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New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card [Pre-release speculation]

Old Aug 15, 16, 1:49 pm
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Discussion continues HERE.

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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New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card [Pre-release speculation]

Old Jul 29, 16, 5:45 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Agreed, based on what we think we know at this stage there is no compelling feature unless it is buried in the VISA Infinite bundle.
Compelling features (for me) which I believe are buried in the Visa Infinite bundle:

Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi
During your next trip, enjoy complimentary Internet access with Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi service on up to 12 flight segments per year on any Gogo equipped aircraft. To access the Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi benefit, register your Crystal Visa Infinite Card in the Benefits Portal at myvisainfinite.com/cnb.

Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit
Save $100 on air travel when you use your Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card to book a qualifying U.S. domestic round-trip coach airline itinerary for 2 to 5 travelers through the Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit website.

Unfortunately, I'm no longer domestic so I will have very limited use of the domestic tickets except on my visits home but since I fly as a family of four, that's might not be too bad depending on how that airline benefit works. Gogo will be similarly limited but as long as its a $300 AF credit, and PP Select with guesting, I might be willing to hold onto this one for my wife and cancel her AU on my Prestige for a net $100 (AF credit and $50 Prestige AU). The only reason I have her as an AU for the Prestige is so she can have her own PP Select for herself and the kids when we fly separately anyway.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by baroqen View Post
Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi

Thank you. For information the business version of American Express Platinum also includes this benefit. It's useful to me because I fly AA and DL which use GoGo, but Chase's partner UA does not.

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Old Jul 29, 16, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Thank you. For information the business version of American Express Platinum also includes this benefit. It's useful to me because I fly AA and DL which use GoGo, but Chase's partner UA does not.
One of the US Bank flex perks cards offers this too.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Agreed, based on what we think we know at this stage there is no compelling feature unless it is buried in the VISA Infinite bundle.
One of the compelling feature is $100 off on domestic tickets if two to five tickets are booked together. Another is similar to FHR although not as great. Third is primary coverage on car rental. So quite a few.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by jediwho View Post
Basically, $50 cheaper than Prestige and $100 cheaper than Amex Platinum and better rewards than Prestige and much better than Platinum.
But no GE reimbursement.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
If the process is the same as for the Ritz Carlton card it will be much more difficult to use this benefit than the American Express Platinum or Citi Prestige version, because the cardholder must contact Chase to request the credit and each claim is manually reviewed which means (example) gift cards are easily detected.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...16-onward.html
On the other hand, they do reimburse without a hassle true reimbursable items which would never be caught automatically on the other systems and will require a lot of work to be paid back (e.g., catering orders from D&O on Austrian airlines which is charged directly from D&O and not from the airline).
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Old Jul 29, 16, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by Troopers View Post
But no GE reimbursement.
We still don't know what the other perks/benefits are. Even if you assume that there is no GE reimbursement, that is $20 a year less. Not that much of a biggie , IMHO.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 10:58 am
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DoC wrote about some more rumored info today.

He states that the 300 airline credit is for incidentals (like AMEX Plat) and not for everything (like Citi Prestige). Is this the consensus?

Another thing to keep in mind is that Chase *may* give more retention offers for a $450 card than a $95 card. The CSP is notoriously hard to get any offers, probably harder than any other card. I would be a little surprised if the Reserve card is as bad.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 11:31 am
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Any confirmation or denial on whether 5/24 applies to this new card?
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Old Jul 29, 16, 11:31 am
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If the Ritz card is how the $300 travel credit will be, then GE reimbursement is part of that:
$300 Annual Travel Credit
Make the most of your trip with a $300 annual travel credit to use for baggage fees, Global Entry fees, seat upgrades, access to your preferred airport lounge and more. Simply use your card for these expenses and call us at 1-855-896-2222, and we will refund the charges after your flight.
https://www.ritzcarltonrewardscard.c...its_privileges
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Old Jul 29, 16, 11:46 am
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I'd be interested in this card as well to replace my current Prestige. However 5/24 will be the biggest hurdle.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 11:50 am
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If the $300 "credit" is indeed restricted to non-airfare purchases and cannot be used for workarounds like gift certs, then this is a big negative for me. I never pay for things like bags and seat upgrades, and with PP Select, never for lounges either. I have a Nexus card, so GE reimbursement gets me nothing.

So if it's essentially a $450 card for 3x dining (which is nice), then no thank you.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 12:05 pm
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Interesting. If all these benefits are true, I don't see any reason to keep my PRG, Platinum, or CSP cards.

That's $290 is annual fees. Worth losing hotel status if you ask me. And yes, I know the airline credit would work differently.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 12:19 pm
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As long as I can use the credit towards award cash copays I'm a happy camper. Unrestricted to airlines like the ritz.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 3:13 pm
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Nice...I'm exactly 5/24, but I should be able to apply in mid-Dec when I go 4/24. I'm hoping the bonus will still be around by then. 12/31 seems like the first natural cut-off point, and I assume they're going to have to allow a few months for the card to launch.
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