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You can get the Chase Sapphire Preferred card with 2 new changes: a chip for greater acceptance outside the US and the ability to view your bonus points online.
Chase Sapphire Preferred
Link: Chase Sapphire Preferred
The Chase Sapphire Preferred card, in my opinion, is 1 of the best credit cards for earning miles and points. It is usually the card I recommend to folks who only want 1 credit card.
With the Chase Sapphire Preferred you get:
- 2X Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on travel and dining
- 1X Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent on everything else
- NO foreign transaction fees
You earn Ultimate Rewards points on your purchases which can be used for statement credit or travel.
You can get 1 cent per point if you use your Ultimate Rewards points as a statement credit. For some, the statement credit is worth it, but I get more value by using my Ultimate Rewards points for travel.
Ultimate Rewards points are worth 1.25 cents when you book travel through the Ultimate Rewards Mall.
You can almost instantly transfer points to the following airlines and hotels at a 1:1 ratio:
- British Airways
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Korean Air
- IHG Hotels
- Flying Blue
This makes the points earned from your Chase Sapphire Preferred even more valuable.
You can get a Smart Chip on your Chase Sapphire Preferred card. This is similar to the Smart Chip on the British Airways card and the Hyatt card. All new versions of the card already have the chip and if you already have the Sapphire Preferred, you will get the version with the chip when your card is renewed.
But you can also call the number at the back of your card (800-493-3319) to request a new card with the chip if you’ll be traveling outside the US soon.
However, this is a Chip-and-Signature card, so you may not be able to use the card everywhere in Europe, because many automatic machines in Europe require Chip-and-PIN cards. But it will certainly be easier than using a card with no chip.
You pay NO foreign transaction fees when you use the Chase Sapphire Preferred card for international travel.
You get 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you use your card for traveling and dining so having a smart chip on your card lets you to use it more often when you travel.
View Bonus Transactions Online
You can also see how many Ultimate Rewards points you’ve earned per transaction, including the bonus points you’ve earned from travel and dining online.
So now you can easily check that you’re getting your bonus points.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred now comes with a chip and the ability to view the 2X points you’ve earned on each dining and travel purchase.
If you already have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you can call to get the new chip card and go online to view your bonus transactions.
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