Chase Doing Their Best Citibank Impression, Sends Out Terrible Spending Offers!

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Chase Sending Out Spending Offers for Several Cards

Chase Sending Out Spending Offers for Several Cards

Chase has been sending out spending offers on a few different cards today.  And they are Citibankesque , as in terrible (in my best Charles Barkley voice).  Now if you were spending on one of these cards anyway that is one thing, but I don’t see these enticing many people to spend on the cards.

Details on the Offers

Chase Sending Out Spending Offers for Several Cards

Hyatt and Southwest Cards

Cardholders have been sent what is essentially the same offer for both cards:

  • Get 500 points for every purchase over $1000 from 1/15/18 till 3/31/18.
  • You have to activate the offer before March 31, 2018 to get the bonus points
  • Must be $1000 in one purchase, not cumulative
  • You can earn up to 8 bonuses during this time frame for a total of 4,000 points

This is a terrible deal because it is essentially earning 1.5 points per dollar if you spend EXACTLY $1000.  You get nothing for less than that and the points per dollar ratio decreases the further you go over the $1000 mark.  So you can essentially earn the same rate as a Freedom Unlimited…lame!

Hat Tip to Deals We Like and Facebook Group Member Chad C.

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Chase Sending Out Spending Offers for Several Cards

British Airways Card

The terms are as follows:

  • Offer runs from 1/15/18 till 3/31/18
  • You must register your card in the promotion first
  • Spend $7500 during that time frame to earn an 7,500 Avios bonus
  • Bonus is in addition to the regular points you would earn with the card

This offer is at least 2 miles per dollar, versus 1.5 with the other offer. That is if you earn the bonus but $7,500 is an outrageous number.  That same spend could get you two sign up bonuses worth over 10 times that many points!

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These offers from Chase are probably worse than the Citibank authorized user offers from a week ago.  At least those had decent spending totals but you did need to add an AU.

If you were going to put this kind of spend on these cards anyway then it will be beneficial to you.  I imagine those people are few and far between.

Is 2018 going to be the year of terrible spending offers?  The banks’ coffers are pretty full right now so it looks like they are going to hold the points close to their chest for the time being.  Hopefully some better offers come down the pipeline in the future!


Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. I’ll take the 2,500 AA miles for $2,500 spend on Citi offer ANY day over these! Especially when adding an AU on a business card has little effect on them earning good future offers.

    Just the way it is these days…gotta cull thru what’s available in the current marketplace rather than repeatedly comparing to the past & holding out.


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