Chase Ultimate Rewards: 20 Billion Points Since May 2009

ChaseChase’s Ultimate Rewards program has redeemed more than 20 billion points for more  than 3 million items since launching in May 2009, and the largest credit card issuer has launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign to further boost its customer base.
The campaign covering television, print and online launched July 1. It includes such media outlets such as Elle Decor, In Style and Martha Stewart Living. Ads will also appear during the Primetime Emmy Awards and the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
The print campaign will also be featured across the Condé Nast portfolio, including Glamour, Lucky, Wired and Bon Appétit magazines – part of an integrated partnership with the publisher.
In some Condé Nast publications, celebrities will be seen in favorite “ultimate reward getaways from the laid-back afternoons of Sag Harbor, New York, to the sights and sounds along the banks of the Seine in Paris, to the California breezes off Catalina Island,” Chase said in a statement.
Through Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire and other cards, Chase offers card members points every time they make a purchase with their qualified Chase card.
Chase said the points never expire and have no limits on earning or redeeming. Card members can use points for merchandise, gift cards, restriction free travel, exciting experiences and cash back.
Chase also said card members also have the ability to combine points between Ultimate Reward accounts by contacting a customer service advisor – “with an online solution coming this summer.”

One thought on “Chase Ultimate Rewards: 20 Billion Points Since May 2009

  • July 9, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I’ll be canceling my account with Chase after my first attempt to navigate the new Ultimate Rewards web site. It’s no longer possible to simply trade your points for statement credit, now you must redeem them for individual purchases made in the last few days. The site dose not streamline the process, it doesn’t give you a list of eligible purchases. You need to click back and forth between the rewards page and your statement, and enter the date, and amount of the purchase one by one.
    When I called Chase, to ask if there was some way around the poorly implemented new system, it took 20 minutes to navigate though their phone tree. When I finally spoke to a live person it was someone who spoke English poorly, and told me that generic statement credits had never been possible. An obvious lie, I’ve been using my credits for statement credit for years.
    Chase, you used to be the best credit card in the business, now you are just a sad mockery of your former self.

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