Posted by Chuck on January 18, 2018
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Published on January 18th, 2018 | by Chuck

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Three Updates on the Chase Pay – Best Buy Promo: Sapphire Cards, Freedom Unlimited, and *Limit Changed to $300*

Three updates on the Chase Pay – Best Buy promotion regarding Sapphire cards, Freedom Unlimited card, and a new $300 limit. We’ll add the information to the original post too Chase Pay: 10x/10% Points At Best Buy On Up To $400 – New Offer [Important Updates Added.

 

  1. The offer to get 10x at Best Buy stores is now rolling out to Sapphire cards as well. Previously we were told it’s Freedom only, now they’re expanding it to Sapphire. No public link yet, let us know if you find one. People are getting an email about this on Sapphire Reserve and Preferred cards. We don’t know whether the Sapphire offer is targeted or public. It states “this offer is non-transferable,” but that might be boiler plate lingo. We’ll update when we hear back from the Chase media team.
  2. One reader found that the offer worked on their Freedom Unlimited card too. It’s not yet official, so no guarantee, but if you’re spending at Best Buy could be worth using that card too. Another interesting thing a reader comments here that they used Sapphire before the promo was released for that card and it worked, so it might be public on all 4 cards.
  3. Note this change: while initially the promotion was being advertised with a $400 limit, it’s now been changed to $300. The media team confirmed that $400 was a mistake and $300 is the correct number. I would have assumed they’d honor the $400 limit for the Freedom card since that’s how it was advertised, but for now it seems they are not doing so. The Sapphire promo was always showing as $300 so that will certainly be the limit there.

If you have the offer on both the Freedom and Sapphire cards, it’s smart to use it on the Sapphire at Best Buy and the Freedom elsewhere since the Freedom is really just a 5% bonus on top of the 5% mobile wallets category.

Update: Readers tells us that it’s now being sent out on Freedom Unlimited and all Sapphire cards. I suspect it’s a public offer, but we don’t know that for certain. You can split a charge across multiple credit cards at a Best Buy store.

 



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joe
joe

Hmm weird what do you suggest if you used CHase pay and CSR and only got 1 pt per $$ on Jan 16?

joe
joe

I sent them a secure message … i’ll see what they say.

Jackalope
Jackalope

Joe. I had something similar when using chase pay at Shoprite for a 10x CSR points promotion. Chase clearly states on the T&C that the points will post within a week, and when it didn’t show up, I called them twice. Bot reps said the same thing. It could take one or two bill cycles for it to post and if doesn’t by then, call back and they will fix it. When I pressed the second rep and had him physically read the T&C on the promotion page website, he said he will also escalate it to make sure that it isn’t a bigger problem.

Superchurn
Superchurn

happened to me too joe. have you SM’d them about it yet?

Emily
Emily

Didn’t work on my CSR either.

username
username

Have a CSR and a regular way Sapphire – got the offer on the Sapphire an hour ago and the CSR just now.

Amy
Amy

I also got an email about the offer for my CSR.

Mike Scott
Mike Scott

Can confirm CSP offer by email.

Nick
Nick

I bought $400 of VGC’s at Best Buy on my Sapphire Preferred card and I received 10x the points on the $300. Bought them the day the offer was posted on here. I never received an email about any promotions, only saw the offer on DOC for the Freedom. I decided to risk it on my Sapphire since VGC’s at my Best Buy tend to sell out fast with offers like this.

Alex
Alex

So if I did the promotion before they changed it to 300 how do I go about getting them to honor the 400 quote?

RB
RB

So does it work on all four cards – Freedom, Freedom Unlimited, Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve?

Alex
Alex

Used my freedom card.

RB
RB

Thanks! I have the Freedom and Freedom Unlimited. So, can get 10% UR points back for $300 spent on each card. Nice.

Darvin Ray
Darvin Ray

I have the same question as Alex. I wonder if they would honor the $400 as that is what they originally posted in the website.

KP
KP

What if you first use Apple Pay for 1500 for the quarterly bonus and then use chase pay offer? Do we get 9 extra points per dollar then?

Nick
Nick

No, after you max out the $1500, you only get 6x the points.

Jason
Jason

I’m not sure I understand this:
“If you have the offer on both the Freedom and Sapphire cards, it’s smart to use it on the Sapphire first since the Freedom is really just a 5% bonus on top of the 5% mobile wallets category. So if you use the Sapphire at Best Buy, you’ll still be able to use your Freedom 5x elsewhere.”

Do you mean to say that you should use up the $1500 for mobile wallet transactions elsewhere prior to using the Freedom for the BB offer since then you’ll earn 6x on it rather than 5x+5x?

Ben
Ben

anyone know if you can split tender using chase pay? that way you could buy 3 $200 visa gift cards and split it onto 2 cards vs having to buy 1 $100 and 1 $200.

Jackalope
Jackalope

It depends on the store. My local Best Buy no longer allows split payments when purchasing gift cards. They also call over a manager and check ID against credit cards.

Ed
Ed

$400 turned into $300. This means CHASE and/or Best Buy “crunched the numbers” and reduced overall return by giving you 10% on only the first $100 of the 2nd $200 gift card purchase. If you buy 2 $200 cards you are now in effect earning 10% on the first one but only 5% on the 2nd (less activation). For me, that’s a deal breaker. My decision is to now buy only one $200 VISA and move on.

Jason
Jason

Sorry you don’t like money I guess? At the end of the day 2x$200 vs 1x$200 (with Freedom) is in effect purchasing 1530 UR for $5.95, seems like a good deal to me. On Sapphire cards you’re still coming out ahead, purchasing 1106 UR for $5.95.

Ed
Ed

I like money. But everyone has a threshold for return vs. effort. Earning $20 while paying a $5.95 fee is worth it to me. Earning $10 and paying $5.95, not so much. Still have to dispose of that $200 VISA. So it’s a person’s choice how they value their time. By the way, when they lower a bonus and you still respond it only reaffirms the decision to offer less. Maybe it’ll drop to $250 from $300 next. And I’m not biting at that one, either.

Jason
Jason

you pay the same $5.95 for $100 or $200, you’re throwing away free points by not buying 2x$200.

Ben
Ben

I’m trying to maximize on 2 cards. If I am able to buy 3 $200 cards and split $300/$300 on 2 chase pay cards I only pay 3 $5.95 fees. If I can’t split tender I would have to buy 4 gift cards total and pay the extra fee.

Peter
Peter

Can’t split with Chase Pay. On second Barcode scan terminal will say something like “mobile payment not authorized”. You can split with multiple credit cards and up to 1 Chase Pay. You can use Ebates 1% Barcode too

Kaung
Kaung

Would buying gas gift cards in store still net the extra UR points? Didn’t know if GCs were excluded from this promo.

heather
heather

What if you did $1500 gas only and then used Chase Pay at Best Buy? 10x or no?

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

Chase doesn’t care what you buy. I maxed this on 5 cards last time with a mix of VGC and gas cards.

thomas
thomas

whats vgc?

NinjaX
NinjaX

SMH…

Darvn Ray
Darvn Ray

Visa Gift Cards

Mike
Mike

3500 pending URs are showing for my purchase of $400 yesterday with the Freedom. I sent an SM asking them to honor the $400 original offer.

Tom
Tom

Do you have a screenshot of the original offer? Please keep us updated on what they say. Thanks

Mike
Mike

No, but I didn’t think I needed it. I guess in the future I’ll screenshot all chase offers if this goes south..

Ben
Ben

they denied my sm request

Mike
Mike

Strange .. My SM from them says I earned the 4000 points on the offer up to $400 on purchases. However 3500 are pending when I go to ultimate rewards. I’ll save the SM and write back if I don’t see them on my statement.

Roger
Roger

I am in the same boat and I did have a screenshot that I sent with the SM. They said they would get back to me in two days. Usually they just deny me right away haha! So hopefully they will honor the $400 limit.

Roger
Roger

Update: Chase honored the $400 limit from my screenshot!

jr
jr

mind forwarding the screenshot to me? jaquerudolph@yahoo.co.uk thanks in advance 🙂

Zack
Zack

Confirmed via email for CSR and Freedom Unlimited. Same pt offer either way.

Lisa
Lisa

Is there a way to turn on offer emails from chase? We have several Chase cards, including 2 freedoms and 1 csr. We have literally NEVER received an email like this. I looked through Mmy Chase settings. They have our email addresses. But I didn’t find anywhere to opt in or out of offers. Is there such an option? Thanks.

Bris
Bris

Same issue for me

Ben
Ben

Dont think this is targeted

Lisa
Lisa

Thanks.

Peter
Peter

Same problem for me.

86
86

Someone at Chase told me late last year that if you’ve ever opted out of receiving marketing emails from Chase, that privacy opt-out is permanent. The only thing they could recommend in order to start receiving marketing emails again was to change the email address for your account. I’ve never tried it so I don’t know if it works or not.

Fuego
Fuego

Doc,
The information for the cards have been updated in an older post
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-pay-10×10-points-best-buy-400/

Joe
Joe

I just got an email specifically saying that my chase freedom unlimited would work for this promo. Also has 300 dollar language.

DaWoodMan1
DaWoodMan1

I wonder if I could get Best Buy to process $300 on my Sapphire and then another $300 on my FU so that I can finally upgrade to an unlocked phone with Samsung Pay (even though Samsung Pay is apparently getting devalued, bahh). 1 single large transaction, but multiple payment methods. I bet I could… hmmm ideas ideas

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