Updated on April 5, 2017
Chase Sapphire Reserve Application Link Is Live
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The Chase Sapphire Reserve that everyone has been waiting for is finally here! Everyone can apply online instead of going into the branch. One potential problem:
there is no landing page mentioning the 100,000 bonus. In the past, I know some people who have had issues getting certain bonuses, so I would hesitate applying if it does not explicitly state the 100,000 bonus!
This offer is simply…awesome! I wrote about the details of the card but lets recap the offer. Chase Sapphire Reserve is a card that most people should think about getting. Why? A offer this valuable is rare! For spending only $4k in 3 months, you'll get 100,000 Ultimate Reward Points (I have done $10k spend to get 100,000 Amex points). But what about the $450 annual fee? You get $300 in annual travel credit – which you can do 2x before the next annual fee hits, so you have $600 in travel credit. You are essentially getting paid $150 to get 100,000 points! The rest of the fantastic benefits are just icing on the cake.
SHOULD I APPLY?
My advice is to wait, especially if you are over 5/24 (5 cards in 24 months). My personal plan is to apply through my banker at Chase since I'm way over the 5/24 rule and will provide updates as I go. Its a bit of a gamble to apply using a link that doesn't specifically state the 100,000 bonus so my advice is to wait or apply in branch for now until we know for sure.
PointsWithACrew has summarized datapoints from various bloggers which shows that most people over 5/24 are not getting approved. That's another reason to wait and try doing it in a branch after checking if you are pre-approved.
- 100,000 Ultimate Rewards Bonus Points after $4,000 spending in 3 months (yep just $4,000!)
- Annual Fee $450
- Authorized User Fee: $75
- Offer available in branches on August 21, 2016 (Sunday) and online starting today August 22, 2016.
Many readers have already exceeded the 5/24 rule (5 cards in the past 24 months, see the more detailed explanation here). Some people have ‘pre-approved' status on their Chase accounts when applying through the personal banker.