Courtesy of View From The Wing, Chase Sapphire has announced a nifty new benefit. On the first Friday of each month all dining charges earn 3 points per dollar instead of the normal 2.
While there are periodic promos for more miles/points when you dine, they’re generally targeted to specific restaurants, such as through the dining programs the airlines offer. 2 points per dollar can be found elsewhere, such as the Hyatt Visa.
3 points per dollar is especially valuable here since Chase Sapphire is such a solid card, earning Ultimate Rewards points which are probably the most flexible points out there right now.
Chase Sapphire is likely making this play to train customer behavior to always pull out that Sapphire card when you’re dining. I generally do, and you should as well.
I don’t earn a commission from any links for Chase Sapphire or Ink Bold you find here. They really are just the staples of any wallet geared up to earn the most valuable points (along with the Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX).
If you grabbed one of the two Chase cards (why not both with the sign-up bonuses) and the SPG AMEX, you be able to move points freely to United and American (and all their alliance partners) as well as a host of other helpful programs. Opportunities like First Friday to stockpile points in one of these valuable programs is an opportunity not to miss if you’re headed out with your significant other for dinner.