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Chase Ultimate Rewards Points - trapped!

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Delphine, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Delphine

    Delphine Reader

    I cancelled my Chase Sapphire Reserve card to keep my amex platinum, and didn't transfer my Chase UR points out. Now, because I only have a Chase Freedom (non premium card) I'm unable to transfer my points (nearly 150,000) to a travel partner. Is there any way around to get my points transferred to an airline partner without a premium card? I feel like they are being held hostage and I don't want to book travel through the Chase Portal. Any help or suggestions welcome!
     
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  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    You need to have a premium Chase UR card (Sapphire Preferred, Sapphire Reserve, Ink Business Preferred) in order to transfer points out to a travel partner.

    If you dont have the Sapphire Preferred or Ink cards and would be eligible to apply and receive the bonus - i recommend applying for it, getting the bonus and then transferring the points out a year later before canceling the card.
     
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    David W Well-Known Member

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    Or you could upgrade the Freedom to a Sapphire card, transfer the points out and then downgrade. If you go this route, I'd wait a month or two to downgrade.
     
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