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Two weeks ago, I posted about the mailer I received from Chase with a pretty sweet incentive to use my credit card. I've been a cardmember for a year or two and I have two different Chase credit cards. I only used the cards for a couple of months and they've since been locked in my junk drawer along with all the other credit cards I don't use.

The offer of a $5 statement credit per day to use the card during the month of July is a pretty good deal and I've certainly taken advantage of it. I have only been using the card for purchases I had already planned to make and the balance will be paid in full next month. The offer stated the statement credits would be posted within 6-8 weeks from the date the promotion ends. As you can see from the image below (click to see it bigger), they've already starting applying the statement credits which makes the deal even sweeter.

Yesterday, I received another offer for the other Chase credit card I have and don't use. This offer is a little different and not nearly as tempting. They are offering a free $25 gas card for using the credit card. This time though, I need to spend at least $100 each month between July 1 and September 1.

I like that I don't have to make daily purchases to get the bonus. I don't like that I have to wait up to 6 months (3 months for the promotion to end and then 2-3 months for the card to arrive) before I receive the gas card. I haven't decided whether I will take advantage of this promotion or not. Maybe if I continue to not use the card, they will send an even sweeter promotion??

Have you received any offers/incentives to use your Chase card?


  1. Tom // July 16, 2008 at 8:53 AM  

    no... and I haven't used my card in a while either

    I would definitely start if I got that $5 offer.

  2. Anonymous // July 16, 2008 at 11:20 AM  

    No, I have not received anything, but that would be cool. I would have to take advantage of that! I have 2 Chase cards. One that I paid off the balance a while back and the other is a 3% cash back for gas and 1% for everything else. I pay it off every couple of weeks. Better than nothing I guess!

  3. Anonymous // July 16, 2008 at 3:08 PM  

    Wow. That's a cool offer lol. No, I have not gotten anything like that, but it sounds like a good deal just the same.

  4. Anonymous // July 16, 2008 at 4:31 PM  

    Chase just sent me an offer for $125 to sign up for direct deposit in their online bank. I'm going to take them up on the offer.

    A separate offer was to extend the cash back from 3 categories to 5 categories, also for signing up for their online bank. How can I say no?

    (I pay it off every month)

  5. Anonymous // July 17, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

    There was a $20 offer last year for using the Chase debit card, and it was deposited directly to the checking account after 2 months. I also got this $125 offer with direct deposit, and I'm going to open another checking account to get that.

  6. DINKS // July 18, 2008 at 9:02 PM  

    I don't know much about Chase - but i know allll about USAA and their cards.

    They even got me to throw my new car purchase on it! 3.4% for 12 months - SEXY!