Chase Sapphire Reserve®

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

on Chase's website

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

on Chase's website

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Card details

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®

  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year. From 6/1/20 through 6/30/21, gas station & grocery store purchases will also count towards earning your Travel Credit

  • 3X points on travel immediately after earning your $300 travel credit. 3X points on dining at restaurants including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases

  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $750 toward travel

  • With Pay Yourself BackSM, your points are worth 50% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories

  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs

  • Access to 1,000+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®

  • Earn 3x total points on up to $1,000 in grocery store purchases per month from November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Includes eligible pick-up and delivery services

Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $550

  • Rewards rate

    1x-3x

  • Bonus offer

    Earn 50K bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®

  • Intro APR

    N/A

  • Ongoing APR

    APR: 16.99% - 23.99% Variable APR

    Cash Advance APR: 24.99%, Variable

  • Balance transfer fee

    Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

  • Foreign transaction fee

    None

Recommended credit score

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Annual Fee

$550

Annual Fee

$95

Annual Fee

$0 intro for the first year, then $95

Regular APR

16.99% - 23.99% Variable APR

Regular APR

15.99% - 22.99% Variable APR

Regular APR

13.99% - 23.99% Variable APR

Rates & Fees

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

N/A

Intro APR

0% intro APR on Purchases for 12 months

Recommended Credit Score
Recommended Credit Score
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NerdWallet review

By Virginia C. McGuire

Rating details

4.7

Editor's overall rating

Pros and cons

Pros
  • A large bonus

  • High rewards rate

  • High value benefits

  • Cool factor - metal card

  • No foreign transaction fee

Cons
  • High annual fee

  • Needs excellent credit

The Chase Sapphire Reserve® is an excellent premium travel credit card, a higher-end version of the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card with better perks and a higher bonus rewards rate. It also has a bigger annual fee of $550, but two-thirds of it can be wiped out by the $300 in annual credits for travel expenses. The card's big sign-up bonus also takes the sting out of the annual fee for a while.

With the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, you earn 3 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on travel and restaurants and 1 point per $1 spent on everything else. Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders can get a value of 1.5 cents per point when redeeming points for travel through Chase. That means travel and dining expenditures can have an effective 4.5% rewards rate.

Like other premium travel cards, this one includes luxury travel perks like airport lounge access and a reimbursement for the application fee for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

It's rare to find a travel card that combines perks and rewards so effectively. That makes this card one of the best options available for anyone who spends a significant amount of money on travel and dining.

For more, read our full review of the Chase Sapphire Reserve®.