Chase has launched a travel booking offer that is open for many cardholders. You can check your eligibility on Chase’s website here.
If you have not used Chase Travel since September 30, 2022, you can earn 7,000 bonus points, and those who have recently used their travel portal are eligible for 5,000 points. After registering for this offer, you must book eligible travel and complete them by January 31, 2024.
You can access Chase MyBonus here.
Note that the air and hotel components don’t have to be on the same booking but must be completed by January 31, 2024.
I wasn’t sure if I had used Chase Travel previously (I have used Capital One Travel several times), but I had no prior bookings per their website, so I was eligible for 7,000 bonus points.
It seems that they pull the same fares as all other websites in the US. I purchased this same itinerary for slightly less from Trip.com earlier today.
You have to remember that hotels are not required, and likely will not, to provide any benefits for reservations booked through Chase, as they are considered an OTA, and rates are non-qualifying.
I don’t see any reason to use Chase Travel beyond perhaps booking some travel and then using points (will be a paid fare), although you earn 5 points versus 3 if you book travel through their portal and not directly with the airline or another OTA.
It would be easy for me to use them to book a flight, but difficult to see booking any accommodation through them and forgoing any status-related benefits, such as suite upgrades, club lounge access, and early/late check-in/out.
I’ll likely pass this unless I need a cheap airport hotel for a few hours (elite benefits unimportant), but perhaps some readers can use it.
The 7,000 points that you would earn from this offer are exactly worth $105
Terms and conditions of this offer:
Earn Bonus Points with Chase Travel: With this bonus offer, cardmembers who have not purchased travel through Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel since 9/30/22 (“New Bookers”) can earn 7,000 bonus points when they first activate this offer and then purchase a flight and hotel stay totaling $105.00 or more through Chase Travel that are both completed by 1/31/24 11:59 PM ET. Cardmembers who have purchased travel through Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel since 9/30/22 (“Previous Bookers”) can earn 5,000 bonus points when they first activate this offer and then purchase a flight and hotel stay totaling $105.00 or more through Chase Travel that are both completed by 1/31/24 11:59 PM ET. This bonus can only be earned once per cardmember, regardless of how many eligible cards a cardmember has, and the same eligible card must be used for activation and flight and hotel stay purchases. Only Chase Travel purchases paid for entirely with an eligible card will qualify, bookings that include point redemption will not qualify. Flight and hotel stay may be purchased separately. Only completed flights and hotel stays are eligible, flights and hotel stays that are cancelled or refunded will not qualify for this bonus offer. Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection℠ purchases will qualify for this bonus offer but previous Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection℠ purchases since 9/30/22 will not count for purposes of determining whether a cardmember is a New Booker or Previous Booker. Please allow up to 8 weeks after the end of the promotional period for bonus points to post to your account. Account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. This bonus offer is non-transferable and applies only to cardmembers who receive marketing communications for this offer. We reserve the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time without notice. Eligible credit cards: Chase Freedom card, Chase Freedom Unlimited card, Chase Freedom Rise card, Chase Freedom Flex card, Chase Ink Cash Card, Chase Ink Business Cash Card, Chase Ink Business Preferred Card, Chase Ink Business Unlimited Card, Chase Ink Plus Card, Chase Ink Business Premier Card, Chase Sapphire card, Chase Sapphire Preferred card, Chase Sapphire Reserve card. See your Rewards Program Agreement for more details about earning and redeeming points.