Continental Chase checking account offer extended through October 31

Last week I speculated that Chase Continental checking accounts might be a thing of the past, due mostly to the merger with United, not to mention how incredibly generous the offer was. The coupon codes were usually extended just a bit before they expired, but weren’t this time around, with the expiration date being the end of September. Well, fortunately it looks like the coupon codes have been extended through October 31. It’s worth noting that in the past the coupon codes have typically been extended by three months at a time, though this time it’s just one month. So that might be a sign that this is one last opportunity to sign up for an account.

You can find the the personal coupon here and the business coupon here. Take advantage of this now, if you haven’t already. It’s the easiest 50,000 miles you’ll ever earn.

Filed Under: Continental, Free Miles/Points
  1. I already have a Chase United debit card. If I open another checking account, and because of the merger, do you think I can eventually merge the miles together into my United mileage plus account with these continental miles?

  2. I’ve done the personal account before- one time I had trouble getting the miles to post the second time it posted with little problem.
    Can you tell me what you need to do for the biz account to keep the account open without getting charged fees each month? Also how long should the accounts be left open before closing? ( personal & biz)

    Thanks for the great posts!

  3. So we print out the coupons and then go to a Chase location to set up? Can we do both accounts at once?

  4. The business coupon wouldn’t work online so I went to a Chase branch this morning. It took 37 minutes to open the account (including 5 minutes waiting for a rep to assist me).

    Only two hiccups: rep was pushing the Chase Continental business credit card (which is fine except I’ve already had and cancelled that particular card) and the rep also wanted a copy of my EIN paperwork. I told him I’ve had that number for years so wasn’t even sure I had the original paperwork, though I’ll look through my office for it more thoroughly later.

    Be careful when you open the account in person. I felt like I had to step the rep through it and make sure he opened the right type of account, entered the coupon code (on the form you print out from Lucky’s links), and entered my OnePass number.

  5. Some questions from comments are answered in fine print below. Agree I only see opp. for 25K Onepass miles as well.


    1Offer valid through October 31, 2010. To qualify for the reward you must open a new Chase CheckingSM account with a $100 minimum opening deposit of new money (money not currently held by Chase or its affiliates). Also, to qualify for the first 10,000 bonus miles you must make 5 debit card purchases with any Chase debit card linked or used to access the new account or initiate a repeating direct deposit such as payroll, Social Security or other government benefits. The 5 debit card purchases or first direct deposit must be completed within 60 days of account opening to earn the bonus miles. Initial 10,000 bonus miles will be deposited in your OnePass® account 6-10 weeks after the 5 debit card purchases or initial direct deposit has posted to the new account. This bonus mile offer is not available to customers with an existing Chase checking account. Limit one personal checking account-related reward per customer, per calendar year. Limit one 10,000 bonus miles per checking account. Offer not available on account conversions or in combination with any other offer. Customers are still eligible for the first 10,000 miles even if they do not get the Chase Continental Airlines Preferred Debit Card. Account is subject to approval.

    2The second 15,000 bonus OnePass miles will be credited to your OnePass account after the first qualifying purchase is made. Please allow 6-10 weeks after your first qualifying purchase for bonus OnePass miles to post to your OnePass account. This bonus mile offer is not available to customers with an existing Chase checking account. Limit one 15,000 bonus OnePass miles premium per customer per calendar year. Chase reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without notice. Attempts to earn multiple premiums will be voided by Chase.

    3Qualifying purchases include all debit card purchases made without using a PIN. Such “non-PIN” purchases include purchases you sign for, Internet purchases, phone or mail-order purchases, small dollar purchases that do not require a signature, bill payments (where billers process the transaction as a credit card), and contactless purchases (purchases made by holding your blink-enabled card to a secure reader). Cash transactions do not qualify. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for complete information on qualifying purchases.

    4The Chase Continental Airlines Preferred Debit Card has an annual fee of $65 per checking account. If you choose the lower fee option of $25 with the Chase Continental Airlines Debit Card, you earn 1 mile for every $2 in qualifying purchases. Customers choosing the lower fee option will still receive the second 15,000 bonus mile award after the first qualifying purchase, limit one bonus mile award per customer, per calendar year.

    5Zero Liability protection – Chase reimburses you for any unauthorized card transactions made at stores, ATMs, on the phone or online when reported promptly.

    6The applicable checked baggage fee will be automatically waived when the cardmember’s OnePass account number is listed in his or her reservation. If the fee is not automatically waived, the cardmember should present his or her active Chase Continental Airlines Preferred Debit Card to an agent. Fees will be waived at the time of travel; no refunds or credits will be issued after travel has been completed. Continental customers traveling with the cardmember will also get their applicable baggage fees waived if they are listed in the same reservation and check in at the same time. This exemption will not apply to group reservations with 10 or more customers. Checked bags must meet weight and size restrictions or will be subject to additional fees. New Chase Continental Airlines Preferred Debit cardholders will be eligible for the checked baggage fee waiver benefit after they receive their card.

    All OnePass terms and conditions apply. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.

    © 2010 JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  6. Does anyone know how long the checking account must be kept open? I opened it in August and I have already received the 25k miles and would like to close the account.

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