Posted by William Charles on January 12, 2017
Credit Cards

Published on January 12th, 2017 | by William Charles


Confirmed: Chase Sapphire Reserve In Branch 100,000 Bonus Will End March 12th

As we mentioned yesterday the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 point bonus has decreased to 50,000 online (some links are still showing the 100,000 point offer – but they mention yesterday’s end date so probably not worth the risk). The in branch offer is still at 100,000 points, but we’ve now confirmed that this will end on March 12th (as somewhat expected, this is date when in branch changes are made).


This change also applies to Chase Private Client customers. This means you’ll want to check if you’re pre-approved for this card in branch on or before March 11th (remember that in branch pre-approvals bypass 5/24).

36 Responses to Confirmed: Chase Sapphire Reserve In Branch 100,000 Bonus Will End March 12th

  1. THF13 says:

    Are you able to call the Chase reconsideration line 30 days after being denied in branch like you can for an online application? I’ll end up dropping below 5/24 in March which means I won’t be eligible until April.

    • AB says:

      Me too. Unfortunately I will only be by a Chase bank the final weekend of Feb so even a reconciliation won’t save me. I’ll check anyway in case I am preapproved.

    • Robert F says:

      I’m in the same boat, but I had assumed that I could apply, say, March 8th if I dropped from 5/24 to 4/24 on March 7th. Where did you hear about the 30 day thing?

    • Don’t see why that wouldn’t work, at the very least it’s worth a try I’d say.

      • Will says:

        I would agree, the language on the “warnings” stated that one had to apply before January 12 for the 100k bonus, not be approved before then.

        If they don’t honor it initially, then try to contacting them (i.e. calling CSR Customer Service or sending a Secured Message via Chase Online). Others have noted success in similar situations (YMMV), but approach with kindness.

    • mike says:

      just left a chase branch at 11:25am 03/11/17, applied, accepted and got the 100k bonus. Today IS the LAST DAY!

      • Rachael says:

        Sitting here for an hour. The link was removed from employee intranet and when they called corporate customer service for assistance, they told her to have us apply online and 50k was all we could get and hung up on her. Twice.

  2. Laura says:

    The bonus is still live online for anyone still thinking about applying online. According to reddit it has been extended until 10 pm EST tonight!

  3. Jeff H says:

    Not worth it at 50K to me since I do not travel.

  4. Narayana says:

    Do i need to be a Chase checking or savings account holder to be able to apply for the CSR in a branch?

    Thank you,

    • Will says:

      You do not have to be a current Chase customer to apply at a branch. Applying in person could be beneficial since the bankers can call the Reconsideration Line, and they would have an incentive to get a customer approved.

  5. MBP says:

    So if I go under 5/24 on 4/9 and apply on 4/10, my understanding is I should still be denied under 5/24. But if I call recon 5/1 I have good odds of being approved since I’ll be below 5/24 (based on above discussion). My question is, would I still be under the 100,000 point offer or would I be dropped to 50,000 since I was approved after the cutoff date?

  6. Julie says:

    You may not really have to wait. My husband had 5/24; we miscounted 4 when he applied (in-branch). He initially got rejected after about 4 days through a letter that said the reason was the number of accounts opened in the last 2 years. However, he called recon and they didn’t seem bothered by the number of credit cards opened. Instead, they focused on moving his existing credit lines around. They said he needed to free up $10k which is the min. for the reserve, so he authorized them to move $4k from his Preferred, $4k from Hyatt, and $2k from United. He was then approved and we should have the card in the mail in 2 days. So if you have other Chase cards, applying before the March in-branch deal is up and calling recon if needed might work to get you the 100k points. However, this was just my husband’s case so I am not 100% sure if it’ll work for you. Risk the hard pull with caution!

  7. Scott says:

    Got approved in branch today even though I was already at 5/24. The card already shows up on my account. Glad I tried this!

  8. Jeff says:

    Applied in branch yesterday after previously being declined in September. Was approved without any recon, $33K line of credit. I had a few cards drop off my 24 month cycle and am officially under 5/24. Glad I got in on the 100K bonus before its gone.

  9. Kai says:

    Applied three days ago in branch and was approved immediately with $10k credit line and $2k CA limit. You should be presented with a disclosure form confirming the 100k signup bonus before the banker does anything else.

  10. KF says:

    I applied 3/8/2017 for the CSR in a branch and was instantly approved. 100k bonus offer disclosure handed to me as part of my application paperwork the banker printed off. DP: Chase Credit Journey score of 805/850.

    Before the CSR, I was 6/24. 4 are my cards and 2 AUs. However, 2 should drop off in April as they were opened 3/6/2015 and 3/26/2015 (usually data points point to next full month, which would be April 1).

    Completing the Chase Trifecta to go for Ultimate Rewards gold!!
    CSR – Dining / Travel spend only (3x)
    CF – Max out bonus categories each quarter only (5x)
    CFU – ALL “other non-bonus category” purchases (1.5x)
    Redeem for Travel using CSR redemption rate of 1.5x in the UR portal.

  11. Jake says:

    Would it be possible to use the 100,000 points for cash?

  12. Jake says:

    Is the first year fee waived?

  13. Jake says:

    What if you have received a sign up bonus from chase recently? Would you be ineligible to get this?

  14. Dves says:

    We dont have chase branch in stl so can i call the nearest branch 200 miles away and apply for the CSR on the phone to get 100k signup bonus by march 12th?

  15. bill says:

    They are playing dumb about the 100,000 when I went into the branch today.

  16. Ian says:

    Is this title correct “Confirmed: Chase Sapphire Reserve In Branch 100,000 Bonus Will End March 12th”?
    Title suggests that the 100k points offer would still be available in branches (that are open) on Sunday March 12, 2017? But is this true? I thought Saturday March 11, 2017 is the last day to apply with the 100k offer. So, the title should say …Will End March 11, 2017 Saturday?!.

  17. Ian says:

    Did this end on Saturday (3/11) or Sunday (3/12)? Weekly sales at Target ends on Saturdays (by the time store closes and locks up.) 😉

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