I had gotten my Chase Fairmont earlier this year before it got killed. It was converted to the Sapphire Preferred a month ago or so. That card has no value to me, and so I wanted to convert it to a Freedom or Freedom Unlimited. Since I didn’t have the FU card, that’s what I wanted to get. If you already have one and want the Freedom instead, you can follow the same steps.
Can’t convert to Freedom Unlimited
I sent Chase a secure message asking it to be converted to the FU card. This is what I got back:
“The option to change your current Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature account to a Chase Freedom Unlimited account is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.”
I asked around and it seems you need to have the card open for a year to make this product change. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Then some people suggested I try to convert to the free Sapphire first.
Convert to free Sapphire first
I then sent a new secure message asking to change the card to the no annual fee Sapphire. After a confirmation reply, they made the conversion. They then mailed me a new card. I waited a few more days and asked the card to be converted to the FU card. SUCCESS!
If you want to convert that CSP card to a Freedom or Freedom Unlimited, ask to change it to the no annual fee Sapphire card first.