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Use Shop Through Chase to maximize Ultimate Rewards

Chase’s shopping rewards portal makes it easy for Ultimate Rewards members to earn bonus points when they shop at participating online retailers

Summary

If you enjoy earning rewards for shopping online, as well as racking up points quickly and easily, then opening a credit card that can access Shop Through Chase is a smart move. You can earn up to 15X the Ultimate Rewards points on purchases you already make.

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In general, online shopping portals are often an underutilized and overlooked credit card rewards perk. However, when cardholders remember to use the Shop Through Chase portal for purchases they would have made anyway, this benefit can really pay off.

Shop Through Chase has a large selection of popular national retailers offering bonus points on your purchases, and the offers frequently change. Read on for everything you should know about the platform.

What Is Shop Through Chase?

Shop Through Chase is the shopping rewards program of the Ultimate Rewards portal. Ultimate Rewards cardholders can access the portal to shop online, as well as earn bonus points at over 350 participating retailers.

To access Shop Through Chase, you’ll need to log into your Ultimate Rewards account and click the link through the portal. It should be noted that members with more than one Ultimate Rewards credit card may only access the portal using one card — as not all cards offer the same number of bonus points. This means that for each purchase, cardholders will want to compare offers to choose the card that will get more points on the dollar.

Ultimate Rewards points may be redeemed for travel, gift cards from major retailers, Amazon and Apple purchases, cash back and more. Points can also be transferred to Chase’s travel partners.

How to use Shop Through Chase

Ultimate Rewards members may access Shop Through Chase by logging into their Ultimate Rewards account, either via desktop or the Chase mobile app. Note that cardholders with multiple credit cards must choose from the drop-down menu which the card they plan to use that session.

Once you are logged on, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re logged on with the right card, which you can see at the top of the page.

Then, you can browse the virtual mall by clicking “Earn Points” and then “Shop Through Chase” to see which retailers have offers available.

When viewing a retailer, you’ll see how many points per dollar they’re offering with purchases. In the example below, Apple is offering 4 points for every dollar when you shop through the link.

Some retailers have multiple promotions on the site at once, combining points-per-dollar offers with more traditional discounts. In this example, Banana Republic has four active deals that all offer cardholders 2 points for every dollar spent, in addition to some shipping promotions.

Finally, to access an offer, click “Shop Now.” This will open a new tab directing you to the store’s website, where you can complete the purchase and collect your bonus points.

Shop Through Chase partners

Luckily for online shoppers, Shop Through Chase is full of popular nationwide retailers, including the following, among many others:

  • Apparel stores like Banana Republic, Nike, Kohl’s, Ray-Ban and Under Armour
  • Electronics stores including Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo and Samsung
  • Beauty and health such as Walgreens, Smashbox and Sephora
  • Home office stores like Home Depot, Staples and Walmart

Visit Shop Through Chase to see a full list of participating retailers, as they change often. With so many major brands to choose from, shoppers don’t have to settle for less when maximizing Ultimate Rewards benefits. And with a number of different products to choose from, chances are there will be something you need or want.

How many points can you earn with Shop Through Chase?

The Ultimate Rewards program does not have limits on the points someone can accrue, and this perk also applies to Shop Through Chase. As you can see in the instances above, cash back and point values vary according to retailer, and values often change and/or multiply.

While most offers are somewhere around 2 to 4 points per dollar, we found some as high as 10 points per dollar or up to a 30% discount. Retailers also run special promotions and sales on their own websites, so cardholders should check the website for opportunities to stack savings.

How to maximize Shop Through Chase

  • To get the full value of the shopping program, cardholders should carefully read terms and conditions — including each individual offer on Shop Through Chase. Some restrictions on purchases may apply when it comes to earning bonus points.
  • Check the shopping portal frequently, as retailers and offers change on a regular basis.
  • Check the portal before buying anything online to see if there is an opportunity to earn points. Consider competitors or comparable products if you don’t see your usual brand.
  • Compare offers on different cards if you have more than one. The promotions you can find on the portal can change from card to card.
  • Install the Chase mobile app on your smartphone for easy anytime access to Shop Through Chase.

Best credit cards to use with Shop Through Chase

Chase credit cards that are part of Chase Ultimate Rewards program may be used for Shop Through Chase.

CardRewards rateAnnual fee
Chase Freedom Unlimited*
  • 1.5% cash back on all purchases
$0
Chase Freedom*
  • 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases per quarter on qualifying rotating bonus categories that you must enroll in each quarter
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases
$0
Chase Sapphire Preferred card
  • 2 points per dollar on travel and restaurant purchases
  • 1 point per dollar on other purchases
$95
Chase Sapphire Reserve
  • 3 points per dollar on travel and restaurant purchases (excluding purchases covered by $300 annual travel credit)
  • 1 point per dollar on other purchases
$550
Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card*
  • 1.5% cash back on all purchases
$0
Ink Business Cash Credit Card*
  • 5% cash back on internet, cable and phone services and at office supply stores ($25,000 in purchases per year)
  • 2% cash back on gas and dining ($25,000 in purchases per year)
  • 1% cash back on other purchases

 

$0
Ink Business Preferred Credit Card*
  • 3 points per dollar on travel, shipping, internet, cable, phone services and advertising purchases ($150,000 combined purchases yearly)
  • 1 point per dollar on other purchases
$95

Shop Through Chase vs. Chase Offers

Shop Through Chase is the Ultimate Rewards shopping program and may be accessed through the Ultimate Rewards portal. This means it’s only available for cards that earn Ultimate Rewards. Offers give bonus points on everyday purchases, letting shoppers accrue them quickly.

Chase Offers, on the other hand, is available on any Chase credit card, including co-branded cards such as those from Chase travel partners. Chase Offers are usually cash back deals that are targeted to individual users. When offers are available, they may be viewed by logging into the Chase mobile banking app.

Bottom line

While the drawback to Chase’s shopping portal is you must own a qualifying card, the benefits are well worth it for those who do. Frequent online shoppers will enjoy using the portal to get rewarded for regular purchases — and then using their extra points for travel, cash back or even more shopping.

*Information for the Chase Freedom, Freedom Unlimited, Ink Business Cash, Ink Business Unlimited and Ink Business Preferred cards has been collected independently by CreditCards.com. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

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The editorial content on this page is based solely on the objective assessment of our writers and is not driven by advertising dollars. It has not been provided or commissioned by the credit card issuers. However, we may receive compensation when you click on links to products from our partners.

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