Chase Targeted Spending Bonuses: Are You Eligible?

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Credit card issuers have been offering all kinds of additional perks and bonuses on spending in order to keep cardmembers engaged in these difficult times.

For the past several months, Chase has been offering limited time spending bonuses on select cards. That trend is continuing, as Chase is continuing to roll out spending bonuses for the first quarter of 2021, which I wanted to recap below.

Chase’s card spending bonuses for 2021

Chase is offering spending bonuses on many of its card products, and it would appear that they’re targeted, and that registration is required. It’s always worth checking periodically to see if your cards are eligible, since sometimes offers are added even after the start of the promotion period.

To see if you’re eligible, just visit chase.com/mybonus and enter your last name, zip code, and the last four digits of your card number. If you have multiple Chase cards you’ll have to check your eligibility for each card individually.

The current round of bonuses seem to be valid for purchases between January 1 and March 31, 2021.

What kind of bonuses should you expect?

Different co-brand cards are offering different bonuses. You can check what each card is eligible for at this generic link, or it looks like there are some specific bonuses for certain cards, with specific registration links. While not all cardmembers will be eligible for all offers, here are some of the bonuses that we’re seeing:

There are two offers in particular that I think are worthwhile if you’re eligible (though unfortunately I’m not targeted for either):

  • The World of Hyatt Card offering 5,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 is something I’d absolutely take advantage of; that’s like earning a minimum of ~2.67 World of Hyatt points per dollar spent
  • The British Airways Visa Card offering 15,000 bonus Avios for spending $5,000 is a great deal as well; that’s like earning a minimum of four Avios per dollar spent

Earn bonus World of Hyatt points for credit card spending

Bottom line

Chase has some new targeted spending bonuses on cards between January 1 and March 31, 2021, and you can check your eligibility here. For now these bonuses seem to be targeted, though it’s still possible they’ll be rolled out on a more widespread basis in the future.

The bonuses on the British Airways and Hyatt cards are particularly compelling, should you be eligible.

Frankly keeping track of the best credit cards to use at the moment can be a daunting task, given just how competitive temporary bonus categories have become. Some of these bonus categories are great, while others are less exciting.

Were you targeted for one of these Chase spending bonuses, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?

(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)

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Comments
  1. Hyatt one didn’t work for me. IHG worked for the premier card but not the old one. 5x IHG points aint worth it when I get 5x on my Flex for groceries.

  2. Hyatt card took me back to the November- December 3x grocery and 5x Amazon bonus. I’ll try again after the first of the year.

  3. United MileagePlus Explorer: yes
    Ritz Carlton: yes
    Hyatt: no
    IHG: no

    All are years-old cards with spend on all of them. Wish the Hyatt one worked, I’ll try again in a week I guess.

  4. Have the World of Hyatt Visa, and had no luck with the Jan 1 – Mar 31 offer, but ended up registering for the Nov 1 – Dec 31 Amazon/grocery offer (that I didn’t even realize was available). Hope the bonus points are retro-active, as I’ve spent a fair amount on Amazon and groceries the past two months. Thanks for the links.

  5. Always taking advantage, thanks for the heads up. Just registered my Explorer card, again.
    Is the ‘first $1,500’ for all three categories combined , or each?

  6. The bonuses that came up for me on my Marriott Bold and United Select were both ending tonight (December 31). Nothing for 2021. Perhaps tomorrow or Saturday.

  7. An update: now that it is January 1, the same offer came up for both the legacy United Select and the Marriott Boundless cards. Through March 31, it will be 5x for all grocery stores, gas stations and drug stores, up to $1,500 combined. Never saw drug stores before, so that was a surprise to me.

  8. No offer for Jan 1st. Anyone have success redeeming an offer in 4Q and getting one this quarter as well? Wonder if you took advantage in 4Q if they don’t give you another.

  9. I would advise those who got nothing to check again.
    When I checked on December 30, I got shutout on all of my cards, but, when I checked back today (January 1), I got the 5X spend for groceries, gas and drugstores on my IHG Premier card and on my old IHG Rewards card.
    I still did not get the Hyatt card offer, but am not surprised, as I got the “free room with $4,000 spend” offer that ran from October 27 through December 31 (I met the spend req’t around December 20, but assume it will not post until my statement closes on January 4).

  10. Got the email right before I walked out the door to head to the grocery store with my IHG card, but Citi Prestige is offering 5X TY on grocery, drugstore, gas and public transit payments.
    5X TY trump 5X IHG, so I’m using it instead! LOL

  11. @ Ben — The FCQ’s BA card had a fairly useless bonus of 5x at gas, groceries, and drugstores, capped at $1,500 in purchases. Since AMEX is already offering 5x on gas and groceries through other cards, and since we barely spend any money at drugstores, it isn’t worth moving this card to the day-to-day wallet. Hyatt was 2 rocks.

  12. No luck with Hyatt visa (perhaps, I used that too often in recent months to hit $15K of spending before the card anniversary) but got x5 (grocery, gas) for the Marriott one (which I never use and plan on closing).

  13. No targeted spending bonus on my Hyatt card, though I did have a Chase Offer for 10% off (capped at $25) drop onto it on January 1st. That certainly came in handy when I checked out of my Hyatt property on January 2nd.

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