Posted by Chuck on May 7, 2019
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Published on May 7th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Targeted] Chase Sapphire Preferred: Get 3-5x Points on Bill Payments for Insurance, Utilities, Phone Service, Cable

Update: Some people have the same offer but for 5x points instead of 3x.

The Offer

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Chase is sending out an email offer for the Sapphire Preferred card and possibly others:

  • Earn a total of 3X bonus points on up to $2,000 in purchases when you pay select bills with your Chase Sapphire Preferred card between May 13 and July 31, 2019. Included Categories are Internet, Cable, and Phone Service; Utilities; Insurance.

 

The Fine Print

  • Please allow up to 8 weeks after qualifying purchases post to your account for bonus points to post to your account. To be eligible for this offer, your account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment.
  • Rewards Categories: Internet, Cable, and Phone Service category merchants provide internet, cable, satellite television, radio, cellular, wireless data, and landline services.
  • In addition, if you purchase or pay for your internet, cable and satellite television, phone or related services in a merchant’s store that is not registered by the merchant in the applicable services category, the purchase or payment will not qualify; for example, phone bill payments in a merchant’s store that register to Chase as a telephone equipment store.
  • Utility category merchants provide electric, household fuel, water, and sanitation.
  • Please note that purchases of equipment and some merchants that sell utility-related goods and services are not included; for example, electronics or other retail stores and merchants offering maintenance and cleaning services.
  • Insurance category merchants provide health, automobile, homeowners, medical, and life insurance.
  • What determines whether a merchant falls into a category? Merchants who accept Visa/MasterCard credit cards are assigned a merchant code, which is determined by the merchant or its processor in accordance with Visa/MasterCard procedures based on the kinds of products and services they primarily sell. We group similar merchant codes into categories for purposes of making offers to you.
  • Please note: We make every effort to include all relevant merchant codes in our categories. However, even though a merchant or some of the items that it sells may appear to fit within a category, the merchant may not have a merchant code in that category. When this occurs, purchases with that merchant won’t qualify for offers on purchases in that category.
  • Purchases submitted by you, an authorized user, or the merchant through third-party payment accounts, mobile or wireless card readers, online or mobile digital wallets, or similar technology will not qualify in a category if the technology is not set up to process the purchase in that category.

Our Verdict

We saw a similar offer on many Chase cards last month, and reader Jeffrey got this one today on the Sapphire Preferred. Nice to see this on Chase’s own branded cards. I believe it’s 1x standard earn + 3x bonus earn earned per dollar spent in these categories.

For those with an INK Plus/Cash card who already get bonus rewards on the Phone and Cable categories, it’s probably the Insurance and Utilities categories which you’ll want to target to see if you can max this out. Worth doing a small test first to make sure it codes properly. (Plastiq payments weren’t working according to data points from the Amazon offer.)

Hat tip to reader Jeffrey



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Brent
Brent

Wives card got $5 for making 1 payment same categories, do not think it had a minimum.

GR8FUL
GR8FUL

Got 5x avios for up to 2K on my BA card.
Nothing for CSP

PS
PS

i use us bank cash plus for 5% . utilities and phone.

arch
arch

I’m still 0 forever in getting targeted. by Chase..(sigh)…

-G-
-G-

You’re not alone… I’ve yet to get one of the targeted offers on either of my Chase cards. 😒

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

Anyone with a CSR get this? Might try calling in to see if I’m targeted since I never get emails but have had success in the past calling in to see these offers.

aubergine
aubergine

after you call in do you get an email or is the offer just somehow added to your account? thanks for that data point…..

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

aubergine usually when I call in they check to see if it’s on my account, if it’s not I don’t attempt it unless I see a DP stating it isn’t actually targeted, like the Chase Pay promo while back. I never got an email, like others, but after awhile it was determined it was available to everyone, even though calling in they stated it wasn’t available to me.

Celia
Celia

All I got for my CSR was a promotional rate of 5.99%. Funny, since I’ve never carried a balance on any card. Didn’t get this offer on my SO’s CSP or the offer on the Prime card. They must not like me, or realize they don’t make as much money off of me. 🙂

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

Also note, today’s date is May 7, the promo doesn’t start till May 13, don’t make a mistake charging too early.

Lrdx
Lrdx

UP!

Brandon Rosenberg
Brandon Rosenberg

Brilliant idea on their end. These all can be auto-pay activities.

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

One of the most useful details is missing: what is the email subject line?

With the firehose of crap aimed at most of our email inboxes, knowing what to scan for makes it a lot more possible to recognize this from all the spam…

Ginger
Ginger

I got $10 back on bill payments for these categories, on CSP. The email subject says “#### don’t miss out on a $10 statement credit”

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

Thank you!

csp
csp

Got 3x points offer on my CSP. I haven’t used the card much this year, only two swipes – flight and hotel.

Joe I
Joe I

Want to provider a link to the site?

Duane
Duane

I received this similar offer ( 5% cashback) on my AARP( Chase) card. 😀

Audrey
Audrey

My husband got the same offer on AARP card, too.

Paul P.
Paul P.

P2 got a $10 statement credit for 1 purchase.

AlanL
AlanL

Also received the $10 statement credit on CSP. No $$ cap unlike the point offer above. Little recent CSP usage except for using for a recent chase offer. Need to check if $10 is better than the Ink Cash 5 points per $ for phone and cable

AlanL
AlanL

This turned out to be a ‘single’ $10 statement credit no matter how many qualifying payments posted.
From Chase: confirmed the $10 statement credit posted to your
account You’ll see the credit on chase.com or on your next statement.

you will only receive one statement credit per qualifying account.

debiTnm
debiTnm

I have the same on my IHG card as does hubby with his IHG Premier card.

debiTnm
debiTnm

Any idea what Allianz Travel Insurance would code as insurance? I can’t find it on the Visa Supplier list.

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