Posted by Chuck on May 3, 2018
Credit Cards

Published on May 3rd, 2018 | by Chuck


Chase Sapphire Preferred Highest-Ever 80,000 Points Signup Bonus

The Offer

Direct link to offer (this should show the offer it every time)

Chase has a new highest-ever signup bonus on the Sapphire Preferred card:

  • Get 50,000 points after spending $4,000 within 3 months.
  • Get an additional 30,000 points after spending $20,000 within the first year.
  • Annual fee is waived the first year.


Card Details

  • $95 annual fee, WAIVED the first year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Primary car rental insurance
  • This card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x points per $1 spent on travel and dining at restaurants
    • 1x points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Transferrable points
  • Redeem points on Chase’s travel portal at a value of 1.25¢ due to the 25% travel redemption bonus

Our Verdict

I tried a few times with no luck, then tried with a VPN and got it on the first try (though subsequent VPN attempts were unsuccessful). Not sure if VPN helps, but you can poke around with incognito, mobile, and VPN and hopefully you’ll be able to pull it up. Some people are getting a spend requirement of $30k and some are getting $20k. We now have a direct link (above) which is consistently pulling up the offer and shows the superior $20k offer.

Standard bonus on the card is 50k + 5k AU bonus, this 80,000 offer is significantly better for someone who can meet the required spend within the year. Remember you won’t be eligible if you are at 5/24. Also remember that you can only hold one Sapphire card and that you can only get one Sapphire bonus within 24 months.

Keep in mind there’s no 5k AU bonus mentioned here, though usually you do get the authorized user bonus even if it’s not specifically mentioned. T

here is an extra $16,000 of spend required to get the second 30,000 UR bonus. Being that you could be earning 1.5 UR points with the Freedom Unlimited card, you are ‘losing’ 8k in points there leaving the total extra bonus to 22,000 points. (If the $5k AU bonus doesn’t work, it’ll be another 5k less.)

Interesting to see an emphasis on spend, wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing more of this on other cards as well as they test these kinds of offers out. Check out these 26 Things Everybody Should Know About Chase Credit Cards before applying.

Hat tip to pwnarexic on r/churning

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Bhavesh Desai
Bhavesh Desai

Can chase match signup bonus..i applied yesterday for 50k offer

I read in this website till 90 days. Is it true?

Normally they will match within 90 days, sometimes they won’t if the offer is too different but I think you will be OK in this case. Give it a go and report back

Bhavesh Desai

I tried both secured message and customer service and they dont give matchup offer. They ask to close current account and apply on new link.

I also applied yesterday and don’t get match up after sending secured message, is there anyone succeed?

Thanks for the post! I also applied yesterday, but I did a double dip with CSR and CSP. Would it draw unwanted attention to go for the match since I got approved for two Sapphire cards? Is this actually an issue, or just something that shouldn’t have worked?

don’t risk attention. you’re not supposed to sign up for 2 chase sapphires at once

Katie Hernandez
Katie Hernandez

Thank you; great point. Looks like they are denying anyway, and I will use the spend for other cards. Thank you!

Doesn’t look like they are matching anyway

Got it on the first try in incognito with the 20k spend as well. Thanks! Looks like my whole fam is about to get CSPs lol

Ugh, I’ve opened one yesterday with 50k pt bonus (in-branch, over 5/24). Will have to send a secure message and see if they’ll match.

Bhavesh Desai
Bhavesh Desai

Same situation here …how to send secure message

I tried recently secure message from 50K to 60K for spouse and they didnt approve.

Bc 60k was only Targeted this is publicly available.

Update: Match request shut down.

Idk 30k in a year. Not sure worth.

Yeah that is at least 10 other sign up bonus you would be missing.


Thanks DOC! Got approved for 24k with the $20,000 after 1 year language. This seems, to me, to be an astronomical limit. FICO is 801 and Credi Karma is 807, and I don’t churn CC’s (much), just bank accounts.

Got in my first try, not even incognito

Wonder if that link works for all.

I took the 60k with annual fee not waived offer a couple of months back. Now wondering if I should ask for a match; I guess the chances are unlikely anyway as its different annual fees.

EDIT: I see that some are getting with 20k spend. The link is for 30k additional spend.

Yeah worked.

65k with annual fee and AU more valuable than this offer IMHO – did that one. $20k or $30k is a lot to put on this card for 15k more points – $100. For high spenders / MSers I guess this is easy….but that isn’t me.

AU offer should trigger on this 80k offer even if it isn’t mentioned, not sure why Chase does this but they do.

Is there link or just incognito?

Above link works even when not incognito in the few devices/browsers I tried

See Trippy’s link above

just applied for csp for my mom last month for a 60k offer with waived annual fee for the first year. i usually send them SM to get it matched but i don’t think it make sense to send it for this since it needs 20k spend in the first year

The Chase CAT (Churning Abuse Team) is just toying with us now, with all these higher bonuses and even new cards that all fall under 5/24. The Chase CAT is much more cruel to us than the Amex RAT! Meow!

Damn chase 5/24. I have to be good until 01-01-19 with no more consumer credit cards. I wonder if I can do that or if it’d be worth it.

“Also, there is an extra $16,000/$26,000 of spend required to get the second 30,000 UR bonus. Being that you could be earning 1.5 UR points with the Freedom Unlimited card, you are ‘losing’ 8k/13k in points there. After adjusting for those two factors, you’re only netting an extra 17k/12k UR points.”

It won’t be quite as bad if you can get a lot of the extra spend in the 2x categories. If only there was a restaurant that sold VGC’s 🙂

But the 2 point categories get you 3 points with the Reserve… So terrible place to waste it

Very decent offer, easy 50,000 points. Then you got whole year to spend the rest $16,000 which is doable without any strain for most. And if you can’t, there is always taxes or family members who can help. …

If you are under 5/24 that means tons of cards available that you would be wasting g 20k spend on this card. You could get 50k Citi Thank you Premier. 50k Amex PRG. 70k Citi AA. Marriott 100k. Hyatt 45k. Southwest 60k BOA Premier 50k. Cap one venture 50k. Would you lose out on all that for a measly 30k MR.

its ok. most dont get it. u should also add the number of 5/24 cards that should be priority over the CSP.

i see what chase is doing here. pretty smart of them. its been this way for the past year, but even more so in the past few months. they are setting up abuse honeypots.

they are choking out the abusers BUT fishing in the “wannabe churners” who would start the game because of the heavily advertised false hope of “free travel” then end up getting stuck in chase’s claws only to fortify their banking relationship later. this is what chase wants.

the number of n00bs going for this based on the comment section is just sad. SMH. with all the chase limits, you waste ur 5/24 slot and 24 month sapphire UR cycle on the CSP? ur joking rite? this is just ur typical 50k card. forget the 20k/30k spend. not because u cant do it, but because its not worth it vs other MSR with all things considered such as shut downs and etc.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

This. Opportunity cost too high.

don’t agree NinjaX, 50k is decent offer and if you are maxed out on INK cards then there is nothing better out there.. You don’t always have minimum spend given 5/24 rule so there will be times that you just need to spend and then you can use this car for UR so if you spend 16k more which is like a bit over 1k per month really which is nothing, then you end up with 30k bonus +18-20k from the spend Not a bad deal with no annual fee.

The 50k is the standard offer..

Wish they would offer the 80k for both CSR/CSP was going to double dip now that I’m below 5/24 but I think I’m going to hold off on personal cards from Chase. I drop to 3/24 in November then 2/24 Seven months latter, think I will just focus on biz cards from the various issuers and add a CIP using Player 2 referral for the extra 20k and pick up a CIC as well then take add a CSR in November unless they halt household pooling.
Such is life

can we double dip with CSR?

“here is an extra $16,000 of spend required to get the second 30,000 UR bonus. Being that you could be earning 1.5 UR points with the Freedom Unlimited card, you are ‘losing’ 8k in points there leaving the total extra bonus to 22,000 points.”

You will still earn 1 point per dollar with the 30K bonus, i.e. 16,000+30,000. With Freedom unlimited you will only get 24,000 by spending 16,000.

Does that sounds right?

“This product is available to you if you do not have any Sapphire card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for any Sapphire card in the past 24 months.”

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