Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Bonus Ending Soon

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If you’ve been thinking about applying online for the 100,000 point sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you’ll want to do so very soon.

Via The Points Guy, the Chase Sapphire Reserve online sign-up bonus will be reduced by half on January 12, 2017, to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points, after meeting the same minimum spending requirement.

50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from this card are worth at least $750 in paid travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal.  And potentially much more if you transfer them to airline and hotel partners.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve 100000 Point Bonus Ending Soon

You Have Until January 11, 2017, to Apply for the 100,000 Point Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus!

To earn the better bonus, you must apply online by January 11, 2017. 

Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Bonus Ending

Link:   Chase Sapphire Reserve

Link:   My Review of the Chase Sapphire Reserve

I’ve written the Chase Sapphire Reserve has been such a popular card, Chase lost ~$300 million on the card so far.

So it makes sense the huge 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point bonus would eventually come to an end.  And now we know your last day to apply is January 11, 2017.

Chase Sapphire Reserve 100000 Point Bonus Ending Soon

There’s Just Over a Week Left, Then the Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus Will Be Cut in Half!

Currently, when you open the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you’ll earn 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.  

You’ll also get:

  • 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel & dining
  • 1X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on all other purchases
  • $300 annual credit for travel purchases such as airfare and hotels
  • $100 statement credit for Global Entry
  • Priority Pass Select for access to airport lounges
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Visa Infinite benefits like $25 food and beverage credit at the Luxury Hotel Collection and complimentary car rental elite status with Silvercar

Starting January 12, 2017, the sign-up bonus will be reduced to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting the same minimum spending requirement.

However, according to The Points Guy, you’ll still be able to earn the higher bonus if you apply in-branch before March 12, 2017.

What If You’re Not Eligible?

Link:   What to Do If You’re Not Eligible for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus

Because the Chase Sapphire Reserve falls under the Chase “5/24” rule, many folks who’ve been in the miles and points hobby for a while aren’t eligible for the card.

That means if you’ve opened ~5+ cards from any bank (except certain business cards) in the past 24 months, it’s unlikely you’ll be approved for most Chase cards.

That said, some folks have had luck being pre-approved for the card in-branch, even if they’re above 5/24.

Chase Sapphire Reserve 100000 Point Bonus Ending Soon

Some Folks Have Been Pre-Approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve In-Branch

Even if you’re not eligible, there are plenty of other cards with big sign-up bonuses, like The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.  With this card, you can earn up to AMEX 100,000 Membership Rewards points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

Keep in mind, the 100,000 point bonus for the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN also expires this month, on January 25, 2017.

Bottom Line

The 100,000 point sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve will end January 11, 2017, for online applications.

It will be cut in half, to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points, after meeting the same minimum spending requirement.

If you’ve had your eye on the card, you’ve got just over a week to apply online and earn the higher bonus.  However, The Points Guy reports the better bonus will still be available in-branch until March 12, 2017.

We don’t earn anything if you sign-up, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

I’m sad to see the bonus go, but I’m glad Chase gave us advance warning of the change!

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16 responses to “Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Bonus Ending Soon

  1. I have been holding off on applying because I am over 5/24. I don’t have Chase branches in my state so online is my only option. Don’t want to miss out on this 100,000 point bonus. Trying to figure out if it is worth taking a risk of having a hard hit on my credit with a denial for the card on the off chance I might get approved and get the 100k bonus. Any thoughts or advice?

  2. Plan to apply for cards from several banks at the same time. That way if you get denied from Chase, you may get approved with other banks and you won’t waste a hard hit. That’s what I am planning on doing.

  3. @Shea I thought I was over 5/24 because of a couple store cards that I had, but I applied on a whim, and sure enough, I got approved after they called me to ask for more information. I have no other banking relationship with chase aside from a United MP Visa. I would have been 6/24 with store cards, 4/24 without. YMMV.

  4. 50,000 points are worth $750, not $625 as you stated.

  5. I am currently in the Bahamas on vacation for another 4 days and I’m wondering if i can apply for the card online from here, or should I wait until Sunday when I am back in the states? Wasn’t sure if a Bahamian IP would mess anything up.

  6. The $450 in annual fee is a bummer.

  7. Thanks for the heads up. I was planning to wait on applying this until February or March to make sure that I’d qualify. I got automatic approval after having been denied when it first came in August out for too many new accounts. I guess enough of those fell off the record.

  8. Thanks to your previous recommendations, I was able to sign up and get approved for the card before the sign-up bonus gets halved! However, do you know if any of the Reserve’s travel benefits are getting axed as well? Earlier today I tried activating the Emerald Club Executive membership with National, but I got an error message stating that both discounted rentals AND executive membership enrollment are no longer valid. I spoke with representatives from both Chase and National, which naturally led nowhere, as each company continues to tell me to contact the other. Not sure if anyone else has run into the same issue. The Chase representative on the phone seemed surprised, and she confirmed Emerald Club Executive is still a card benefit (at least until one tries enrolling in it). Maybe it’s just an issue of it being the first week of the new year and the link on the card benefits page needs to be updated? I would be very disappointed if Chase begins reducing the Reserve’s travel benefits. While getting rid of National’s Emerald Club Executive membership isn’t necessarily a deal breaker, a reduction in the annual travel credit or limiting Priority Pass Select to one year most certainly would be.

  9. The Chase Sapphire Reserve has a hefty annual fee of $450 + $75 per authorized user. I read your entry about not cancelling cards too early – wait 8-10 months. I wonder if most of the people signing up for this card will bail before the annual fee hits again. Aside from the sign up bonuses, it doesn’t seem like it would make sense to keep this card around for awhile.

  10. Thanks for the notice, Darius. Knowing that I’m a bit over 5/24, I just went to Chase bank and spoke to the banker. I told him that I’m a long time customer and I travel a lot each year. He looked up my info on the computer and I was approved instantly. It was that fast. The criteria for approval as stated on the Terms & Conditions are: 1) info on credit report or 2) an existing Chase relationship. It’s worth noting that the banker also got credit (and possibly commission) for each application he or she helps approve. So be polite and make friends with them. My banker is truly sweet and efficient. I love banking with Chase. Good luck to others!

  11. Hello! There are no Chase branches in my state. Does anyone know if it’s possible to phone a particular Chase Branch for the 100,000 offer or do you have to apply in person to receive that 100,000 promotion? A called a few branches and they all stated I could not apply with them over the phone and then directed me to the online, albeit lower offer. Any insight? Thanks.