Update: Triple points on dining on the first Friday of each month is no longer available
Chase has just announced a new benefit for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, whereby you can earn triple points on dining on the first Friday of each month. The card already offers double points on dining, so this is basically an extra point per dollar on dining for the first Friday of each month.
It’s worth keeping in mind that for the second quarter (April 1 through June 30) the Chase Freedom® is offering 5x points for the first $1,500 spent at restaurants, movie theaters, and at Lowe’s, so if you have both cards you’ll want to be sure you can reach that threshold before focusing dining spend on the Chase Sapphire Preferred.
Anyway, while the extra point per dollar once a month might be a gimmick of sorts, I know I’ll still be taking advantage of it.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)