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Credit card issuers have been offering all kinds of additional perks and bonuses on spending in order to keep cardmembers engaged in these difficult times.
For the past several months, Chase has been offering limited time spending bonuses on select cards. That trend is continuing, as Chase has just rolled out the first 2021 spending bonuses for cards.
Chase’s new card spending bonuses
Chase is offering spending bonuses on many of its card products, and it would appear that they’re targeted, and that registration is required. It’s possible that these will become available to all cardmembers in the coming days, though there are no guarantees.
To see if you’re eligible, just visit chase.com/mybonus and enter your last name, zip code, and the last four digits of your card number. If you have multiple Chase cards you’ll have to check your eligibility for each card individually.
The current round of bonuses seem to be valid for purchases between January 1 and March 31, 2021.
What kind of bonuses should you expect?
Different co-brand cards are offering different bonuses. You can check what each card is eligible for at this generic link, or it looks like there are some specific bonuses for certain cards, with specific registration links:
- The World of Hyatt Credit Card (review) is offering 5,000 bonus World of Hyatt points for spending $3,000; check eligibility here
- The British Airways Visa Signature® Card (review), Iberia Visa Signature® Card (review), and Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card (review), are offering 15,000 bonus Avios for spending $5,000; check eligibility here
- The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card (review) and IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card (review) are offering 5x IHG Rewards Club points on the first $1,500 spent at grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores; check eligibility here
- The United℠ Explorer Card (review) is offering 5x MileagePlus miles on the first $1,500 spent at grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores; check eligibility here
- The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card (review) and Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase (review) are offering 5x Marriott Bonvoy points on the first $1,500 spent at grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores; check eligibility here
For now not all cardmembers will be eligible for each bonus. However, I could see this being rolled out on a widespread basis in the new year, so this is something to keep an eye on.
There are two offers in particular that I think are worthwhile:
- The World of Hyatt Card offering 5,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 is something I’d absolutely take advantage of; that’s like earning a minimum of ~2.67 World of Hyatt points per dollar spent
- The British Airways Visa Card offering 15,000 bonus Avios for spending $5,000 is a great deal as well; that’s like earning a minimum of four Avios per dollar spent
Earn bonus World of Hyatt points for credit card spending
Chase has some new targeted spending bonuses on cards between January 1 and March 31, 2021, and you can check your eligibility here. For now these bonuses seem to be targeted, though I suspect they’ll be rolled out on a more widespread basis soon.
The bonuses on the British Airways and Hyatt cards are particularly compelling, should you be eligible.
Frankly keeping track of the best credit cards to use at the moment can be a daunting task, given just how competitive temporary bonus categories have become. Some of these bonus categories are great, while others are less exciting.
Were you targeted for one of these Chase spending bonuses, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?
(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)