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There are several “social distancing-friendly” Chase Sapphire bonus categories from July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020. These limited-time bonus categories are for Instacart, gas stations, and streaming service purchases. Along with the “Pay Yourself Back” feature, this promotion makes Ultimate Rewards points valuable without traveling.

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There are new reward categories for Chase Sapphire cards, including an Instacart bonus. Photo by Instacart

Chase Sapphire Reserve

It’s possible to earn up to 10 Ultimate Rewards points per $1 with the Chase Sapphire Reserve® on these purchases.

  • Instacart: 5x points on delivery and pickup orders on the first $3,000 spent from July through September
  • Instacart Express: $50 in statement credits toward an annual or monthly membership
  • Gas stations: 5x points on the first $1,500 spent in July through September
  • Select streaming services: 10x points back on the first $1,500 in combined spending on select services like Spotify and Netflix from July through September

You don’t have to activate this offer to start earning bonus points. After maximizing the 5x or 10x bonus, your remaining 3rd quarter purchases earn 1 point per $1.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® earns up to 5 Ultimate Rewards points per $1 on the same bonus categories.

  • Instacart: 3x points on delivery and pickup orders on the first $3,000 in July through September
  • Instacart Express: $50 in statement credits toward an annual or monthly membership
  • Gas stations: 3x points on the first $1,500 spent in July through September
  • Select streaming services: 5x points back on the first $1,500 in combined spending on select services like Spotify and Netflix from July through September

Like the Sapphire Reserve, these bonus categories activate automatically from July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020.

The gas station bonuses for both cards can be extra helpful if you are planning on taking a road trip this summer. Don’t forget about the Chase Sapphire rental car insurance benefits that you can also take advantage of when planning your trip.

Related article: Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Chase Sapphire Preferred

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The benefits of the Chase Sapphire Instacart bonus.

Chase Sapphire Instacart Bonus: $50 Instacart Express Membership Credit

Being able to earn up to 10 Ultimate Rewards points per $1 is exciting. But the $50 Instacart Express membership can be another convenient way to add value to your Chase Sapphire card. This limited-time promotion is most valuable as a $50 statement credit to buy a new or renew an Instacart Express membership. The normal annual plan fee is $100.

Your alternate option is a $9.99 monthly statement credit for July, August, and September. This can be a better option if you don’t use Instacart for grocery orders often.

Perks of an Instacart Express membership include:

  • No delivery fees on orders above $35
  • Save $7 per order (average savings) and more during peak delivery hours
  • Reduced service fees (Non-Express members typically pay 5%)

Summary

These limited-time Chase Sapphire bonus coronavirus categories are a good fit for staying at home and for a road trip. Being able to earn up to 10 Ultimate Rewards per $1 on purchases is one of the best bonus offers you may come across. You will also continue to earn bonus points on travel and dining purchases that are already benefits of the Chase Sapphire cards, some of the best travel credit cards available.

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3 Comments On "New Limited-Time Chase Sapphire Bonus Categories (Up to 10x Ultimate Rewards)"
  1. TexDoc|

    I didn’t get an email from them and don’t see it on my account website for CSR. Is is for everyone?

    1. Johnny Jet Editorial|

      Yes, these will be rolling out.

  2. Matt k|

    Where can you find these extra rewards indicated on the app? I can’t find it for the life of me.

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