 16, 10:22 am
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Well darn it I messed up, I applied for the wrong version. This will be my 3rd companion pass if I get it but I applied for the premier business today when I just applied for the same card on 1/30/2014. You think they'll still give me the bonus? It was weird thought that I applied and they gave me a number to call with a reference # and I called and they didn't ask any questions about my business (last two times they drilled me to death). They just put me on hold a few minutes and said I was approved. Maybe because I'm not going to get the 50K bonus???
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Old Jan 7, 16, 10:45 am
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Well darn it I messed up, I applied for the wrong version. This will be my 3rd companion pass if I get it but I applied for the premier business today when I just applied for the same card on 1/30/2014. You think they'll still give me the bonus? It was weird thought that I applied and they gave me a number to call with a reference # and I called and they didn't ask any questions about my business (last two times they drilled me to death). They just put me on hold a few minutes and said I was approved. Maybe because I'm not going to get the 50K bonus???
I doubt you'll get the points, but reply back and let us know if you do.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 3:17 pm
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OK thanks, that means I could potentially have 3 RR numbers now, great. Guess I'll just wait and see if I receive anything in the mail with the card. As for now, I already see my credit card listed on the Chase website, but no mention of a RR #. I'll post back in the case anyone else makes the same mistake.
I went ahead and called Chase. Explained what happened and they said I was most likely going to have 3 separate accounts and would need to work things out with SW. However since I called them so soon she said I didn't have any RR numbers created for me yet. It takes about ten days for them to do so. She noted my accounts with the RR number I created myself and said it should be applied during final processing. Just for me to double check when I get my cards in the mail. I'll post back once received.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 3:53 pm
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How do you get the referrals to send to others? I have both the SW Plus and Premier cards and earned my CP last year, but haven't received an email for referrals yet. Is this something I can request from Chase? I want to get my wife signed up now to get her companions pass this year, but am wondering if I could refer her and get the bonus points on my account? Thanks for all the info on this board. It's been a great help!
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Old Jan 7, 16, 4:02 pm
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How do you get the referrals to send to others? I have both the SW Plus and Premier cards and earned my CP last year, but haven't received an email for referrals yet. Is this something I can request from Chase? I want to get my wife signed up now to get her companions pass this year, but am wondering if I could refer her and get the bonus points on my account? Thanks for all the info on this board. It's been a great help!
Check chasereferafriend.com for eligibility. If you aren't eligible to refer for the Premier card, PM me and I'll send you a referral link.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 4:47 pm
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Check chasereferafriend.com for eligibility. If you aren't eligible to refer for the Premier card, PM me and I'll send you a referral link.
Thanks for your help!
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Old Jan 7, 16, 5:47 pm
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Okay, so strange.

Applied for the 50K Premier via referral and got the 30 day message on Jan. 2nd. Logged into my Chase account today to pay a bill and the southwest card is showing up under my accounts so I'm glad I got approved. What is really interesting is the credit limit. I have average credit and my credit age is pretty new. However even after pending status Chase decided to give me a $30,000 credit limit on the southwest card.

Part of me thinks this is a typo, maybe an added zero. I've never received anything close to that before. The highest credit limit I have is on my Citibank AA card of $7,000 and now with the southwest I have a combined total of $41,500 credit limit with Chase a ~750 credit score.

Anyone here ever received a credit limit that high? Seems strange to me and I seriously don't want to limit my chances for auto approval in the future since I still need the 50k plus card.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 6:25 pm
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I have, and the next card they game me $5k,

The good thing us you can move the CL around...
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Old Jan 7, 16, 6:50 pm
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Now I just need to decide if I'm going to apply for the plus version of the card now or wait until May like I had originally planned.
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Old Jan 9, 16, 10:28 am
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First.. Please let me apologize in advance for asking a question that has probably been asked and answered a thousand times.... But my computer is being a pain, and is not finding any search results, and neither are my eyes as I read thru thread.

I know the fine print states that a person should wait 24 months..... Is this "truly" the case? Has anyone received points if they have had the same card since a lesser time? I have some large expenses in the next few weeks, and I am probably at about 22 months instead of 24. In the past, I always waited 18 months.... But, I am not sure if the 24 was written on app then. TIA.
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Old Jan 9, 16, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by Sammie181 View Post
First.. Please let me apologize in advance for asking a question that has probably been asked and answered a thousand times.... But my computer is being a pain, and is not finding any search results, and neither are my eyes as I read thru thread.

I know the fine print states that a person should wait 24 months..... Is this "truly" the case? Has anyone received points if they have had the same card since a lesser time? I have some large expenses in the next few weeks, and I am probably at about 22 months instead of 24. In the past, I always waited 18 months.... But, I am not sure if the 24 was written on app then. TIA.
Reading this thread and the chase apps master thread I think waiting 24 months if not 25 to be safe is a must.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 11:53 am
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Reading this thread and the chase apps master thread I think waiting 24 months if not 25 to be safe is a must.
Ok. Thanks. I may risk it.... I called into the automated line and my old card number is not recognized. I called into a person, to ask when my last charge was on the card. She said... Sorry, that card is purged from our system apparently. We have no record of that number. Seems unlikely that they can say no to the bonus because of 24 months.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 4:51 pm
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Ok. Thanks. I may risk it.... I called into the automated line and my old card number is not recognized. I called into a person, to ask when my last charge was on the card. She said... Sorry, that card is purged from our system apparently. We have no record of that number. Seems unlikely that they can say no to the bonus because of 24 months.
You might get lucky but Chase normally has a looooong memory. The rule is 24 months from the time of the bonus posting. This usually happens 2-4 months after you receive your card. "...who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months." A 25-26 month wait from application date would be safer. Even thought they have no record of your card I'd guess they can still see when the last bonus posted by looking at your SWA acct. (so can you).
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Old Jan 10, 16, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by philemer View Post
You might get lucky but Chase normally has a looooong memory. The rule is 24 months from the time of the bonus posting. This usually happens 2-4 months after you receive your card. "...who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months." A 25-26 month wait from application date would be safer. Even thought they have no record of your card I'd guess they can still see when the last bonus posted by looking at your SWA acct. (so can you).
The history in my Southwest Account only goes back a year. So the bonuses I received in 2014 are no longer listed.
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