November 25th, 2012
I’ve had 4 positive recent dealings with the Chase secure message team for myself and my family just for asking to be matched to the following better offers “that I had heard about from a colleague.”
You can send a secure message by logging into your Chase.com account and click on the secure message center at the top-right part of the site.
United Explorer Visa (You can also use this link to signup for a club card by using the Club card tab or for a business card by clicking on “Are you a business owner” on the top-right of the page)
1. Matched from 30,000 miles to 55,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit on the United Explorer consumer card after spending $1,000 and adding a free additional user.
2. Matched from 30,000 miles to 50,000 miles plus a $50 statement credit on the United Explorer business card after spending $1,000.
United Explorer’s benefits include a free checked bag for you and a companion on United, expended saver award availability, guaranteed standard award availability, primary CDW coverage that almost no other cards besides United has, priority boarding, all United miles will never expire, 2 annual United club passes, and upgrades for elites on award tickets.
3. Matched to a waived annual fee for the first year on the United Club card.
United Club’s benefits include 1.5 miles per dollar spent worldwide, no foreign transaction fees, 2 free checked bags for you and a companion (and for free authorized users and their companion) on United, a full United Club membership with access to Star Alliance lounges worldwide, access to United and USAirways clubs even without a plane ticket, gate passes for you and all companions to the secured section of the airport terminal if it has a United or USAirways club, waived award expedite/close-in fees, primary CDW coverage that almost no other cards besides United has, expended saver award availability, guaranteed standard award availability, premier silver boarding zone, premier baggage handling, premier security line access, all United miles will never expire, 2 annual United club passes, upgrades for elites on award tickets, Avis President’s Club with guaranteed 2 class upgrades often to luxury cars from an intermediate, and Hyatt Platinum status for free internet on ann Hyatt stays and 2 free suite upgrades when you apply for the Hyatt card.
4. Matched from the old $10K spend requirement to a $5K spend requirement on the Ink Plus.
Ink Plus’ benefits include 5 points per dollar on internet, cable, wireless, and telecom. Plus 5 points per dollar at Office Supply stores which sell all kinds of gift cards to hundreds of other stores. Plus 2 points per dollar at gas stations and hotels. And there are no foreign transaction fees. This card also allows you to transfer all Chase points you or your spouse may have to airlines like BA or United or hotels like Hyatt.
With my successful 3BM this month for the Ink Plus, Ink Cash, and United Business cards (even got approved for the 2 Ink cards on the same phone call to Recon) I now have 13 active Chase cards on which I am the primary cardholder, making up about 30% of my currently active credit cards.
Best of all thanks to Staples’ recent promotion and CVS stocking Vanilla reload cards I was able to already meet the spend thresholds buying Vanilla cards, transferring those funds over to Bluebird and paying off my Chase cards electronically via Bluebird. Of course you can also pay off other bills, like your rent or mortgage, via Bluebird as well.