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Credit Card Bonus Points - Timeline of Receiving Them?

Tourist

Hi,

I signed up for the Chase credit card during the offer for 50,000 bonus points. I understand that I have to make $2,000 of charges within the first 3 months, and the credit card offer details said it could take 8 weeks for the bonus points to be credited to the account. 

What I'm wondering is, what is the trigger for recieving bonus points? Does the system simply wait the full 3 months and then check to see if $2,000 was reached?Or will it be triggered as soon as I've made $2,000 of charges, if that happens within 1 or 2 months? And then I only have to wait up to 8 weeks from the time the $2,000 trigger is met? 

I know I will pass $2,000 of charges in the 2nd month of owning my card. I need to purchase flights for October travel. I got the card 2 weeks ago. I'm trying to determine if I'll waiting until as late as the end of June to recieve my bonus points, or if I could have them as soon as mid-May assuming I pass my $2,000 in mid-March. 

Or does anyone have input as to how long you actualy had to wait to get your bonus points? Maybe nobody has actually experienced a full 8 week wait, and they are regularly awared more quickly than that?

Thanks!!

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Re: Credit Card Bonus Points - Timeline of Receiving Them?

Plane Spotter

I can't speak to the 8-week (or less?) waiting period, but the trigger should be on the first complete billing cycle that you have spent the required amount.

Re: Credit Card Bonus Points - Timeline of Receiving Them?

Tourist
DancingDavidE wrote:

I can't speak to the 8-week (or less?) waiting period, but the trigger should be on the first complete billing cycle that you have spent the required amount.


OK , thank you! So if I've had 2k in purchases by the 2nd billing cycle, I will be optimistic that it might triggerand start my waiting period then, instead of after the 3rd cycle. 

Re: Credit Card Bonus Points - Timeline of Receiving Them?

Plane Spotter

Yes, the bonus process should start after that second billing statement.

Re: Credit Card Bonus Points - Timeline of Receiving Them?

Employee

Hi @Sillyna511,

 

Once the $2,000 spend threshold is met, it triggers the bonus points. However, the bonus points will not post to your Chase account until the statement cycle date. After that, it can take up to 30 days for the points to show up in your Rapid Rewards Account.

 

Lindsey
Moderator
The Southwest Airlines Community

Re: Credit Card Bonus Points - Timeline of Receiving Them?

Tourist

Will there be any notification about the bonus points being issued before they post them to the account? It's been said that it takes 30 days or so for them to show up in the account after the billing cycle shows you have met the $2000 requirement. After the requirement has been met, will there be a notification stating the points are "on the way"?