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More Chase credit cards are now eligible for the Chase Pay Yourself Back feature. This feature lets you get a point redemption bonus for select purchase statement credits. As you will see, Chase Ultimate Rewards continue to be some of the easiest and most valuable credit card points to redeem.

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How Chase Pay Yourself Back Works

Chase Pay Yourself Back first launched in May 2020 for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve®.

Sapphire members can redeem their Ultimate Rewards as a statement credit for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories. The point redemption value is the same as booking award travel on Chase Ultimate Rewards. For the Sapphire Preferred, each point is worth 1.25 cents each (25% more) and 1.5 cents for the Sapphire Reserve (50% more).

You can redeem points on purchases made within the most recent 90 days. There are no maximum point redemption limits while the Pay Yourself Back feature is active.

Pay Yourself Back is a good way to redeem points as you stay at home. Normally, Chase values Ultimate Rewards at 1 cent each for cash statement credits.

Chase Pay Yourself Back Benefits by Card

Below are the Chase Pay Yourself Back benefits your card might offer as a redemption bonus.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

The Chase Sapphire family continues to have the most statement credit redemption options. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® can get a 25% redemption bonus on purchases in select, rotating categories.

Each point is worth 1.25 cents as a qualifying purchase credit. Award travel continues to have the 25% redemption bonus when you book travel through Chase.

Also, enjoy new Chase Sapphire benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x points on dining, and 2x points on all other travel purchases, plus more.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card currently has an offer of 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months from account opening, worth $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Additional Chase Sapphire Preferred benefits include unlimited deliveries with no delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with a DoorDash DashPass subscription. Activate your card by December 31, 2021.

Cardholders also earn 5x points on Lyft rides, through March 2022. 

Additionally, cardholders can earn up to $60 in statement credits on Peloton Digital and All-Access Memberships through December 31, 2021. 

Chase Sapphire Reserve

The Chase Sapphire Reserve® has the same redemption categories as the Sapphire Preferred. One difference is that each point is worth 1.5 cents each on purchases in select, rotating categories.

Chase also automatically redeems the $300 annual Sapphire Reserve travel credit on gas station and grocery purchases through Dec. 31, 2021. You also earn Ultimate Rewards on all purchases.

Cardholders can also earn up to $120 in statement credits on Peloton Digital and All-Access Memberships through December 31, 2021.

This is in addition to the complimentary DoorDash DashPass subscription that lets cardholders get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees. They also earn up to $120 in statement credits on DoorDash purchases ($60 in statement credits through 2020 and another $60 in statement credits through 2021).

Sapphire Reserve cardholders earn 10x points on Lyft rides, including bikes and scooters. Complimentary Lyft Pink Membership is also available when activated by March 21, 2022. 

These various benefits continue to help make the Chase Sapphire Reserve worth keeping.

Plus, earn 5x total points on air travel and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.

New Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardmembers can earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, worth $750 towards travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. 

Summary

The Chase Pay Yourself Back feature is one credit card perk that many of us didn’t expect at the start of the year. This feature is a great way to make your Chase Ultimate Rewards more valuable if you use your personal or business card for the eligible purchase types.

FAQs

What are the Chase Pay Yourself Back categories?

The Chase Pay Yourself Back redemption bonus categories vary by credit card family.

Is Chase Pay Yourself Back worth it?

The Chase Pay Yourself Back feature is worth it for the Chase Sapphire credit cards. But, you might be able to find more value from the 1:1 travel transfer partners if you’re still traveling regularly.

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