Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

Here’s another news post coming atcha! After high recommendations and some research, I decided to invest my hard earned money in a card that will support my travel lifestyle. What better way then to get one for frequent flyer miles for my consumerism habits?

So following Jason’s article, the majority of racking up a lot of points will be sign up bonuses. Other travel blogs also recommend this credit card in the article.

In the case of the Chase Sapphire Preferred, charging (READ: not spending) $4,000 in the first 3 months will net you 50,000 points. Some key mentions:

  • Gain another 5,000 points for a first purchase and adding an authorized user on the account
  • 2 points for travel/dining spendings, 1 point for everything else
  • Points never expire unless you close your account
  • Redeem points through Ultimate Rewards system
  • 1 point equals $0.0125 if booked through Ultimate Rewards

So I went ahead and submitted an online application on December 15th, 2015. I have not heard anything since today, Christmas Eve. Let’s hope they process soon because my fingers are aching for a numeral pad of keyboard to punch some credit card numbers on online retailers. I do have certain big purchases I have in mind which will help knock out some of the $4,000 baseline. Tips about “charging” the card are to come once I’ve received my card. Now I have to wait their approval letter/card to come in by US mail, hopefully here before 30 days! Stay tuned.