Since Chase announced the Pay Yourself Back feature in early 2020, the issuer has extended the tool to various cards within its suite, as well as the length of time the tool is available.
Chase has done so once again, lengthening the Pay Yourself Back feature’s availability for Sapphire cardmembers through March 21, 2022.
As a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve® member, you can continue to get 25 percent to 50 percent more value, respectively, for your points when you redeem them for statement credits after using your card for purchases with Airbnb, as well as with Away through awaytravel.com. Both Sapphire cards will continue to redeem points at 25 percent and 50 percent more for donations to select charitable organizations.
Sapphire cardholders will also receive the following new or extended perks:
- New: both cards now offer 5X (with the Sapphire Preferred) to 10X points (with the Sapphire Reserve) on Peloton Bikes and Treads now through March 31, 2022 (Terms apply)
- Extension: The boosted points value perk for Chase Dining redemptions is now extended for the Reserve through March 31, 2022 for dining at restaurants (including takeout and eligible delivery services)
What is Pay Yourself Back?
With Chase’s Pay Yourself Back tool, you can redeem your rewards toward past purchases with a percentage boost (typically 25 percent to 50 percent) to the value of your points. The tool was originally announced in May 2020 and was set to expire Sept. 30, 2020, but the offer has since lengthened for Sapphire cardmembers and expanded to additional Chase cards.
To use the Pay Yourself Back tool, select a qualifying transaction made up to 90 days in the past. Then, redeem your points toward all or a portion of your purchase transaction and receive a statement credit.
Chase credit cards that offer the Pay Yourself Back tool:
- Chase Freedom Flex℠
- Chase Freedom Unlimited®
- Chase Freedom® (not open for applications)
- Chase Freedom® Student
- Chase Sapphire Preferred
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card
- Ink Business Plus® (not open for applications)
- Ink Business Cash® Credit Card
- Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card
Further details on Pay Yourself Back
Through Dec. 31, 2022, Chase Freedom, Freedom Flex, Freedom Unlimited and Freedom Student points are worth 25 percent more when redeeming for donations to a dozen select charitable organizations.
Note that if you own the Sapphire Preferred or Reserve in addition to a Freedom card, you can transfer your points to those cards and use the Pay Yourself Back tool to get the 25 percent or 50 percent boost on purchases with Airbnb as well as Away through awaytravel.com.
With Chase Ink Business Plus or Ink Business Preferred cards, your points are worth 25 percent more when redeemed for shipping, internet, cable and phone services, and advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines. These categories are effective until Dec. 31, 2021. Points are worth 25 percent more when redeemed for eligible charitable contributions through Dec. 31, 2022.
If you have a Chase Ink Business Cash or an Ink Business Unlimited card, your points are worth 10 percent more when redeemed for internet, cable and phone services. Points are worth 25 percent more when redeemed for eligible charitable contributions through Dec. 31, 2022.
Eligible charities with Pay Yourself Back include:
- American Red Cross
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Feeding America
- Habitat for Humanity
- International Medical Corporation
- Leadership Education Fund
- NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
- National Urban League
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund
- United Negro College Fund
- United WayWorld Central Kitchen
Should you redeem your points with Pay Yourself Back?
Given that using Pay Yourself Back gets you 25 percent to 50 percent more value for your points, you’d be hard-pressed to find a downside to doing so—especially seeing as travel is limited and redeeming toward travel purchases is typically the most lucrative use of Ultimate Rewards points.
For more information on Ultimate Rewards points, including which Chase credit cards earn them, how much they’re worth, tips for maximizing and how to transfer your points to travel partners, consider reading Bankrate’s Chase Ultimate Rewards guide.