Chase Sapphire Reserve®

  • -50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points
  • -$300 Annual Travel Credit
  • -Priority Pass Lounge Membership

Our Review

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is a favorite card of avid travelers because of its great earning potential, flexibility for travel redemptions, and extra benefits for travelers like lounge access and travel credits.

As a signup bonus you’ll earn 50,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

The benefits that draw us and lots of other travelers to this card include an annual $300 travel reimbursement, a $100 fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre-check,  and an annual Priority Pass Select Membership.

The card does have a $450 annual fee, but if you travel a lot, the card easily pays for itself –starting with its $300 travel credit.

You all earn triple points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & one point per dollar spent on all other purchases. Plus, no foreign transaction fees — a benefit that all travelers love.

 

 

The Reasons We Like It

  • You’ll earn a solid signup bonus of 50K Ultimate Rewards bonus points after you meet a minimum spend $4,000 in the first 3 months.
  • Get reimbursed for the first $300 of travel purchases charged to your card each year
  • Triple points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide
  • Great transfer partners across alliance and hotel chains with 1:1 transfers and no waiting times
  • No waiting in long security lines — this card reimburses your $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
  • Hang out in the lounge at airports worldwide with a complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership.
  • No foreign transaction fees

The Verdict

The benefits far outweigh the $450 annual fee for active travelers. If you can’t make use of the travel benefits the Chase Sapphire Preferred may be a better fit for you.