4 reasons to apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card now

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Chase recently launched an increased welcome offer on the Sapphire Preferred card. You can currently earn 80,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of having the card.

Before this change, the sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred was 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points, with the same minimum spending requirement. The annual fee of $95 is not waived on this offer, as it has been on some previous Sapphire Preferred offers, but increasing the welcome offer by a full 20,000 points is a significant jump, and worth considering.

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Why my husband and I both have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card

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When my husband and I started earning credit card travel rewards two years ago, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card was one of the top recommended rewards cards we found. The Chase Sapphire Preferred card was the first card we opened — in fact, we each opened one, and we’re so glad we did. 

I opened the Chase Sapphire Preferred first, when the welcome offers was a waived annual fee for the first year as well as 50,000 points for meeting the minimum spending requirement of $4,000 in three months. Now,

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot touts programs by PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase to increase lending and job training

JP Morgan Chase plans to expand home lending for Black and Latino families while PepsiCo will give more money for job training, officials announced.

Representatives from JP Morgan Chase and PepsiCo made the pledges during a news conference with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Community Trust, a leading philanthropic organization.

JPMorgan Chase promised to increase homeownership among 3,000 Black and Latino families “in the Chicago region through an additional $600 million in home lending to these families over the next five years,” officials said.

The bank also will expand low down payment programs and grants for home buying, including closing cost assistance.

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Officials also said PepsiCo will be giving $500,000 for job training and development, though it wasn’t clear when or where. The soft drink giant also is giving $1 million

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Why Chase Freedom Flex is the best credit card for holiday shopping

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  • The Chase Freedom Flex℠ is part of Chase’s quarterly 5% cash-back bonus program.
  • From now through the end of the year, cardholders can earn 5% cash back on PayPal and Walmart purchases, on up to $1,500 in spending once activated.
  • The vast majority of major retailers will let you check out with PayPal online, which means many of your holiday shopping purchases will qualify for the bonus.
  • If you max out the bonus, you’ll get $75 back. If you’re a new cardholder, you can also get $200 back after you
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Top ad accounts in review from T-Mobile to JPMorgan Chase

  • Much of the ad industry came to a halt in March as the pandemic led marketers to slash spending and delay reviews of their accounts.
  • But activity has since picked up, with a focus on media-buying, which is where the most money changes hands.
  • The key reviews ad agencies are watching include names like T-Mobile, Sanofi, and Visa that spend billions on advertising and want to consolidate their business with a single agency or holding company.
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When the pandemic hit the US in March, advertising all but came to a halt as brands slashed spending and halted new campaign production.

The last thing any CMO wanted to do was go embark on an agency review, an expensive, monthslong process to determine the advertising agencies they want to handle their business. 

But with some exceptions like Samsung, which just cancelled a massive pitch for

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Chase Updates United Business Card with 75,000 Bonus Offer

In January, Chase and United Airlines teamed up to launch the new United℠ Business Card. And this week, they updated the limited-time welcome bonus offer: Earn 75,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 on qualifying purchases in the first three months of opening an account.

For small business owners who may be traveling again in the coming months, this is a good opportunity to score miles on any company purchases you anticipate making in the near future. This is a limited-time bonus offer for new account holders and it ends on November 30, 2020, so it’s important to act fast.

Here’s everything you need to know about the United Business Card:

United Business Card Rewards

United℠ Business Card account holders can earn miles with every dollar they spend: 2X miles per $1 spent on United purchases, at gas stations, office supply stores, restaurants, food delivery services (like GrubHub, Caviar, Seamless and

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