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Credit card customers may not be traveling as much this summer given the COVID-19 pandemic, but Chase is making it easier for its Sapphire cardholders to rack up rewards toward future travel.
Here are the details:
Instacart orders and memberships: The Chase Sapphire Reserve® will earn 5 points per $1 on Instacart delivery and pickup orders on up to $3,000 in spending over those three months. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card will earn 3 points per $1 in the same categories and with the same spending cap and timeframe. Holders of either card are also eligible to receive up to $50 in statement credits toward an Instacart Express membership — the annual or monthly version — which skips delivery fees and lowers service fees on orders of $35 or more.
Gas stations: Cardholders with their eyes on a road trip will also be rewarded. The Chase Sapphire Reserve® will earn 5 points per $1 on up to $1,500 spent at gas stations over the three-month period. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card will 3 points per $1 in the same categories and with the same spending cap and timeframe. See NerdWallet's best gas credit cards.
Select streaming services: Cardholders can also earn rewards on the soundtrack for that road trip, or for a movie marathon while they staycation at home. The Chase Sapphire Reserve® will earn 10 points per $1 spent on up to $1,500 in purchases with select streaming services like Spotify and Netflix through Sept. 30. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card will earn 5 points per $1 in the same categories and with the same spending cap and timeframe.
The $95-annual-fee Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card continues earning 2 points per dollar spent on travel and dining and 1 point on all other purchases. The $550-annual-fee Chase Sapphire Reserve® earns an ongoing 3 points per dollar spent on travel and dining and 1 point on everything else.
Chase has been actively making temporary changes to its credit cards to match the spending needs of cardholders in the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2020, Chase temporarily boosted benefits for Sapphire credit cardholders, allowing for more flexible redemptions. Also for a limited time, the issuer provided qualifying cardholders with elevated rewards on grocery store purchases and food-delivery services via eligible platforms, though some of those offers have since expired.