Update: Offer may be dead already, landing page pulls up but application link no longer works
I’m not the least bit surprised to see this offer back again as it tends to come and go with quite a bit of regularity. The terms of the offer seem to the same as the last couple offers. And just like the previous offer in November, the annual fee is NOT being waived for the first year so keep that in mind.
Avios are a must have in any frequent flyers portfolio as they amazing for short hauls with flights that are 649 miles or less only costing 4,500 Avios one-way!! I’m taking advantage of Avios for a positioning flight to get to O’Hare in March for an upcoming trip to the Caribbean.
The Offer Details:
- 50,000 bonus Avios after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
- 25,000 bonus Avios after a total of $10,000 in purchases within the first year of account opening.
- An additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you make an additional $10,000 in purchases also within the first year of account opening.
- Travel Together Ticket in any year you spend $30,000 so you can take a companion with you on your award flight for $0 (with the exception of the taxes)
As you can see this offer has a huge spending requirement tied to it which makes it undesirable for many people. But if you are a big spender you could haul in a lot of Avios. If you plan on going for this offer then you might as well shoot for $30,000 in spending in order to earn the Travel Together Ticket which will allow you to bring a companion on an award redemption without using Avios. Notice I didn’t say free, because you still have to pay the taxes & fees including fuel surcharges which can be huge.
The huge spending requirement turns me off on this deal. I picked up this card about 2 years ago under an offer giving 50,000 after 1st purchase and another 50,000 after the annual renewal but I’m afraid that offer isn’t coming back.
For a short time last year, Chase did have a version of this offer that waved the annual fee but there is no telling if or when they will offer that again. So.. If you can handle the spending requirement and need the Avios then I say go for it. Or if you have no use for the Avios in the next year, you could always hold out for an offer with lower spending and/or waived annual fee.