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Chase temporarily offering bonus rewards for grocery purchases on travel cards

Chase is launching a new offer that will allow travel credit card holders earn extra rewards on grocery purchases

Summary

Chase cardholders can now earn up to 5 points per dollar spent on grocery purchases, making it easier to rack up travel rewards while not being able to travel.

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The COVID-19 outbreak has drastically altered consumers’ spending habits, halting almost all travel spending.

To adjust to the new situation, some credit card issuers have debuted limited-time offers that adjust their rewards programs to consumer needs. For instance, on May 1, American Express announced it would be offering additional rewards on food delivery and supermarket purchases.

As of May 1, Chase has also launched a grocery bonus for most Chase travel credit cards that have an annual fee. The new offer will allow cardholders to earn more points or miles on grocery store purchases.

How the grocery bonus works

From May 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020, Chase Sapphire Preferred card and Chase Sapphire Reserve card users, as well as most Chase co-branded card holders, will either earn 5 or 3 total points or miles per dollar spent on grocery purchases – up to $1,500 per month.

The grocery bonus will also include online orders for pickup or delivery from eligible grocery stores and grocery delivery services. There’s no activation required from cardholders, as they will earn the rewards automatically with the new rate.

“We want our cardmembers to keep earning rewards for the things they’re looking forward to doing,” Chase said in a statement.

Additionally, Chase is working with Marriott to provide all Marriott cardholders 6 total points per dollar spent on grocery purchases – up to $5,000 for the duration of the offer. The offer is valid May 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, and is automatically activated.

CardBonusOffer expiration date
Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card6 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJuly 31, 2020
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card6 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJuly 31, 2020
Chase Sapphire Reserve®5 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
United Club℠ Infinite Card5 miles per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
United℠ Explorer Card3 miles per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card3 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
British Airways Visa Signature® Card3 Avios per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
The World Of Hyatt Credit Card3 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card3 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card3 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card3 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card3 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020
Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card3 points per dollar on grocery purchasesJune 30, 2020

What the new Chase offer can mean for you

As most travel has been on hold due to the pandemic, you may be worried about the value of your travel cards – as well as opportunities to earn rewards on them.

If you’re a Chase cardholder, the launch of the grocery bonus may be the answer to your concerns. Even though you might not be able to travel at the moment, you can earn rewards for your future travel on grocery shopping – which may be one of your most common expenses.

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