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Amex Green takes on Chase Sapphire Reserve with narrow miss

  The American Express® Green Card has been completely revamped.  Previously it was a nearly useless $95 per year card.  Now, at a $150 per year, it is a serious Chase Sapphire Reserve competitor with 3X rewards for travel and dining.  Unfortunately, in my opinion, the Green card falls short in a head to head comparison. Let’s compare the Green from Amex to the Chase Sapphire Reserve side by side: Green from Amex Chase Sapphire…

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Ultra-Premium Credit Card Travel Insurance

This page compares the travel insurance benefits provided automatically by various ultra-premium travel cards such as Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, Amex Platinum, and US Bank Altitude Reserve. For full details about each card’s coverage, please consult each card’s benefit’s guide: Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefit Guide (see also: Sapphire Reserve Travel Insurance) Chase Ritz-Carlton Citi Prestige Benefits Guide Amex Platinum Benefit Directory (see also: American Express Adding & Removing Benefits From Select Cards Jan 1…

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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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National One Two Free Preregistration emails being sent

Update: Registration for this is now live. Those who preregistered should have been automatically registered yesterday and the promo landing page is now live for those who were not preregistered — see the landing page here. H/T: Miles to Memories National Emerald Club, the loyalty scheme of National Rental Car, is sending out a targeted one-click email link to preregister for this fall’s One Two Free promotion. The email doesn’t say exactly when the new One Two…

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How to book the cheapest flights with Chase Ultimate Rewards

Google Flights makes it easy to find super cheap airfare deals like the one pictured above.  Within Google Flights, simply enter your origin city and departure date and then enter a region as a destination (“Europe,” for example) and then you’ll be presented with a map showing low fares. Those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card may then want to book these flights with Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  The reason?  The Sapphire Reserve card gives…

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Is the Freedom Unlimited 3x everywhere offer worth a 5/24 slot?

Last year, the Chase Freedom Unlimited briefly offered a sign-up bonus of 3x everywhere for a year. Yesterday, Doctor of Credit reported that this offer has returned in-branch, albeit this time with a cap: earn 3x everywhere on the first $20,000 in purchases in the first year. There’s no doubt that 3x Ultimate Rewards on every purchase sounds awesome, but with Chase applying the 5/24 rule to so many of its best cards, is it worth…

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60K Sapphire banking bonus w/ $75K deposit

Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred

As had been previously rumored, Chase will be launching a 60,000 point bonus for those who sign up for or upgrade to a Sapphire bank account and move $75,000 in new deposits / investments to Chase and leave it there for at least 90 days. That will be too steep a requirement for some, but for those with cash or investments to move and a Sapphire Preferred or Reserve in their wallet, it could be worth the time and…

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Dead: Sapphire 24-month links now have 48-month language

We recently posted about the change in langauge on Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve application terms: whereas they used to state that the bonus was no longer available if you have or have had this product within the past 24 months, Chase updated the main links on its site a couple of weeks ago to exclude those who have earned a welcome bonus within the past 48 months from earning a new cardmember bonus on either…

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Sapphire Reserve negative changes coming. May be a good thing?

Doctor of Credit reports three changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Reserve card on August 26th 2018: Airport Lounge Access: Priority Pass Select benefit goes from unlimited guests to 2 guests (yourself plus 2 guests) Say goodbye to up to 900 points: The Sapphire Reserve card offers $300 in automatic travel reimbursements each year.  The card also offers 3X rewards for travel & dining.  Currently, the benefits stack together: on your first $300 in travel…

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