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The sign-up offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been increased from 40,000 to 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first three months. You can earn an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months as well.
TPG Creative Director Adam Daniel Weiss‘s Chase Sapphire Preferred was expired and once the new card came it was time to dispose of the old one. Here is the process he went through:
Given that the metallic Chase Sapphire Preferred card is not your standard run-of-the-mill plastic credit card, disposing of it is simply not as easy as grabbing your closest pair of Fiskars and going to town. Attempting to put it through your shredder will destroy the machine, and although I have a feeling that a grenade might do the trick, I did not have one at my disposal.
The quick solution (and the recommended one) is to reach call that handy 1-800 number on the back of the card to reach out directly to Chase customer service and let them know that you would like to have your old cards returned and destroyed. The rep I spoke to explained that they would be sending me a postage-paid envelope that I would place my card within and they would handle the destruction of said card. For some reason the envelope stated that I should send by my Freedom card by accident, but it doesn’t matter and I still included my Sapphire Preferred.
It is interesting to see that they would be accepting a Chase Freedom Card, it must mean that people are returning plastic cards and not cutting them up on their own. Seems like an unnecessary step, but to each his own I guess.
I placed my expired card in the envelope, sealed it up (and added an extra piece of tape on the back for good measure) and sent it on it’s way.
Im curious though- has anyone successfully destroyed their Sapphire Preferred- and lived to tell?! With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.