March 14th, 2012
Update: Today is the last day to activate the 5 points per dollar on up to $1,500 of spending at Amazon and gas stations through 03/31. That’s on top of 10% bonus points and 10 points per transaction if you also have a Chase checking account.
Don’t have anything to buy right now? Buy some Amazon gift cards or buy gift cards at your local gas station to get a ton of bonus points up front and use the gift cards as needed!
Starting tomorrow you will be able to register for 5 points per dollar at Grocery stores and movie theaters between 04/01 and 06/30!
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For 01/01/12-03/31/12 the 5 point categories are for all spending at Amazon.com and Gas stations!
Here is the 5% calendar for the rest of 2012:
Q2: Grocery stores and movie theaters
Q3: Gas stations and restaurants
Q4: Hotels, airlines, Best Buy, and Kohl’s.
You earn 5 points per dollar on up to $1,500 of spending per quarter.
Although they are called “5% categories” you really get 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent which can be cashed out for 5% cash. For $1,500 in spending you will earn at least 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points.
However if you have a Sapphire Preferred or Ink Bold card then you can transfer the points over to one of those cards and then transfer them at a 1:1 ratio into much more valuable airline miles (United, British Airways, Southwest, etc) or hotel points (Hyatt, etc).
Have any Chase checking account as well? You qualify for Chase Exclusives which gives you even more bonus points!
You will earn:
-10% bonus points on top of all base points earned.
-10 bonus points for every transaction you make.
And that’s on top of points for spending in 1% and 5% categories!
If you have a Sam’s Club nearby they’re great-they don’t cut you off even if you make multiple purchases on the same card at the same pump!
That means 5 points per dollar this quarter, plus 10% bonus base points, and 10 points for each pump! It just became fun to buy gas again!