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Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase Sapphire Preferred

  1. Olavo

    Hi,
    I want to join Chase Sapphire Preferred and I am wondering if I call them they can offer a better deal than what is posted online.
    I currently have United Explorer and wonder as being already a Chase customer would improve my chances.
    Also, what card would you recommend to accrue miles with shopping, gas and groceries for United to travel to South America. The Explorer doesn’t seem to be that great, that’s why I am considering an alternative.
    Thanks for any feedback.

  2. Gaurav

    [USER=1990]@Olavo[/USER], I’ve never heard of anyone getting a better deal by calling in but there is no harm in trying. The best offer I am currently aware of on the CSP is 55k (50k + 5k for AU) after spending $4k in 3 months. Sometimes people have better luck in branches so you might consider checking if you are near a Chase location.

    It might be good to couple the CSP with a freedom or freedom unlimited. There are rumors about the freedom being discontinued so I would get it now if possible. The rotating categories usually include groceries and gas which we use to stock up with gift cards for those needs that we can use year round. The unlimited would be used for all non bonused purchases. If you have any kind of small business I would also consider the Ink Plus and Cash.

    I would make sure to read up on the Chase 5/24 rule to make sure that you are not likely to waste a hard credit inquiry. Good luck.

  3. Olavo

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Yeah, I have a Chase branch nearby. I’ll stop by to see if they offer anything better.
    The Ink sounds interesting. I am a independent contractor, so maybe I can pull it off as a business.

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