July 1 - Chase Launches 5x on Groceries on Freedom Cards, Bonus on Marriott Transfers
New Chase Freedom Unlimited® and Chase Freedom Flex℠ cardholders have opportunities to earn more rewards on groceries when they apply starting today. Approved applicants will receive 5x back on groceries on up to $12,000 spent in the first year of card membership.
In addition, new and existing Chase cardholders can take advantage of two summer offers on travel. The first is a $0 fee and no interest when you use My Chase Plan to set up a payment plan for travel purchases before Aug. 31. This plan could help you pay off any travel purchase of more than $100 in monthly installments over a period of up to 18 months. For a limited time, Chase Ultimate Rewards® will also be worth 50% more when you transfer them to Marriott Bonvoy. This offer is also valid on transfers through Aug. 31.
June 14 - Chase Freedom Flex℠ Bonus Categories For Q3 Announced
The Chase Freedom Flex℠ will start earning 5% back on grocery stores (excluding Walmart and Target) and select streaming services starting July 1. This bonus will only apply to the first $1,500 spent in these categories between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2021, and cardholders must register to be eligible. Registration opens June 15, 2021.
The Chase Freedom Flex℠ is a rewards card with quarterly rotating bonus categories. Past bonus categories this year have included wholesale clubs, gas stations internet, cable and phone services. In addition to the rotating 5% back, this card earns 5% back on travel booked with Chase, 3% back on dining and drugstores, an
June 5 - Chase Offers 100K-point Sign-up Bonus on Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
The sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has increased, making it the highest offer ever on this card: Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,250 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. This boosted bonus is 40,000 points more than the usual sign-up offer on this card. Compare that to some of the other increased offers currently available here.
Learn how to get the most from the 100k points by redeeming them for travel.
March 30 - Chase Extends Pay Yourself Back Benefit and Adds Up to 10X Points on Peloton For Sapphire Cardholders
Chase announced it will extend some of the flexible benefits that were added in the last year as the pandemic brought travel to a halt. Both the Pay Yourself Back option and the special offer on Chase dining, which make points 25% or 50% more valuable when they're redeemed for statement credit for certain categories or food orders through the Chase Dining portal, are now available through Sept. 30, 2021.
Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders also now have until the end of the year to count grocery store and gas station purchases toward their annual $300 travel credit.
Through March 2022, Chase is also expanding its partnership with Peloton to offer 10x points for Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders (up to 50,000 points) or 5x points for Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card customers (up to 25,000 points) on each purchase of a Peloton Bike, Tread, and accessory purchase over $1,800. This new offer is in addition to a previously announced credit of $60 or $120 annually (depending on the card) for a Peloton digital subscription when you enroll through onepeloton.com/ChaseSapphire.
How to Maximize Your Rewards
You want a travel credit card that prioritizes what’s important to you. Here are our picks for the best travel credit cards of 2021, including those best for:
Flexibility, point transfers and a large bonus: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
No annual fee: Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card
Flat-rate travel rewards: Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Bonus travel rewards and high-end perks: Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Luxury perks: The Platinum Card® from American Express
Business travelers: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card