Chase Now Offering Fee-Free Gift Cards With Free Shipping For A Limited Time


Update #3, 09/22: DEAD!

Update #2, 09/21: Just a reminder that these are slated to be discontinued tonight.  As of now it’s still working normally…

Update, 09/07: According to my most recent Chase statement, Chase will stop selling gift cards effective 09/22:






Originally posted on 04/18:

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Chase is currently offering gift cards with no initial fees and no shipping fees.

As always it is free to signup for an American Express Bluebird card and there is no credit pull to receive it.

-You can order up to $2,600 of fee-free gift cards per Chase card per 30 day period.
-Every additional user on Chase business cards (Like Chase Ink Plus) may order their own set of $2,600 in fee-free gift cards once per 30 day period. Additional users on personal cards do not get their own limit.
-You can purchase these with any Chase credit cards.
-These post as a purchase on your Chase credit card statement and will earn miles.
-You can order up to 5 gift cards in one order.
-Cards come in denominations of $25 to $500.
-Chase gift cards are not valid for purchase (though they will work) in: AR, CT, HI, ME, NH, NJ, RI, VT.
-When you activate the card you will be given a pin number by the automated activation line.
-You will be asked for a social security number to make the purchase but there will not be a credit pull.

You can load Chase gift cards onto your Bluebird card at Walmart for free via the WalMart ATM machine, via any cashier, or via the customer service counter.
Alternatively you can also use them at Walmart to pay off any credit bill for $1 fee or to buy a money order for 70 cents. You can pay bills or buy money orders with up to 4 gift cards at a time though the maximum money order is $1,000.


-Chase cards with a $500 spend threshold include: Freedom Visa.

-Chase cards with a $1,000 spend threshold include: United Explorer, British Airways, Marriott, and Hyatt.

-Chase cards with a $2,000 spend threshold include: Southwest.

-Chase cards with a $3,000 spend threshold include: Sapphire Preferred and Ink Cash.

-Chase cards with a $5,000 spend threshold include: Ink Plus and Ink Bold.

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Terms and Conditions state can’t withdraw cash from ATM, I wonder if it would work or not


If you have no minimum spend to meet, is it worthwhile to do this just to earn miles?


Recommended to meet spend on amex?


does anyone know if you can still send a secure message to get matched to 55,000 miles plus $50 cashback on the united card?


Do I need to go into Walmart to cash in the gift card or can I do it online


Can you please tell me the limits for the BB loads at Walmart, what are the limits
1) Per transaction
2) Daily
3) Monthly
Is there a maximum account balance for BB? daily weekly monthly? is the balance trash-hold based on balance or is it max balance per month



This seems like a great alternative to those who do not have access to VRs.

1. Any reason why these gift cards wouldn’t be compatible with Amazon payments?

2. Is there a limit to how many gift cards you can purchase?


If only they had a Walmart in brookyn


Can these be used as debit to get cash back?



Can only use a visa or MC at checkout.


They will not ship the Gift Cards to the following states:



Any idea why they require a SS # and birthday at checkout? How trustworthy is this site, as you have to leave Chase’s website for some reason to make the purchase?


what if i dont have a walmart near me? any other options?


If I don’t live near walmart will this work?


Why do they ask for the purchasers social????


Sure, it’s just not as lucrative that way.

They don’t take AMEX.

You can.


-3 cards per transaction for BB loads.
-$1,000 funding per day per Bluebird card (They don’t check who’s card it is and you can also fund your BB at the Walmart MoneyCenter ATM so if you have multiple cards in your family you can do a lot more)
-$5,000 per month per Bluebird card.
There’s no limit on funds in BB.

What would be the point of cashing these out with Amazon Payments?
You can just do that directly from your credit card!


Probably a federal regulation like the MVD card.
Considering that Chase is backing the program I wouldn’t worry about it. There is no credit check being done it’s to avoid criminal money launderers.


Will the Chase gift card purchase earn reward points or miles on Chase credit cards? Please confirm. Thanks.


@A S:
Yes as it posts as a purchase not a cash advance.


Can i do it online (from IL)?
Also can AP cash em out too?
Is there a way to load it online?


I’m confused with Dan’s response to hippieyid. Anyone care to elaborate please? Why not use AP instead of going to a walmart…


Can these be loaded onto Bluebird account online like Vanilla reload (not clear if this was already answered by Dave’s question–)


Why would buy a gift card to cash out via Amazon Payments when you can just send money from your credit card via Amazon Payments?

Either way you get $1,000 of free spending per month, why would you jump through the extra hoop of buying a gift card to use with Amazon?

The beauty of this is that you can do this spending route in addition to Amazon Payments from your credit card.




Can you please explain your last two statements
” -$5,000 per month per Bluebird card.
There’s no limit on funds in BB.”
how is there no limit on founds if there the prior statement is correct



will chase give problems (like they do with AP) if I meet a chase card spending limit with this?


I picked up my bluebird yesterday from Walmart (I did not know that I can get it free on there website) and it says that to reload it cost $1 at the store and $2 online how did the user manage to load for free at the store?


@yael simple answer is no


No limit on the total cash balance in BB

Who said Chase gives problems with AP? I’ve never heard of that.

I’ve done several reloads at Walmart with my permanent card that you can get free online.
There are no fees.


Stephen, Is AP a grocery store or something? You wrote, “Why not use AP instead of going to a walmart…”


AP=Amazon Payments


Not that it matters much…but there is a $100,000 limit on total balance, as well as a $100,000 annual limit on adding funds.


Hey Dan, why would you use these gift cards to meet a spending threshold on your ink card when you are better of doing that at staples?


hey dan, you wrote “Once you have a pin for the card you can also use them at Walmart to pay off any credit bill for $1”.

how does one go about doing this (paying off a credit card at walmart), and is there a limit per day you could pay off?

ie: could i theoretically buy 10 $500 cards for $5000 and pay $1 each ($10) to pay off the full $5000 in one shot, as opposed to using BB and only being able to do $1000 per day?



Off topic alert: can u still get matched onthe ba card 4 the extra & 25k & 50k when u spend 10&20k respectively?- thanks


Which part of the exp. date on a gift card should I change for amazon payments? year? month? thanks



Chase specifically says they do not endorse the site’s products… (even though oddly enough the ‘order online’ button appears on Chase’s site). This is the message that appears when clicking the button:

“Chase is not responsible for, and does not provide or endorse, this third-party site’s products, services or other content. Chase’s Privacy Notice and security practices do not apply to the site you’re about to enter, so please review the third party’s privacy and security practices.”


Problems we should all have!

Why is it better at Staples?
Staples gift cards cost money (even though they give 5x for Ink cards). These are free!

Just go to customer service and do a bill pay.

It’s actually even cheaper than that as you should be able to do a $1,500 or possibly a $2,000 bill pay and split the bill pay among 3 or 4 cards.

Dunno, good question.


Like I said, Chase isn’t going to send you off to some scammy place.
They’ve contracted with them for a reason to provide Chase branded gift cards and I’m not worried in the slightest about the privacy aspect.



If not having to meet any current spending threshold, is the United Club card the best card to purchase this with considering that you get 1.5 points per dollar spent which essentially is 2.7% back and is better than Starwood’s ~2.3% back?


Probably though it depends which you need more of.


Is there a difference between buying $500 cards five times in different transactions or doing it all at once?


Walmart in Lakewood Brick and Toms River will not reload bluebird with gift card!!!!!


I don’t see why there would be a difference.

Why not?
Just tell them it’s a debit card with pin.
Or just do it at the MoneyCenter ATM (load Walmart money card) or with any old cashier in line, you don’t need to do it with customer service.


Would i be able to load it online to my bluebird?


@ dan i applied for ink plus tried 4 times and they say have to many opened and closed acc ???how do you do it and they dont tell u that!!??


Can i load these gc to BB online? Or only in Walmart.

Sorry, bit confused.


can i buy these gift cards with a citibank visa card or chase cards only?


It costs money to load online and online loads are limited to just $100/day.

Try to SM them, offer to shift credit line/close another card.

Even if you can do it with Citibank it’s probably not a good idea as Citi is notorious for marking transactions as cash advance.


i am not sure i understand whats going on here. i just got the sapphire preferred and need to spend the 3000. i go to chase online and purchase random gift cards which i can then turn into regular “money” on this bluebird thing and pay the credit card bill like that ?! sound s awesome need a little more help though, please advise


Only “catch” is you have to go to Walmart.


are VR and AP safe for a citicard?


I haven’t heard of issues with those.


super cool , can i buy money orders with these gift card s ? or is that the same move-only after you bluebirded up?


You can.
Or you can just pay off credit card bills directly at Walmart for $1 without going through Bluebird.


Dan, I have been reading a lot of the forums and articles that you posted on miles and how to reach spending threshold. One thing i don’t understand is if I have 50,000 southwest miles, 50,000 avios, 50,000 from chase ink bold. How do i use these to plan a trip? Is there a way to transfer them into one account? If yes, which is the best for flying to Israel?


super cool you really hooked it up :) i’m going to go do this right now. is it one of these no store just chase gift cards?



“what if i dont have a walmart near me? any other options?”

Move out of North Korea? Where else could you live more than 15 minutes from a Walmart? ;)


Cant purchase if you are from New Jersey and cant ship yo Jersey


is it bad to spend the $1000 on 2 chase cards in the first month of having them?
also, would being denied credit increase with boFa hurt my credit? (i tried doing a recon but it didnt go thru because they have this whole complication if you are under 21)

elki hass

I have a Chase Sapphire and Amex Starwood coming up for renewal Should I try to negotiate the 95 dollar fee or just pay up and keep the cards?


just ordered them thank s dan!


Thanks Dan!
I just bought 5*$500
Do you think i can do it again for the $5,000 spend threshold (Ink)?


How does one pay a mortgage with a gift card or BB card?


any one have luck at the walmart in Valley Stream, NY?
also could you cash it out at the bank?


please post step by step how to go through this, it sounds great.
my question is: can i get this card and then transfer the funds online to my blue bird account for free?


Hi Dan.
any limits on buying or cashing this cards?
can i buy 10 card ($500 each) total of $5000 and pay my cc bill?


r u suggesting I meet my 3k sapphire spending requirement totally using this trick? plus my 1k united card?
this won’t cause them to close down my accounts like with mint spending?


There seems to be a $2500 limit on these cards (5x$500). The question is how long do you need to wait to order again?


Can you only buy with a chase card?


It will only work for Chase card. Not so clear on the post…


if the gift cards can’t be shipped to NJ can you order them with a credit card that has a NJ billing address and ship them elsewhere (like to my mother)?


Is there a limit on buying money orders in walmart? Does it have to be by cusomer service? Is there a limit on ordering these gift cards? Why are thay not shiping to new jersey and is there a work around that?


This is a lot easier then VR where you need to chase which CVS has them in stock!
I met all the spending requirements on my current cards.
is there a link on the forums to what my next round of applications could be- its 91 days. I want to apply on one day for all banks (I’ve had almost all already)


whats the eitza for guys whose card are registered in new jersey?


My wife never had a credit card. And just got declined for the barclay’s card because she has no previous credit. How can shebuild up her credit?


Try again with a different credit card. It won’t meet the spending requirements on card A, but it’s free points.


Just bought 1500$ worth! Dan you rock!

And for those with any questions or issues, just read archived blog posts. All your questions will be answered.


Send them a check via bb


Is it worth to take a risk and do a 3bm on business and order gift cards to bring to walmart?
Will this free shipping gift card and no charge on the blue card last a few days?


Once points are by an airline they generally can’t be transferred.


I don’t think it matters.

Usually it costs a hard pull to get a credit increase.

@elki hass:
You can negotiate (Starwood is $65 btw)
You can also downgrade the Sapphire to Freedom and get the annual fee back and apply again for a Sapphire.

Send them a check.

Chase didnt shut down for the mint. Heck I did $$$$$$ worth of mint with them.


Did you try shipping to NY?
If that doesn’t work change your billing address to NY and then ship there.


It should.
Good luck!


where in brooklyn can you get money orders with a gc?
has anyone tried going to a bank and doing a cash advance on the gc?

i’m in brooklyn and i’m totally lost what i can do with such a gift card

snoop dog

Can anyone think of an idea aside for AP than i can do to meet 10k in spending from Israel ?

Much thanks


How can I meet the minimum spend on my citi AA amex card?
Also, can I reload BB with this chase GC’s (1k a day) with temp card or I have to wait for permanent card to arrive in the mail?


is there any limit on the amount that i could buy?
i need to spend 5k.


you can just buy money order at post office or at your store with credit card, tell them the other store didn’t charge you fees. I have been buying money orders at post offices and stores with CC without any fee. NO RISK OF GETTING SHUT DOWN BY CHASE OR AMEX for abuse. the post office said NO, i told him the other post office said, yes than he accepted it.

same goes to the store currency exchange, just tell them the store 2 blocks down there accept credit card


i purchased multiple MY VANILLA PERSONAL RELOADABLE PREPAID CARD and had 6 of them active @ the same time and had success making a $500 cash advance @chase tho when i wanted 2 activate another card it didn’t allow me 2 so i canceled 2day 3 empty cards . just nerves about my credit being that they have my s.s. & when i checked my account b 4 closing i sew there was -$1.95 4 the cash advance i wonder if when i close it leaving that there dose it effect my credit?


The $95 annual fee for the Sapphire card can be waived the 2nd year?


(Eh- you mean like what we’re all doing over here?)


I believe you’re incorrect.

The post office and walmart are hard coded to not accept cc.

And btw, someone must’ve walked in to howell walmart and asked the cashier if they can by money order with a gift card >:(

Now they ask if its a debit card or gift card, and they don’t let gift cards.

Guys, use your brains.



Would a Citibank credit card ie (Citi AA card) used to purchase the Chase gift card post as a cash advance?



Do you think I have time to apply for the sapphire and get the card before this runs out?


@chaim: Just did it a week or two ago


Hey Dan how would I use my visa gift cards for Amazon payments? they ask for cardholders name and address what do I submit?


i just got of the phone with chase customer service, you can buy 10 gift cards a day for 500.00 each, you can redeem it for CASH at the branch if you have an account with chase, seems the best deal ever to get cash advance (+ you get points) hope this one lasts for a long time.


just got this in sm from chase

To address your inquiry, the Chase Gift Cards are pre-paid
cards that can be used for signature based purchases
anywhere Visa debit card accepted. You would not be able
to withdrawal cash with a Chase teller or at an ATM. All
balance inquiries or service issues handled by calling
1-866-466-0079 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) or by
visiting We hope that the
information we provided is useful in resolving the issue
you are having. We are looking forward to hearing from you
for any concern you may have in the future.


Could these Chase gift cards be purchased with a Visa Gift Card?


went on to to purchase gift card(s), to purchase online chase sends to another site, and does not endorse it! whats ur say on this @dan? is it safe? they ask u for ur social…..



Using different credit cards, I bought $7000 (or 14 $500) of cards in one day last week.


Can visa gift cards be used to purchase the Chase Gift Cards? I have some $500 cards I would like to cash out.


Dan, What are all my options for 3BM for Chase Business Cards? Is it only the Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards? I currently only have amex cards for my business


Anyone know credit cards that don’t make you be 18 or up? I wanna do all these mileage points scams, but I can’t open any credit cards.


1)Try using them at Walmart to add to your BB.
3)you local grocery.