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Duke03

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Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« on: August 08, 2017, 09:37:21 PM »
I just got off the phone with a chase representative about an issue with my Sapphire Reserve card.  During the conversation I casually mentioned that my wife was thinking about signing up for the Reserve card, but it was a hard pill to swallow that they now only offer 50k UR points as a sign up bonus as opposed to the 100k offer they did earlier this year.  He claimed that it would be in our best interest to wait until the second week of September as Chase will be unveiling a lot of special holiday offers to try to entice people to sign up for Chase cards for the holiday shopping season.  He said these offers could be made public as soon as the first week of September, but for sure the second week.  Not sure the callers are in the know or not, but this one seemed to know what they where talking about.  He even mentioned that he noticed we both got the higher sign on bonus of our southwest cards we got two months ago.  Just a heads up to anyone that was fixing to pull the trigger.  If you can wait a month it might be worth it.

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 12:52:37 PM »
I was already planning to wait at least until the beginning of the year to sign up for anything.  I'm still kicking myself for not noticing and jumping on the 100k bonus earlier this year.
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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 01:11:15 PM »
Sweet. Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 02:33:10 PM »
interesting! I just pulled the trigger on the CSP but I have some big expenses coming up that will allow me to hit minimum right away.

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 02:48:42 PM »
Hope it's true.

Wife and I both got the 100k the week before it ended, but now I'm wishing we had jumped earlier (to split up the benefits between calendar years better).

If there is another card that can beat out 50k points, I think we'll be all over it.

In fact, the vacation we're mostly paying for with the 100k points will likely be a good time period to start more forced spending.

Edit: based on DarkandStormy's comments below, I realize that this sounds like just another CSR, which we wouldn't be eligible for.
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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 02:52:48 PM »
I was just.about.to.apply. for the CSP *today*....

....I hope this is true and that something else fairly big is in the works.  I need another Chase branded card and sign up bonus ASAP.

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 02:55:27 PM »
I was just.about.to.apply. for the CSP *today*....

....I hope this is true and that something else fairly big is in the works.  I need another Chase branded card and sign up bonus ASAP.

CSP isn't CSR from the OP, fyi.
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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 03:03:41 PM »
I was just.about.to.apply. for the CSP *today*....

....I hope this is true and that something else fairly big is in the works.  I need another Chase branded card and sign up bonus ASAP.

CSP isn't CSR from the OP, fyi.

I know...I have the CSR and was hoping to get the 50k points from a new CSP as I've about dried up my 100k points from the CSR...

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 07:11:21 AM »
I was just.about.to.apply. for the CSP *today*....

....I hope this is true and that something else fairly big is in the works.  I need another Chase branded card and sign up bonus ASAP.

CSP isn't CSR from the OP, fyi.

I know...I have the CSR and was hoping to get the 50k points from a new CSP as I've about dried up my 100k points from the CSR...

How does this rumor on the CSR sign-up bonus impact your decision to get a new CSP?  Maybe I'm mis-reading haha.
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Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spending needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66

Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spending needed in 3 months.
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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 07:38:31 AM »
I was just.about.to.apply. for the CSP *today*....

....I hope this is true and that something else fairly big is in the works.  I need another Chase branded card and sign up bonus ASAP.

CSP isn't CSR from the OP, fyi.

I know...I have the CSR and was hoping to get the 50k points from a new CSP as I've about dried up my 100k points from the CSR...

How does this rumor on the CSR sign-up bonus impact your decision to get a new CSP?  Maybe I'm mis-reading haha.

The rep mentioned "chase cards" would have offers to entice people to sign up - not just the CSR. I'd guess all of the ultimate rewards earning cards would have some sort of a special in this case

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 07:58:03 AM »
I was just.about.to.apply. for the CSP *today*....

....I hope this is true and that something else fairly big is in the works.  I need another Chase branded card and sign up bonus ASAP.

CSP isn't CSR from the OP, fyi.

I know...I have the CSR and was hoping to get the 50k points from a new CSP as I've about dried up my 100k points from the CSR...

How does this rumor on the CSR sign-up bonus impact your decision to get a new CSP?  Maybe I'm mis-reading haha.

The rep mentioned "chase cards" would have offers to entice people to sign up - not just the CSR. I'd guess all of the ultimate rewards earning cards would have some sort of a special in this case

Ugh, read that as CSR not just "chase cards."  I have about $1k of spending to finish off the $4k min. spend on a CSP.  I'll have to get SO to sign-up in September after we see what these holiday offers are.
The Chase Trifecta:

Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spending in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ

Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spending needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66

Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spending needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 02:21:58 PM »
Thank you for this info! We haven't nailed down which Chase card we want yet, but we are getting one soon.

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2017, 08:32:22 AM »
Ill sign up for it this time.  this time things will be different.  Already scored on the 100k amex deal...now need this.

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2017, 01:21:04 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. We're due for another round of credit card churning so we'll wait and see what comes up.
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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 01:49:21 PM »
Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking about at CSP to add the points to my CSR (I got the 100k points right at the deadline in March) because I have some large reimbursable expenses coming up. But I think I'll wait. Even if it's another CSR, my husband can get it and put those expenses on it.
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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 09:58:02 AM »
OP....do you think those that already have a CSR should wait on this?

I was going to get a CSP and I kinda need to get something soon O.O for bonus points for a fall trip.  (I also have moving expenses coming up within several weeks which means I can easily meet a new card's spend very quickly right now.)

Now, I can't imagine the CSP would end up having a 100k sign up deal or anything too close to that.  So I'm starting to think now I should just go ahead and apply for the CSP like I had originally planned.

On another note, I have a Chase United Mileage Plus Explorer card.  I had gotten a 50k signup bonus at the time.  About 6 weeks later I caught a short-lived 70k bonus offer on the card.  I immediately contacted Chase and requested the difference-I had the extra 20k in my account almost immediately.  So I'm kinda thinking about not waiting right now and if indeed a (perhaps unlikely?) higher bonus comes out on the CSP next month to just ask for the difference.

I just wish I knew what this offer was going to be/on what card.  I'm single so even if the CSR goes back up to a 100k signup it wouldn't make a difference for me as I don't have a spouse currently without the card that could then get it...

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Re: Anyone considering signing up for a chase card read this...
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2017, 10:01:29 AM »
Ill sign up for it this time.  this time things will be different.  Already scored on the 100k amex deal...now need this.

Which deal was this?  Is there a thread going on that one?