Yesterday I wrote about a new, better offer for my favorite credit card: 40,000 point signup bonus after spending just $2000 on the card within 3 months.
Commenter nknight wrote about having applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card when the signup bonus required $3000 in spending. Since it’s since been reduced, I suggested sending a ‘secure message’ through the Chase website asking to have that amount reduced to $2000 based on the new offer.
My guess had been that this wouldn’t be successful – that I’ve usually seen Chase match new bonus amounts offered within 90 days of signing up for a credit card, but that I hadn’t seen them reduce the requirements to receive a bonus.
Well, turns out my skepticism may have been wrong. Commenter Esteban reports:
I got my spend requirement reduced from 3k to 2k after a secure message.
But if you’re going to request that Chase match the lower spending threshold of just $2000 to receive the signup bonus — or if you’re going to sign up for the card in order to get that lower threshold for the bonus — you may want to do that right away.
Commenter Dan R. passes along the rumor that the current new offer will be pulled today.
The word comes from Dan’s Deals which I usually find reliable, but I haven’t heard this, I’ll certainly share more if I do.
(Note that the link offering this bonus does provide referral credit to me, and I greatly appreciate it if you choose to use it.)