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.

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.