Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Guide

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This Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Guide includes all the great benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve including the $300 Annual Travel Credit, Priority Pass airport lounge membership, Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check Fee Credit, Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection, and several hotel and airline transfer partners.

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The Chase Sapphire Reserve has an annual fee at $450, however it also includes a $300 travel credit for each year of card membership. Most cardholders will quickly receive this credit because a variety of purchases like tolls, train tickets, and taxis all are included under travel. (American Express Platinum has a $200 annual airline credit)

An incredible perk is the 3 points per $1 on travel and dining which can quickly add up (all other purchases earn 1 point per $1). For example, if you spend roughly $1,000 per month ($12,000 per year) on flights, hotels, ground transportation, and dining, you would earn 36,000 points.

Thanks to the 1.5x multiplier when redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) on the Travel Portal, those 36,000 points are worth $540 in travel. An alternate option is to transfer them to a partner airline or hotel program and use for award travel with notable airlines like Southwest, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic or luxury hotels like Ritz Carlton and Hyatt.

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The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is ideal for people who like to travel and often find themselves at the airport or returning to the United States from an international trip. The card includes a Select membership to Priority Pass which has hundreds of lounges across the world that you can visit before your flight and bring up to two guests with you.

In addition, you receive a statement credit for the Trust Traveler Program cost when you pay with the Sapphire Reserve card. This is best used for the Global Entry option which is $100 and includes Pre-Check, however you may choose to use it solely towards the $85 cost of Pre-Check.

Often overlooked, the Visa Infinite benefits of the Reserve card can be useful for a variety of situations including trip delay, lost luggage, trip cancellation, as well as roadside assistance and primary car rental insurance. You can view the terms of benefits here.

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Whether using the concierge to book a Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection stay or taking a couple friends into a Priority Pass airport lounge before departing on a trip, the Chase Sapphire Reserve card offers tremendous value for people considering a premium credit card. What are some great travels you have taken or help coverage you received because of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, let us know in the comments below.

When it comes to redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards points, they can offer a fantastic value when transferred to affiliated hotels and redeemed for free nights or airlines. You can learn more of Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hotel Partners and Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards to Airline Partners.

You can view the current sign-up offers of the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

You can also learn more about the Best Strategy with Chase Sapphire Credit Cards.

If you have any questions about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Guide feel free to ask in the comments below. 

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  1. Hi, today I tried to book south west flight using UR points,but the rep said currently they’re not booking Southwest with UR points.We have to transfer to Southwest points for best use.

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