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Chase Sapphire Reserve BENEFITS master thread

5/24 applies to this card
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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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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4035 on: October 16, 2017, 07:22:18 PM »
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have given phone reps exact Itinerary I wanted and they were often able to book it, for the price a found or a bit more (but not 1.5 times more).
It's possible it's bec. I was booking complicated multi city flights- Their Portal is REALLY bad for those
would they book a basic economy fare?
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« Reply #4036 on: October 16, 2017, 07:43:54 PM »
would they book a basic economy fare?
Definitely not UA, but possibly others.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4037 on: October 19, 2017, 03:04:30 PM »
I now you folks always discuss getting the 450 fee first year, get the $300 credit, then when second Af hits, do the $300 credit and downgrade.
In that case you're supposedly $150 ahead.
Is there any reason not to continue with the $450 second AF and then when you get hit with  the third AF, do the $300 credit and THEN downgrade to a no fee card? If my calculations are correct you got net $0 fee for the two years. And of course the use for the card another year. Make sense? Seems like their flights use less points than the mileage on the actual airlines. Like to Israel on ElAl (uch!), Delta or United.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4038 on: October 19, 2017, 05:16:34 PM »
I now you folks always discuss getting the 450 fee first year, get the $300 credit, then when second Af hits, do the $300 credit and downgrade.
In that case you're supposedly $150 ahead.
Is there any reason not to continue with the $450 second AF and then when you get hit with  the third AF, do the $300 credit and THEN downgrade to a no fee card? If my calculations are correct you got net $0 fee for the two years. And of course the use for the card another year. Make sense? Seems like their flights use less points than the mileage on the actual airlines. Like to Israel on ElAl (uch!), Delta or United.
If you travel and use the benefits of the card it can even pay to **gasp** keep the card!
$450-$300= $150 cost per year.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4039 on: October 20, 2017, 10:08:33 AM »
if chase closed my friend account because he added to many AU is there a way I can get it open again or he is done with chase for a couple of years ?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4040 on: October 23, 2017, 09:46:46 AM »
would they book a basic economy fare?

Apparently you can book a DL basic economy fare on UR portal. Would Amex Delta gold card holders get special treatment (like explorer card holders do on UA basic economy)?
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4041 on: October 23, 2017, 12:02:30 PM »
Has anyone recently had success in getting the 450 AF for second year, waived?

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« Reply #4042 on: October 23, 2017, 02:48:42 PM »

Apparently you can book a DL basic economy fare on UR portal. Would Amex Delta gold card holders get special treatment (like explorer card holders do on UA basic economy)?
Looked today, you can book AA too, just not UA. What do you mean by special treatment?
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« Reply #4043 on: October 23, 2017, 02:51:52 PM »
I assume I'd still get a free checked bag for me and my travel companion, but would we be able to reserve seats in advance?
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« Reply #4044 on: October 23, 2017, 02:58:10 PM »
I assume I'd still get a free checked bag for me and my travel companion, but would we be able to reserve seats in advance?
Oh gotcha. I got free bags on DL and chose seats as well I believe. Although it may have been through Amex not UR.
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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4045 on: October 23, 2017, 10:32:06 PM »
In reference to best way to get 2017and 2018 $300 credit if I opened the card first week of Jan 2017- I keep seeing lots of choices and wiki even has info of what to switch due date to. what would be the best option  date to ask for or are they all the same?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4046 on: October 24, 2017, 04:09:50 PM »
I now you folks always discuss getting the 450 fee first year, get the $300 credit, then when second Af hits, do the $300 credit and downgrade.
In that case you're supposedly $150 ahead.
Is there any reason not to continue with the $450 second AF and then when you get hit with  the third AF, do the $300 credit and THEN downgrade to a no fee card? If my calculations are correct you got net $0 fee for the two years. And of course the use for the card another year. Make sense? Seems like their flights use less points than the mileage on the actual airlines. Like to Israel on ElAl (uch!), Delta or United.

All depends on how much you spend & travel. For many people (especially in this forum) it will make sense to hold onto CSR. Also depends on if you have other premium cards that offer duplicate benefits (Citi Prestige/Amex platinum/Ritz Carlton, etc).

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4047 on: October 24, 2017, 06:36:09 PM »
If I would like to downgrade this card to no annual fee which card do they offer?

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Re: Chase Sapphire Reserve
« Reply #4048 on: October 24, 2017, 06:42:26 PM »
If I would like to downgrade this card to no annual fee which card do they offer?


Any in the freedom and sapphire family. Though i would recommend against sapphire preferred as it would prevent you from getting that sign up bonus.

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« Reply #4049 on: October 24, 2017, 10:29:20 PM »

Any in the freedom and sapphire family. Though i would recommend against sapphire preferred as it would prevent you from getting that sign up bonus.
Isn't that bonus off the table if you have the CSR? I thought they are all one product now as far as bonuses.
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