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Travel Insurance Showdown: Reserve vs Prestige vs Platinum

Last week I reviewed the Chase Sapphire Reserve card’s travel insurance.  I was impressed with how favorably it compared to the lower cost Sapphire Preferred card.  But, how does it compare to travel insurance provided by other ultra-premium cards? I created a new resource page: Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Insurance to answer that question.  There you’ll find a side by side comparison of the travel insurance benefits automatically provided by the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi…

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Chase ends ability to double up Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred bonuses

Doctor of Credit has published a memo that Chase sent out to their employees which stated that, as of yesterday, customers can no longer sign up for a second Sapphire card.  Previously it was possible to sign up for both the Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cards in order to get both signup bonuses. With the new rules, if you already have multiple Sapphire cards, you can keep them.  But if you have one Sapphire,…

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Sapphire Reserve Travel Insurance

In my post “Keep or cancel Sapphire Reserve?” I estimated how much I value each of the card’s benefits in order to decide whether or not to keep the card beyond the first year.  As several readers pointed out, I didn’t originally include the value of the Sapphire Reserve card’s substantial travel insurance benefits.  That was an oversight. In order to estimate how much to value these benefits, I first reviewed them.  I have to…

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Sapphire Reserve: How to get a 2nd $300 travel credit before cancelling

Separately I published “Keep or cancel Sapphire Reserve?”  My plan is to keep the card, but many others (including my wife) may not.  If you decide not to keep your card, I recommend downgrading to a no fee card rather than cancelling (see the previously mentioned post for details).  I also recommend making sure to get $300 in travel credits a second time.  Details for doing so follow. The Chase Sapphire Reserve card offers annual…

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Chase having technical issues with 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve Applications today

As most readers likely know, today is the last day to apply in branch for the Chase Sapphire Reserve with the massive 100,000 point sign up bonus offer.  Unfortunately, Julian at The Points Guy is reporting that Chase is experiencing technical problems with the in-branch application system that is preventing customers from applying via that system. Obviously, this would be an incredible disappointment for people caught in the last-minute rush to grab this card before the…

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Sapphire Reserve bonus to drop to 50K Jan 12th online, March 12th in-branch

Sapphire Reserve 100K to 50K

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card has a lot going for it, not least of which is its awesome 100,000 point signup bonus.  Soon, however, the bonus will be cut in half. As of January 12th for online applications and March 12th for in-branch applications, the Sapphire Reserve bonus will drop to 50,000 points after $4,000 spend. Those who have opened 5 or more accounts in the past 24 months have had better success in getting…

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Your Sapphire Reserve Card arrived. Here’s what to do next…

Sapphire Reserve bonus

Thanks to its generous signup bonus, excellent perks, and $300 in annual travel credits, the $450 Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is a great card for almost anyone who can get it.  Whether or not its worth keeping after the first 12 months depends upon how much you value its perks (3X points for travel & dining, airport lounge access, primary rental car coverage, $300 in annual travel credits, etc.). Whether you decide to keep the…

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Awesome credit card perks missing from the Sapphire Reserve

Awesome credit card perks

My pick for the single best all-around travel rewards card is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card.  No other single card offers as good of a combination of rewards (3X travel & dining; 1.5 cents per point travel value) and perks (lounge access, primary car rental coverage, etc.).  Plus, cardholders can add other cards to their wallet to earn more Ultimate Rewards points with no additional annual fees: Chase Freedom Unlimited (1.5X everywhere); Chase Freedom (rotating…

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Are Sapphire Reserve points really worth 1.5 cents each towards flights?

Sapphire Reserve 1.5 cents flights

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is awesome for many reasons, but I won’t bore you with a list right now (you can find full details here if you insist). Instead, I’ll bore you with a single reason: 1.5 cents per point value towards travel.  You can move points to your Sapphire Reserve from other Chase cards, such as Freedom, Ink, or the old Sapphire Preferred card, and then book travel through the Ultimate Rewards website…

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