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chase reserve card

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by larry, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. larry

    larry New Member

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    my wife and i each have the citi prestige card and are saving up points for singapore air. we have lots of amex points, too but gave up platinum card for no real benefit since virtuoso had as good of hotels and the 4th nite benefit with prestige was good. we have no chase points. does it make sense to get the reserve card for me (she has too many apps for the 5/24 rule) to start up with chase rewards? If we don;t get benefits other than the 300 credit in 2 years can we still keep the points and downgrade to a lesser chase card unlike wih citi prestige? 100k points if we can combine with citi points or amex points would be great. thanks.
     
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  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    Just to clarify, you can't combine Chase UR points and Citi TY points but both programs will allow you to transfer their points to Singapore Airlines.

    You should be able to downgrade the CSR to a Sapphire Preferred which has a $95 fee after a year's time. You wouldn't want to downgrade all the way to a Freedom card unless you already have a CSP or an Ink card because if you only have a Freedom card you cannot transfer the URs to airlines/hotels but only use them to book via the UR portal.

    Does that help?
     
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    larry New Member

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    yes so we could transfer different cards points to singapore which would be great. i am also curious how their fine hotels program is compared to virtuoso. sounds like a good card. you getting it?
     
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    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    wilve Active Member

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    I remember Lucky said awhile ago that he expected the signup bonus to stick around for between 2 and 6 months, but that of course no one can really make an accurate prediction.

    However, I know in the past that some credit card offers have been given expiration dates, most notably, the recent Delta credit card offers, and a United offer for 70k miles for the month of June.

    Would you predict that the Sapphire Reserved will announce in advance the date that they'll end the 100k signup bonus? Or would it just happen by surprise?

    (I have a lot of travel planned for December/January, so if possible I'd like to hold out until October of this year to get the card so it'll be easier for me to hit $4000 in spend. However, I would like to be reasonably certain that I will not miss the bonus!)
     
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  6. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    @wilve, unfortunately no one knows this and there is no guarantee that Chase will announce this in advance. If you really want it, I would suggest applying for it while it is available.
     
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