Chase Adds Make-A-Wish to Pay Yourself Back In New Partnership

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Chase’s popular Pay Yourself Back® feature just got better. Eligible Chase Freedom, Sapphire, and Ink cardmembers can now redeem their points for up to 50% more value when redeeming towards charitable donations with Make-A-Wish, as part of new partnership. Announced on March 21, 2024, the nee partnership will see Chase donate $1.5 million worth of points towards making dreams come true.

Chase Adds Make-A-Wish® to Pay Yourself Back Program

Chase is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make wishes possible for children facing critical illness. This new partnership will see Chase providing Make-A-Wish with $1.5 million worth of Ultimate Rewards® points and a $500,000 donation to fuel the travel of wish kids and their families. And with thousands of wishes concerning travel, there are few better places to turn than Chase and its impressive Ultimate Rewards program.

As part of this partnership, Make-A-Wish is now a participating charity in Chase’s Pay Yourself Back® feature. This feature allows Chase Freedom, Sapphire, and Ink cardmembers to redeem their Ultimate Rewards points for statement credits towards recent purchases. When redeeming points for donations to select charities, Sapphire Reserve cardmembers receive a 50% increase in value, while Sapphire Preferred, Freedom Unlimited, Freedom Flex, Ink Business Preferred, Ink Business Cash, Ink Business Unlimited, and Ink Business Premier cardmembers receive a 25% increase in value.

Chase cardmembers can support Make-A-Wish by donating at, then redeem Ultimate Rewards for the value of the donation by using Pay Yourself Back through the Ultimate Rewards portal.

What Is Chase Pay Yourself Back?

The “Pay Yourself Back” program was first launched in May 2020. Initially, Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders could use Chase Ultimate Rewards points to receive statement credits for select purchases like dining, groceries, and home improvement stores.

The primary goal of the program is to assist Chase’s cardholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was successful, leading Chase to extend it to other cards, including the Chase Ink Business Plus and Ink Preferred, Chase Freedom Flex, and the Chase Freedom Unlimited.

Eventually Chase extended the Pay Yourself Back program to include charitable donations, with Make-A-Wish America joining the following eligible charities:

  • American Red Cross
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Feeding America
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Medical Corps
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • National Urban League
  • Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
  • SAGE
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • United Negro College Fund
  • United Way
  • World Central Kitchen
The addition of Make-A-Wish brings the total number of eligible charities to 18, including prominent names in humanitarian, educational, hunger, civil rights, and other critical charitable areas where Chase cardmembers love to help out. 

Passionate Cardmembers & Big Dreams

“More than 75% of the wishes currently waiting to be granted involve travel,” said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America in a press release accompanying the launch “With our biggest wish-granting season approaching at Make-A-Wish, this donation and partnership from Chase will enable us to grant more wishes to children and their families – creating a positive and long-lasting impact on their lives.”

“Our cardmembers are passionate about redeeming their rewards for things that are close to their hearts and values, including philanthropic support for charities like Make-A-Wish,” added Catherine Hogan, Chief Business Officer for Card and Connected Commerce at Chase. “We are proud to partner with Make-A-Wish to help them create incredible memories for children and their families.”

About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish was founded on April 29, 1980, with the fulfillment of 7-year-old Chris Greicius’ wish to become a police officer. This single wish sparked a global movement, and since then, Make-A-Wish has granted over 585,000 wishes. The organization remains dedicated to creating life-changing wishes that bring hope and renewed energy to wish kids, their families, and everyone involved.

To commemorate the wish that started it all, Make-A-Wish chapters and affiliates worldwide encourage their communities to join together in granting wishes during World Wish Month in April, culminating in World Wish Day on April 29.

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