Sign Up For Chase Pay For Free Starbucks Offer (But There Aren’t Many Other Places To Use It)

You can add Chase Pay to the list of “mobile wallet” apps available to go along with PayPal, MasterPass and Visa Checkout. While those other applications give you an option of which cards to add to your wallet, Chase Pay only works with most Chase credit cards. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t sign up if you’re eligible, ’cause Chase has been putting out valuable offers for you to start using the service.

To be eligible for Chase Pay, you need to have a Chase issued personal credit card. Chase Pay doesn’t work with Chase Business cards. This service is also separate from the Chase App which is where you can do your mobile banking (like paying your bill and checking your balance). Confused yet?

I normally wouldn’t have bothered to even download the Chase Pay app but back in May, I received this offer from Chase.

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What Are Visa Checkout and MasterPass and Why Should You Sign Up?

Keeping up with all of the ways to pay for things nowadays is hard. I remember the days of cash, check or credit (or money order). Now we have mobile payments with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay ,Chase Pay and services like PayPal and Venmo to contend with. I was asked if I wanted to use my PayPal account to pay for my Home Depot purchase in the store the other day. The line between online and in-store payments is blurring more and more every day. If you’re confused where Visa Checkout and MasterPass fit into the equation, I don’t blame you.

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United’s Being A Bully Again, Allegiant Fined Again, Sweet Universal Orlando Ticket Deal Again, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Starbucks Increases Sign Up Bonus To 4,500 Stars (Write To Chase If You Took The 2,500 Star Offer)

Wow, I’m more influential than I thought. Less than a month after I wrote my article, Sorry Starbucks, I Love You But I’m Not Going To Sign Up For Your Credit Cardthe sign up bonus for the card has been substantially increased :-).

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The sign up bonus for the card is now 4,500 stars after spending $500 on purchases in the first three months from your account opening, up from the initial offer of 2,500 stars.

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Sorry Starbucks, I Love You But I’m Not Going To Sign Up For Your Credit Card

In February 2018, Starbucks and Chase launched the Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Card. This credit card links directly to your Starbucks Rewards account and lets your earn stars for your purchases.

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Starbucks keeps emailing me offers to get this card. I’m sure if you’re a Starbucks Rewards member, you’ve also received these messages more than a few times. If you are a regular visitor to Starbucks, it may seem to make perfect sense to get this card. You drink their coffee anyway, why not earn free drinks for your everyday spending, right?

I’m a self-admitted Starbucks-a-holic. Every morning shift I work, I’ll stop by for an Iced Coffee with Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (no classic) and 2% milk. I was quite proud when the baristas at my regular store would make my coffee for me without having to order. They even wished me good bye on my last visit when I was transferred to a new work location and wouldn’t be a regular at their store anymore. It was an appropriate farewell, a note on my coffee and a Starbucks gift card. 🙂

So I’m the target audience for the Starbucks Rewards Visa card then, right? The problem is that before I’m going to apply for any card, I’m going to do the math and see exactly what it offers.  Continue reading “Sorry Starbucks, I Love You But I’m Not Going To Sign Up For Your Credit Card”