at first i applied for the chase Freedom CC, for the bonus of $100 cash back after $500. i then changed my mine and i wanted to change theCC to the Chase Sapphire for the bonus of 25,000 points after $3000. I contacted chase to see if they can change my CC for the Sapphire without making a new hard pull. They replied that they can but they can not offer me the introductory offer of 25000 points and first year free. i replied to them that they could if they really wanted (slightly more politely). they replied that they would offer me the first year free and 12500 points without any minimium amout charged to the CC, as it is a special offer and not the promoted offer.
my Question is, that as the promotion is only for first time account holders, will i be considered as if i already recieved the bonus.
bellow are their letters to me.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us again about
upgrading your card.
Please understand, the bonus point offer and annual fee
waiver for the first year is a promotion only extended to
new accounts. If you would like to take advantage of
these terms you would need to apply for the card. If you
chose to upgrade this card to a Sapphire Preferred
account, these terms will not apply.
Please reply to this e-mail if you still would like to
upgrade your account.
It has been a pleasure assisting you today. If further
questions should arise regarding the information above,
you may call me at the number below.
Thank you for your follow-up message requesting to change
your Chase Freedom account .
I want to apologize for the delay in responding to your
I am pleased to confirm that the option to change to a
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature is available.
I have gladly reviewed your account and I show that your
account was established in 2008. As of today
, there has been no activity on the account.
After further review, we are not able to provide you with
the full promotional offer of 25000 points mentioned.
However, we will be able to honor half of these reward
points if you choose to product change.
Your account number will not change as a result of the
product change. The product change will not affect any
automatic billings or payments currently set up on your
account. The benefits and terms of your account are
subject to change.
With the Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature, the
Annual Fee for this product is $85. 1 point per $1 spent
on ALL purchases, 2 points per $1 spent on eligible
airfare purchases made online via the Program Booking
Tool. No cap on amount of points earned. No expiration.
Annual Fee (first year fee free). Yearly points dividend
of 7% will be credited based on total points earned in a
The completion of your product change request will cause
any balance transfer offers on your current account to be
forfeited. Any unused balance transfer checks will post
to the pricing terms of the new account.