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How Long Does It Take My Chase Sapphire Preferred Welcome Bonus Points To Show Up?

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So, you’ve just applied for a shiny new Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and got approved. Congratulations — you’re well on your way to earning tons of super-valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points!

The 75,000-point elevated welcome bonus offer probably had something to do with your decision, as it’s one of the largest we’ve seen from the card in a while.

But, when will that stack of bonus points hit your Ultimate Rewards account? Read on to find out all you need to know.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Welcome Bonus Offer

For a limited time, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is offering a welcome offer: Earn 75,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

According to our valuations, those 75,000 points alone are worth a whopping $1,500 at least, and can be redeemed for much more on a value-per-point basis if you utilize Chase’s transfer partners.

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You can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points to partners like World of Hyatt to book incredible hotels such as the Park Hyatt Sydney. Image Credit: James Larounis

As we mentioned above, this is the highest welcome offer we’ve seen for the card in quite some time, and the typical welcome offer stands at 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points after the same minimum spending requirements.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is one of the best travel cards in the game, and its current offer is not one to overlook if you’ve been considering adding this card to your wallet!

Hot Tip:

Once you’ve secured your welcome bonus, you’ll want to learn about all the best ways to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for maximum value.

Why We Love the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card strikes almost a perfect balance between affordability, high-powered earning potential, and benefits offered. Here’s a brief look at why we love this card so much:

Accessibility

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is an affordable one to keep in your wallet, especially considering all it offers cardholders. It charges an annual fee of just $95, which is much more reasonable compared to its counterparts.

Earning Structure

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card earns handsomely on a large variety of purchases. Here are the highlights:

  • Earn 5x points per dollar spent on travel purchased through Chase Travel
  • Earn 3x points per dollar spent on dining, select streaming services, and online groceries
  • Earn 2x points per dollar spent on all other travel purchases
  • Earn 1x point per dollar spent on all other purchases

Powerful Travel Benefits

The Chase Sapphire Preferred not only earns you plenty of Ultimate Rewards points, but it also confers a lengthy list of travel benefits and protections.

Many of the benefits look more at home on a high-end and much more expensive card. You can expect a $50 annual Chase Travel hotel credit, travel insurance benefits, and more.

How Long Does It Take To Get Chase Bonus Points?

The question you’re here to get answers to is: “When will the bonus points from my welcome offer arrive to my account?”

The answer to this isn’t exactly cut-and-dry. Chase’s terms typically say to expect them anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks after the minimum spending requirements are met and the next statement closes. However, in practice, we’ve seen bonus points post much sooner than that.

As a data point, Upgraded Points’ News Managing Editor Stella Shon received her welcome bonus offer just about 3 weeks after completing the minimum spending requirements last spring. Here’s a look at the exact timeline:

  • Approved for card on April 27, 2023
  • Met spending minimum on June 10, 2023, by paying taxes
  • Received welcome offer to her account on July 6, 2023 — the start of her new statement
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As you can see, it can depend on when, exactly, you complete the minimum spending requirements.

If you meet the requirement just a couple of days before your statement closes, you may need to wait until the next statement closes to see your welcome bonus points in your account.

Bottom Line:

It’s important to know that the points from the welcome offer won’t arrive immediately, so plan accordingly with your travel.

Final Thoughts

The Chase Sapphire Preferred card is a winner — there’s no doubt about that. It offers plenty of ways to earn tons of Chase Ultimate Rewards points, a hefty suite of travel benefits and protections, an affordable annual fee, and so much more.

Now, with a rare 75,000-point welcome offer, the card’s value proposition is much greater. While there’s no hard data showing exactly when you should expect those bonus points to hit your account, you can be encouraged by the fact that cardholders have reported receiving them more quickly than the 6- to 8-week timeframe Chase suggests in its terms and conditions.

If you’ve been curious about adding this card to your portfolio, now is absolutely the time to jump at the opportunity!

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About Nick Ellis

Nick’s passion for points began as a hobby and became a career. He worked for over 5 years at The Points Guy and has contributed to Business Insider and CNN. He has 14 credit cards and continues to leverage the perks of each.

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