The new signup bonus offer on the Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cards is now available via referral links. As previously reported, the new offer is $200 after spending $500, plus 5% back on your groceries during the first year (up to $12,000 in grocery spend).
At time of this writing, referral links (even newly-generated links) show a message, “The offer your are attempting to access is no longer available, you will be redirected to the most current offer.” It then goes to the new $200 + 5%/$12,000 signup offer. I believe that still tracks for referral credit.
The ability to use referrals is the final bang to this new Freedom Unlimited signup offer, especially for those in 2-player mode, since it’s now $200 + 5%/$12,000 + bonus for referrer.
Unfortunately, it’s not currently possible to sign up for the Freedom card using a referral link – all referral links from both Freedom cards only go to the Freedom Unlimited signup. So if you want to sign up for the Freedom card, you’ll have to use a regular non-refer link. (You can also sign up for the Freedom Unlimited and subsequently product change to Freedom – I’m not sure if they make you wait a year before product changing from a no-fee card to a no-fee card.)
Hat tip to coole106