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Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred. Which is worth the price?

Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred

Until recently, the comparison between Chase’s Sapphire cards was pretty easy.  The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers 3X travel & dining vs. the Preferred card’s 2X.  The Sapphire Reserve offers 1.5 cents per point value towards travel vs. the Preferred card’s 1.25.  And the Reserve offers a slew of benefits not available to Preferred cardholders. The Sapphire Reserve previously cost $450 per year, but offered an automatic $300 travel rebate.  This made it seem like a…

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[Dead] Sapphire Reserve and Preferred move to 48 month restrictions, 24 month links [no longer] still available

Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred

Update: This language has been updated and referrals now have the same 48-month language. For a while now, both the Chase Sapphire Reserve, and Chase Sapphire Preferred have included 24 month restrictions for new signups.  The restriction reads “This product is available to you if you do not have any Sapphire card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for any Sapphire card in the past 24 months”. Now, though, the public links for both products…

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From Sapphire Preferred to Freedom Unlimited, No Waiting

On Saturday morning I published “Freedom Unlimited plan thwarted.”  Since I now have the top-end Sapphire Reserve card, I wanted to downgrade my Sapphire Preferred to Freedom Unlimited.  This way, I could continue to earn 3X travel & dining with my Sapphire Reserve card, 5X office supplies, cable, internet & phone, and 2X gas, with my Ink Plus card, 5X on rotating categories with my two Freedom cards, and 1.5X everywhere else with the Freedom…

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Chase point transfer rules made simple [Infographic]

Chase point transfer rules

My favorite points programs are transferable points programs.  These are programs that let the account holder transfer points to their choice of a number of airline and hotel programs.  See: A quick guide to transferable points programs.  My favorite transferable points program is Chase Ultimate Rewards… Membership Rewards vs. Ultimate Rewards vs. ThankYou Rewards. Which is best? SPG vs. Amex, Chase, and Citi transferable points programs. Which is best? Complex Chase point transfer rules In…

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Chase Private Client and Sapphire Preferred 65K

Chase Private Client Benefits

In 2012, after setting up an LLC for my blog, I opened a business checking account at a local Chase branch.  Since then, Chase has been my primary bank for both business and personal checking.  Last year, my Chase banker called to invite me to the Chase Private Client program.  For years, my wife had been invited to join the program whenever she logged into her Chase account, but the same didn’t happen to me. …

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