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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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A Chase Travel Portal Fail

Around the middle of last week, I was prepping for our first big road trip since having a baby. We were looking to split a 14-hour drive to Georgia over two days, stopping somewhere along the way for a quick overnight. I planned to use the Chase Travel Portal to book a hotel for our overnight stay on the way down, but I couldn’t book a last-minute stay with Chase. Needed a basic road trip overnight Looking…

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My Experience Using Chase Sapphire Reserve Rental Car Insurance

Hail stones in Melbourne

The hailstones were the size of golf balls. We visited Melbourne, Australia for Christmas last year and had been enjoying the great weather. We’d visited St Kilda beach that morning to take advantage of the 98° temperature and were now in the comfort of the air conditioning at our friends’ house that evening. The freak storm came out of nowhere. One moment it was quiet outside, the next our friends’ kids had leaped out of…

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(EXPIRED) Chase Pay / Best Buy Promo: Now 10% / 10X On Other Chase Cards

Chase Pay Best Buy Chase Sapphire Reserve

We shared a Quick Deal yesterday about a Chase Pay / Best Buy promo which – at the time – was only available for Chase Freedom cardholders. Chase have sent out emails today offering this deal to other cardholders. Here’s what you need to know: The Deal The Deal Get 10% cash back / 10X points when spending up to $300 at Best Buy and paying with Chase Pay. As previously mentioned, this was only available for Chase Freedom cardholders yesterday. However, my…

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[Expired] From 44.5K RT to Australia from New York!

Air China has a terrific price going from New York to Melbourne, Australia next March and April — from just $666.36 available through Expedia (or about $648 through some other OTAs). This can also be booked through the Chase Travel Portal for as little as 44.5K points if you hold the Chase Sapphire Reserve. No doubt this is a long way to fly in economy class — but this is a great price to Australia and a decent itinerary…

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[Expired] Confirmed not targeted: Up to 4x Ultimate Rewards w/ mobile wallet & Sapphire card

Update: Chase responded to my secure message and confirmed that this promotion is not targeted. It is open to all Chase Sapphire cardholders. Details below. Chase has sent out an email to Sapphire, Sapphire Preferred, and Sapphire Reserve cardholders advertising an extra 1x Ultimate Rewards on purchases made via digital wallets such as Chase Pay, Apple Pay, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay. This promotion is good on up to $1500 in purchases (presumably per card) during the promotional period and can stack with bonus…

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Referral bonus: 10K per referral up to 50K per year

Chase has released a refer-a-friend bonus for the Chase Sapphire Reserve: 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points for each friend who refer who is approved up to 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points per year. The Deal 10,000 bonus points for each friend who refer who gets a Chase Sapphire Reserve up to 50,000 bonus points per year Click here to enter your information and generate a referral link Key Terms You can earn a maximum of 50,000 points per year for Chase…

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Nice business class sale to Europe through summer ’18

Last week, we posted about some great business class fares from New York to Europe (See: Business Class to Europe from $1735. Use w/ Delta Amex offer to save more). Many of those fares are still available (and continue to be available though July 2018 on most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. If you have the Delta Amex Offer (long since gone if not already added) loaded to one of your cards, the price drops to just…

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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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