Lots of readers were able to take advantage of the May and June opportunity to earn 3X points per $1 on groceries when using the Chase Southwest and Chase Sapphire cards.
Now, Chase has returned with a new offer for not just groceries, but for gas, as well (and in some cases, restaurants), but this time it’s only on “co-branded” cards.
That means Chase cards for “other” brands like Southwest, IHG, United, Aer Lingus, etc. and not on the Chase Sapphire cards.
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Eligible Chase Cards Earning More on Gas, Groceries and Restaurants
From August 1 through September 30, 2020, you can earn increased points as listed below on the following cards and brands:
|Avios||7 Avios per $1 at restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations||Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card|
|British Airways Visa Signature® Card|
|Iberia Visa Signature® Card|
|Disney||5% total Disney Rewards Dollars at grocery stores and gas stations||Disney® Premier Visa® Card|
|IHG||5 points per $1 at grocery stores and gas stations||IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card|
|IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card|
|IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card|
|5 points per $1 at grocery stores and gas stations||Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card|
|Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card|
|Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card|
|7 miles per $1 at grocery stores and gas stations||United Club℠ Card|
|UnitedSM Presidential PlusSM Card|
|5 miles per $1 at grocery stores and gas stations||United MileagePlus® Awards Card|
|United MileagePlus® Card|
|UnitedSM Explorer Card|
If you don’t already have one of these cards, this gives you even MORE reason to apply soon, because these offers are just temporary and they are a GREAT deal.
Remember, I recommend starting with a personal Southwest card (unfortunately, most people cannot get approved for a Southwest business card right now; I recommend Southwest Priority if you fly Southwest at least twice a year) followed by Chase Sapphire Preferred if you want to follow my method of flying free on Southwest by earning the Southwest Companion Pass.
Then you can opt for your next favorite Chase card listed above!
The British Airways, Aer Lingus Visa and Iberia Visa are a great choice if you want to save up points to fly to Europe entirely on miles, using Aer Lingus’ awesome 26,000 miles round trip offer. Learn more about that deal here.
The Offer Details
This deal is NOT forever, but it IS good from August 1 through September 30, 2020.
Chase says you need to be an “eligible” card member to take advantage of the offer, which mostly just means your account must be in “good standing.” So if you’re account is all good, you should be eligible.
You will either be notified by email, or you can visit Chase.com/MyBonus to check your eligibility.
You do need to ACTIVATE this one to start earning the points, which you can do by clicking the link in the email you receive or checking the link above.
On the Southwest cards, you can earn 5X points on grocery AND gas spends up to $1,500 TOTAL between August 1 through September 30, 2020.
That would be 7,500 points, and these points DO qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.
Remember, Southwest has already given everyone who had a Rapid Rewards account as of April 1, 2020 25,000 Companion Pass-qualifying points good toward a Companion Pass earned THIS year, which would be good through December 31, 2021.
You can also combine this with the offer to earn BONUS Southwest points on your Southwest credit card as part of THIS promotion. Bonus points DO NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, but can be used to book free flights.
If you need help getting to $1,500 in grocery and gas purchases, you can purchase gift cards at your grocery store or gas station for retailers you’ll be making purchases with soon or even just plain old Visa gift cards.
At Kroger, for example, you can often earn 4X fuel points on gift card purchases, and these points are a HUGE savings on gas, which is already fairly cheap right now. I’m often able to save up to $1 on gas with my Kroger points, so right now that would leave me paying about $.50 per gallon – holy cow!!
What do you think about this new benefit?
Will it help you earn the Southwest Companion Pass?
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