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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Chase Sapphire Reserve
Attention Android fans: Google recently rolled out new improvements to its Android Pay mobile payment platform. Chase Visa cardholders will now be able to use Android Pay for purchases at retailers that accept mobile payments — set up your card (or cards) by opening the Android Pay app and taking a picture of it with your phone’s camera. Purchases made with Chase Visa cards through Android Pay will earn the same amount of points as any other transactions, so make sure you use a card that maximizes your purchases, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Freedom or the Chase Freedom Unlimited.
Note that Chase’s website doesn’t list the Chase Sapphire Reserve as one of the cards that’ll work with Android Pay, but when TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig attempted to add his card to Android Pay, he was able to do it successfully.
Google has also made Android Pay an option for select purchases made through Google’s Chrome browser, further enhancing the functionality of the payment platform. Google hopes the expansion of Android Pay to the web will allow online transactions to be completed quickly and more securely, since your personal data is never transferred to the merchant you’re paying. This news comes on the heels of Apple’s announcement last June that Apple Pay would be coming to its Safari browser starting this fall with the release of the company’s new Mac operating system.
Google and Uber have also teamed up to offer a discount when you pay for your ride using the mobile payment platform. Until October 15, riders will get 50% off their first ten rides when using Android Pay (a maximum of $5 per ride). And you don’t have to be a new Uber user to take advantage of this promotion either — it’ll apply automatically when you use Android Pay to cover your ride. Be sure you’re using a credit card that maximizes the dollars you spend on each Uber ride, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, which’ll give you 3x points on all travel purchases, including Uber.
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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.
- 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✓®