Chase Sapphire Reserve: 50k Ultimate Rewards + Tons of Benefits

The Chase Sapphire Reserve offers 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card in the first three months.
Plus it offers up to $700 in statement credits in the first year of cardmembership.
There's a $300 per calendar year to offset your first $300 in "travel" purchases.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Seventh Airline Partner: Air France Flying Blue

Chase Ultimate Rewards just added Air France Flying Blue miles as a transfer partner.

Chase Ink Plus Offering 70,000 Ultimate Rewards in Branch Only

Through May 15, 2016, the Chase Ink Plus is offering 70,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $5,000 in the first three months--in branch only. That’s 10,000 points more than the business card is currently offering online.

News of the Year: Chase Fights Churners with Strict New Limits for Credit Card Approvals

Chase already automatically denies applications for Chase-branded personal cards (ie Sapphire Preferred, Freedom, Slate) if you have opened five new credit cards of any type from any bank in the last 24 months.

Soon, Chase will automatically deny applications for all Chase-issued credit cards (ie United Explorer, British Airways, Ink Plus) if you have opened five new credit cards of any type from any bank in the last 24 months.

Doctor of Credit says:

Currently, once past 5/24, [Scott: five credit cards opened in 24 months] you can not get Freedom, Sapphire, or Slate.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Permanently Increases Sign Up Bonus to 55,000 Ultimate Rewards

The Chase Sapphire Preferred now offers 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card in the first three months. Plus it offers 5,000 bonus points for adding an authorized user.

Chase Ink Plus Offering 60,000 Bonus Points

The Chase Ink Plus business credit card is offering 60,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $5,000 in the first three months. During this offer, the annual fee of $95 is NOT waived the first year.


The normal offer is 50,000 points after spending $5,000.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfers to Korean SkyPass Miles Back On Again

As of 8 PM ET on August 27, transfers from Ultimate Rewards to Korean are back.

Transfers from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Korean Air SkyPass miles are "temporarily unavailable" according to Chase's website.

The transfers were also temporarily unavailable from November 2014 until January 2015. In that instance, Chase communicated that the problem was temporary and Korean signaled transfers would return in January, which they eventually did.

I've reached out to Chase to see if we can get a timeline on just how temporary this problem will be.

News of the Year? Chase Fights Churners with Denials

Chase is now denying applications for the Sapphire Preferred, Slate, and Freedom if you have five or more new credit card accounts total from any banks in the last two years.

This change does not affect your ability to be approved for other Chase personal cards that are co-branded with banks and hotels like the United, Marriott, Southwest, or British Airways cards or any Chase business cards.

What do we know about Chase's new churning rules?
How do we know it?
What's the new best strategy to open Chase cards?

Starting last month, Chase began to deny applications for its

Top Four Business Cards for 2015

Many people can get a small business credit card. Opening small business cards roughly doubles the number of amazing miles and points cards available to you.

Every small business credit card I've gotten I opened by putting my social security number as the tax ID, and by saying that my business is a sole proprietorship.

Chase Ink Plus Split Testing $150 Annual Fee

The Chase Ink Plus, one of the best business cards on the market, has long offered new applicants no annual fee for the first 12 months, then a $95 annual fee.

Today I noticed two other offers on the Ink Plus being split tested by Chase (and there may be more.) By repeatedly going to the Ink Plus' page in a Chrome Incognito browser, I got three different offers.

They were:

$0 annual fee for first twelve months