This is just a reminder that today is the first Friday of June and, through the end of the year, every first Friday of the month offers 3x points on Dining when you use your Chase Sapphire or Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card!
I wrote about this several weeks ago when Chase first announced it. It’s just a little bump in bonus points from the usual 2x you’d earn from using your Sapphire Preferred for Dining purchases.
Ways to Take Advantage of This Promotion
I personally don’t like going out to eat on busy weekends. What I’ll probably do is visit a restaurant that I plan on eating at in the future and just buy a gift certificate from them using my Sapphire Preferred card. That way, I can avoid all the crowds of the weekend and still earn the 3x points on today’s promotion.
I know it might be hard to find a restaurant you like that actually has their own gift cards (aside from chain restos), but it’s worth a shot.
Then again, the simplest way is to just go out for a nice meal and pay for it with your Sapphire!
Again, Chase is running this promotion with OpenTable, but you do not have to use it in order to get the bonus.
See my original post for some information on OpenTable and why it’s a nice rebate if you go out to eat a lot.