[Branch Offer, YMMV] Chase Sapphire Preferred 80,000 Points Signup Bonus with $4,000 Spend, Waived Annual Fee

Update 3/31/22: More reports of the 80k offer being offered in some Chase branches, and the $95 annual fee is waived as well. (ht FM)

Update 3/21/22: Looks like it might be available online starting 4/14.

Update 2/8/22: a Reddit report indicates that the 80,000 + waived first year annual fee offer is now again available in Chase branches. YMMV, we need more data points on this to see how widely this is available. Very nice offer if you can get it, though still not as good as the 100k offer.

Update 2/13/22: More people have been targeted via mail. Obviously not as good as the 100k + no annual fee deal that was recently offered. Hat tip to generic19name

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The Offer

No direct link, targeted mail offer

  • Signup for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and get 80,000 points after $4,000 in spend within the first three months.

Card Details

  • $95 annual fee (waived the first year?)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Primary car rental insurance
  • $50 Annual Hotel Credit. (This is per cardmember year, rather than calendar year. Must be booked through the Chase Travel Portal.)
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5x on travel booked through the Chase Travel portal.
    • 3x on Dining/Streaming Services/online grocery (excludes: excluding Target, Walmart and
      wholesale clubs)
    • 2x on travel
    • 1x on all other purchases
    • 10% Anniversary point bonus. When you renew your card Chase will offer a 10% bonus spend. For example if you spend $25,000 you’d earn 2,500 bonus points.  This is award after the annual fee is paid. This doesn’t apply to the sign up bonus.
  • Transferable points
  • Redeem points on Chase’s travel portal at a value of 1.25¢ due to the 25% travel redemption bonus
  • Not eligible if you’ve received a sign up bonus on the Sapphire Preferred/Reserve in the last 48 months (standard is now 48 months)
  • Chase 5/24 rule applies to this card

Our Verdict

This is obviously a terrific deal if you were targeted. We recently saw this as a public offer.  It’s likely a highly targeted mailer, let us know if you got it.

Hat tip to gavin101

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Dylbertiii
Dylbertiii

Any recent data points? I am available for the sapphire bonus from today, and of course the referral link offer stopped working just yesterday.

Jim
Jim

Any indication when this offer might end?

I see the online offer will be ending soon on 5/31 (at 80k)

ritholtz
ritholtz

Do we need to have checking account with bank in order to get approval and fee waiver?

Jay
Jay

@ritholtz
I only had active credit cards. But was previous checking and investment holder (CPC). I was preapproved, as well. I don’t think there is an account requirement.

Angelo
Angelo

I’m glad this site listed the in branch waiver of the $95 for the first year.
The process took about 30 min in the branch yesterday (had appointment). I expect on line would be a little more flexible (don’t need to do it when the branch is open) and probably faster; for me I was willing to stop by the branch while doing other errands.

Jay
Jay

Preapproved per chase app/online. Went into branch (via appt) today and had $95 af waived offer. Banker said a lot of people inquiring.

A
A

5/4 Went into my nearest branch, no CSR to help apply for cc, went to my 2nd nearest branch, was able to apply and get approved with $0 annual fee for the first year

Alex
Alex

4/30 It worked in branch with $0 first year

Billy
Billy

It worked for me. I just went into my nearest branch today. The free month automatically populated for the person who was helping me out. It was an “In-branch offer”

Jon
Jon

Anyone able to open SP with AF waived via phone? It’s a real struggle to find a branch with an available banker. The tellers can’t do anything. $95 might not be worth the time…

Vincent
Vincent

I’ve held this card for 7 years, so I’m definitely eligible for the bonus again. My question is: If I cancel the card today, how long do I need to wait before I can signup?

MKR
MKR

I just had to deal with this. Had the CSR, for which I received the bonus more than 48 months ago, and wanted to open the CSP. Banker told me to close out/downgrade CSR and wait 24 hours for system to process it. Then I could open CSP. I called today to confirm before going in and the offer was not showing up for him. He called the credit card team and they told him the downgrade had to be processed by the credit bureau before I would be eligible for the CSP offer (aka ~30 days…). Not too happy about this. If anyone knows a workaround for this, please let me know!