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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.
If you’re a Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholder, you may already know that you have access to exclusive perks, special events and private experiences. These Chase Sapphire Preferred Experiences are generally pretty baller, but the latest one is especially amazing: a chance to walk the red carpet and attend the 67th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20, then party like a TV star at the Governor’s Ball — all by using Ultimate Rewards points.
The featured Emmy Experience includes a welcome walk pre-reception on the red carpet in Downtown LA, orchestra level seats at the Staples Center, and a three-course, sit-down dinner at the Governors Ball, where you’ll rub elbows with celebrities ($1,500 or 150,000 points). Additional Emmy Experiences range from access to bleacher seats along the red carpet ($150 or 15,000 points) to an entire weekend of Emmy events including a sneak peek at rehearsal, a backstage tour, and hobnobbing with the glitterati at the Performers Nominee Reception ($2,200 or 220,000 points). The offers for these experiences end on September 7, 2o15.
If these Emmy Experiences are anything like TPG’s experience at the Sundance Film Festival, you’ll likely be feeling like a VIP from start to finish. There are several other kinds of Chase Sapphire Preferred Experiences offered each year:
Private Dinner Series — These exclusive evenings include a reception and hors d’oeuvres, a multi-course meal with beverage pairings designed by a different James Beard Award-recognized chef, followed with an appearance by the chef and sommelier for a discussion of the evening’s menu. These dinners are offered in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and New York.
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit — Held each April in Las Vegas, this four-day event brings together celebrity chefs, master sommeliers and creative mixologists. Some of the Chase Sapphire Preferred perks include early access to the Grand Tasting, lounge access during the annual Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge, a cardholder brunch with a chef, and various culinary celebrity meet-and-greets.
PGA Events — As was announced back in May, Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders can redeem points for exclusive 2015 PGA Championship packages through Ultimate Rewards. The packages include daily grounds tickets, access to the Chase Sapphire Cardmember Club at the 15th hole and/or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Hospitality Chalet on the 18th hole, and multi-day hotel packages that include all of the above. The multi-year partnership between Chase and the PGA includes the 2015 PGA Championship held August 10-16 at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin, and the 2016 Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.
VIP Holiday Experience — This one I can see being a family favorite. The holiday they’re talking about is Christmas, and the Experience is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York. There’s a special reception in the Roxy Suite that includes meet-and-greets and a meal, and then a skip-the-line escort to your seats.
Still not convinced that this card offers some great perks? Read TPG’s 5 Reasons to Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Now.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|