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Chase Sapphire Preferred’s Welcome Bonus Offer History [Since 2020]

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card fits the bill for many travelers. With powerful rewards, a flexible range of redemption opportunities, and a modest $95 annual fee, it’s no wonder this popular travel card remains a mainstay in many wallets.

Plus, new applicants can earn a welcome bonus offer, making the Chase Sapphire Preferred card that much more compelling. Let’s look at the card’s previous welcome bonus offers in recent years, as well as the current welcome bonus offer.

When To Apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is 1 of 3 cards that participate in the Chase Ultimate Rewards program, in which there are many ways to redeem your points for travel. With the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, points are worth 1.25 cents apiece for bookings through Chase Travel.

Alternatively, cardholders can transfer their points to 11 airline and 3 hotel partners at a straightforward 1:1 ratio. The value will vary greatly, but the team at Upgraded Points loves to redeem Ultimate Rewards points for business class flights and luxury hotels for a fraction of the true cash cost.

That’s why we value Chase points around 2 cents apiece, though you can often get a much higher value with strategic redemptions.

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You can transfer 34k Chase points to Iberia Avios to book this seat to Madrid! Image Credit: Daniel Ross

That said, normally the standard welcome offer on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. As you’ll see below, this welcome offer has been available for new applicants for some time.

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Offer Date

Welcome Offer Details

Value*

Current Offer

Earn 60,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.$1,200

May 2024 to June 13, 2024

Earn 75,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

$1,400

May 2023 to April 2024

Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$1,200

April 2023 to May 2023

Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$1,600

June 2022 to March 2023

Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$1,200

April 2022 to May 2022

Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$1,200

October 2021 to April 2022

Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$1,200

June 2021 to October 2021

Earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$2,000

March 2021 to June 2021

Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of account opening. Plus, earn a $50 statement credit on grocery store purchases.

$1,650

November 2020 to March 2021

Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$1,200

September 2020 to November 2020

Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$1,600

March 2019 to September 2020

Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.

$1,200

*Value is determined based on our valuations of points and miles and are not provided by the issuer.

Bottom Line:

It’s been nearly 3 years since Chase offered the unprecedented 100,000-point welcome bonus offer. While we’re unsure if (or when) this welcome offer will ever come back, you can still get plenty of value from the current elevated welcome offer. After all, you’re leaving points on the table by waiting for a better offer to come back.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Benefits

There are many worthwhile rewards and benefits on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, including;

  • 5x points on travel purchased through Chase Travel; 3x on dining, select streaming services and online groceries; 2x on all other travel purchases; 1x on all other purchases
  • $50 annual Chase Travel hotel credit
  • Trip cancellation and interruption insurance, primary rental car insurance, lost luggage insurance, purchase protection, extended warranty, and more
  • No foreign transaction fees
Hot Tip:

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is subject to the issuer’s 5/24 rule, which means you’ll likely be denied if you’ve opened 5 (or more) cards from any issuer within the past 24 months. Additionally, you won’t be eligible for the welcome offer if you’ve received any Chase Sapphire welcome offer within the last 48 months.

Final Thoughts

Historically, Chase has offered generous welcome bonus offers in recent years. While we don’t have a crystal ball for future offers, it helps to know what has been on the table in the past.

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With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

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