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Register to take advantage of these four benefits with the Chase Sapphire Reserve

Oct. 21, 2022
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The Chase Sapphire Reserve is a TPG favorite and one of the single best travel cards on the market. It earns flexible Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which TPG values at 2 cents each. It also confers best-in-class travel protections, which is a big reason many of us open a travel card in the first place.

And right now, the card is offering 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.

The card comes with a laundry list of benefits that are ready to use right out of the box. But some of its most valuable perks require you to enroll in one way or another before they work for you.

Here are the Chase Sapphire Reserve benefits you should register for.

An overview of the Chase Sapphire Reserve

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Here’s what you need to know about the Chase Sapphire Reserve:

  • Currently offering 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening (worth $1,200, per TPG valuations).
  • $300 travel statement credit per cardmember year.
  • 10 points per dollar on Chase Dining booked through Ultimate Rewards.
  • 10 points per dollar on hotel and car rental purchases through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal (after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually).
  • 10 points per dollar on Lyft rides (through March 2025).
  • 5 points per dollar on airline travel booked through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal (after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually).
  • 3 points per dollar on other travel and dining.
  • 1 point per dollar on all other eligible purchases.
  • Top-tier trip delay reimbursement and baggage delay insurance.

Again, some of the card’s greatest benefits aren’t automatic; you’ll have to enroll your card to get them. So let's take a look at these specific benefits.

Priority Pass airport lounge access

The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers complimentary Priority Pass Select membership, which gives you access to over 1,300 airport lounges around the world. You can also receive $28-$30 off your bill at participating Priority Pass restaurants. Even authorized users of the card will receive a full-fledged Priority Pass Select membership (though it does cost $75 to add an authorized user).

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You can register for Priority Pass by heading to the Ultimate Rewards travel portal. You’ll find an “Activate now” button under your card benefits page. You can read our post on enrolling your card in Priority Pass for step-by-step instructions.

Global Entry/TSA PreCheck reimbursement

The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers effectively free Global Entry or TSA PreCheck membership. These are trusted traveler programs that expedite your airport security experience:

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  • TSA PreCheck membership costs $85 for five years and means you won’t have to take your shoes and belt off at TSA security checkpoints where there is a PreCheck line. You can also keep your laptop and small toiletries in your carry-on.
  • Global Entry costs $100 for five years and allows you to skip the immigration line when returning to the U.S. It also comes with TSA PreCheck, so it’s the better option if you can get it.

This $100 Sapphire Reserve benefit renews every four years. You can also use the credit to cover the application fee for a friend.

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Holding the Chase Sapphire Reserve doesn’t mean you’re instantly a member of these programs. You’ll simply get the application fee reimbursed when you pay for it with your Sapphire Reserve.

So while it’s not exactly a benefit you have to register for with the card, you do have to enroll in one of these programs and make sure you use your card to pay.

Read our post on the top credit cards for Global Entry and TSA PreCheck for more details.

DoorDash benefits

The Chase Sapphire Reserve receives the following DoorDash benefits:

  • Complimentary DashPass membership through Dec. 31, 2024, or for a minimum of 12 months, depending on your activation date.
  • $5 monthly DoorDash in-app credit through Dec. 31, 2024.
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By adding your Sapphire Reserve as a payment method with DoorDash, you’ll be prompted to activate your free DashPass membership. Normally $9.99 per month, it comes with free delivery and reduced service fees on all orders over $12.

Lyft benefits

Cardholders receive a complimentary Lyft Pink All Access membership for two years, but you'll need to activate your membership in the Lyft app.

Sapphire Reserve cardholders also earn 10 points per dollar on Lyft rides through March 2025, the best Lyft rate on any Chase card on the market.

Since TPG values Chase points at 2 cents apiece, you're essentially getting 20% back on every Lyft purchase by using the Sapphire Reserve — a potentially lucrative return for frequent ride-share users.

Related: Full Chase Sapphire Reserve card review

Bottom line

There are a handful of Chase Sapphire Reserve benefits that you’ll need to register for when you receive your card. If you don’t, you’re leaving hundreds of dollars on the table, not including your 20% return on Lyft rides.

Read our post on the battle of premium credit cards to see how these benefits stack up against other travel rewards heavy-hitters. And read our full Chase Sapphire Reserve review to learn everything you need to know about the card.

Official application link: Chase Sapphire Reserve with an 60,000-point welcome offer

Additional reporting by Ryan Wilcox.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Intro offer

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Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

Annual Fee

$395

Recommended Credit

740-850
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Why We Chose It

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Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
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  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
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  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023
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4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
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    Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023