Oh lovely readers, I need your help for a moment. Remember that awesome British Airways Visa promotion offering 100,000 bonus miles for signing up? Well, I’m trying to take full advantage of it. I had my dad sign up and he got approved. I had my brother sign up and he got approved. I signed up and today my status via the automated phone system switched to “your application is under review.” I gave Chase a call to see what the deal was, and as expected they denied me because I opened a Chase Mileage Plus Visa about four months ago, and they have a policy of only allowing one new Chase card every six months.
The agent gave me options, though. He said I could close my Chase Mileage Plus Visa and they’d allocate the entire credit line to the British Airways Visa. I really do want the 100,000 miles, so I’m tempted. I asked whether he could reallocate just part of the credit line of my Chase Mileage Plus Visa, and he said no. He claimed I would be approved otherwise, though.
So I have two questions I’m hoping you guys can help me with:
1. Any chance Chase would take away the miles I received for signing up for the Mileage Plus Visa card?
2. Is it safe to assume I’d still receive the bonus for the British Airways Visa card?
I hate to ask questions like this on the blog, but I’m hoping someone can help out. If you can, I’d appreciate if you could post a comment here or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).