Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$750 for air / hotel / car bookings. Or transfer points to United, Southwest, Hyatt, and more.
No annual fee.
A refer a friend offer is a great way to earn extra points for cards you already have, and let your friends get in on great intro deals they might have missed the first time around.
While each offer has a cap on the points you can earn, the cap doesn’t apply across different products. So for example, you could earn 50,000 points in bonuses from a Chase Ink Plus, and another 50,000 miles in bonuses from a United Explorer referral.
You can check if you are qualified to earn Refer a Friend bonuses by using this link.
Chase will ask for your first name, last name, ZIP code, and the last 4 digits of your card number, though you’ll have to check deals for each card you have separately.
Below is a list of Refer a Friend offers we know to be available at the time of this post. Get in on them and have some fun helping your friends earn some big travel for less:
Chase Ink Plus Business Credit Card
United MileagePlus Explorer
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
For you: 5,000 points per referral, up to 10 referrals (50,000 points)
For your friends: 40,000 points when bonus requirements are met
Must refer by: 1/31/2015
Friends must use card by: 5/31/2015
There are also sometimes deals for the Marriott Premier and Southwest cards.
How do I alert my friends?
Just enter the emails of as many friends as you’d like into the form at ChaseReferAFriend.com. You can send up to 25 at a time.
What if more than 5 or 10 friends takes the deal?
Your bonus will be capped, but your friends will all get a chance to get in on the bonus offer for spending on the card, so your friends won’t lose out no matter how many people ultimately sign up. There is no limit on the number of friends you can send an offer email.
When do you receive the bonus?
Chase tends to post the bonus on your account with the statement following when the friend’s first purchase activity occurred, which can be up to 6 to 8 weeks.
Do you know if your friend was approved?
Chase will not tell you if your friend was approved. Though if you see the ‘refer a friend’ bonus on your account and you only invited one friend, then it’s safe to say your friend was approved!
Will you get a credit hit?
No, your credit information is not used in any way when referring a friend. This is not like an ‘authorized user’ bonus where you are giving someone else access to your account.
Can you apply via refer a friend links that aren’t yours?
If you really want in on a deal, for example if the intro deal offered to people using refer a friend links is higher than the one shown elsewhere, you can apply using that link. The person who generated that link may or may not receive an extra referral bonus, but you will be eligible for the offer as displayed on the application page.
Why is the refer-by date different than the application deadline date?
Chase makes the application deadline later than the last day you can refer so that there is enough time for the email to be generated and for your friend to think over the offer. Sometimes the offer page may stay active for longer than the application deadline date. In those cases your friend can still get in on the offer, but you won’t be eligible for the extra bonus.
What will your friend see?
Your friend will get an email like the below image, with the details of the offer and a mention of the bonus you may receive if your friend uses the card.
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