The very popular and very rewarding Chase Sapphire Preferred sign-up bonus has increased to 60,000 points worth at least $750 towards travel and potentially more than that if you transfer the points to partners such as United, Hyatt, Southwest, and more. Show More Summary
There is a newly increased signup bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred: 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points after $4,000 spend in the first three months. You can get another 5,000 bonus points for adding an authorized user and making a purchase in the first three months. Show More Summary
Earn 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
Chase Ultimate Rewards points are the currency earned on the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve?, and Ink Business Preferred? Credit Card. I consider Ultimate Rewards points to be one of the most valuable and flexible...Show More Summary
At a high level, the Chase Sapphire Preferred appears to offer better first year value that the Sapphire Reserve. After all, the Preferred has a better signup bonus and waives the first year annual fee. But the Reserve offers a number of valuable benefits that can easily outweigh its annual fee. Show More Summary
Chase has several increased bonuses for some for its credit cards. These offers are available in branch only and some of them match the highest offers we have seen.
Does the Chase Sapphire Preferred still have value?
I get a lot of questions about the logistics of upgrading and downgrading cards that can potentially earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points. The three cards that directly earn Ultimate Rewards points are the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve?, and Ink Business Preferred? Credit Card. Show More Summary
On my recent post about what you need to know about applying for the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve, reader Xtina asked the following: "@lucky (or anyone really) – What’s the difference between the Sapphire cards here versus the Ink Business Preferred? Both are Ultimate Rewards right? And the Ink comes with 80,000 vs. Show More Summary
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve? are two of the most popular transferable points currency cards out there. Generally I consider the cards to be substitutes and not complements, due to the similar ways...Show More Summary
There’s a huge debate amongst my readers, every time I talk about the Chase Sapphire Reserve someone will argue that the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is clearly the better card (usually pointing out the slightly better signup bonusShow More Summary
Yesterday I wrote a post about what I consider to be the single best card duo out there -- specifically, the Chase Sapphire Reserve? and the Chase Freedom Unlimited®. On that post, reader James K. left the following comment, which I wanted to take a closer look at:
A no brainer the first year -- it comes with a great signup bonus of 50,000 points after $4000 spend within 3 months. In addition you get 5000 more points for adding a no annual fee authorized user to the account and making a purchase within the same time period. Show More Summary
There are a lot of great credit cards out there, and there's not a single card that's going to be best for everyone. When it comes to applying for a credit card, I always recommend factoring in the sign-up bonus, return on everyday spend,...Show More Summary
Chase has sent out some targeted offers by email with a new increased bonus for the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card. These offers don't bypass the 5/24 restriction, but it could be possible to still get the card if you were targeted and are over 5/24.
Chase has backed off of the big marketing push they made for Sapphire Reserve when it first launched. It no longer has the huge signup bonus that was so expensive for Chase, where there was talk of 6 or 7 year paybacks (it would take...Show More Summary
For many years the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card was basically the undisputed best credit card for maximizing miles & points. However, the past few years we've seen many new credit cards introduced, as well as additional perks added...Show More Summary
All things considered, my three favorite Chase cards are the Ink Business Preferred? Credit Card, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, and Chase Sapphire Reserve? Card. These cards offer big sign-up bonuses, excellent perks, and a generous...Show More Summary
There are many things to love about the Korean Air SkyPass program, which is transfer partners with Chase Ultimate Rewards, meaning the points can easily be earned with cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Ink Business Preferred?...Show More Summary
Regular readers are familiar with my recommendation that if there’s one rewards card you should get, it’s the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. It’s got a great signup bonus, strong points-earning of valuable points, and good benefits as well. Many readers are familiar with the benefits but it’s the core ones that get talked about the most. Show More Summary