$35 Uber Bonus Works Only on Uber Eats

I have $385 in Uber credits for the month of December thanks to 11 AmEx Personal Platinum cards that I have acquired over 4 years of churning. Ironically these credits only work for Uber eats until they work out a reported bug in the system! Being a suburban father of two I never get to use Uber while going club to club popin’ bottles.  Instead I have been spending them on sushi driven to me via Uber. If you have $35 per card in Uber credit for Dec, just make sure you are being credited correctly, or just stick with Uber eats!


Chase Private Client Does Not Give You Snowflake Status


You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.  Same goes for Chase Private Clients who attempt to apply for their 26th card in a 24 month period.

As you know I have tried to get the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card for over a year now. Today, I tried again after successfully getting invited to CPC. Sadly, I got the same response as last time. The banker was very forward and said this method had dried up for all of her CPC clients despite what another non-CPC banker had said. This little reconsideration trick was over utilized, and has been closed as of a few months ago.

I was hopeful because I even had a special in-branch offer of 60k UR points for $4k spend. I even had one of the senior CPC advisors call in the reconsideration line for me. Despite all that, the credit department could not approve a CSR, even for a CPC members who has had 25 new cards in the last 24 months.

What is killing me is the MLA waivers being brought on for all of the Chase products. It might be time to pause the churning game, clear the slate, and hit up all the Chase product in 24 months! I used the guidance here to see exactly how many cards deep I am in. The resulting output was like an episode of intervention:

I had 25 freeking cards in 24 months! It was a new record for the banker, and an obvious insurmountable barrier to getting any of the good Chase products. However there are exactly 5 products that are exempt from 5/24: IHG, RC, Hyatt, Amazon, and BA. The banker urged me to stop applying for cards and enjoy the massive pile of points and rewards I have accumulated in the next 24 months. She promised me that there should be some pretty good product offers after my hibernation!

I was sad to think about it being game over for awhile, but there is a good news. There is loophole where AmEx does not report any of their Business Cards! So that might be an avenue for me to explore. I am also thinking about just doing a product change for my Hilton Honors Surpass into the Ascend to capture the $250 airline incidental fee & Diamond Status, but forgo the initial bonus of a free night (a free night comes every year anyways).

I also plan on product changing my AmEx Green to a Platnum for another $200 in Uber and $200 for an airline. So I will be on the side lines until Sunday, September 1, 2019

In the meantime you AD churning Virgins with less than 5 cards in 24 months should hit up these referral links for these coveted Chase products:

And of course the one that got away for me:

Then here are some business cards that wont count towards 5/24:

Remember all new accounts after 20 Sept 2017 will get the MLA annual fee waiver! Good luck out there you n00bs!