Chase just added a useful feature for anyone who’s recently signed up for a new credit card: A sign-up bonus tracker that shows how much you’ve spent toward that bonus. You’ll find the progress listed on your Ultimate Rewards page.
For example, I recently signed up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card. As of March 20, I’ve spent $2,278.43 toward the $4,000 I need to spend to trigger the card’s current sign-up bonus of 50,000 points. The tracker looks like this:
How to access the Chase sign-up bonus tracker
- Sign into your Chase online account
- From your accounts summary page, navigate to the Ultimate Rewards button
- Click the Ultimate Rewards button
- If you have multiple Chase credit cards, select the card with the sign-up bonus you’re working on
- Scroll down to “Your Ultimate Rewards Dashboard”
What the Chase sign-up bonus tracker tells you
Along with a visualization of your progress toward the minimum spend, the tracker lists:
- How much more need to spend to trigger the bonus
- The amount of the bonus and how long you have to hit the minimum spend
- When you opened your account
- The final date for your minimum spend period
In my case, I need to spend another $1,721.57. The tracker spells out that I’ll earn 50,000 points if I spend $4,000 in the first three months from account opening. I opened my account on Feb. 14, 2019, and above the progress bar, it shows that I have until May 17, 2019, to finish my minimum spend.
Bottom Line: Is this helpful?
This is a huge help if you’re not using spreadsheets or calendars to organize all of your credit cards and required minimum spending. I have several Chase credit cards—I’ve even had the Chase Sapphire Preferred before—so it’s helpful to know how much more I need to spend, and how much longer I have to get there. It was never much of a concern for me, but not everyone works with credit cards all day. For the average person, this is an easy way to keep tabs on your progress, and a welcome feature from big player in the credit card world.