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Chase Sapphire Preferred Review – Unlock dream trips with Ultimate Rewards

Pros

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a versatile travel rewards card that’s a great start . With Ultimate Rewards points you can turn into real miles with United, Southwest, and more, it’s like having several cards wrapped up into one shiny metal package. 

Turn points into real airline miles. With the Sapphire Preferred, you can convert your points into real miles with United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, and more anytime. It’s your choice, so you can pick the airline that has the best price when you want to travel.

Big 50,000 point bonus. The introductory bonus will get you going on reward travel fast. Earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $625 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Real travel protection. You’re covered if you get really sick and need to cancel a trip, or if your flight delay leaves you stuck overnight. Just pay for travel with your card and it’s activated.

Heavy metal card. The card itself is made of metal, so it feels heavy in your hand and stands out when you hand it over to pay.

2x points on travel and dining. Points add up fast when you eat out, and even things like bridge tolls and parking (but not gas) count as travel.

Cons

Annual fee. There’s a $0 introductory annual fee the first year, but it’s $95 after that, so this isn’t for you if you refuse to pay annual fees.

No lounge access. There are no perks that get you into airport lounges with the Sapphire Preferred.

 

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Partner Offer

80,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$95

Annual Fee

Yes

Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, and more

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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3 thoughts on Chase Sapphire Preferred Review – Unlock dream trips with Ultimate Rewards

  1. Mark Johnson

    You should know that Chase Ultimate Rewards just uses your points to then pay for your hotel through priceline. This means that if you have any problems as I did last week, you are on your own. Chase help desk just puts you on hold to later disconnect you, Priceline just does whatever the hotel tell them to do, and Marriott just said talk to your third party. I would never use Chase points for anything that has a failure point in it.

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  2. Tam Taylor

    You state the benefits, such as refunds if you can’t make the flight or baggage loss compensation apply “if you paid with the Sapphire card.” I want to use the 50,000 miles bonus to book a flight to Europe this summer. Does “using miles” equate to “paid with Sapphire card?” Do the other perks (car rental insurance, etc.) apply also to a flight booked with miles rather than purchased with the card.
    I currently have 360,000 miles in a United Mileage Plus account which I would like to combine with the Sapphire bonus miles to take two family members with me to Europe. Should I use the 50,000 Sapphire miles to get the perks and then get the two other tickets using my United Mileage Plus account? Or if I rent a car with Sapphire does that get me the perks as well?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Tam – Always best to call the number on the back of your card to check your specific situation, but yes it can cover mileage tickets – just pay for the taxes of the mileage ticket with your card to activate the coverage.

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