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Anyone else recently sign up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card (with the $300 annual travel credit)?

I went ahead and prepaid $300 now with card and plan to pay remaining balance when due in 2017 (possibly end of Dec to post on Jan statement).

Based on credit per calendar year the "Travel Credit" should provide me $600 off my MF *CHEERS* :banana:
 

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I just got the card too. Great intro bonus of 100K points for the $450 annual fee. You should make sure that the maintenance fees will go through coded as travel so it is eligible for the rebate. Not all maintenance fees go through coded as travel.
 

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I just got the card too. Great intro bonus of 100K points for the $450 annual fee. You should make sure that the maintenance fees will go through coded as travel so it is eligible for the rebate. Not all maintenance fees go through coded as travel.
I've used my SPG AMX past few years and those all posted as Travel - Lodging
 

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Anyone else recently sign up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card (with the $300 annual travel credit)?

I went ahead and prepaid $300 now with card and plan to pay remaining balance when due in 2017 (possibly end of Dec to post on Jan statement).

Based on credit per calendar year the "Travel Credit" should provide me $600 off my MF *CHEERS* :banana:
Good to know...I may try it with the Ritz Carlton card equivalent benefit.
 

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Anyone else recently sign up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card (with the $300 annual travel credit)?

I went ahead and prepaid $300 now with card and plan to pay remaining balance when due in 2017 (possibly end of Dec to post on Jan statement).

Based on credit per calendar year the "Travel Credit" should provide me $600 off my MF *CHEERS* :banana:
Thinking about getting this, when is $450 annual fee due? Immediately?
How are 100,000 pts redeemed?
 

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Thinking about getting this, when is $450 annual fee due? Immediately?
How are 100,000 pts redeemed?
The fee is pretty much being added immediately. . .some people have seen it on their account before the card arrives.

Mine posted about week after getting the card.

I can confirm the MF charge works for the "Travel Credit". The $300 I prepaid posted over the weekend and the $300 credit was instantly applied as well.

The 100K are Ultimate Rewards with Chase, and can be redeemed or transferred from your account for various options.

Maybe check out this link if not familiar wiht UR's http://thepointsguy.com/2016/06/redeeming-chase-ultimate-rewards-maximum-value/

**You get the 100K after spending $4k within 3mo of opening card.
 

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I got it too!

This card makes Starwood AmEx worthless. Besides the $300 per calendar year travel credit you ALSO get 3x Points AND the 3x points are worth 1.5 cents to purchase travel. SO, that is $300 per calendar year AND 4.5 cents towards travel. Much more valuable than Starwood AmEx!

Oh, and did I say you get 100,000 points to sign up and those points are worth 1.5 cents each for travel purchases so the sign up bonus is worth $1,500.

This card is awesome. 3x points on all travel AND timeshares (specifically says in the terms). 3x point on all restaurants.

The annual fee is $450 (posts immediately) but you get $300 back on travel purchases "each calendar year" which INCLUDES PAYING TIMESHASE MAINTENANCE FEES so the net fee is actually $150. The Starwood AmEx fee is $95 so diff is $55 for all this benefit.

Oh yeah, includes Primary rental car CDW AND Priority Pass Airline club entrance for you and your guests!

The FlyerTalk boards are nuts about this card.:cheer:
 
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I read today that the CC is so popular they ran out of the plastic...
 

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Another sucker soon to be happy customer. I signed up today.
 

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I got it too!

This card makes Starwood AmEx worthless. Besides the $300 per calendar year travel credit you ALSO get 3x Points AND the 3x points are worth 1.5 cents to purchase travel. SO, that is $300 per calendar year AND 4.5 cents towards travel. Much more valuable than Starwood AmEx!
Sounds like a great deal! I've become so loyal to the SPG AMEX, it would be really hard for me to cancel.
 

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I'm also considering applying for this card...looks good and likely the final nail in my SPG cards...


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DRI: The Point at Poipu, 3 deeded weeks, 1 of which is in The Club.
Looks tempting, but can the points only be used with these?

British Airways Executive Club
Flying Blue AIR FRANC KLM
Korean Air SKYPASS
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards®
United MileagePlus®
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Hyatt Gold Passport®
IHG® Rewards Club
Marriott Rewards®
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®

We usually have to fly Delta or Alaska.
 

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Looks tempting, but can the points only be used with these?

British Airways Executive Club
Flying Blue AIR FRANC KLM
Korean Air SKYPASS
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards®
United MileagePlus®
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Hyatt Gold Passport®
IHG® Rewards Club
Marriott Rewards®
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®

We usually have to fly Delta or Alaska.
Air France/KLM is a Delta partner, and British is an Alaska and AA partner. You can use the points on those airlines to book travel on the partners. I've used the BA Avios to fly on AA metal (at a far cheaper rate than the corresponding AA award ticket would have been).
 

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I was declined. Too many cards opened within 2 years. I could upgrade the regular chase sapphire card that I have but no sign up bonus.
 

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I was tempted to open up another card with an *okay* bonus a few months ago, but resisted. Glad I did so that I was free to take advantage of a really great offer. It's on par with the 115,000 point bonus I scored a few years ago with the Cap One card.


I've already been using my Chase Sapphire Preferred card religiously for years as it gives me the best options for travel. Love the ability to rent cars with points as it really cuts down on the out of pocket $ I was spending for vacations. This one offers similar benefits for only a bit more in annual fees.
 

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I was declined. Too many cards opened within 2 years. I could upgrade the regular chase sapphire card that I have but no sign up bonus.
Yes, they're sticking hard to their "max of 5 cards opened in the last 24 months" policy. My new one should be coming today (not sure if it will be the metal one like my CSP or the temporary plastic one). I'm going to downgrade my regular Sapphire preferred to a Freedom card.
 

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Looks tempting, but can the points only be used with these?

British Airways Executive Club
Flying Blue AIR FRANC KLM
Korean Air SKYPASS
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards®
United MileagePlus®
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Hyatt Gold Passport®
IHG® Rewards Club
Marriott Rewards®
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®

We usually have to fly Delta or Alaska.
In many cases you will find that purchasing the tickets via Chase at the value of 1.5 cents per point is a better deal. In addition, you get to EARN mileage on the purchased ticket! Tickets can be purchased on ANY airline through Chase.

For me, flying LAX --> Maui is same cost using miles/points or purchase through Chase. But by purchasing, the tickets are always available for the flights we want AND we EARN mileage for flying on paid ticket!
 

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In many cases you will find that purchasing the tickets via Chase at the value of 1.5 cents per point is a better deal. In addition, you get to EARN mileage on the purchased ticket! Tickets can be purchased on ANY airline through Chase.



For me, flying LAX --> Maui is same cost using miles/points or purchase through Chase. But by purchasing, the tickets are always available for the flights we want AND we EARN mileage for flying on paid ticket!


How does this compare with using Avios? I'm able to get LAX-HI flights for 12,500 Avios each way, which I collect using the BA Chase cc. Can you get a round trip flight to Hawaii using Chase points and the new card for less than $25,000 in spend?
 

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interesting thread...
As our annual fee is due, I called the AMEX SPG Customer Rep number (from FlyerTalk forum), 1-800-452-3945, and while they claimed they will not waive $95 fee - they did give me a $100 credit for keeping the account. (Told them the reason to leave was due to split from Costco)
So... I kept the card - though the Chase Sapphire looks good with the travel bonus.

YMMV - I have a long standing with AMEX SPG, and have primarily used this in the past (pre-Costco split), so they can see my spend rate ($30-40K per year). I also signed up for the Costco VISA since we get our gas there as well as shopping.
 

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How does this compare with using Avios? I'm able to get LAX-HI flights for 12,500 Avios each way, which I collect using the BA Chase cc. Can you get a round trip flight to Hawaii using Chase points and the new card for less than $25,000 in spend?
Not to go too far off topic, but is that with the "new" Avios chart? I was considering trying for Hawaii for August 2018. It's about 80,000 on UA from ORD to HNL roundtrip, 320K for four of us. I could go round trip on Southwest to LAX for about 25K, and then round trip LAX to HNL on BA/AA for 25K that would make the trip doable at 200K (heck, I'm halfway there with the new card).
 

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interesting thread...
As our annual fee is due, I called the AMEX SPG Customer Rep number (from FlyerTalk forum), 1-800-452-3945, and while they claimed they will not waive $95 fee - they did give me a $100 credit for keeping the account. (Told them the reason to leave was due to split from Costco)
So... I kept the card - though the Chase Sapphire looks good with the travel bonus.

YMMV - I have a long standing with AMEX SPG, and have primarily used this in the past (pre-Costco split), so they can see my spend rate ($30-40K per year). I also signed up for the Costco VISA since we get our gas there as well as shopping.
I had the same experience. Customer since 04, called to cancel, they said why don't you stay and we'll give you $100 statement credit. Right after the first person who picked up the phone had said Amex never waives the anual fees. They recognized the amounts I put on the card. I will not say the amounts since I think it is actually obscene to mention how much goes through my SPG and Hilton Cards. Many times the amount mentioned above...

Chase loves my spending even more and has waived 2 2016 CC fees already...
 

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Not to go too far off topic, but is that with the "new" Avios chart? I was considering trying for Hawaii for August 2018. It's about 80,000 on UA from ORD to HNL roundtrip, 320K for four of us. I could go round trip on Southwest to LAX for about 25K, and then round trip LAX to HNL on BA/AA for 25K that would make the trip doable at 200K (heck, I'm halfway there with the new card).


The "new" chart didn't affect many, if any, AA routes. It's still just 12,500 Avios from LAX-HI on AA using BA Avios.

FWIW, I'd pay for a domestic flight to LA and then use Avios since it's likely to be more valuable to use points for the more expensive routes.
 

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The "new" chart didn't affect many, if any, AA routes. It's still just 12,500 Avios from LAX-HI on AA using BA Avios.

FWIW, I'd pay for a domestic flight to LA and then use Avios since it's likely to be more valuable to use points for the more expensive routes.
Good to know. I flew ORD-DCA a couple of times for 9000 avios round trip, and that's now 15000.
 
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