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Chase Sapphire Reserve BENEFITS master thread

5/24 applies to this card
Minimum $10K of CL is needed, so if you can't get 10K on an instant, there's another great reason to get declined


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There are multiple instances reported on this very thread of someone who was way over 5/24 and did not have PC and who got approval after recon.


The information below no longer applies for 2016/2017 but should still be useful for 2017/2018

Can you still get a 2016 travel credit if you apply now for a Sapphire Reserve card?

People have been reporting various due dates in January. If you get a due date between the 6th to the 25th then your bill will close between December 9th-28th and you will have time to spend the $300 in 2016 travel credit.

It is definitely still possible to get those due dates, but thereís no guarantee. If you do apply then be sure to call reconsideration to see if you can get approved today.
You may also be able to change your payment due date to generate a December statement if your due date is earlier than January 6 or later than January 25th. Just call to have you due date changed to January 25th to have your statement close on December 28th.

From here. Hopefully this will stop the constant questions.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4950 on: November 14, 2019, 06:41:16 PM »
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4951 on: November 21, 2019, 01:27:36 AM »
I just upgraded one of my cards to the Sapphire reserve and am eligible for the $300 travel credit. I want to book something now and put the taxes on this card to get the travel credit but i dont have the new credit card yet as I literally just did the product change. Can I use my old card that was just upgraded with its Exp and CVV? I understand that my card number will remain the same with the sapphire reserve but the exp and CVV will change so will I not be able to use the old card to count for travel credit?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4952 on: November 21, 2019, 01:41:52 AM »
anybody has any info on this?
is it a matter of time till the fee rises?

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/rumor-chase-to-add-dining-delivery-credit-to-chase-sapphire-reserve/

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4953 on: November 21, 2019, 01:43:58 AM »
Sapphire preferred had $125 terms found years ago.

Wake me up when there's real info.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4954 on: November 21, 2019, 02:06:45 PM »
I just upgraded one of my cards to the Sapphire reserve and am eligible for the $300 travel credit. I want to book something now and put the taxes on this card to get the travel credit but i dont have the new credit card yet as I literally just did the product change. Can I use my old card that was just upgraded with its Exp and CVV? I understand that my card number will remain the same with the sapphire reserve but the exp and CVV will change so will I not be able to use the old card to count for travel credit?
Yes

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4955 on: November 21, 2019, 02:12:15 PM »
Yes
Yes that I can use the old card and count for travel credit or yes that I cant?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4956 on: November 21, 2019, 03:15:18 PM »
Yes that I can use the old card and count for travel credit or yes that I cant?
Sorry for not being clear, You can use the old card too.

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4957 on: December 18, 2019, 07:36:56 PM »
Hi,
Im looking to upgrade to the Reserve from the Unlimited inorder to take advantage of the redemption bonus. I plan to really use the card going forward. Should I apply for the card separately and see if I can get a reconsideration on the signup bonus (being that I had the card two years ago), or just simply upgrade? Has this worked for anyone? Also, do they still have the ability to get the travel credit 2x, meaning once for 2019 and once for 2020?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4958 on: December 18, 2019, 11:07:41 PM »
Hi,
Im looking to upgrade to the Reserve from the Unlimited inorder to take advantage of the redemption bonus. I plan to really use the card going forward. Should I apply for the card separately and see if I can get a reconsideration on the signup bonus (being that I had the card two years ago), or just simply upgrade? Has this worked for anyone? Also, do they still have the ability to get the travel credit 2x, meaning once for 2019 and once for 2020?
1)  if you received the sign up bonus less then 48 months ago then you will not get approved regardless of recon.
2) travel credit runs now on card member year, not calendar year.
I suggest you start reading before asking questions things changed in the past 2 years

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4959 on: January 02, 2020, 04:54:16 PM »
Hi,
I have both a Sapphire Reserve and an Amex platinum card, and I always saw, based on Dan's quinfecta model, that the Reserve was the better choice because there is a 50% break on the price, whereas the Amex only has a 35% refund on points. However, I've found that Amex consistently has better point value than Chase (besides that Amex Travel at times has better deals than the standard published fares). Am I doing something wrong?
I'm booking a flight from EWR to LAS, which costs $366.80
Chase reserve will give me that ticket for 24,453 MR points
Amex will give it to me for 36,680 points but with the 35% refund of 12,838, my final Amex point cost will be 23,842.
I have found this to be consistent with flights to Israel, Australia, etc.with much bigger savings. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks!

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4960 on: January 02, 2020, 05:15:22 PM »
Hi,
I have both a Sapphire Reserve and an Amex platinum card, and I always saw, based on Dan's quinfecta model, that the Reserve was the better choice because there is a 50% break on the price, whereas the Amex only has a 35% refund on points. However, I've found that Amex consistently has better point value than Chase (besides that Amex Travel at times has better deals than the standard published fares). Am I doing something wrong?
I'm booking a flight from EWR to LAS, which costs $366.80
Chase reserve will give me that ticket for 24,453 MR points
Amex will give it to me for 36,680 points but with the 35% refund of 12,838, my final Amex point cost will be 23,842.
I have found this to be consistent with flights to Israel, Australia, etc.with much bigger savings. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks!
Amex doesn't give as many point as Chase does for purchases

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4961 on: January 03, 2020, 10:28:39 AM »
Hi,
I have both a Sapphire Reserve and an Amex platinum card, and I always saw, based on Dan's quinfecta model, that the Reserve was the better choice because there is a 50% break on the price, whereas the Amex only has a 35% refund on points. However, I've found that Amex consistently has better point value than Chase (besides that Amex Travel at times has better deals than the standard published fares). Am I doing something wrong?
I'm booking a flight from EWR to LAS, which costs $366.80
Chase reserve will give me that ticket for 24,453 MR points
Amex will give it to me for 36,680 points but with the 35% refund of 12,838, my final Amex point cost will be 23,842.
I have found this to be consistent with flights to Israel, Australia, etc.with much bigger savings. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks!
With a reserve, depending on the combination of other Chase cards you have, you can be earning anywhere from 2.25 points/dollar to 7.5 points/dollar easily. With Amex platinum you can't.

Additionally, while with your example you end up spending less points with Amex for that same ticket, you still need to have the 36k points available to lay out for the ticket before getting the 35% refunded. On a higher priced item this can be quite significant.

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4962 on: January 04, 2020, 10:21:56 PM »
With a reserve, depending on the combination of other Chase cards you have, you can be earning anywhere from 2.25 points/dollar to 7.5 points/dollar easily. With Amex platinum you can't.

Additionally, while with your example you end up spending less points with Amex for that same ticket, you still need to have the 36k points available to lay out for the ticket before getting the 35% refunded. On a higher priced item this can be quite significant.
Iím not talking about earning, i earn 5 for gift cards in staples etc. Iím only referring to actual redemption, am i right that amex point redemption of 35% is more than the 50% of chase.?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4963 on: January 04, 2020, 10:26:28 PM »
Amex doesn't give as many point as Chase does for purchases
Amex platinum gives me 1.5 per dollar spent. My question is solely on the redemption, isnít based on mu calculations above, Amex giving me a better redemption for my points? I have over a million of both amex and mr points, the question has nothing to do with acquiring points.
Looking forward for your response. Thank you.

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4964 on: January 06, 2020, 12:05:45 AM »
Iím not talking about earning, i earn 5 for gift cards in staples etc. Iím only referring to actual redemption, am i right that amex point redemption of 35% is more than the 50% of chase.?
IMO if you are looking solely at that portion you are correct that it can be higher (roughly 1.54 as opposed to 1.5 with chase). Bear in mind though that this is only for the platinum business card, only on premium cabin, or only on regular cabin on the airline of your choice.

I still think that this is skewed based on my previous comment that you need to look at the earning as well to get a complete picture and calculate that into the redemption meaning that with your 5 points at staples to look at that as a redemption of 7.5 but that is just my thinking.