Updated on October 22, 2016
Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k Bonus: Official Landing Page Showing Bonus Now Available!
The Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k bonus offer is here – for real this time. With a real landing page that says 100k! If you have applied for less than 5 cards in the last 24 months, go ahead and apply. This is one HOT offer… probably the best of the year! The 100k points + $300 travel credit are worth $1800, or $2100 if you add in the second round of $300 travel credit. The value is even higher if you transfer the points and book award flights.
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CARD DETAILS SUMMARY
- 100,000 Ultimate Rewards Bonus Points after $4,000 spending in 3 months (yep just $4,000!)
- $300 Travel Credit (per calendar year so you can use this twice before your annual fee is due again)
- Annual Fee $450
- Authorized User Fee: $75
- Offer available in branches on August 21, 2016 (Sunday) and online starting today August 22, 2016.
IS THIS A GOOD OFFER?
This offer AMAZING! I wrote about the details of the card but its worth repeating. 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 big $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?
- If you have applied for less than 5 cards in 24 months: YES!
- If you are over 5/24 (5 cards in 24 months): apply through a banker at a Chase branch. That's what I did and will let you know how that goes. My application is pending.
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.
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.
- In Branch: Pending – over 5/24
- Online: Approved 2/24
$300 TRAVEL CREDIT
- Receive up to $300 in statement credits annually as reimbursement for travel purchases such as airfare and hotels charged to your card*
What does that include?
Q. What types of merchants are in the ‘travel' category? (Source)
- A. Merchants in the travel category include airlines, hotels, motels, timeshares, campgrounds, car rental agencies, cruise lines, travel agencies, discount travel sites, and operators of passenger trains, buses, taxis, limousines, ferries, toll bridges and highways, and parking lots and garages. Please note that some merchants that provide transportation and travel-related services are not included in this category; for example, real estate agents, websites or owners that rent vacation properties, in-flight goods and services, on-board cruise line goods and services, sightseeing activities, tourist attractions, merchants within airports, and merchants that rent vehicles for the purpose of hauling. In addition, the purchasing of points or miles does not qualify in this category.