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Forgetting your wallet never felt so good…

Once upon a time, it was a thrill to earn a singular point for a credit card expense. Spend a dollar, get a mile – what’s not to like? Points (slowly) matriculated and trips were eventually unlocked. But then the credit card game went crazy. First, it was 2x points on travel – wow. Then it was 3x points on travel – oh my. And now it’s up to 5x points on airfare, 4x points on dining and a variety of other crazy opportunities. Capital One and Hotels.com even offer the opportunity to earn 10x points on hotel bookings! Chase is using Google and Apple Pay to bring bonus points to all purchases, for a limited time…

a tree with leaves around the towerApple & Google Pay

If you’re not using Apple or Google Pay, you should be. You add your card once and instantly unlock secure transactions, even when you’ve forgotten your wallet at home. In fact, even if on an around the world trip, you’d be able to survive with just your phone. Chase is offering an extra 1 point on transactions between December 3rd and December 31st. The offer is not targeted. This offers included Chase Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, Freedom Unlimited, and Amazon credit card holders. No registration is required.

apple pay google payThe Chase Ultimate Rewards Bonus Points

With the extra bonus point on all Google slash Apple Pay purchases using a linked Chase credit card, your earning potential is now fantastic. Using a Chase Sapphire Reserve paired with Google or Apple Pay would unlock 4x on Dining and Travel. Even the Sapphire Preferred, with just a $95 annual fee would bring 3x points on these purchases. Earning an extra point on every transaction is a considerable reason to pull out a Chase card, versus another issuer over the festive season. Chase Ultimate Rewards Points are arguably the most valuable of the major bank credit card points currencies.

Happy holiday shopping, especially if it’s on dining or travel!

Featured image courtesy of Google Pay.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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