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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 there’s 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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« Reply #165 on: August 17, 2016, 02:02:41 PM »
$100 more is 66%.

Again, if AmEx only cares about big spenders, Chase can't compete. I have a hunch they don't.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #166 on: August 17, 2016, 02:09:51 PM »
PRG is for value seeking customers.
Plat is for lounge.

Sapphire Reserve is an expensive PRG card with more fringe bennies, not a cheap Plat card.
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« Reply #167 on: August 17, 2016, 02:36:07 PM »
And my point is that the people who get the Plat just for lounge access pales in comparison to the people who would get the Reserve for spending.

Seems like a no-brainer for Plat to compete for that lucrative business, and I think they will.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #168 on: August 17, 2016, 02:38:27 PM »
Ritz is giving out PP with guest access with free AUs. PP is instantly rendered almost worthless.  :)
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #169 on: August 17, 2016, 02:54:43 PM »
Ritz is giving out PP with guest access with free AUs. PP is instantly rendered almost worthless.  :)
Why is it "rendered almost worthless?"

Not that I think it belongs in a discussion with the Reserve, Plat, or Prestige, but it does have an elite level AF $395 and now offers $100 airline discount when booking 2 people and offers GE.

Why does the Ritz card giving PP make PP worthless, its not like its coming with a card with no or a small AF.
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« Reply #170 on: August 17, 2016, 05:05:17 PM »
And my point is that the people who get the Plat just for lounge access pales in comparison to the people who would get the Reserve for spending.

Seems like a no-brainer for Plat to compete for that lucrative business, and I think they will.
I think you would be surprised. I have seen some mkt research on this topic a cpl yrs ago. The target segment of uber rich super spenders is extremely small (relative to other markets) and even though they have the most to gain in rewards by optimizing which card they use at which category they are actually LESS sensitive to variance in point structure than almost any other segment. IMO the target market for Reserve is more like PRG - a bigger market in terms of individuals, but not in terms of spend - which is a consumer that is more focused on value than access/prestige (and still spends a ton, of course).

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« Reply #171 on: August 17, 2016, 05:18:10 PM »
I totally agree. But while uber spenders are not sensitive, upping the Plat ante makes it a more compelling to the non uber spenders, which are the overwhelming majority of the market.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #172 on: August 18, 2016, 07:31:55 AM »
It's $100 more. Most people value Airspace/Delta lounges at more than that.
ED does not have lost item protection or the higher limits that Plat gives for purchases ($10K vs $1K, etc).

I don't think Platinum has to change, especially with an expanding lounge network that people will pay for. AMEX is going after people that need flex charge lines and people that need lounges. Chase is going after people who want a good card for spending.
Agreed, until someome competes with a charge card and mass spending capabilites Plat has nothing to worry about IMHO.

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #173 on: August 18, 2016, 08:26:17 AM »
Will the annual fee b prorated?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #174 on: August 18, 2016, 08:52:04 AM »
Who cares where they're from? Have you ever tried to dispute a charge or use return protection with AMEX and with Chase?
I've found my experience with Amex has gone down a whole bunch of notches recently. Not as smooth and easy as it used to be.

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #175 on: August 18, 2016, 01:31:02 PM »
Can the $300 credit be used to purchase airline gift cards?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #176 on: August 18, 2016, 01:32:09 PM »
Can the $300 credit be used to purchase airline gift cards?

Might want to wait until Aug 21 to ask that question

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« Reply #177 on: August 18, 2016, 01:33:34 PM »
Can the $300 credit be used to purchase airline gift cards?
Yes.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #178 on: August 18, 2016, 01:33:57 PM »
Might want to wait until Aug 21 to ask that question
I guess I should ask if travel credits on other chase cards (ie ritz carlton) can be used to purchase airline gift cards? I would assume the same would apply here.

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