Good morning everyone, this is going to be a short post about my recent call to the Chase retention department. My Chase Ink Bold Visa Charge Card annual fee is coming due in a few days, so I called Chase and asked what retention offers were available. In the past, I received $100 statement credits with no additional spending for paying the $95 annual fee. I was hoping to get the same retention offer this year, but that was not the case.
The only retention offer that was worthwhile was for 10,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Reward Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months. I happily accepted the offer and the representative told me that the spending period did not start right away, but started 7 days later. I called on Monday, March 16 and the spending period did not begin until Monday, March 23. I was kind of bummed that I could not take advantage of the current Staples Visa Gift Card promo, but I am happy to hear that there is an upcoming Staples MasterCard Gift Card promo next week. I might have to get creative with the 1 rebate per household limit.
Toward the end of the call, the representative asked if I had any other questions and I asked her if she saw any spending offers available on my Chase Ink Plus Visa Credit Card. Even though the annual fee doesn’t post for several more months, she said that the same 10,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Reward Points offer was available. I happily accepted that offer as well. Now I need to spend $10,000 between March 23 and June 23. Challenge accepted! This offer couldn’t come at a better time, since I literally only have 294 Chase Ultimate Reward Points to my name.
Moral of the story: even if your credit card is not approaching the annual fee, feel free to call the credit card company and ask for a retention offer or spending bonus. If you don’t ask, there is a 0% chance you will get anything. Lastly, if you have a few Citi credit cards, I recommend reading 1 Call to Citi to Inquire about 5 Credit Card Retention Offers.
I completed a small App-O-Rama yesterday, so I have a few more spending requirements to complete over the next 3 months as well. It is going to be a busy next few months.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!