1.5 Miles per dollar with CO credit card now through Septmber 30 (targeted?)

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  1. curtis1120

    curtis1120 Silver Member

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    I'm not sure if this is a targeted offer or not. I certainly haven't been using this card much since I got it for the 50K bonus this spring, but I got a postcard today stating that all purchases (after $500) would earn 1.5 miles per dollar spent from now until September 30th. Anyone else get this?
     
  2. Bluto
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    Bluto Silver Member

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    I got this in the mail, too. It doesn't contain any promo code or registration, so I'd be surprised if it was targeted.

    This is a pretty good deal. When you add it to the standard 10k point bonus that you get if you meet $25k of spend within the calendar year, that works out to 1.9 miles per $1 of spend above the $500/month, assuming you hit the $25k of spend by 12/31.

    I got this just after their prior promo expired (2 miles per $1 for retail, dining, and entertainment category spending) so it seems like Chase is testing various promos for the Continental One Pass card. Could this lead to a change like the recent one on the Sapphire where they switched to 2 miles per $1 of dining spend?

    Note that this card is a MasterCard, which incurs a lower fee of 1.9% when used to pay taxes. Most American Express cards are at 2.29% or above. So, if you need to make quarterly estimated tax payments, you can basically buy miles for 1 cent each (1.9 miles / 1.9% fee per dollar of taxes charged). Also, this might be deductible, depending on your tax situation. So it could actually be as low as 0.65 cents per $1. Who knew paying taxes could be so much fun?
     
  3. eap
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    I received a similar offer, but with the threshold being $2,000 per month before the bonus kicks in.
    No thanks.
     
  4. mommypoints

    mommypoints Gold Member

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    Good deal! I always seem to be left out of these promos. My mom, however, (who rarely uses her card) gets some promo in the mail from them just about every month!
     
  5. jhflau11
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    I got the same deal.
     
  6. mrredskin
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    meh. still far behind C1Venture, SPG, AMEX Plat, and Surpass for main categories
     
  7. Stubtify

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    Just wondering to anyone who's gotten this, have your bonus .5/$ miles posted with your statement? They've told me it takes 6-8 weeks to the promotion end for them to post. I'm expecting a fight on this...
     
  8. hooterbif

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    I just got one of these deals for the AA Citi Visa Card.
     

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