50,000 Continental Miles for 2 New Bank Accounts

Lucky writes about his experience opening a Chase checking account for 25,000 miles. It just takes a $100 deposit and 5 debit card transactions run as a credit card (i.e. without use of a PIN) to earn the 25,000 miles. Next he’ll go open a business account the same way, bam 50,000 miles.  And this can be done each year, apparently.

Believe it or not I still haven’t done this, I don’t have a nearby Chase branch although presumably I could go into one and open an account when I’m in a city where a physical branch is convenient. Sadly this is not a promotion for an online account.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. i read the link you posted and now i am confused… can we actually use any credit card to fund a chase checking account? will it post as charge?

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