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The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is likely the best credit card on the market right now. I went to great lengths to get this card in September (see, Approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card).
As explained there:
The big buzz at the moment is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa credit card. The draw of this credit card is that you earn 100,000 Ultimate Reward (UR) points as a sign-on bonus after spending $4,000 within the first three months. That’s huge! Those 100,000 points translate into a very nice trip!
Although the card has a $450 annual fee, there is a $300 annual travel credit, so, right off, the card is really more like a $150 annual fee credit card. In addition: (1) the card also earns 3X UR points on travel and dining, (2) you get 50% more value when redeeming the points for travel, (3) you get a $100 statement credit as reimbursement for Global Entry or TSA pre applications, and (4) you get access to many airport lounges worldwide with Priority Pass membership.
But, Time is Running Out.
The online application now says this:
100K Online Offer Ends Soon. Apply by Jan. 11.
That’s next Wednesday.
What will be next? Toasters? Not quite. According to The Points Guy, the bonus will drop to 50K on January 12th. He also reports that the 100K offer might still be available for in-branch applications for another two months after that. But, of course, nothing is certain.
There are so many benefits to this card, not even taking the welcome bonus into account. While 50K points is nothing to sneeze at, adding the 100K bonus into the equation catapults the value of the card over the top!
If you’re interested in this card and have been procrastinating in submitting an application, time is ticking.
Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.