Posted by William Charles on April 3, 2014
Credit Cards

Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by William Charles


Chase Adds Authorized User Bonuses For Both The Chase Freedom & Chase Sapphire Cards

Chase already offers an authorized user bonus of 5,000 points on it’s Chase Sapphire Preferred card and apparently that’s been profitable to do so and they are now offering a smaller bonus for the Chase Freedom ($25/2,500 points) & Chase Sapphire ($25/2,500 points) cards. This promotion is only for new card holders.




Are you an existing card holder?

If you receive one of these cards within the last 90 days then you might still be able to get the authorized user bonus by sending Chase a secured message.

[Read: How does adding or being added as an authorized user effect your credit?]

Chase Freedom

This card comes with a $100 sign up bonus regularly and now comes with an additional $25 if you add an authorized user and they make a purchase. If you hold any card that earns Chase UR points (any of the Ink business cards and the Chase Sapphire Preferred), this $25 can be redeemed as 2,500 Chase UR points instead.

chase $25 cash back


Chase Sapphire

This card comes with a 10,000 point bonus normally and you’ll earn an additional 2,500 points by adding an authorized user and having that user make a purchase within the first three months. You can also transfer these to Chase UR points if you hold any card that can accumulate these points.

chase sapphire

Our Verdict

If you weren’t already planning on applying for these cards, this shouldn’t sway your decision. 2,500 points is quite a small bonus. Both of these cards regularly come with a larger sign up bonus (Chase Freedom $200 and Chase Sapphire 20,000 points). It also looks like these authorized user bonuses are here to stay, so be patient and wait for the regular higher sign up bonuses to come around.

Also keep in mind that adding authorized users with Chase doesn’t require you to provide SSN information, so it’s very easy to find somebody you trust.

Hat tip to Million Mile Secrets

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