Earn 40,000 Points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

New Chase Sapphire card artIf you ask any savvy frequent traveler to list his or her top three travel credit cards, chances are good that the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card will be on that list. Chances are very good, actually. Different travelers have different lists, and have different allegiances to different brands, of course—yet still, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is almost uniformly loved by the travel world. What makes this card so special, you ask?

Check out the bullet points below:

  • Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards(SM)
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value – that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
  • 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
  • Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95

As you can see, this card rocks, and there are so many reasons why. Personally, my favorite feature is the fact that it has a chip because it makes it so much easier to travel internationally. Many businesses and public transit machines, especially in Europe, now require credit cards with chips. I missed a train once in Copenhagen because I had to stand in a long line to buy a ticket from a teller instead of using a machine that required a chip.

Plus, there are no foreign transactions fees, the low annual fee is waived for the first year, and earning a huge number of points is very realistic (up to 45,000 points after opening your account, adding the first authorized user, and spending $4,000 in the first three months—one of the highest available right now). As a traveler, it’s easy to love this card—and it belongs on everyone’s list. Check out more on the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (and if you’re interested, apply) here.

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Comments

  1. I got the card to use in Europe this summer but the chip didn’t work at automatic gas stations or ticket vending machines.

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