Benefits And Bonus Earn Rates Added To Select American Express And Chase Cards

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I know we can’t travel right now, but we can still earn points and miles! Some credit card issuers are adding some temporary benefits and bonuses that may interest you. I’ll discuss the latest updates on several cards issued by Chase and Amex.

Chase credit cards

Bonus points at grocery stores on several Chase cards

Several Chase cards will earn more points or miles on grocery store purchases for a limited time.

From May 1, 2020-June 30, 2020, most cardmembers will earn 3-6 points per dollar on grocery purchases on up to $1500 per month. This includes online orders for pickup or delivery services. This is automatic and no activation is necessary.

Cards that earn 5 points or miles per dollar on groceries between May 1 until June 30, 2020

For more information about each of these cards, check out our list of favorite credit card offers, updated monthly.

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve (also see DoorDash and Tock offers below)
  • United Club
  • United Club Infinite
  • United Presidential Plus
Cards that earn 3 points or miles per dollar on groceries between until June 30, 2020

For more information about each of these cards, check out our list of favorite credit card offers, updated monthly.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Looking for your first travel rewards credit card? Chase Sapphire Preferred is our top pick.  The welcome bonus is worth at least $750 in travel, the annual fee is reasonable, and the rewards (Chase Ultimate Rewards) are easy to earn and redeem.

Chase Sapphire Preferred 2019 Best credit card offers

Current offer: Earn 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

Check out our list of 25 ways to spend the bonus!

Earn 2 points per dollar on travel and dining, and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases. The annual fee is $95, but the welcome offer alone is worth a lot more than that. Also, you’ll receive a year of DashPass (normally $9.99 per month) for free.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to 10 different airline frequent flyer programs or 3 different hotel loyalty programs.  You can also redeem the points through the Chase Ultimate Rewards redemption portal.  Each point can be redeemed for 1.25 cents.  That makes the welcome bonus of 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points worth $750!  

Chase Marriott co-branded cards

Marriott cardmembers will earn 6 points per dollar on grocery purchases on up to $5,000. This is valid from May 1-July 31, 2020.

DoorDash and Tock

All Chase Sapphire and Freedom cardmembers earn 5 points/5% cash back on up to $500 in combined purchases from DoorDash or Tock through May 31, 2020.

More information can be found here.

Hyatt

Spend your way to Hyatt Elite Status

Between April 15th through June 30th, 2020, for every $5,000 spend on their card, World of Hyatt credit cardmembers can earn three tier-qualifying night credits toward the next tier status. This includes the two qualifying night credit Cardmembers already earn for every $5k, plus one bonus night credit.

There is no limit to the number of tier-qualifying night credits you can earn this way. Nights earned count toward Milestone Rewards – like Confirmable Suite Upgrades, Club Lounge Access Awards, FIND experiences, access to My Hyatt Concierge, Guest of Honor, Free Night Awards for future Hyatt stays and more.

New World of Hyatt cardmember offer

Anyone who opens the World of Hyatt credit card between April 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020 will receive 10 night credits. 5 tier qualifying night credits is standard with this card, so this is 5 additional nights.

World of Hyatt credit card from Chase

World of Hyatt is my top hotel loyalty program, so naturally the co-branded credit card is going to be my top hotel credit card. The welcome bonus of up to 50,000 World of Hyatt points is nice, but the main benefit that makes this card worth keeping year after year is the annual free night certificate. This is good for any Hyatt property that is category 1-4. The annual fee is $95, but there are so many properties for which you can use the annual free night with rates significantly higher than $95.

chase world of Hyatt credit card 2019

Current offer: Up to 50,000 Hyatt points. 25,000 if you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months, then another 25,000 if you spend an additional $3,000 in the first 6 months (a total of $6,000 in the first 6 months).

The annual fee is $95, but again, the initial bonus offer and then the annual certificate for each anniversary make this card worth opening and keeping.

This card also comes with Discoverist status, which is mid-tier at best, but Discoverist status will get you free premium internet and late checkout. in our experience, Hyatt is also generous with room upgrades, even for lower status!

The earn rate is 4 World of Hyatt points per dollar at Hyatt, 2 points per dollar at restaurants, 2 points per dollar on airfare purchased directly from airlines, 2 points per dollar on local transit, and 2 points per dollar on gym memberships.

Minimum spending requirement deadlines extended on Chase cards

Accounts opened between January 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2020 are eligible.

Chase is extending the time cardmembers have to meet the min spend requirements to earn their welcome bonus by 3 months. That means eligible cardmembers will have a total of 6 months from when the account was opened.

Account opening date is the date approved, not the date you applied. This is important if you had a pending application that was later approved.

This is automatic so there is no need to call.

For multi-tier offers, there will soon be an extension for the second tier offer.

  • Tier 1 is already automatically extended by 3 months (total of 6 months from account open to earn) for accounts opened as stated above
  • Tier 2 requirements will be extended by 3 months (total of 9 months from account open to earn) for accounts opened between Oct 1st, 2019 to Mar 31st, 2020

American Express credit cards

Amex has added a few new statement credits to certain credit cards. On the Platinum Cards, the new credits are worth up to $40 per month until December. That comes to a total of $320. The existing statement credits plus these new available credits make it easy to offset the high annual fees on these cards.

Personal Platinum Card
  • $20 per month on select streaming services
  • $20 per month on wireless telephone services

These credits are available from May 2020-December 2020.

-Eligible streaming services include Netflix, Hulu and Disney+. –Eligible U.S. wireless telephone services eligible for the credit include AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

Business Platinum Card
  • $20 per month on wireless telephone services
  • $20 per month on U.S. shipping purchases
  • extra $200 in Dell credits on top of the existing Dell credits. Normally it’s $100 January-June and $100 July-December. Now it’s $200 until June 30, 2020 and another $200 July-December 2020. The extra credit is not retroactive, but is available beginning in May 2020. I wrote a whole post about how to maximize this.

These credits are available from May 2020-December 2020.

Amex Green Card
  • $10 per month on wireless telephone services

Bonus categories on Amex cards

Amex is also giving bonus points for spend at US supermarkets for a limited time.

Delta co-branded Amex cards
  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve
  • Delta SkyMiles Platinum
  • Delta SkyMiles Gold
  • Delta SkyMiles Blue

Amex Delta co-branded cards will receive 4 points per dollar at US supermarkets from May 2020-July 2020.

Marriott co-branded Amex cards
  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant
  • Marriott Bonvoy (former SPG card; not available for new applications.)

Both Marriott consumer Amex co-branded cards will earn 6 points per dollar at US supermarkets from May 2020-July 2020 on up to $7,500 in purchases.

The $300 statement credit that is available on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card for Marriott properties is now available to use for purchases at US restaurants from June 2020-August 2020.

Hilton co-branded Amex cards

Hilton Surpass and Hilton Aspire card members will earn 12 points per dollar at US supermarkets May 2020-July 2020.

Bonus points earned through eligible purchases on all Hilton Amex co-branded cards that post between May 1 2020-December 31, 2020 will be considered Base Points and those points will qualify for Elite Tier and Lifetime Diamond Status.

The $250 Hilton resort credit that is available for Hilton Aspire cardmembers can be used for US restaurants June 2020-August 2020.

Final Thoughts

Do a quick inventory of your wallet to make sure you’re earning your max potential!

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