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New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card [Pre-release speculation]

New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card [Pre-release speculation]

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This card is under 5/24. You can override 5/24 by having an in-branch (only! online prequalification does NOT override 5/24) pre-approval, or by already being Chase Private Client (as in you see the "Chase Private Client" text on the login screen of the Chase mobile app.)

Landing page with bonus offer (100,000 UR after spending $4,000 in 90 days) is now live:

https://creditcards.chase.com/credit...04&IS2F=Y71UH0

Application page: https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWe...L3P&PROMO=DF01

100,000 UR points is worth $1,000 as statement credit, $1,500 when used for travel through the Chase portal, or potentially more if transferred to a partner.

Card features are here:https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel. The card's Priority Pass includes unlimited guests.


Schumer box on 8/15/2016:
https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWe...g.do?card=FL3P

Chase Sapphire Reserve Ultimate Rewards Program Agreement
https://chaseonline.chase.com/resources/RPA0511_Web.pdf

Chase Sapphire Reserve Guide to Benefits
https://www.chasebenefits.com/sapphirereserve

The purchases made that you receive the $300 travel credit (or $85/$100 trusted traveler program credits) for do count towards the minimum spend, but the annual fee does not.

The card is made of the same material as the CSP, and is being shipped UPS Next Day Air Saver to everyone after production (currently (8/26) appears to have about a 3-day delay after approval before shipping.)
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Old Aug 21, 16, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by arnoldv1708 View Post
I was at 5/24. PRG, Amex Plat, Barclay Aviator, Citi AA Advantage, and Chase United Explorer.

I did not ask about whether I was pre approved or not. I knew I was at 5/24, so I just went for it.
If you had the Platinum and PRG before Amex put a stop to backdating, you might have actually been at 3/24.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by NYCRuss View Post
Did the Amexes first report on or before March 21, 2015? If so, was the member since year from before 2015?
Only one of my Amex cards is backdated(BCE). The other 2 are not; Plat and PRG were both opened after March 21, 2015.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by arnoldv1708 View Post
Only one of my Amex cards is backdated(BCE). The other 2 are not; Plat and PRG were both opened after March 21, 2015.
Thanks. ^
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Old Aug 21, 16, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by mhdena View Post
What kind of outcry, uproar, lawsuits would ensue if those who used that no bonus language link do not get any points at all?

Citi not to long ago disallowed Prestige card appliers from a targeted link the bonus saying they weren't targeted therefore not eligible.
Given that the link people were using said NOTHING about any sign up bonus, I don't think any lawsuits would get very far.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by STS-134 View Post
Given that the link people were using said NOTHING about any sign up bonus, I don't think any lawsuits would get very far.
I don't either but you know how the entitled masses may feel otherwise.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 3:44 pm
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I assume nobody knows, but I'm wondering if spend on the $4000 minimum is eligible for the $300 travel credit
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Old Aug 21, 16, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by conroy9 View Post
I assume nobody knows, but I'm wondering if spend on the $4000 minimum is eligible for the $300 travel credit
Spend is spend, as long as it's not on the AF or a cash advance.

Doesn't matter how you pay for your spend.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by lobo411 View Post
Spend is spend, as long as it's not on the AF or a cash advance.

Doesn't matter how you pay for your spend.
but the "reimbursed" $300 might not count towards the $4k minimum

hence, you should be planning to spend $4.4k (300 reimbursed travel, 100 reimbursed global entry)
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Old Aug 21, 16, 4:05 pm
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Originally Posted by paperwastage View Post
but the "reimbursed" $300 might not count towards the $4k minimum

hence, you should be planning to spend $4.4k (300 reimbursed travel, 100 reimbursed global entry)
It counts because it's a credit after a purchase, not a discount at time of purchase.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 4:09 pm
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Each year, automatically receive up to $300 in statement credits as reimbursement for travel-related purchases charged to your card.
https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel

This suggests to me that the $300 statement credit CANNOT be used for pure travel expenses (like airfare, hotel rooms, etc.) but ONLY for travel incidentals like bag fees, etc.

My hunch is made even stronger by the fine print which gives bag fees as an example:

For example, if you pay for baggage fees, but the airline does not post the transaction until after your December statement date, the cost of the baggage fees will be allocated towards the following year's Annual Travel Credit maximum of $300.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Dieuwer View Post
https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel

This suggests to me that the $300 statement credit CANNOT be used for pure travel expenses (like airfare, hotel rooms, etc.) but ONLY for travel incidentals like bag fees, etc.
The fine print at the bottom says otherwise (emphasis mine):

3. $300 Annual Travel Credit: A statement credit will automatically be applied to your account when your card is used for purchases in the travel category, up to $300 in statement credits annually ("annually" means the year beginning with your account open date through the first December statement date of that same year, and each 12 billing cycles starting after your December statement date through the following December statement date). Purchases are when you, or an authorized user, use a card to make purchases of products and services, minus returns or refunds. Buying products and services with your card, in most cases, will count as a purchase; however, the following types of transactions won't count: balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, and fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable. We do not determine whether merchants correctly identify and bill transactions as being of a certain type. For more information about Chase rewards categories, see www.Chase.com/RewardsCategoryFAQs. Statement credit(s) will post to your account the same day your travel category purchase posts to your account and will appear on your monthly credit card billing statement within 1-2 billing cycles. Qualifying purchases made by authorized users on your account will be included in the $300 Annual Travel Credit. Maximum statement credit accumulation for the Annual Travel Credit is $300 annually. The Annual Travel Credit will be issued for the year in which the transaction posts to your account, through your December statement date. For example, if you pay for baggage fees, but the airline does not post the transaction until after your December statement date, the cost of the baggage fees will be allocated towards the following year's Annual Travel Credit maximum of $300.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Dieuwer View Post
https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel

This suggests to me that the $300 statement credit CANNOT be used for pure travel expenses (like airfare, hotel rooms, etc.) but ONLY for travel incidentals like bag fees, etc.

My hunch is made even stronger by the fine print which gives bag fees as an example:
The fine print clears it up. Anything in the travel category.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 4:13 pm
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Old Aug 21, 16, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by tmiw View Post
The fine print at the bottom says otherwise (emphasis mine):
Bag fees are also "purchases in the travel category".

Originally Posted by penner42 View Post
The fine print clears it up. Anything in the travel category.
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It doesn't say "ALL PURCHASES..." or "ANY PURCHASES".

I think this will head to court if Chase refuses to credit the $300 to airfare or hotel purchases.
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Old Aug 21, 16, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Dieuwer View Post
https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel

This suggests to me that the $300 statement credit CANNOT be used for pure travel expenses (like airfare, hotel rooms, etc.) but ONLY for travel incidentals like bag fees, etc.

My hunch is made even stronger by the fine print which gives bag fees as an example:
It says any travel related expenses made on card so I would assume all travel charges regardless if fees or not
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