Increased Sapphire Reserve bonus: 80K Ultimate Rewards (Last Call – Ends 11/30)

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Update 11/28: This increased bonus on the Sapphire Reserve is due to end at 6pm Eastern on 11/30/22. If you want it, now’s the time.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is now featuring an increased welcome bonus of 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. This matches the second-best public bonus we’ve ever seen on the card (and is the best we’ve seen in years).

The Offer & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Details
Chase Sapphire Reserve Card
80K Points
80K after $4K spend in 3 months

$550 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Excellent all-around card for frequent traveler. Best when paired with no-fee Chase Freedom Flex, no-fee Freedom Unlimited & no-fee Chase Ink Cash


Card Type: Visa Infinite

Base
Travel
Dine
Other

Earning rate: 10X hotels & car rentals booked through Chase ⚬ 10X Chase Dining ⚬ 5X flights booked through Chase ⚬ 3X Travel and Dining ⚬ 10X Lyft (through March 2025)

Noteworthy perks: $300 Annual Travel Credit ⚬ Points worth 1.5 cents each towards travel or Pay Yourself Back ⚬ Transfer points to airline & hotel partners ⚬ Primary auto rental collision damage waiver ⚬ Priority Pass Select lounge access ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee credit ⚬ $5 monthly DoorDash in-app credit through December 2024 ⚬ Free DashPass through 2025 ⚬ Earn 10X on Lyft spend⚬ Free Lyft Pink All Access Memberhsip through December 2024

See also: Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

Quick Thoughts

While this bonus isn’t quite as strong as those we’ve repeatedly seen on Amex’s more premium cards over the past couple of years, the Sapphire Reserve card has long been a very popular card in this space for a number of reasons. The card features a very easy-to-use $300 annual travel credit, best-in-class travel protections and the chance to redeem points toward travel at a value of 1.5c per point. Particularly for those who spend a great deal on travel, this card can be an excellent value.

On the other hand, it isn’t a fit for everyone. I’ve personally questioned the card’s place in my wallet many times before and have settled on keeping it mostly to be able to write about the card more easily. That said, even if the card isn’t a long-term fit, it can certainly be worth checking it out for a year given the potential value of this bonus. At the very least, you could use the new bonus to book $1,200 in travel through the Chase Travel portal. Alternatively, it is more than enough points to book business class at least one-way to much of the world with Chase’s transfer partners or to get a dozen nights or more at low category Hyatt properties. There are many Chase Ultimate Rewards sweet spots.

Chase recently brought back referrals on this card, so you may be able to generate a referral link to this offer and refer a friend or spouse, which could sweeten the deal a bit further.

Overall, it’s great news to see this bonus once again elevated. Keep in mind that you’ll need to be under 5/24 to be approved and that you must not have received a welcome bonus on any other Sapphire card in the previous 48 months. If it has been at least 4 years since you last earned the welcome bonus on this card, now may be the time to pick it up once again.

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Jimm

My CSR AF just hit ($550) and I may PC to a freedom tomorrow (11/28/22) if retention doesn’t give me much of a deal. It’s been 5 years since my last Sapphire bonus.

If I PC on 11/28, would Chase’s system allow me to reapply for the CSR 80k bonus (by 6 PM on 11/30)? I’m cutting it close so just wondering if I should bother with it. Of course I’d like the 80k UR though…

Martha

If you sign up now can you use the $300 travel credit this year and again in January?

Andrew

Not for this card, it is based on account anniversary year rather than calendar year.

patrick

I just product changed my Sapphire to a Flex and my initial sign up for the Sapphire was a long time ago. I should be able to get the Reserve then?
Thanks

ActualMichael

As long as it has been more than 48 months since your last Sapphire bonus. If a long time ago means more than 4.25 years, then yes.

Jeff

@patrick, did downgrading to the Flex maintain your card number or did Chase give you a new one since the card family is different? I’m trying to decide whether to cancel my Sapphire Preferred or downgrade to the Flex.

Patrick

@Jeff… It was a different number. They told me it wouldn’t change but it did.

Jeff

Thanks for the response!

Sari

Do I need to downgrade before applying if I currently have the Reserve or can I hold two reserves at once ? First one is more than 48 months old…

jan

Dang, how about if i never got the bonus on the CSP?

Shame on me i know! =p ; )

Thanks!

Jim

Thanks, Nick. Any idea when this is good through? I’m over 5/24 through the end of October.