(Targeted) Different Spending Offers On Many Chase Cards

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Chase is back with another round of spending offers, giving 5x points/miles in some very useful categories for some cardholders along with other types of offers.

Chase 5x spending offers

The Deal

  • Chase is offering different deals for targeted cardholders. Spending offers include:
    • Earn 5x miles/points on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in the following categories on targeted Chase cards:
      • Amazon
      • Grocery Stores
      • Restaurants
    • Spend $6,000 & earn 6,000 bonus miles/points.
    • Spend $3,000 & earn 5,000 bonus miles/points.
    • spend $5,000 & earn 15,000 bonus miles/points.
  • Direct link to registration.

Key Terms

Terms below are for IHG cardholders; terms should be similar on other cards.

  • To be eligible for this bonus offer, you must activate by 03/31/22 11:59 p.m. E.T.
  • You will earn 5 points total for each $1 spent in the Amazon.com, grocery store, and restaurant categories on up to $1,500 in total combined purchases from 01/15/2022 to 03/31/2022.
  • Total points shown are the maximum you will earn on those purchases during the promotion, regardless of what you already earn on those purchases in your rewards program.
  • For more information about Chase rewards categories, see chase.com/RewardsCategoryFAQs.
  • The Amazon.com category includes purchases made at Amazon.com (including digital downloads, Amazon.com Gift Cards, Amazon Fresh orders, Amazon Prime subscriptions, and items sold by third-party merchants through Amazon.com’s marketplace) and Whole Foods Market (including physical Whole Foods Market and Whole Foods Market 365 stores, and the website accessible at www.wholefoodsmarket.com(Opens Overlay)).
  • The Amazon.com category does not include (i) purchases from merchants using Amazon Pay, (ii) purchases made at international Amazon retail sites (including but not limited to Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, or Amazon.co.jp), or any other website operated by Amazon, (iii) purchases made at international Whole Foods Market sites, (iv) purchases of Whole Foods Market or Whole Foods Market 365 products or services through third-party sites such as Eventbrite, Instacart, Google Express and Shipt, (v) online purchases of Whole Foods Market or Whole Foods Market 365 gift cards (including through buyatab.com), event tickets or classes, (vi) purchases from certain third-party vendors operating at Whole Foods Market sites, (vii) purchases of massage services at any Whole Foods Market site, or (viii) purchases from Spa@Ink, in each case in Amazon’s sole discretion.
  • Qualifying Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh purchases will only earn the bonus in the Amazon.com(Opens Overlay) category and not in the grocery store category.
  • Purchases posted to your account with a transaction date during the offer period are eligible for this offer.
  • Delays by the merchant could extend the transaction date beyond the offer period.
  • Please allow up to 8 weeks after qualifying purchases post to your account for points to post to your account. (“Purchases” do not include balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, and fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.)
  • To qualify for this bonus offer, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment.
  • This bonus offer is non-transferable.
  • Eligible credit cards: IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card or IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card.

Quick Thoughts

These offers appear to be highly targeted. Doctor of Credit reports these offers are being found on Hyatt, Southwest and Disney cards, as well as Freedom cards. The fact that some are seeing it on Freedom cards is surprising as I think past spending offers such as these were only available on cobranded cards rather than Ultimate Rewards-earning cards.

My wife and I don’t have Southwest or Disney cards and we weren’t targeted on our Hyatt, Freedom, Freedom Flex or Freedom Unlimited cards. The offer did appear on my no-fee United card though, while my wife had it on her IHG Premier card. I didn’t bother to check my IHG cards or her IHG Select card seeing as we wouldn’t put any of this bonused spend on those cards because we have many other cards with more lucrative earning opportunities in all these categories than 5x IHG Rewards points.

It could be much more interesting on other Chase cards though. For example, earning 5x World of Hyatt points is a great return in these categories, especially if you’re spending towards two elite nights for every $5,000 of spend and/or $15,000 spend for a category 1-4 free night certificate.

There are a couple of important things to note regarding how these spending offers are set up. For example, the $1,500 of spend offer is the total amount of bonused spend during the promotion period – it’s not on a per-month basis. I think a similar bonused spend opportunity in 2020 or 2021 was valid on $1,500 spend per month which is why it’s important to be aware of that difference.

The second thing to note is that even though you can register for these spending offers now, they doesn’t begin until January 15.

With past spending offers like this, it was possible for some people to register their cards several weeks later even though they weren’t initially targeted. It’s therefore worth trying to register your cards periodically in case that happens again. I’ve set a reminder to try registering our cards weekly, so I’ll update this post in the future if I have any luck.

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VIS

Thanks. Got it on my Hyatt card.

Amy

Thanks. It worked for my IHG Premier card.

Dan

Only seem to have been targeted for 3% grocery/dining on my Amazon card so far- will try again next week when the promotion begins.

Gubmintmole

Nothing on our Chase Freedom card or United Explorer card

Buzz

I got the 5x on my United Gateway card and a spend $3000 get 5000 bonus points on my Hyatt card. I’m not likely to use either. The United is capped at $1500 in spend.

Boraxo

I got none of these. But let’s get serious 5x IC points isn’t even worth 1 Chase UR or Amex point in my book. IC points are horrifically devalued.

Brandon

I didnt get grocery or Amazon 5%. When I clicked the link I got home improvement 5%. YMMV I guess lol

Luana

I put my Chase Unlimited in and received this offer. Definitely not as lucrative as the ones listed above, but I’ll take it. “You’ll earn $50 cash back when you make 15 purchases each month from Jan – March 2022 with your Freedom Unlimited Card (min $2 to qualify).”