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Update: The 100,000 bonus points offer has ended. The Chase Sapphire Reserve is now offering 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first 3 months. Apply here.

Earlier this week, Chase (finally) launched the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. If you managed to get an agent to confirm expedited shipping (which, officially, was not available), you may already have your card in hand — as I now do myself. To maximize the 3x points on dining while celebrating the Reserve card’s arrival, the TPG team headed to a NYC pizzeria for lunch today. And, given the immense excitement surrounding this card (and the fact that the Reserve card’s packaging differs quite a bit from Chase Sapphire Preferred).

We’ve received many questions from readers — primarily focused on the benefits, but quite a few folks have asked about the card’s construction and weight. The Reserve weighs half an ounce, matching the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Both are made of metal, and (since I know you’re probably wondering), they make exactly the same sound when used to tap a dinner glass. So, in that regard, little has changed, though there are plenty of feature-related differences to note, as we detail in our post, Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve: Benefits, Coverage & More.

For more on the Chase Sapphire Reserve card:

Has your Chase Sapphire Reserve card arrived in the mail?

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

This is one of the top premium cards out there since you earn 3x on all travel (excluding $300 travel credit) and dining and have access to great perks like a $300 travel credit each cardmember year, 50% more value when you redeem points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards and you get elite travel benefits like Global Entry application fee rebate, Priority Pass Select and special rental car privileges.

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More Things to Know
  • 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®
  • Named "Best Premium Travel Credit Card" for 2018 by MONEY® Magazine
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year
  • 3X points on travel immediately after earning your $300 travel credit. 3X points on dining at restaurants & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. $0 foreign transaction fees.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.99% - 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$450
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each balance transfer, whichever is greater
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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