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Chase/United Sign on Bonus Query
Hey there ,
General question which may be worth an answer for others also – Got the chase united card back in december and hit the sign on bonus as a result of flights purchased early this year. Some of these are now in the process of being refunded ( just over 2000$) which will cause the spend to dip just below the sign on spend (We havent really been using that card since as we get better rewards on other cards for general non travel spend ) Will this cause the sign on bonus to be recouped? This causes another issue in that we have used these miles as part of a reward booking for late 2020 – can they now cancel this? I get that they obviously take the miles back earned on the purchase but have we fulfilled the terms of the sign on bonus by completing the purchases in good faith within the original set time frame. Would they have to give us additional time to respend the money.
They’ve extended the minimum spend period for cards opened Jan 1 – March 31 ([URL]https://onemileatatime.com/chase-extends-sign-up-bonus-spending-period/[/URL]) and your refunds were well after your minimum spend period and they were through no fault of your own. While they may pull back points – meaning you may have a negative points balance for awhile – I don’t *think* they’d cancel the ticket you’ve already booked but with the way United has been behaving lately, who can tell. Can you start putting lots of spend on it so that by the time of your flight you’d have made up the balance?
Anyone else have suggestions?
+1 to MidSouth. I know it’s not ideal due to bonus categories, but I’d put spend on the card as soon as you can to get back above the $2,000 threshold. I think Chase’s way of being flexible during the pandemic is by extending the timeframe to meet the minimum spend, so I wouldn’t expect much more flexibility beyond that.