Chase issues the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit cards and if you like to travel, if you enjoy playing the miles and points game and if you like being able to earn valuable points with relative ease, you should probably have one of these cards in your wallet...but not necessarily because of what these cards offer on their own.
On a number of occasions, Chase has offered me points (up to 50,000) and a free night certificate (valued at up to 35,000 points) to upgrade my card to the newer Boundless card and I've turned down the offer each time. Now Chase is back with a third offer - bonus elite night credits.
I hold two Marriott co-branded credit cards (one issued by Chase and one issued by American Express) but despite the fact that most of my hotel spending goes Marriott's way neither of my Marriott credit cards is the best Marriott card that the banks issue...but that may be about to change.
Chase is emailing out an offer to cardholders in which it's offering a saving of 15 cents/gallon when they use Chase Pay as their payment method in conjunction with the gas station's mobile app. There doesn't appear to be a requirement to register for this offer so if you haven't received the email you can almost certainly still participate.
Chase has just launched a new (and impressive) 140,000 point welcome bonus on the IHG Rewards Club Premier credit card so if you're a fan of IHG Rewards and haven't yet picked this card up the information below may be of use.
Officially, Chase has retired the United Business Explorer Card and has launched the United Business Card but, in essence, the new card is a revamped Business Explorer card complete with an impressive 100,000 mile welcome offer, a slightly increased annual fee, and a few new customer benefits too.
It was only yesterday that I was giving Chase a well-deserved hard time for altering credit card benefits without any advance warning and sometimes even without informing cardholders at all (cardholders are left to find out by chance or from the various blogs that write about this stuff...and that's if they ever find out at all!) and now it seems that the card issuer has repeated the trick with another one of its credit cards...albeit a credit card that's no longer open to new applicants.
One of the big reasons why I think the Chase Sapphire Reserve card still has its uses is because, despite the highly annoying news we got last week, the card still offers some of the best consumer travel protections around...as does its sister card the Chase Sapphire Preferred.
I love the main transferable currencies because they help to insulate me from devaluations by individual hotel & airline loyalty programs but after just having reviewed my credit card portfolio, I've decided that I'm paying at least one annual fee that I don't need to be paying and that I need to rethink my transferable currency strategy.
Chase is currently emailing select customers who hold one of its IHG Rewards co-branded credit cards with an offer of bonus points on spending in select categories. What may make this offer appealing to quite a few people is the fact that some of the categories that will trigger the bonus points are categories that don't generally earn bonus points with other credit cards.