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Chasing $800

November 20th, 2011 at 04:05 pm

I received two credit card offers from Chase this weekend. And I'm diving in. Yes. I'm applying for a credit card!! Yikes.

Both offers only require one purchase. Talk about being easy to keep track of!

And I did talk with DH about applying. He doesn't think we need it. And the truth is we don't. The offer of cash is just too hard to turn down right now though.

I applied tonight for the Chase Freedom card which will give me $300 cash back after just one purchase. One!! It also offers 0% until December 2012. I don't plan on taking advantage of this since we don't carry balances on credit cards. But it is a nice offer.

The second offer is for Chase Sapphire Preferred. At first I thought the card was only airline miles. Even though DH is flying a ton now, I hate dealing with airline miles. Hate. But after looking at the website, I can redeem the points for cash. The offer is for 50,000 points after one, yes ONE, purchase! Those 50,000 points can be redeemed for $500 cash.

I told DH I wasn't applying for the second one because of the airline miles, but he will be hearing from me about this one. It is a better offer.

I have not applied for a card in quite some time, but I expect to be approved. I know my credit must be good enough to receive the offers in the mail.

For those of you applying for these rewards cards lately, do you think I can apply for both Chase cards close together? Or should I deal with one, close it and then apply for the other?

So excited at the idea of an extra $800 in my pocket!!

8 Responses to “Chasing $800”

  1. Amber Says:

    Wow, that is a nice offer. Good for you, but I would just deal with one

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    MM, I looked into the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the site I looked says 50,000 after spending $3K in three months. Can you send me the link? I already got the one with $300 cash back after first purchase.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Yes, you can do them both at the same time. NO problem. We both had 3 Chase cards, and I heard that if you are denied, you can just call and ask them to reconsider (or ask them why). Anyway, two card should be fine.

    Great offers!!!

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    To clarify - we both had one Chase card already and applied for two more at about the same time.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    NJDebbie, the website in my offer letter is chasesapphiremail.com. Of course, I have an invitation number and offer code with it specific to me.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks MM! I thought you would know.Smile

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    I talked to DH and he agreed it was okay to apply for the Sapphire Card! Yipee. Now awaiting approval.

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    I would apply for both. (Sounds like you did.) Yay to your free cash. Big Grin

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