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Sapphire Reserve higher annual fee ($550) with Lyft & Doordash benefits.

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Use this thread to discuss the Sapphire Reserve card offer.

Application page with bonus offer (50,000 UR after spending $4,000 in 90 days):
https://creditcards.chase.com/reward...erve?CELL=6TKX


There are separate threads to discuss:

$300 Travel Credit
Priority Pass
Concierge Service
Travel Insurance
Global Entry/TSA PreCheck reimbursement.


This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 policy. For information on (and discussion of) the policy, see Applying for Chase Credit Cards, 2017 onward. You can override 5/24 by having an in-branch pre-approval (only! online prequalification does NOT override 5/24), 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.)

As of August 2018, all Chase Sapphire cards are (with limited exceptions) subject to an additional restriction:
The product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of any Sapphire credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of any Sapphire credit card who received a new cardmember bonus within the last 48 months.
See Sapphire (CSR & CSP) 48 months between bonuses, August 2018 for details and ongoing discussion.

50,000 UR points is worth $500 as statement credit, $750 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. (verified in Post #2635 ; also verified by Chase)

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 card is made of the same material as the CSP, and is being shipped UPS Next Day Air.

How to determine your account number, expiration date, and shipping date before receiving the card
(** Note that this no longer seems to work checking on 5/18 - the account number in the secure message header is XXXXXX'd out except for last 4 digits)
(** Also I do not see any recent comments 5/18 on timely shipping or shipping method)

1. Send a secure message (SM) from the account. A common SM would be to ask about the sign-up bonus and last day to complete the spend requirement (which appears to be approximately 3.5 months from the date of approval).
2. Check the Sent Messages folder, and the full account number will be listed in the header of the message that you just sent. The number starts with 414720.
3. The expiration date is five years from the month of approval. So, if you were approved on August 31, 2016, your expiration date will be August 2021.
4. CVV2 number is not available, so if a merchant requires it for payment, you must wait for the physical card.
5. According to many reports, the card is not activated until it is shipped, which happens to be via UPS Next Day Air Saver (if shipped on Friday, you will not receive the card until Monday or the next business day). To find out when it is shipped, go to My UPS and sign up for a free account. You'll be notified when a shipment is destined for your address.
6. Contrary to what the customer service rep may tell you about the delivery of the card—such as the card will take 1-2 weeks or that expedited shipping is not available—the card is actually expedited and shipped via express shipping, as mentioned in #5. There is no need to ask for expedited shipping.

Priority Pass Select
Click HERE to read the separate thread discussing this benefit.
As soon as the account shows up online:
1. Click on Go To Ultimate Rewards.
2. Scroll down to the very bottom left and click on "Card Benefits"
3. Activate Membership to request card.
4. Card will take 1-2 weeks and can't be expedited, but members have reported success in charging the lounge access to the card and requesting a refund from Customer Service.
5. PP cards will be issued for the account holder and any AU(s)
6. According to Chase, CSR's PP membership includes guest access.

Duplicate Card
1. If you receive the plastic card, wait for the metal card to arrive automatically.
2. If you receive the metal card, send SM or call to request plastic card (for use with overseas merchants that require a card imprint, because you hate metal cards, whatever).
3. DO NOT request a replacement card (especially under any pretense that the card was lost or misplaced).
4. Both cards will have the same number, expiration and CVV. Both cards will work.
5. It appears that all CSR cards are sent overnight once produced, including the plastic 'replacement' cards. No need to request expedited shipping.

Authorized User Card:
1. $75 each authorized card each year.
2. Same Priority Pass membership as the main card.
3. Same earning rate on spending. Same fringe benefits as the main card like purchase, car rental and travel insurance etc.
4. No additional Global Entry/TSA credit. Only one credit for the entire account.
5. No additional annual travel credit.

How to get bonus points on the first statement
Act very quickly; you may have less than a week. It depends on the timing of your first statement and when you receive the card. 4K in spending has to clear (not pending) about a week before the statement cuts in order to get the bonus points on that statement. Under "account details" you can see your first payment due date. Your closing date is usually three calendar days after your due date. For instance, if your very first bill is due October 20 that statement would close on September 23, and spending would have to clear by approximately September 16 in order to get the bonus points.

The prior, archived version of this thread can be found here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chas...st-2018-a.html
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
CSR (and CSP) both feel and look fine. The thickest most substantial card I have seen is Capital One Venture, and no one views that card as more premium than CSR (though I think it is a good card)
I can't believe someone would honestly think they are impressing a stranger with the look of their credit card. If someone is behind me in line, I'd prefer they not be looking at my credit card due to fraud issues.

There's a big thread on the Delta forum about people showing off their status "brag tags". The MM tags I received in the mail didn't even make it on my bags since they serve no purpose at all.

The only reason I put my diamond tag on my carry on is if I think I have a shot at an upgrade and the gate agent won't do their job properly and pull the next person in line on board and I have to wait at the gate. There's been a couple times where the upgrade has or hasn't cleared and by the time I board the bins are full or I'll come off a tight connection when boarding is almost done and the bins are full and the FA will see the diamond tag and either offer to put my bag in the closet or will shift bags around in the bin by my seat and require passengers to remove items they put in the bin that shouldn't be there like purses and jackets. I know I have the tags on to get treatment I normally wouldn't receive as a non-status but I'm sure not trying to impress other passengers or the crew
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:50 am
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People can do whatever they want to do. You believe or not.

Clearly Chase promoted this CSR card as its flagship premium credit card. They even sent a nice box with the card from the very beginning. Here is a video of it. Most of us did not receive the box since Chase ran out of it and it did not have the funds to make more boxes.





But the actual card is crappy and peels easily.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
But the actual card is crappy and peels easily.
Here's where we agree. The actual card I think is pretty crappy. It's a "metal" card but the metal is sort of hidden inside the laminate, so it doesn't even look like a metal card. Same thing with the Amazon VISA by the way, which has a similarly weird laminated metal card appearance. And my CSR is already peeling badly. I definitely do not get to flex with the CSR haha -- in fact it's kind of embarrassing when I use it (which is a lot, since I pay restaurants with it frequently) because of the peeling.

My Amex Plat looks fabulous but with 1x on everything but airline (I never get the 5x on hotels because that requires buying through the portal and I lose all my elite benefits and credits that way, and I book airlines online) the only time I get to flex that card is when buying electronics or jewelry or something where I want the purchase, return, and theft/loss protection. However, I have to admit it looks cool in my wallet, unused
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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
People still notice the weight of Ritz Carlton card. Even after so many years of those fake "metal" cards, like Chase CSR.

Actually CSR is probably the worst of Chase's laminated "metal" cards. It is definitely worse than the black Marriott card. It feels cheaply made, not like a $450 or even $550 premium credit card.
It was actually a Chase Marriott card, part of the first run they did of metal cards, in my anecdote about cashiers remarking on its weight several years ago. I was asked several times in hushed tones, "What do you have to do to get a special card like this?" CSR has never occasioned a remark.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
Was thinking of doing rideshare instead of driving or walking twice this weekend.

Both times Lyft had the price listed and lined out with the discount price listed below. Saturday night for a mile and a half ride Lyft was a couple dollars cheaper than Uber. Sunday afternoon even with the discounted Lyft price, Uber was about $1.50 cheaper for a mile and a half ride. Both times I decided to just walk, not sure why rideshare is so expensive in my city, I can travel almost ten miles in a lyft in chicago for what it costs to go a mile and a half from my house.
Because in Chicago, cabs are dirt cheap and readily available. Ride sharing has to compete. They are almost certainly losing money in Chicago.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
But the actual card is crappy and peels easily.
I actually found the first CSR I was issued was very well built. Solidly metal, no peeling. I stupidly left it in a San Francisco restaurant somewhere in a drowsy haze.

The replacement card was much flimsier and started delaminating within a few months. I just got it replaced, so hopefully card fares a little better. At least this one has contactless.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by openwheelracing View Post
These metal cards may be an issue for anyone chasing after thin front pocket wallet, especially if one carries several. Cards are in rotation like shoes and watches. Bulging front wallet is not a good look.
They are also an issue at airport security. I'd forgotten this card is metal. No wonder I've had problems with the metal detectors on my past few flights. Transferred the card from a travel notebook to my wallet for convenience and kept getting beeped until I threw the wallet in the X-ray machine. I thought it was the new wallet somehow ...
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Old Feb 14, 20, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by ExplorerWannabe View Post
They are also an issue at airport security. I'd forgotten this card is metal. No wonder I've had problems with the metal detectors on my past few flights. Transferred the card from a travel notebook to my wallet for convenience and kept getting beeped until I threw the wallet in the X-ray machine. I thought it was the new wallet somehow ...
It may be your new wallet. I have both the CSR and Am Ex platinum and neither has set off the metal detectors
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
It may be your new wallet. I have both the CSR and Am Ex platinum and neither has set off the metal detectors
My wallet with CSR + Amex Plat + United Club has set of airport metal detectors before. It's an extremely minimal nylon wallet, and those are the only metal things in it, so I'm pretty confident the cards are the issue.

If I had a choice, I would swap all of my metal cards for plastic in a heartbeat. They make my wallet heavier, set off metal detectors, and bring no actual benefits for me.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
It may be your new wallet. I have both the CSR and Am Ex platinum and neither has set off the metal detectors
The wallet is leather, just like the old one. It never set off the metal detectors before I transferred the CSR from my notebook to the wallet. I was befuddled as to why I was setting off the metal detectors the past couple of weeks but frankly didn't have time to puzzle over it. Reading this thread reminded me that the CSR is metal and that gave me the "Aha!" insight. I'm pretty convinced it's the card but I'll be sure Monday when I fly again and have the card in my notebook again.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 12:35 am
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Am I the only person who has put his wallet his bag / in the plastic bin and through security screening for the past 20 years?
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Old Feb 15, 20, 3:55 am
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
Am I the only person who has put his wallet his bag / in the plastic bin and through security screening for the past 20 years?
I always put my wallet in my carry-on. Saves me so much hassle.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 4:12 am
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
Am I the only person who has put his wallet his bag / in the plastic bin and through security screening for the past 20 years?
Originally Posted by synzero View Post
I always put my wallet in my carry-on. Saves me so much hassle.
I keep an open pocket in my backpack that I use to empty my pockets before going through security. Wallet, keys, coins, cell phone(s), smartwatch, whatever is in my pockets or on my person goes into that pocket. I waltz through security, and then empty the backpack pocket and put the items back into their places later.

I like to do it this way rather than putting the stuff from my pockets into a tray. After passing through security, I grab my bag (and shoes if applicable) and go. I don't need to spend time at security emptying the tray directly into my pockets.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by g289t View Post
I keep an open pocket in my backpack that I use to empty my pockets before going through security. Wallet, keys, coins, cell phone(s), smartwatch, whatever is in my pockets or on my person goes into that pocket. I waltz through security, and then empty the backpack pocket and put the items back into their places later.

I like to do it this way rather than putting the stuff from my pockets into a tray. After passing through security, I grab my bag (and shoes if applicable) and go. I don't need to spend time at security emptying the tray directly into my pockets.
Ditto, or if my jacket has a closeable pocket (one has zippers on the outside pockets, another on the inside pocket), I'll put everything in there. I carry a moneyclip that has a magnet in it, so it's going to set off a detector CSR or not.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 9:13 am
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For the people who do not like metal cards, they should be able to request standard plastic cards.
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