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Watch Nerds’ Favorite Credit Cards: Chase Sapphire Preferred

Sept. 30, 2015
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At NerdWallet, you’ll find objective reviews of hundreds of credit cards. But which cards do we use for our own everyday spending?

You’ll find out with the new Nerds’ Favorite Credit Card series. Starting with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, this series will take you into our wallets to see which cards we love most and why.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is far and away the most popular credit card among Nerds, with almost a third of staffers polled naming it their top choice. Based on the card’s huge sign-up bonus, travel perks and flexible redemption, it’s no surprise.

“You get to leverage your points if you book through their travel portal,” says Dan Yoo, chief operating officer at NerdWallet, referring to the 20% discount Chase offers on travel redemption through the Ultimate Rewards platform.

The card’s sleek design and metal makeup can add a cool factor you may not get with the usual plastic. “[It] makes me feel really special,” says Dominique Baillet, who works in business operations and strategy. The metal Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card also has a practical function, as content strategist John Stephens experienced while on his honeymoon. Check out the video above to see how.

Want more information on the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card? Read our full review.

While this card tops our favorites list, the rest of the cards featured in the Nerds’ Favorite Credit Card series will be in no particular order. Next up: the BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ credit card.

Ben Luthi is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @benluthi.