UPDATE: The present offers have expired but Chase is again offering its referral program. See Earn Ultimate Rewards Points for Referring Chase Credit Cards.
Do you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Starwood Preferred Guest (personal or business) credit card? If the answer is yes, you can earn points for referring these credit cards to your family or friends if they apply and are approved using your referral. The Starwood Preferred Guest card is offering a higher than usual sign up bonus for a limited time so this would be a great time for anyone considering these cards to apply.
Here are the details:
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
You must invite your friends by June 30, 2014. Your friends have until August 31, 2014 to apply, be approved and use the Chase Sapphire Preferred card by November 30, 2014.
You’ll get 5,000 bonus points for each friend who is approved and uses their Chase Sapphire Preferred card. You can invite as many friends as you want but you will only earn the bonus for 10 friends because there is a maximum of 50,000 bonus points per calendar year.
You can invite specific friends by having an email sent to them or if you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can click on the Facebook and Twitter icons and post an invitation link on your page.
Here is the link to the referral page and here is the FAQ.
In my opinion this is one of the best all around credit cards for earning points and miles. For more information about the Chase Sapphire Preferred card check out our Best Credit Cards page.
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express (personal and business version)
You must submit referral by June 30, 2014 and the referred individual must apply through the e-mailed link and be approved by June 30, 2014.
American Express is offering 5,000 Starwood points per referral up to a maximum of 55,000 Starpoints per calendar year.
If you have a Starwood Preferred Guest or any American Express credit card, login in to www.americanexpress.com/refer to see if you are eligible to make a referral. There are referrals available for the Starwood Preferred Guest card but there might also be referrals available for other American Express cards as well.
You can only make a referral for the exact same type of card you have so if you have the personal version you can only make a referral for the personal version and if you have the business version you can only make a referral for the business version.
Starwood Preferred Guest American Express is currently offering an increased sign-up bonus of up to 30,000 points (instead of the usual 25,000 points) so this is a good time to apply. For more information on the Starwood Preferred Guest card check out our Limited Time Credit Card Offers page.
To summarize, if you have one of these credit cards and you have a friend or family member that might be interested in applying, this is a good opportunity for you to earn extra points and for your friend to earn a great sign up bonus. These cards would definitely be in my top ten cards that I would recommend to anyone looking to earn points for free travel. I am personally not sending this to any friends but am referring family members that were waiting for the increased sign up bonus.