Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Worth $550 per Year?
In January 2020, the annual fee for the Chase Sapphire Reserve® increased from $450 to $550 for new cardholders. To help make up for the higher cost, Chase has added some great new benefits. Since then, Chase has added even more benefits due to COVID-19. In this post, we’ll take a fresh look at the card’s value to help you decide if the benefits justify the annual fee.
Citi Accelerates Premier Benefits, Adds Temporary Spending Bonus for Prestige
Citi has accelerated increased earnings on the Citi Premier℠ Card due to go into effect later this year. Plus, Citi announced a temporary new spending bonus for the Citi Prestige® Card. Cardmembers with accounts active on May 22nd can now earn bonus ThankYou Points on the things that we’re spending more on lately—including online retailers, supermarkets, and restaurants.
Amex Cardholders Can Now Activate a Free Year of Calm Premium Membership
American Express announces a new partnership with the Calm app. All U.S. Amex cardholders can now signup for a free premium subscription to the app for one year. That’s 12 months of access to guided meditations, calming music, and even soothing bedtime stories—all for free!
A Comprehensive Guide to All Credit Card Benefits, Changes Due to COVID-19 [Updated]
Feeling overwhelmed by all the new promotions and credit card changes in response to COVID-19? You’re not alone. With new changes announced every day, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up. We’ve tried to make things a little easier by putting together a post where you can find ALL of the changes in one place.
American Express Adds a Slew of New Perks For Travelers Stuck at Home
American Express offers one of the largest collections of travel-oriented credit cards—some of which involve a significant annual fee. With travel at a standstill, many cardmembers are debating whether their travel cards are still worth the annual fee. In response, Amex just released the most comprehensive list of cardmember benefit updates we’ve seen yet.
‘Capital One Offers’ Launched in Beta for Select Cardmembers
Capital One has launched Capital One Offers in beta to select cardmembers, offering between 10-15% back with a variety of retailers. While details are still slim, it appears to be a similar format to that of Chase Offers and Amex Offers. If Capital One Offers end up being similar, the program could add a lot of additional value to Capital One’s portfolio of credit cards.
(Expired) Hyatt Launches Fast-Track to Elite Status, Milestone Rewards Through Credit Cards
Chase and Hyatt just launched a great new promotion for co-branded cardmembers, making it easier to earn World of Hyatt elite status and Milestone Rewards—like free nights, bonus points, lounge access awards, gift cards, and more—even from home! Depending on your situation, now might be the perfect time to boost yourself into the next tier or earn the next Milestone Reward.
Get up to 30 Elite Nights Annually With Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
One of the best benefits of having a Marriott Bonvoy credit card just got even more lucrative. Marriott just updated the terms and conditions for its co-branded credit cards. Bonvoy members can now receive up to 30 elite qualifying nights per year just from having Marriott credit cards!
Hilton Extends Free Night Certificate Validity Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Hilton is extending all active free weekend night certificates as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. While you wait for the all-clear to start traveling again, here’s how to plan to double (or triple) up on free weekend nights once things return to normal.