The Chase Sapphire Cards Have Added Great New Temporary Benefits


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The Chase Sapphire cards are two of the best travel credit cards around so, at a time when travel isn’t at the forefront of most people’s minds, Chase has been adding new benefits to these cards to keep them relevant to everyday life. Up until the end of last month, both cards offered generous bonuses for spending at grocery stores and now Chase has added a new set of new benefits that it hopes will engage cardholders for the next three months.

Chase Sapphire Reserve

Through 30 September 2020, the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card now offers bonuses for spending at gas stations, select streaming services, and Instacart. To go alongside the 3 points per dollar that the card already offers on all travel spending and on worldwide dining, the Chase Sapphire Reserve card will now offer…

  • 10 points/dollar on select streaming services (up to $1,500 in spending)*
  • 5 points/dollar at gas station (up to $1,500 in spending)
  • 5 points/dollar on all Instacart deliveries and pick-ups (up to $3,000 in spending)

*Per Chase, only subscriptions paid for or purchases made with the following select merchants will qualify for this offer: Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Netflix, Sling, Vudu, Fubo TV, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube TV.

In addition to the above, the Chase Sapphire Reserve card also now offers up to $50 in statement credits for Instacart Express subscriptions:

  • Get a $50 statement credit for any new or renewing Annual Instacart Express membership (cost: $99)
  • Get a $9.99 statement credit for any new or renewing Monthly Instacart Express membership (cost: $9.99)

Full terms and conditions of these bonuses and offers can be found on this Chase webpage.

If you don’t already have a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card you can follow this link to find out how to apply.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Through 30 September 2020, the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card now offers bonuses for spending at gas stations, select streaming services, and Instacart. To go alongside the 2 points per dollar that the card already offers on all travel spending and on worldwide dining, the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card will now offer…

  • 5 points/dollar on select streaming services (up to $1,500 in spending)*
  • 3 points/dollar at gas station (up to $1,500 in spending)
  • 3 points/dollar on all Instacart deliveries and pick-ups (up to $3,000 in spending)

*Per Chase, only subscriptions paid for or purchases made with the following select merchants will qualify for this offer: Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Netflix, Sling, Vudu, Fubo TV, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube TV.

In addition to the above, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card also now offers up to $50 in statement credits for Instacart Express subscriptions:

  • Get a $50 statement credit for any new or renewing Annual Instacart Express membership (cost: $99)
  • Get a $9.99 statement credit for any new or renewing Monthly Instacart Express membership (cost: $9.99)

Full terms and conditions of these bonuses and offers can be found on this Chase webpage.

Bottom Line

Chase has been very good at keeping its two best travel-related credit cards relevant at a time where not many of us are doing much travel, and these new bonus categories and Instacart statement credits should do a lot to continue keeping these cards at the forefront of people’s minds as they shop…which is the whole point of this exercise.

Don’t forget that a number of American Express credit cards are still offering enhanced earnings and/or valuable statement credits right now so using these cards in conjunction with the Sapphire cards may yield the best savings (the streaming statement credit offered by the Platinum Card from American Express will go well with the enhanced earnings offered by the Sapphire cards).

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