Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Annual Fee:
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Purchase Intro APR:
Purchase Regular APR:
16.49% - 23.49%*
Balance Transfer Intro APR:
Balance Transfer Regular APR:
16.49% - 23.49%*

Details, Rates & Fees

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Cash Advance Rate 25.49%* Variable
Cash Advance Fee 5%, Min: $10
Late Fee See Terms*
Penalty APR None
Balance Transfer Fee 5%, Min: $5
Foreign Transaction Fee $0
Return Payment Fee See Terms*


Sign-Up Bonus

Earn 50,000 points after you spend $4,000 in 3 months.

All Purchases

1 point per dollar

No cap on spending


2 points per dollar

2X points on travel and dining at restaurants


2 points per dollar

2X points on travel and dining at restaurants

Cardholders' Reviews

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Approved with Only Fair Credit
by supervelous
Helpful to 260 out of 284

Don't be discouraged if your credit score, history isn't excellent, or you don't have other high limits.  I have a 690 TU Fico and a 680 Equifax FICO, 700 on Credit Karma and they listed my chance of this card as "Poor".  Also, I have 27 lates in my history, including a 90 in 2007, and a 60 in 2009 on my car loan.  Only two of those 30 day lates are in the last 2.5 years though, and none in 2013.  

To top it off, I had no high limits on my cards.  I had 2 Chase Cards with $250 & $300 limits, a BOA with $500, Capital 1 with $300, and Cap 1 turned me down for a Credit Limit Increase.

Well, I went on Chase site and used their pre-qual tool, and Freedom came up, I applied and was approved for $5,000.  Next day, I decided I wanted to pair with Sapphire Preferred.  I thought for sure declined, but was approved for $6,000.  Only telling you because it is nice to know Chase looks at other factors besides raw score and history, and if you have a similar profile to mine, don't be discouraged from applying.


In my case I had $75K income, up a lot from prior years due to promotion, had paid all my cards down to zero so low Utilization, and had 2 credit cards, a checking, and a savings with Chase for years.  I believe it was my combo of good debt to income & prior relationship with Chase that allowed me to be approved despite having a relatively low score.


So, don't be discouraged if Credit Karma tells you "poor".  And use Chase Pre-Qual, someone had told me if an offer pops up for you, there's a very good chance of approval.

The following information and reviews are brought to you by Credit Karma and/or its users. Banks, issuers, and credit card companies do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for this content.
Most Helpful Negative Review
I never applied for this card.
by mj6194
Helpful to 37 out of 43

I originally had the Chase Travel Plus card with 10.24% interest rate, no annual fee and $10,000 limit. I guess they decided to do away with that reward card in 2014 and I was switched to this on by Chase. Now I have a $95 annual fee and the rewards are less rewarding. When I noticed I has an annual fee Chase said I could apply for a different card without a fee. I have asked them to fix this and refund the $95, still waiting to hear back. If I had it to do all over again I would avoid business with Chase. Always having issues...not just with my Credit Card...My mortgage too.

Our Take

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is a travel rewards card aimed at excellent credit consumers.

What to Like

Cardholders get 2 points for every dollar spent on travel and restaurants, and 1 point for every other dollar spent on purchases. The Chase Ultimate Rewards program offers a 20% discount on travel purchases made using points. The card also has no foreign transaction fee and offers a 50,000 point bonus if you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months.

Look Out For

After the first year, there’s a $95 annual fee. There’s no intro APR for purchases or balance transfers.

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