UPDATE: Offer is expired
I was informed yesterday that Chase has updated the marketing bullets for their Chase Sapphire Preferred card. The main change is that it’s now supposed to be promoted as a “Limited Time Offer.”
Now, this may just be a brilliant marketing strategy on their part to encourage short-term sign-ups, since it goes without saying that any credit card offer won’t stick around forever, and therefore is a limited time offer.
Or they may very well be suggesting that the sign-up bonus will change in the near future. Who knows. I doubt the sign-up bonus will stay at 50,000 points forever, especially when the competition (American Express and Citi) aren’t offering all that many lucrative sign-up bonuses right now. So while I have no clue, I think it’s more likely that the sign-up bonus would go down than up, given that the card comes with some phenomenal benefits, so doesn’t need a stellar sign-up bonus to sell.
As I’ve said a dozen times before, this is my all around favorite card right now for everyday spend, and the sign-up bonus is great too. You can read more about the card’s benefits here, or sign up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card here (and in the interest of full disclosure, I get a referral bonus for anyone that signs up through that link, though as always you’re still getting the best publicly available sign-up bonus).
Here’s to hoping I’m reading too much into this…