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A few credit card companies will let you earn bonus points for referring your friends. After all, what better what better way to market a card than to have satisfied customers tell their friends about it.
Chase offers a refer-a-friend program, where you can refer friends to cards you have, and if they get approved you earn bonus points. The catch is that the promotion is targeted, so not all accounts will be eligible to refer friends in exchange for bonus points.
The good news is that it looks like Chase has updated their refer-a-friend program, so even if you weren’t eligible before, you may be eligible to refer friends now. In general, the Chase refer-a-friend program works for the following four cards:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card
- Chase Freedom® Card
- Chase Freedom Unlimited®
However, as of now the Chase Sapphire Reserve isn’t eligible for a refer-a-friend bonus.
Well, I have all four of the above cards, and previously my account wasn’t eligible to receive bonus points for referring friends to them. However, I’m eligible now that the site has been updated. So if you’re in a similar situation, I’d recommend checking the site again as well.
As you can see, I can now refer friends to the Chase Freedom® Card…
And to the Chase Freedom Unlimited® card…
And to the Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card.
The general rules are that you earn 5,000 bonus points per referral, and you’re maxed out at 50,000 bonus points per calendar year per card. In the past there have sometimes been increased bonuses where you can earn 10,000 bonus points per referred friend, but the maximum you can earn is still capped at 50,000 points per year.
You can refer friends by having Chase send them an email with the offer, which can be done by entering their first name and email address. The catch is that the emails don’t arrive instantly.
The easier way to refer someone is to click the “Facebook” or “Twitter” button, instead of the “Email” one.
For example, clicking the Twitter button you’ll get the text you can Tweet, which includes your referral link. Once you have the referral link you can just send it to someone however you’d like, which is probably the easiest.
Even if you haven’t been eligible in the past, it’s worth checking the Chase offers a refer-a-friend website to see if you’re now eligible to refer friends to either the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card, Chase Freedom® Card, or Chase Freedom Unlimited®. 5,000 points per approval is a very nice bonus for referring friends to these cards.
Feel free to post your referral links for any of the above cards below, if you’d like.
(Tip of the hat to Doctor of Credit)